SG Day O’ Eating (5/16)-
Breakfast (aka: hangover food)
- 2 whole wheat Eggo’s
- Scrambled eggs (3 to be exact…with cheese)
My friend and I went to “Taste of Williamsburg” in Brooklyn on Sunday. Despit our horrible hangovers, we managed to enjoy some select food from random restaurants located in the burg (my new favorite borough). Below is what I consumed:
- Mushroom Perogies and Pork Stuffed Eggplant from Karczma
- Black bean, avocado, tomato and cheese pizza from Fornino Pizza. YUM!
- Sangria Sorbet from Wine Celler Sorbet (the best sorbet of my life, I highly recommend you indulge)
We would have eaten more, but they were running out of food. I know- pathetic. It’s a food fair. Chello.
Later that night, my friend and I cooked out in her backyard garden. The perfect ending to a rather eventful weekend. We MADE (that’s right, cooked :) the following:
- Hamburgers with Blue Cheese on olive and herb bread
- Corn on the Cob
To top it all off we had German Chocolate Pudding for dessert. Yummyyyy!!
So that, my friends, is how my Sunday revolved around food.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if Bacon and Mayonnaise had unprotected sex? Wonder no further. I present to you— Baconnaise.
My discovery of Baconnaise was a blessing in disguise. After the accidental purchase of some rancid meat that my friend and I got from Trader Joe’s for some good old fashioned back yard grilling in Brooklyn, I was sent on the errand to make things right (by buying non-rancid meat from a non-Trader Joe’s). While waiting for the butcher to weight and pack my meat (that’s what she said) at Union Market, which is the best grocery store EVER, I noticed a table of free samples. What was this i see? Bacon flavor mayonnaise? I instantly grabbed a carrot and bathed it in this creamy, lard heaven. I instantly fell in love and I instantly purchased it.
Come to find out, the creators of Baconnaise (Justin and Dave) have made many more bacon flavored treats. THANK YOU Justin and Dave!! And the start of their tasty bacon condiments came from Funniest Home Video winnings. Obviously I googled Baconnaise as soon as I got home in hopes to find this clip, and I did (which is conveniently located on their website). Click HERE for this totally not funny clip of Dave’s not funny son doing not funny things.
So the moral of this blog is this: Bacon, no matter what shape or form it may come in, is and always will be amazing. Also, apparently you don’t have to do funny shit to win America’s Funniest Home Videos.
5/16 SG Sunday Food Day:
I ate so much food today. So much, in fact, its too much to fit in this blog. Sooo…“tomorrow, tomorrow. I’ll blog about it, tomorrow. It’s only a day away!“
I recently joined a dating site called “How About We”. The basis of the site is simple- you sign up and suggest a date. (“How About We”…. add your date here) For example- “How about we”… go to Mideieval times then come back to my place and make some dream catchers!
After you “propose” your date, it is avaliable for all other members to see. And then you wait. You wait for someone to see your date, become interested and if/when they do, they send you a message saying “I am intrigued!” When this happens you get an email and you can choose to respond, or if you don’t like their date/profile you can just ignore it.
Now I am not going to lie, the very first time I got an “I am intrigued” email I got pretttty excited. Like, “Omg! Maybe this site really does work! And someone out there really wants to Play skee ball and grab some drinks!!” (b/c that was the date I suggested. I know. It’s way cool). I looked eagerly to my inbox. Ready to find the man of my dreams, with the perfect date. A match made in heaven. My Jelly to my Peanut Butter. My Salt to my Pepper. (ok, i admit…my expectations were a little high) Instead. I find…THIS—
Date Proposed: “How About We”…Meet in a dark ally. I will be the one wearing the ski mask.
Duration of Date: Quick
Type of Date: Random Nightime Activities
WTH?! Ok Jonnii. I will accept your date. I will meet you in a dark ally. And I will be the one with a bat and spraying mace in your eyes!!
This was the first time I have ever signed up for an online dating site. First and most likely last. And it is obvious, after my first “How About We” encounter, that I will be using my account for entertainment purposes only. I will be sure to write about all my available “suitors” here, and I will most likely not be responding to any of them.
And good luck with that one Jonnii. I think you are going to need it….
SG Dinner 5/13:
- Deviled Eggs
This morning I woke up to my roommate telling me that we had no hot water. Excellent! Thankfully I was not feeling overly disgusting and managed to get by with a poor mans shower (which consists mainly of a wet washcloth and minimal soap).
With it being Cinco de “HEYOOO!”, I decided to dress a little festive today and wear a dress I bought over the weekend. Feeling cute (but not so refreshed) I opened the front door to my apartment with a big breath of fresh morning air. Good morning New York! Good morning shoe man who works next door and waves to me like I’m a celebrity! Good morning dog! Good morning lady with stroller! (Yes, it was one of those mornings). And so I walked, with a skip in my step, off to work.
As many New Yorkers know, there are a plethora of ventilationgrates right near the subway that shoot up hot air every time a train passes by. As I approached these, I put my hands to my side to avoid a Marylin Monroe moment and that’s when I felt it. A tag. “That’s funny”, I thought to myself….”why is there a ta….”. And that is when i looked down to find that my dress was on….inside out. WTF?!?!
Mortified, I managed to think clearly enough to run across the street to the Starbucks bathroom to fix this wardrobemalfunction. Of course as I was heading into the BR of the extremely crowded Starbucks, a handsome gentleman told me that there was no TP. I wanted to say- ”Thank you sir, but if you have not noticed, I dressed in the dark this morning”.
After fixing my dress and few self-assuring words in the mirror, I was out and back on my way to work. Disaster diverted..or so I thought.
Luckily, I managed to catch the express train right away. Ahhh, my luck was changing!! And immediatly FADED as I hoped onto a train with NO air conditioner. Instantly sweat started pouring down by poor man bathed body and newly reversed dress. My hair (which I curled the crap out of b/c I did not wash it) was slowly wilting.
I feel like any normal human being would go to the train that does have AC, however- being the idiot that I am, I stood there. (I mean, I did wear my dress inside out for 5 blocks, do you really expect me to move?!) Today, Miserable was my middle name. Suddenly, behind me I hear- “This is the train conductor. What is your emergency?”
Emergency?! I started to panic. Then I hear, “Ya mon, it is so hot in this train. Why can’t you turn on the air conditioning”….like really? Someone called an emergency b/c the AC did not work? And the conversation went something like this:
Train Conductor: “Mon, I will have to call an electrician, I dunno whats wrong”
Man on Train: “But mon, it is so hot. We are all sweating, mon! We opened the window but it is still so hot”
“Mon, I cannot fix the air conditioning at this time. You will have to move to another train, mon”
“You want all of us to move onto another train? Mon, we won’t be able to fit!”
“When we get to the stop you can move mon, there is nothing I can do about it”
“Ok, thanks mon”
I do love me a Jamaican accent, but not on a sweltering train in the middle of the city.
So that was my morning. I hope the rest of my day is smooth sailing….
5/4 SG Dinner:
- Bowl of Fruitful O’s
How come….every time I come back home to Maryland, and my mom makes bacon for breakfast (which is every time I come home), and then leaves before I wake up, she leaves a baggy of 3 pieces of bacon in the fridge? Should I be concerned? Does anyone elses parents do this? I used to think it was normal, but this is just weird. And the really sad part is, I get really excited when she comes into my room to tell me: “Caroline, I am leaving. And I left some bacon for you in the fridge. Love you!”
She can’t see but under my covers, I am smiling.
- 3 pieces of refrigerated bacon
On a side note, I have to share my sadness. My favorite music buying site in the WORLD LaLa.com is being shut down. Good old Steve Jobs is to blame for this one. Excuse me now while I go morn and eat my bacon.