Monday, May 31, 2010

Celebrations.... May 31st

First of all, it's been ONE year since I've started this blog! I can't believe how fast time flies! Technically my first post was on May 30th of last year, but my first "eats" post wasn't until a year ago today (you can see my first posts here)... But I just got back from visiting family Upstate this weekend, so I was unable to post sooner! Anyways, here is a re-cap of my busy weekend, starting with Friday.

I went uptown Friday to go to the hair salon, and I stopped at Le Pain Quotidien at 53rd & 5th for a breakfast/lunch first.

I got an apple cinnamon muffin and their vegan quiche.

The muffin was really good (especially the topping), and the quiche was ok... it was a little too spicy and I prefer eggs in my quiche I guess. Still, it was really healthy none the less! (Oh, and the thing on top of the quiche was a piece of artichoke? At least, that's what they told me! lol)

And here I am riding back from the salon in a cab... I really had to rush home and pack!

For dinner that night we ordered pizza because we were in a hurry! We got it from Rivoli Pizza in the West Village (we've ordered from them before and the pizza is always great!).

I tried to take pics while I was Upstate, but it was hard to "sneak" them in! Most people don't understand the concept of taking pictures of what you eat... hell, my Grandma doesn't even understand or accept the fact that I'm a vegetarian!

So here are the eats I got in...

Grandma's coffee cake... this is AMAZING. Seriously, the best coffee cake I've ever had.

For dinner Saturday night Grandma made (or I should say my Mom made, because she assisted so much!) linguini & clam sauce. (Again, clams and shrimp are two of the only things I'll tolerate. And I usually only eat them in social situations like this one. It was good none the less!)

My Aunt brought up some cupcakes that she had made. I had a red velvet one... can't go wrong with that! ;)

On Sunday we had a family get together at my Grandparent's house... here I am in Grandma's living room (Mom is in the very back there, lol).

I had a good time playing with all the dogs that people brought over! Both my cousins brought their dogs, but my favorite will always be my Grandparent's dog, Mae. (You can see more about her here.)

Here is a better pic to see what she looks like (although since she's under the table it's kind of dark).

Unfortunately I wasn't able to snap a pic of my dinner that night. We had a BBQ. I managed to find Morning Star Farm's Italian Sausages in a grocery store Upstate! I had one with some corn-on-the-cob! Here's what they look like:

Tonight for dinner I used the remaining sausages in pasta. I kind of made my own pasta with "meat" sauce. I can't say enough good things about these "sausages." They taste like the real Italian sausages that I've had when I was little. Only they are WAY better for you and of course, meat free!

On our drive home this morning (and we got up EARLY this morning to leave), once we got back into the city, we got to have an up close and personal look at the Memorial Day festivities. We happened to drive right by the piers (it's "fleet week" here in NYC), where they were having Memorial Day services, events, etc. I wish I had taken some pictures, but we were going by it kind of fast in the car.

Still, there was someone who was VERY happy to see us when we got home!

How was your Memorial Day weekend?

And in light of my first year anniversary, how long have you been blogging?


VeggieGirl said...


I've been blogging since June 2007.

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary! :)

Just over a year for me... March 2009.

<3 <3

Ruby Converse and Curls said...

Happy one year!!! You should stick a candle into that muffin to celebrate. ;)
I'm not sure how long I've been blogging, not a year yet though!


Tori said...

I don't know how long I've been blogging. I wouln't even go so far as to call myself a blogger, because I do it so sporadically now.

<3 Tori

Missy said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've been blogging since November of 2009. A year and half wow! I was near all the fleet week action too. It was insane!

Kelsey said...

trade u muffins!!?? haha. thats looks amazing!


ellie said...

Happy blogiversary!!!! Time flies, huh? I have been blogging for over 2 years, but only regularly for about 18 months. Crazy. I am so happy that I have my blog to look back on though.

Looks like an awesome weekend! I LOVE Fleet Week in the city!

Gabriela said...

Looks like a fun weekend- that coffee cake has my name written all over it!! I've been blogging since October, but I took a few month break from November to January!!

Katie said...

Happy blogiversary! I think I met you just about a year ago, too.

I will have my 2 year anniversary this August.

College: Raw said...

Happy Blogiversary! Peanut is seriously adorable, and I'm not much of a cat lover! ;-)

I think I've been blogging for around 9 months...

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Happy anniversary!

I have been blogging off & on since early 2008.

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Oh, yeah - and Peanut is too cute!

Anonymous said...

Ok this is so amazing! I am recovering from anorexia and my apartment building is on 53rd and 2nd! I go to le pain quotidien all the time! The only thing I don't like is that they say their calories on the menu, but besides that, I love it!