Tres leches, tres veces

I’m speaking in Spanish again, so clearly I spent the day at a work event. And if I spent the day at a work event, you know that also means there was no shortage of food. The first order of business on the “mission retreat” agenda was lunch!

Here’s my plate:


I had half of a grilled chicken and avocado wrap:


Green salad:


And some pasta salad:


All delicious, obv. On the side, I had a cup (probably equal to about two cups) of tropical fruit salad (papaya, mango, pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, oranges, and grapes):


I had seconds of the green salad and seconds and thirds of the fruit salad ๐Ÿ˜›

After lunch, we did a lot of ice breakers (fun ones, believe it or not!), reviewed the history of the agency, listened to a panel discussion by clients we’ve helped, broke into small discussion and reflection groups … and then it was time for cake!!! (Of course.)

Here’s my first slice of the beautiful tres leches (not as milky as the one I had last night, though!) along with two of Dorothy’s homemade oatmeal cookies:


I supplemented with two jammy Pepperidge Farm cookies:


And then proceeded to have two more slices of cake, one of which was mostly frosting:


Since it was mostly frosting, it was ideal for dipping tortilla chips. I dipped quite a few, like so:


We ended the retreat with a conga line and a daisy exchange. When I got home, I carefully arranged my daisies in the spread-eagle bunny bowl:


Food aside, this “retreat” managed to get me even more excited about working where I do (as if I needed it). That’s usually the goal of most company retreats, but I think they rarely accomplish it so successfully!

On the way home, I stopped into Union Market for a sample handful of peanut butter-filled pretzels:


After all of this indulgence, I was thrilled when Vani invited me to join her and Arthur (her dog) for a walk in the park. We ended up walking for nearly two hours! She also gave me a pack of stale Fig Newman’s that she didn’t want to throw away because she realized after opening them that they weren’t vegan and thought they would make a good “expansion challenge.” I liked her suggestion of grinding them up to make a pie crust. Keep your eyes peeled because this may be coming soon to a blog near you ๐Ÿ™‚

For “dinner,” I just threw together a quick yet wildly delicious snack of chips and salsas left from the restaurant last night with the rest of my humbecuemole and a string cheese stick that my mom donated a while back. I got it melty in the oven and then topped it with some plain yogurt:


I’m off to get some packing done now because I’m planning to head straight up to MA tomorrow after my class (the last of the semester, finally!). I’m looking forward to a few days of true summer relaxation because I always feel like I should be doing stuff when I’m here in NY. Do you need to leave town to relax?

14 thoughts on “Tres leches, tres veces

  1. verbalriot says:

    Mmmmm walk with Vani and Arthur? I’m totally jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

    And all that food looks AHHMAAZINGGG.

    Have fun at home!


  2. carolinebee says:

    When I didn’t live at home I LOVED coming home every weekend, literally i got so excited to jump in my car and speed home every fri! Now that I’m home I can’t wait to get out ๐Ÿ˜€ I def feel more relaxed here though, it’s near the beach..and just has that general home/comforting feeling.


  3. fitforfree says:

    It was so much fun seeing you! Let’s walk again soon ๐Ÿ™‚ have a great (and relaaaxing) trip!

    I think I may need to be in a hot tub, sauna, or on the beach to fully relax ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. coco says:

    yeah~~~ I also need to get out of the town to truly relax!!! I think it’s more a mental relax type of thing … just being lost in another place!
    tres leches cake looks scrumptious, so spongy! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. brandi says:

    i think it should be called “mission re-feed”

    glad you had a good time and that you’re excited about your company – that is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

    YES I need to leave town. I will be going away (about an hour away) next Friday for our 5 year anniversary, and I have a one day girls trip this weekend that I’m excited about, too.


  6. Erin says:

    I just caught up on your life, Sarah, and you have been eating delicously! Extra so. So much good stuff.
    I love the look of your Latin feast, and I especially enjoyed your fireman story. I’m always in my pajamas despite always waking up early, so I fully understand your need.
    It made me chuckle a lot ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Jenn (eating bender) says:

    MMMM that grilled chicken and avocado wrap is calling my name! That work event was very well catered ๐Ÿ™‚ Tortilla chips and frosting?! Never would have thought of it on my own, but it sounds delightful!

    How cool that you walked with Vani and Arthur! And thanks so much for the humbecue shout outs this week. I love your humbecuemole – it’s so cool! Good call on combining it with a string cheese stick and some yogurt!

    I definitely need to leave town to relax! Whenever I’m at school, I feel like I can never have a “down” day! Enjoy your relaxation!


  8. Elisabeth says:

    I try to relax…I usually don’t have too much difficulty, but when there are a ton of things to get done, I have no ability to forget about it.

    I need a vacation…I’m planning one for October. Like the week after my marathon. I’ll REALLY need a vacation then!

    So, completely unrelated. I have two words for you:

    Iberico Cheese.


  9. Alison says:

    The cake looks great! And frosting is almost always the best part.
    I don’t need to leave town to relax. Just take me to a mall or a bookstore and I’m happy.


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