Posts tagged ‘crumb cake’

April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

Ohh, what a weekend. Where should I begin? How about with food?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Friday night ย when my boyfriend finalllllly arrived we sat down and made pulled pork sandwiches. I have 2 things to say about this. 1.) This is the easiest recipe ever. 2.) Have you ever had bone suckin sauce? You must go buy this RIGHT NOW.

Obsessed. This was my first time making pulled pork even though I order it every time I eat out if it’s on the menu. Who knew it was so easy to make?

Pulled Pork

  • 1 sliced onion
  • 3 lbs pork shoulder
  • 1 can of vegetable broth
Place it all in the crock pot on Low for 9 hours. Remove pork and shred (remove fat). Place back in the crock pot. Serve on Whole Wheat Buns. Clearly I like BBQ sauce,so my sandwich is drenched in it… But whatever you choose to do with yours, PLEASE use the bone suckin sauce. You won’t regret it.
Since I made 3 pounds there were plenty of leftovers… We could’ve easily made these sandwiches again. But I have a.d.d. and a new ย pan
so it must be put to good use. Cuban panini’s sounded like a good plan to me ๐Ÿ™‚
and they were. Whole wheat bread, honey mustard, leftover pulled pork, deli turkey, Muenster cheese and of course pickles! Sorry about the bad picture :/
Saturday was rainy so we dyed some easter eggs in the morning.
Don’t mind the clorox bottle… My boyfriend’s a little messy.
Since it was raining we needed a comforting, warm breakfast. So we had a “healthier” version of my Overnight French Toast Casserole.
The “healthier” version included whole wheat bread, egg whites, unsweetened almond milk, earth balance “butter” and sugar-free maple syrup. Still JUST as good as the regular version, so save the calories if you can ๐Ÿ™‚
The sun magically appeared and we headed to Camden Yards to try to scalp tickets to the Baltimore vs Yankees game. My boyfriend is a HUGE baseball (yankees) fan so being the great girlfriend I am ๐Ÿ˜‰ I agreed to give up my dreams of trying out the new Vegan restaurant to have blue moons and hot dogs.
Best part about it? We got FREE tickets 20 rows behind home plate!
Worst part about it?? My car was towed…To the tune of almost $400!!!!! Baltimore city is THE worst.
So annoying.
That left us a good 4 hours of sleep before Church the next day.. Somehow we managed to look presentable.
It turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL day so after taking a million pictures outside we headed to my mom’s for Easter linner.
The Easter Bunny had dropped off a basket for me – Sprinkles cupcake mix (dark chocolate), pretty cupcake liners, sugar-free peeps, jelly beans, lindt chocolates, a notepad, hand madeย note cards and of course REESE’S EGGS! I politely asked the Easter Bunny to go easy on the Eggs this year because I knew I would eat all of them. So there were 2… I approved.
Aren’t these notecards GORGEOUS? Every detail isย hand-made… I’m saving them for a something special!
NOW, for the food. We easily ate ourselves into a food coma… But, that was the plan.
Honey Baked Ham

Spinach Salad w/ feta, dried cranberries & sunflower seeds

Grilled Corn salad with cheese, tomatoes and avocados

Homemade mac & cheese

Grandma's Mashed Potatoes

Unpictured: Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, and rolls.
My plate went like this:

Carb Loader

My boyfriend and I were in charge of dessert and I’d like to think we succeeded.

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Crumb Cake from Carlos Bakery in Hoboken

My plate:
I had to try everything ๐Ÿ˜‰
It really was an AMAZING weekend (minus the car being towed) with surprisingly beautiful weather. I went to bed at 745 pm to catch up on sleep from the night before in hopes of feeling normal today. It didn’t work. BUT, I am hoping to be back on track by tomorrow. I have a little confession…
I’ve been eating horribly, not going to the gym and I’m really starting to feel gross. So, tomorrow I need to get back on track… I need to get to the gym, I need to pack healthy food and I need to get out of this funk!! Give me some motivation ๐Ÿ™‚
Let’s make this week a good one!!

Questions: What do you do for motivation? Send me some!! ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s your favorite memory from the weekend?

December 31, 2010

Christmas…again!

Happy New Years Eve!! I hope everyone has an amazing last day of the year and an even more amazing night. I’m still trying to finalize my resolutions and will post them on the 1st… We are off to Boston on this earlyyy morning. I’m just hoping they have some type of breakfast we can grab at the airport that is semi-healthy. Since we will be eating out for the next 4 days I’d like to save my calories for the restaurant scene…not the airport one.

Remember how I had a hankering for sweet potato fries the other night? Well…it never went away. Sooo I decided to make sweet potato home fries for breakfast!ย 

The first batch was a failure…

The second was a hit. I added some egg whites w/ red pepper and a slice of Canadian bacon. This took at the most 10 minutes to make…and that was with the burnt batch. So for all of you who say you have no time to make breakfast – no excuses! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day *stepping down from my soap box*

My boyfriend came down yesterday afternoon (he lives in NJ) so I planned to throw a roast in the crock pot for dinner. Only to wake up in the morning, start chopping the onion and find out our crock pot was MIA. So I brought my supplies to work. The girls (2 & 4 years old) helped me put everything together. I’m turning them into quite the little chefs. Even when I was talking about beans today the 4-year-old said “Are you talking about a vanilla bean or a cocoa bean?” It was neither…but how many 4 year olds even know those exist!? The bf had requested lamb chops but I’m not sure I would even like them…plus I think there is nothing better than a warm comforting meal after a day of traveling ๐Ÿ™‚ (ok, so maybe I was craving this…but whatever)

After the crock pot was set the girls wanted to bake a cake. They were headed to a sleepover for NYE and i suggested that we make a Happy New Year cake to take to their friend’s house. When I asked them what kind they wanted to make, they responded with “pretty.” So, we used every color imagined.

Cake Batter. I didn’t taste any…I know – who am i and what have i done with the real me? Well…you’ll see why I passed on this later. That – turned into this.

and these.

I then had two children who were out of control on a sugar high. Naptime for them. Lunch time for me. I must be really into the warm comfort foods today because I had breakfast for lunch.

Oatmeal with a sliced apple, handful of raisins, some cinnamon AND the dark chocolate peanut butter. WHY is this my first time experiencing this? For all of my friends who knew about this before…I’m disappointed in you. These are finds worth sharing! This is my new go-to meal.

My workout consisted of me wearing my Reebok easy tones all day… Alright, alright – i swear I’ll stop making these ridiculous excuses for a workout after the New Year.

I picked up my boyfriend and we pretended it was Christmas since we hadn’t seen each other yet. For dinner – we enjoyed the roast, carrots and mashed potatoes.ย 

Dinner is SO irrelevant at this moment because he brought the most amazing thing my lips have come in contact with in a while.

That right there ladies and gentleman is a blueberry crumb cake. Have you ever seen the show Cake Boss? Well, this is from Carlos Bakery and they are NOT kidding when they say that this is one of their specialties. I couldn’t let this go to waste since I was headed out for the next 4 days so I handed it off to my mom… She better make good use of it!

I am going to try to replicate this the second I get home from vacation. He also brought this.

Red Velvet w/ buttercream icing. We decided that Georgetown Cupake’s Red Velvet cupcake was better. But to be fair, it is their specialty. Clearly it wasn’t horrible because we took down 2 of those…AFTER the ice cream and crumb cake. Needless to say we both had sad belly an hour later. So much for saving our appetite for Boston!

We opened gifts…. He got me a BEAUTIFUL David Yurman bracelet. I guess he’s a keeper ๐Ÿ˜‰

Were headed to Boston now…I’ll be posting from there!

PS – Check out the cute ornament my mom gave me for Christmas!

Now I need to get my hands on the real thing! Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

What is everyone doing for New Years?

What is your favorite bakery item?