Posts tagged ‘panini’

July 18, 2011

Italy is Eataly

Adam and I slept in until 10 am yesterday! 10 am!? That is unheard of for me 🙂 Naturally I was starving when I woke up so I headed straight to the kitchen. If you follow me on Facebook you are already aware that I made a delicious breakfast pizza.

One egg (plus a little extra egg whites), 1 piece of turkey bacon crumbled, crabmeat, 4 cheese, old bay on a low carb tortilla.

The best apart about it? It was a dippy egg!

My absolute favorite. This breakfast is so easy to make – If you’re interested I will do a post on how to make one 🙂

After our bellies were full we headed into the city to check out a museum I had a groupon deal to.

I won’t be posting any pictures from inside for your sake.

When we were heading back to the Path (public transportation from NYC to Hoboken) we came across this.

I’ve read reviews from a couple of bloggers so I knew we had to eat lunch here!

If you live in the NYC area and you haven’t been over to check out Mario Batali’s Eataly, get over there now! It’s awesome. Eataly boasts thirty-two thousand square feet of Italian delights. The first floor of the building  houses an epic Italian specialty foods market and multiple restaurants which pair gourmet foods with artisanal wines and beer. It’s crowded but worth it! And the second best part is the eight thousand square foot rooftop brewery/beer garden/restaurant which just opened. The first being the gelato, of course 🙂

fresh handmade pastas

dessert cases

SO many choices

I chose a spicy pepperoni and provolone panini

I ate half and saved the other half for dinner… Had to save room for gelato!

I ordered the vanilla with chocolate covered cornmeal cookies (right) and Adam ordered banana and raspberry flavors (left). We ended up switching after a couple of minutes because we both liked each others way better than our own. Plus, his had more 😉

We enjoyed our meal outside because it couldn’t have been more beautiful out.

Call geico?

After walking for a total of 5 hours we came home and passed out. Who would’ve thought walking and eating would’ve made us so tired?? Good news is, I have no work today…

But, I still do have that to do list I’ve been working on for over a week now. Seriously, how did I ever work and get everything done before?? Gotta get to it! Vacation in 5 days 🙂

QUESTIONS: What helps you cross everything off your to-do list? I keep getting sidetracked and need some tips!!

April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend

Ohh, what a weekend. Where should I begin? How about with food?? 😉

Friday night  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  pan
so it must be put to good use. Cuban panini’s sounded like a good plan to me 🙂
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 🙂
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 😉 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 made 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 is 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 😉
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 🙂
Let’s make this week a good one!!

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