Ahhh the trains today were out of control! Delays all morning, delays all night. Reason #56498 to leave NYC. Alas, I’ve got many months of grad school to go.
My morning fruit ‘n’ yog was so pretty that I had to take a picture of it from the side:
My 1/2 cup of fruit salad was the same combo I’ve been eating all weekend — pineapple, mango, banana, plum, strawberries, grapes — and I topped it with plain yogurt + lemon curd + cinnamon and a sprinkle of golean crunch.
Mmmmm, yogurt perfection.
Plus a pre-visit sugar fix:
While on my visit this morning, the mom basically deposited a hefty square of tres leches cake onto my lap. How could I refuse? Obviously, I couldn’t.
I love tres leches cake — it’s probably the most moist cake you can imagine, given that it’s soaked in condensed milk and all. Mmmm, again. Unfortunately, I don’t take my camera with me to visits, so I didn’t get to capture the beauty on film/memory card/whatever it is. However, Beryl was just about to tuck into a banana-rum mini-bundt cake when I got back to the office, and she generously offered to let me take a picture before she demolished it. So, in lieu of the tres leches cake I did eat, here’s the banana-rum cake I did not eat:
Lunch during the parents’ group today was a low-key affair since only a couple moms came in. I had a cup of raisin bran with 1/2 cup 1% milk and a few banana pieces:
And then, I ate the rest of the banana smothered with about 2 tbsp peanut butter (aka perfection) and an orange:
I probably ate another orange’s worth of wedges after that, too. Girl loves her fruit 🙂
A boredom lollipop:
Later in the afternoon, I broke into the Quackers samples that Melissa brought to yesterday’s blogger brunch:
Ooooh, they were so good! I made a little dip for them out of goat cheese, plain yogurt, dried basil, and freshly ground black pepper. Perfection again (there was lots of it going around today, apparently).
A breath-freshening mint:
I inhaled pretty much all my dinner right at the start of class tonight. The spread included a cup of roasted veggies:
With manchego cheese samples from the gourmet market:
Two stuffed collard greens leaves:
Hiding under the stuffed collard greens is some scrumptious roast chicken left from Mildred’s lunch today:
The chicken couldn’t have come at a better time because I was feeling a little bit low on protein!
Dessert was a few banana and orange pieces left from the parents’ group this afternoon.
And look what was waiting for me when I got home!
My prize package from Abbie’s Foods That Fit giveaway!! I’m so excited for all of these treats: cocoa java almonds, 2 oatmeal squares, PB2, single-serve nutella, single serve Barney Butter (which I’ve never tried!), and sugar cookie sleigh ride (just as I’m running out of my last box of it … SO perfect) 😀
I was stilla bit hungry, so I actually broke into the almonds as part of this little snack set:
The ramekin on the left has two more stuffed collard greens, and the ramekin on the right has 1/2 cup fruit salad with a mix of above-mentioned almonds, trail mix, and vanilla-almond granola.
But I wasn’t quite done! Last treat of the night:
A chocolate macaroon from One Lucky Duck, another of the samples Melissa brought to lunch yesterday. Ahhh, this was so dense and chocolate-y. I want 10 more of them now.
But what I really really want more than anything else is go to bed. So that’s what I’m off to do!
And make sure you go check out julie golean because she is giving away HER favorite things, and her favorite things look pretty tasty 😀