Four loco… :/

December 12, 2010

Saturday was Dan’s company Christmas party. We hung out at his house and watched tv in the morning.

Warning the food pics are few since i was trying not to be embarrassing to Dan in front of roommates or coworkers.

When i woke upI was starving and we split a pumpkin granola bar before we decided what we were going to eat. Not pictured but it’s the natures path one I’ve had in the past. I also had some of a Pb and jelly sandwich (natural, flax pb on white whole wheat bread and Crofters) that Dan made. I didn’t get to snap a photo tho. Oops.

For lunch we ordered from a Lebanese place near Dan’s house- forget the name. History: I have a strange relationship with falafel. I have never had falafel I liked. Every time I get it it’s so dry. I always think it sounds delicious and am disappointed. I decided to try it again… And this was the first falafel I have ever liked! In fact, I loved it! It was so good. Picture taken quickly under cover because Dan’s room ate was there.


-falafel
-spicy sauce.. Yogurt sauce maybe?
-pickled cabbage
-lettuce
-tomato
-on a delicious doughy pita

Sooo good! On the side we split tabouleh and hummus. I really liked the tabouleh and the humus was very creamy but lacked something.. I think it was a little bland.

After lunch we hit the road. Dan’s party was in New Jersey or Yersey, might be a soft j. We arrived at the Hilton at about 3. (Fitness:) And checked in and went right down to the gym. I knew I would be eating a lot so I was determined to move a little bit. I did a half hour on the elliptical. I meant for this to be a leisurely work out, it was a little harder then anticipated but definitely felt better about my fried choice for lunch.

Then we showered and leisurely got ready for the party. It was a nice afternoon. I brought my camera but decided not to be the girl taking pictures of food. I apparently also decided to not be the girl taking pics at all. So we never even got pics together. Terrible pic… Here I am getting ready… Yes I decided to keep the big-ish dress I liked it too much to send it back. It was a good choice.


The night began with four loco. Yeah… It’s exactly as it sounds. I had a little of the grape. Dan had his own full can and some of another haha. Nice work. The grape was much better then the watermelon one I tried while we were in CA. It tasted exactly like grape soda which I don’t particularly like but it. Was better then tasting like.. Gross-ness

The food at the party was really good. Like I said I refrained from stalking the food.

They had cocktail hour and the best hor devour was a beef Wellington puffy thing. Nmh salty and buttery pastry. The dinner had some great mashed potatoes and tortellini among other things.

The most memorable was the dessert ice cream dish they were serving. Best vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted. Hands down. It tasted like icing. It was topped with pan fried mangos in brown sugar, butter, and tequila. Weird combination but it was soooooo good!!! I want to recreate it someday but I don’t think I will ever find ice cream that good again. Then and there, I decided I would rather have ice cream over any type of pastry or cake any day.

We drank a bunch during the night. After the bit of four loco, i had a raspberry stoli vodka and club and then decided to switch to beer. The beer selection was minimal so i went with corona and stuck it out for the long haul. Dan did many soco shots with coworkers and also decided sipping chivas on the rocks was a good move. You’ll see in the next post how that worked out for him haha.


NY Tourists

December 4, 2010

This is minimal words weekend.

Fitness: ran 3 miles. Walked about 5 more later… Tbd (to be discussed.

Preworkout: pumpkin granola bar:

Breakfast: egg, tomato, wrap:

Snack: sugary nuts from a street vendor:

Starbucks non fat peppermint white chocolate mocha latte:

Warm up bar stop. Blue moon:
A one…

A twooo… And water.

Indian food dinner. Andaz. Some papadam and sauces:


Split bottle of malbec. This was good but as Dan said, “I think I prefer beer with spicy Indian food”


Chiken vindaloo, Chana saag (one if the eat dishes ive ever had), rice, roti. My plate:

I had more Chana saag and roti.

Pistachio ice cream thing and rice desserts split:

Dan spilled a potato: Hahah:

The 5 more miles I spoke of were spent touristing NY. We went up 5th ave, past the tree, past a bunch of department store window displays, into St. Pats, into the met, through central park. It was chilly but fun. Parts had waaay to many people.

Now: fire, couch, literally chestnuts roasting on said fire, poker?

I had a pic but it is now lost. I’m sure you can imagine… Maybe.


Turkey trot x2

November 25, 2010

Even though I got in super late last night (130 am eastern time?- ish) I woke up at an ungodly hour.  It was about 6 am phoenix time.  Thank god i figured out my brothers wifi password (first try! and “she knows the code”).  At 730 my brother, Bernie, and mom woke up.  I had this nature’s path granola bar as a preworkout snack.. pumpkin spice i have only come across once but it is chewy and delicious and has pepitas in it so slightly salty. soo good.

i also had this cup of ff milk.

we then headed over to his neighborhoods annual turkey trot. A 3 mile walk/run around the hood.  Bernie ended up “winning” the trot, then my mom, then i came tagging along behind.  I havent worked out since last friday and the pace was faster than i usually would run. We ran it in about 25 mins.  When we were done Bernie thought we hadn’t done enough so we agreed to do it again if we slowed down the pace. The next 3 miles were done at a leisurely 9:30 pace.  I really enjoyed the flat AZ land with the mountains in the background.  It was pretty chilly this morning but once the run started it was perfect running weather.

heinous just woke up pre run photo:

With 6 miles under our belt we came home and i made a quick breakfast

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • lots of salt and pepper
  • whole wheat toast (end piece.. i love the end piece anyone else?)
  • apricot jam

Now I am hanging out watching football and my nephew run around the house while my mom and Sam cook. probably going to need a nap later. happy thanksgiving!