Saturday, February 27, 2010

More Snow, More Brunch ~ February 27th

After a false alarm with a "blizzard warning" a week or two ago, NY got hit with a real snow storm this time! (And as usual, the weather forecasters didn't predict any of it until it was already coming down! lol) Peanut really enjoyed watching the snow out the window. It was so cute because he actually tried to "catch" the snow flakes!

Here are some of my eats over the past few days...

Pizza at Famous Ray's Pizza in Greenwich Village.

I made myself a "belated" birthday cake this weekend. It's funny that I didn't care for one last weekend (when I had my actual birthday). I guess I just felt like baking with the snow and all! This is the good stuff too... Duncan Hines yellow cake with their milk chocolate frosting... cheap and awesome! :)

Mom made linguini & clam sauce one night for dinner. This is the closest I come to eating meat. lol

Crossiant with harvati cheese & some red grapes. This is an amazing combination and I used to get this lunch all the time back when I went to Hofstra University (which was my very brief stint at college-- it was not for me!).

Today I had brunch at Counter, a vegetarian/vegan restaurant in the East Village (on 1st Ave. b/w 6th & 7th St.). I went with my friend Maggie (from Say Yes to Salad), and her fiancee Bobby.

I had only been to Counter once, and it was a couple of years ago now. I remembered they had really tasty mini muffins with their own housemade nutella, so I ordered their "housemade baked goodies" for the table before Maggie & Bobby even got there!

For my entree I got the "farmers plate," which consisted of scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, roasted tomatoes, and a baguette.

(I should've removed the leafy garnish before I took the pic because it takes up the whole plate! lol The portions weren't huge, but we found that everything was quite filling regardless.)

After brunch we walked over towards Trader Joe's because Maggie wanted to go and it was on my way home. However, I parted ways with Maggie and Bobby when we got there, because I truly fear Trader Joe's on the weekend! lol But we had a good time!

I'll leave you with some more of Peanut's hijinks!

On the prowl. lol

Shopping in Mom's purse!

I'll be doing a post next time about a blog award that I received, so please check back! :)


Maggie said...

TJ's was awful!! We left after about 10 minutes and grabbed some stuff at Whole Foods. I believed you when you said it would be bad, but I didn't realize what "bad" meant! I really really hope they build another TJ's soon.

Marina said...

^^ Maggie, you were warned! I'm just glad you and Bobby made it out alive!!! lol

Anonymous said...

Trader Joe's is ALWAYS a madhouse, if you ask me. ;)

<3 <3

Sairs said...

awww I so love peanut, he is gorgeous!

Gabriela said...

I always walk by Ray's but I've never stopped to eat there...does the pizza really live up to the hype?

Counter sounds great! There are so many vegan restaurants I'd like to try in the city, I need to get moving on that!

In regards to your question, you are supposed to answer them too...only if you want to though! No pressure :) Have a great Sunday!

Marina said...

Gabriela ~ I'm working on my answers to the questions now, and they will be on my next blog post! :)

Caronae said...

Sorry TJ's didn't work out Maggie! I am so afraid of it on the weekend, although the line does move faster than you expect, so if you can breather it's not too awful, lol.

Brunch sounds tasty Marina. I SO wish I could eat linguine with clam sauce, but alas, I am allergic to clams :( You'll have to eat some extra for me next time.

Missy said...

Glad you had a nice brunch! Let's plan another one since I couldn't make it! I attempted TJ's once and couldn't even get inside!

Marina said...

Missy ~ We'll definitely plan another one. Sorry you couldn't make it!

Gar said...

Happy belated birthday! I've yet to visit Counter, but heard it's pretty pricey.

sophia said...

Aw, you got to meet one of my fave bloggers!
I've been to TJ's when the line was out the door before...but isn't it always like that? NYC needs a few more TJs!