Into my lap, part 2

Featured food finds: Wednesday and Thursday

I knew I was in trouble on Wednesday morning when I walked into my office (after a full breakfast at home, of course) to these fateful words coming from Nydia’s mouth: Sarah, there’s food in the conference room. And, as usual, it was my favorite Dominican breakfast of all time (well, since September when I started working at my agency): mangu and Dominican oatmeal! I kept my portions small and snack-sized because I tend to think more reasonably at 9am than I do at, say, 3:30pm when baby showers start to roll around …

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I won’t go into details of what comprises these delicacies since I have now described them on my blog about 7,000 times thanks to my coworkers, but rest secure in the knowledge that I was in breakfast heaven.

In the afternoon, I had a lunchtime meeting, so I brought my CSA salad and supplemented with these meeting snacks: carrots, red peppers, salsa, and grapes.

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Plus a perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookie homemade by Sarah (the other one):

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Also during the meeting, Deborah shared a bite of her eclectic rice creation that included lettuce, pork chop, cilantro, beans, and a number of other secret ingredients:

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As you know, the mother lode of all food finds (Lucia’s baby shower) happened shortly thereafter ๐Ÿ˜›

On Thursday, Beryl put together some cheddar and guava jelly snacks for us:

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(I had about 6 :-P)

Myrna also brought a stewed eggplant dish for me that her stepdad made. I had it on top of all my CSA leaves:

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I can’t remember the name of it, but it was sooooooo good.

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Lillian gave me the salad that came with her tacos. Yay for more greens!

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(See that avocado in there? Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.)

Belkis had a slice of cake leftover from the shower Wednesday, so she shared it with me.

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My half:

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And then, Deborah and I got wind that there had been a birthday party upstairs, so she called in a favor to one of her 5th floor connections :-D. We went to the conference room up there and found this:

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So Deborah loaded up a plate for us to share:

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Custard filling!

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And the cake goes on … How is it possible?!

I’m off for some NYC food blogger excitement. Can you guess where I am and who I am seeing??

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6 thoughts on “Into my lap, part 2

  1. Gina says:

    Guava jelly and cheddar?? I feel like I’m watching the Food Network! I’ve never heard of guava jelly, but they must be good if you had 6! Yum, the stewed eggplant sounds delicious too, I love love love eggplant!

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