Friday, April 12, 2013

Motor Vehicle Blues No More

Rules are made to be broken. Dinner # 53  a'la chez Elle & Terese. Maybe in the car. I can't quite tell. Nice little picnic setup. Martha Stewartish if only there was something from the food pyramid, which we should not go by anyway, as it seems to favor Big Food Corporations! Bloomberg may have something negative to say about what is in the can, but all in all it looks like my kind of dinner. I have many unconventional meals too, I am just too embarrassed to photograph them. But if this little 365 Dinner Challenge is ever going to end, I am going to have to begin padding the numbers and therefore I am accepting this meal on the grounds that Terese and Elle thought about me while they were eating it.

Out of chronological order is #54, eaten weeks ago at The Crust. Linus and I enjoyed sitting at the bar for the first time. I was eating light that night, Linus on the other hand not so much.

Dessert For Linus.
In between pizzas I began searching high and low for my drivers license. It was of utmost importance that I find it because I had a fear that if I went to Motor Vehicle to replace it, they might take a new photo. Yikes, I am working with one that is at least ten years old and I want to remain frozen in time. My search was fruitless and off to Motor Vehicle I drove, licenseless. Stress levels soaring I parked, went in, got a number, got called, got a temporary, in about 5, yes 5 minutes. Clerk said it's "The New Motor Vehicle".   Bonus, new license would arrive in the mail with the old photo!
Like it.

Needless to say I found my drivers license the next morning.

#55 was the whole reason for living in NY. Yes, Pizza. I could barely down one slice back in my twenties, boy things have changed. Carla and I visited for the first and last time the newest joint in town.

Not so good but you could not tell by the one slice we left behind.

At long last I found a Shake Shack with a line less than one hour long. Not in Madison Square but on Old Country Rd.  A few years ago I almost fainted whilst waiting on line for an hour, I gave up just as I was about to be called. This time my stamina helped me actually place the order. I consumed  #56 in the ambiance of the car.

Shroom Burger

My latest craze is to remove all plastic water bottles from my life. Filtering water directly into a Brita plastic pitcher is not gonna work either. So far I have only succeeded in drinking less water! But if there is a will there is a way so wish me luck.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

No Makeup Makeup Easter Paradox

A calling to the makeup bar, can arrive anytime....maybe it's just the British accent, I don't know, but Lisa Eldridge is addicting and no makeup makeup is fun.

Recycling oneself into a no makeup makeup person does not come without rewards but it does cost.....luminosity is shockingly pricey.

I headed up North looking for Spring and found these two bikers instead.

I planned the menu, which is half the battle, picked up everything at Whole Foods, without my list, which of course I had left at home, and shopping being the other half of the battle, meant that now all my remaining energy could be directed toward putting a bountiful Easter Brunch on the table. I'll take an A for effort....the results were a little disappointing.

Saturday's meal, #48 put together willy-nilly was much more successful. But don't go by Carla, she does not "do" salad. Especially if it contains spinach, arugula, quinoa, and goat cheese, and is washed down with Bren's watermelon juice.

Before dinner Carla and I walked down to Sunset Park and the boys caught up with Randy and took some photos of his car.

I need someone to explain this one?

As the sun rose on Easter morning, primate took over house readiness and cleanliness patrol and waved us Yogis off to Equinox and an 8 AM class with my favorite yoga teacher of all time, Raj Shtrom.

The class was wonderful and more importantly I survived as did Bren and Pat. Modified Marichyasana Raj style is our new family signature yoga competition....another paradox! I loved Raj's advice as she began our 3 minute savasana (hey listen up we are at Equinox, no time in the schedule for meditation!!), "You can give this time away to someone else or use it for yourself!" I kinda floundered since I was considering how I was going to race after her and get the photo without embarassing myself too much!

Finished up with a shower to end all showers and Kiehl's. OMG the rich are different. Build me that shower Primate, Please!

#49 Easter Brunch for Dinner: Vegan French Toast, Asparugus & Pineapple, Kevin's Shrimp, Raspberries, Fruit Salad, and I hope a soon to be forgotten Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Where is my birthday hat?

Birthday Cake #2
Different Strokes: Mary enjoying Starbucks, Pat enjoying Lemon Water and Cayenne Pepper.
#50 Crispy Quinoa Sliders
Redeemed myself a little with How Sweet It Is' Crispy Quinoa Sliders. Enough cooking! #51 was an incredible meal at Linda D's  house.


Broccoli Rabe!

Carla, Terry, Linda, and Diane

St Francis Wine in honor of the Pope, Olives, Jazz, Sparkling Water, Beer, and get a load of that Farmhouse Table! I hope she invites me back again!

Happy Diners
Boarded the train in Manhasset for another Birthday Celebration in the city.

Leaving Penn

One World Trade Rising as Women Deliberate

Yes, The Sun Is Shining!

Of course I have to check out the line at Shake Shack

Krishna, Krishna

His mom said he had been doing some serious thinking all day!

Another Serious Thinker

Onward to #52  at Peacefood Cafe.

Picking up the Package at Serenity On The Sixth  and believe me you'll need some serenity or sustenance or something after climbing 6 flights! 

Little Window Shopping

Boys indulged my picture taking habit.

Nachos and Peace Bowl, oops we ate fast, lets open the gifts.

Love this Space