Longer than necessary

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:


I made these with the same method I used for my Stuffed Kale Leaves, and I stuffed them with some of the mixed-grain salad I made last weekend.


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 😀

17 thoughts on “Longer than necessary

  1. Emily says:

    You are such a crafty cook – your posts always make a drool! However, I’m sure the best thing you ate all day was that unpictured tres leches; it is just too good! My favorite thing about Miami is unlimited access to tres leches (and some restraunts even had cuatro leches!!)


  2. mejese313 says:

    Although I am a cake LOVER I can actually pass up tres leches. It’s just to soggy for me!! I’ll take your raisin bran though, love the stuff!!

    Awesome little gift you won there!!


  3. snackface says:

    Oh goodness me, I love raisin bran! I could go get some from the cabinet right now. In fact, I’m going to. Haha. Anyway, I just read the last post too, and lemme tell ya,I’d be hella pissed if the gym weren’t open. You seemed to handle the situation much better than I could have. I hope you sleep like a rock tonight! Looked like a long, busy day!


  4. erinbee says:

    i wanted to win that giveaway sooo bad.
    ive been dying to try that tea and barney
    butter and pb2 and well it was all so good!

    and dont fret. my friends all were ice cream
    chicks at dq and felt bad for me slaving away
    over the grill so they made me megamondo
    blizzards galore. i miss those days. mmmm.


  5. eatinnyc says:

    Awesome eats and winnings! Boo for wanting to leave NYC 🙂 Where else do you think you can get such awesome free samples and food??? 🙂 Where do you want to move?


  6. coco says:

    love the breakfast combo. fruit salad + yogurt + cereals is dessert like breakfast! 😀
    Abbie’s gift basket looks amazing!!! So lucky you girl!~~


  7. Danielle says:

    Great eats today! Whenever I was visiting my grandparents I ate raisin bran, my mom would buy it for me at home and I would never eat it, I loved it but for some reason it was something I had at their house and felt weird eating it at home.
    Those stuffed collard green leaves look amazing!!!


  8. Diana (soap & chocolate) says:

    OMG I live and die for those One Lucky Duck samples Melissa gave us. They were gone within two days. I loved those quackers way better than I woulda thought.

    MAN-CHEGO. The manliest, most satisfying cheese. That’s what she said.


  9. Sweetie Pie says:

    I’m glad to hear that you are still enjoying your lemon curd. Yum! I love that stuff.

    The cake you ate sounds amazing, the cake you didn’t eat looks awesome and I think you should have snapped a picture of your tongue after eating the boredom lollipop since it has the word “paint” on the label. 😛


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