Saturday, May 22, 2010

Brooklyn Larder sandwiches

I wore Ruby in the Bjorn tonight to run out and take a bus to meet Jude for a quick dinner at Brooklyn Larder (same ownership as Franny's). Their sandwiches are amazing and we picked up some cheese, charcuterie, and homemade gelato (the almond flavor is out-of-control good) for home, too.

Jude's sandwich was salami with pecorino and spicy peppers.

Some house-made lemonade and sauteed spinach with my egg, bacon, and lettuce sando.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

chocolates, baby, daddy, and flowers = Happy Mother's Day!

So, I've started running recently (if you know me, you know this is absolutely crazy) to shave off the last of the 65+ pounds that I put on while pregnant with Ruby. I came back from a run this morning (Mother's Day) to find Ruby and Jude still asleep in bed. Too cute.

They got up shortly thereafter and Jude pulled out a box of chocolates that he had sent from Madison, Wisconsin from our favorite chocolatier, Gail Ambrosius. If you consider yourself any sort of chocolate fan, you MUST try her work. She is a flavor genius. No really.

I spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon wandering around the neighborhood with Ruby while Jude worked on cleaning up the house. Then, I came back and our friend, Pauline, was there with a gorgeous Mother's Day bouquet of flowers for me. She took care of Ruby while Jude and I went out to see the new movie, Babies, in the theater and then went out for dinner.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

lunch at the Flea...again

My favorite thing to do on a Saturday afternoon is wander around the Brooklyn Flea. This week, I got a steak sandwich at The Good Fork and some passion fruit lemonade from a stand that I can't remember the name of. The sandwich was good, but I ended up just eating the steak by itself in the end because it was too yummy to mask it in so much bread. The Good Fork's meatloaf sandwich is so amazing, though, I think I'll stick to that one next time.

When I got home, Ruby was still asleep just long enough for me to devour this ridiculously delicious homemade candy bar from one of the stalls at the Flea. It's called "The Snacker" and is their take on a Snickers bar. So good!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ruby LOVES banana "ice cream"

So, I made the mistake of forgetting my lunch at home the other day and then had to pick something up near my office. I got a burrito at Chipotle (ugh) and then ended up spending all of yestersay hospitalized with food poisoning.

Being violently ill is never fun, but even less so when you have to take your breast pump to the hospital and sit up in bed every so often to try to replenish the bottles your baby is having at home in your absence (not that easy to manuever a pump with an IV in your arm).

Anyway, it's almost (almost) comical that I eat commercial fast food so seldomly and here have something for the first time in many months and end up in the hospital. Go figure.

Anyway, today I am eating only bland things (B.R.A.T. diet while my tummy heals), so I made some banana "ice cream" for me and Ruby. I liked mine. She LOVED hers.