Sunday Snaps #10 – Food and Pride

I think all I’ve done this week has been eat and eat some more. We were supposed to be at Josh’s cousin’s wedding this weekend in Pittsburgh but since I’m due in 3 weeks, we unfortunately decided not to go. Despite missing the wedding, we had much to celebrate here.


We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary with dinner at Anthony David’s in Hoboken. The meal was so good that the chocolate brownie with pistachio gelato dessert was the only picture we took the whole evening. Each year we celebrate by taking a trip but this year is the first time we didn’t travel for our anniversary. Don’t worry though because I’m already itching to go away and thinking ahead to where I’d like to celebrate our 10th anniversary.


I made overnight oats for the first time! I realize that I am late to the party but we finally got lids for our mason jars and of course you cannot possibly make overnight oats in something other than a mason jar. I made the classic overnight oats (and topped it with granola and berries the next morning) and the chocolate peanut butter one using these recipes. Both were really yummy.


Yesterday, we celebrated a belated Father’s Day and my dad’s birthday with dinner at Dino and Harry’s. I have waited for an amazing piece of meat all week and this meal totally satisfied the craving. I also loved how the steak looked like a pig!


Today, we went to brunch at Maialino to send off a couple of good friends as they embark on an adventure in Southern California. The pastries, which I do not have pictures of (of course!), were incredible. And I wish I can fit in their suitcase for California.



We walked by the Pride March on our way to the train and the energy was intoxicating. It was really great to see all the crowds and corporate support.

Hope you had a great weekend like me with a lot of great food and celebrations! 


Sunday Snaps #9 – Last week in Connecticut

Well, today caps off the end of our six month stint of living in Connecticut. The movers are in our apartment as we speak packing, we picked up our keys to the new place yesterday and tomorrow will be our first official day back in Hoboken.

I kicked off the week with lunch with my running friend, Maria. I had the day off and she works just 15 minutes from our apartment, so we had one last lunch hurrah (we had one in November before I started working) in CT. Tuesday and Wednesday were my last two days of work and then we spent the last couple of days preparing for the move.


My coworkers spoiled me to lunch at BAR on Wednesday. I had so many slices of pizza I lost count. This delicious mashed potato and bacon pizza is worth a try if you’re ever in New Haven!


It took me leaving the company to finally get them to take me to New Haven pizza. We’ve been talking about this since I joined and all the hype is worth it! The pizza is not round like New York-style pies and the crust is not thick like Chicago deep dish. The crust is chewy (which I like) but I think it’s less cheesy than New York-style. Anyway, I’m no pizza connoisseur so you’ll have to try for yourself.


We even capped it off with incredible ice cream from Arethusa Farm Dairy. I chose the Coconut and Dark Chocolate Chunk flavor after sampling a couple of others and it was delicious. There was real coconut flakes in the ice cream! I really don’t know how I managed the self-control to only eat a couple of scoops and saved the rest for Josh.


And then there were presents! Everyone was incredibly thoughtful and gifted me and the baby some wonderful treats.


With all this eating, I managed to make it to the gym four times this week – twice on the elliptical, twice on the treadmill and light strength training. I will really miss this spacious gym with windows.


And here we are to today, the movers are working at rapid speed. In the last three moves we did, we had the movers pack us and I have to say it is worth every penny. The cost is not much more in comparison and to not have to worry about having enough boxes, tape, or bubble wrap and paper is totally worth it. While we may be generally organized in everyday life, we are procrastinating cheapskates when it comes to packing, so we’re the ones at midnight the day before the move scrounging the garbage rooms looking for newspaper and boxes. While the movers may occasionally take you literally when packing (i.e. when we lived in our tiny 1-bedroom in NYC, we had shoes by the kitchen since it was right in the entry way, the movers threw shoes in with our pots and pans!), it is worth the extra money and slight surprise when unpacking to not be fighting into the wee hours of the night and approach moving day with as relaxed of a mindset as possible. How else would I be able to be blogging now?!


And with that we’re saying goodbye to this view. See you back in New Jersey!