Tuesday, May 17, 2011

home alone.

Anthony is gone for a couple of days for work :-(

Times like this make me I realize how much he helps me out.

For example....

I don't usually eat a whole box
of mac-n-cheese because he splits it with me.

I go running because he reminds me that I haven't worked out
all week and am grumpy because of it.

I turn off Arrested Development
after 1 hour instead of 5.

So yes, as you've guessed,
I'm sitting on the couch,
eating mac-n-cheese,
watching Arrested Development,
while my running shoes gather dust.

Which at first was nice,
but now I'm full and grumpy....

It's time to get off my butt and do something

Monday, May 16, 2011

patricians and plebeians come together....

Husband:"I need to eat at an awesome deli,
find me an awesome deli".

Boy, did I deliver.

Manny's deli is very famous
because politicians love to eat there.

Maybe it's because they want us to know they're "just like us"

And by "just like us",
I mean "people who like un-freakin-believably good food".

It's cafeteria-style.
The line moves fast.
Crazy fast.

This is good for people like me who agonize over menus.
I had no time to deliberate.

I heard the pastrami was legendary. (one please!)

I read the the matzo ball soup was to die for. (one please!)

I had never heard of Knish before
and Anthony said I had to have it. (one please!)

And potato pancakes, oh potato pancakes. (one please!)

And then nice guy behind the counter noticed my reservation
about choosing pastrami over corned beef.

So he gave me a little to try because he said "I had to try it".

And now another of my downfalls....


I have so much food,
I don't know where to begin.

The only bummer about this meal was that we spent a ton of money.

However, that could have been because
I had to get one of everything.....


a gluttonous weekend (part 1)

I think all I did this weekend was eat.
And it was glorious. :-)

Friday, after a night out with friends to celebrate a birthday,
I decided it was time to try Ian's Pizza.

Every slice in the picture is a different type.
No joke.

So I had to ask myself,
"What's better than a piece of pizza at 2am?"

"2 pieces of pizza at 2am"

It was AWESOME, and I will
definitely be back.

Saturday Anthony lured me out of the house
to go look at art...

One of my favorite galleries in Chicago is the Peter Miller Gallery
The docents are always friendly and the work is usually great.
Case in point, Saturday we stumbled
upon a fellow IU grad,Brooks Cashbaugh
and I just love love loved his work.

It was so vibrant and full of life.

This was my favorite piece.

Too bad fellow IU grads don't get "family" discounts.


Friday, May 13, 2011

food coma

For Cinco de Mayo,
I made homemade taquitos.

Now, I know what you're thinking.
Taquitos? Kinda gross and soggy.

These are fan-freakin-tastic.
Please, take my word for it,
and make some for yourself.

You might cry.
You might eat 10 like I just tried to.
You might just fill your freezer with 100 of them for a rainy day.

Jax, who can usually be trusted when food is on the coffee table,
tried to snatch one off my plate.

Perfect start to the weekend if you ask me.

I got the recipe from here!