Thursday, December 04, 2008

7 Days of Turkey Makes One Week

So, last Thursday (Thanksgiving) I ate my normal pumpkin-pie-only before dinner and then enjoyed my full Thanksgiving dinner. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I took full advantage of the leftovers (and there were lots of them) in my fridge. On Monday, I took turkey, potatoes, peas and gravy to work (our cafeteria is awful), but had something different (L's fabulous dinner) for dinner. On Tuesday, I again had leftovers (just turkey, peas and gravy this time - I figured that the carbs were being a bit overloaded) for lunch, but went to Bar Boulud (the closest to a regular place that I have) for dinner.

Today was one week (Thursday to Wednesday) and I didn't disappoint, I had my turkey lunch (like yesterday - just gravy and peas again). But then dinner tonight will be fabulous (details later). But really, that's seven full days of turkey (and I'm not even running low on it at this point) - I feel like I've passed a test, or perhaps just had a lot of good food.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Very Full: Dinner and a Ko Treat

Today as an early birthday treat, my friend L made dinner and J brought along dessert. L was on a mission to combine all of the things I most liked (without getting weird like blueberries mixed with green curry).

She started with 2 kinds of cheese (mmmm, cheese) as our appetizer (I especially enjoyed the blue/brie - forget what it's called, but it's all creamy goodness). And then proceeded to dazzle with Thai food (green curry chicken, pad thai, etc.) as well as more of a pan-Asian broccoli that I totally adored (I'm getting the recipe).

J stopped at Momofuku Milk Bar (it's very hard to keep up with all of the Momofuku's, but this one is the bakery - to be perfectly honest I had missed it, but I sometimes miss things - J usually doesn't miss things) and grabbed not one, not two, not even three, but all four kinds of pie (I'm not a cake fan, so birthday pie is a much better idea for me!!)

Reviews of the pies - they were all sweet, very sweet even - which I liked, but a couple of folks found a bit overpowering. For me, if I absolutely had to choose, I would order them as follows:
  • Crack pie - this was kind of like a blondie cookie, but more firm (a little solid, almost cookie-like in texture) with more butterscotch - I can't even describe it except that it was so very good
  • Candy bar pie - this was kind of like a snickers bar with pretzels on top - it looked disgusting, just a big thing of chocolate with pretzels and the inside of a 3 muskateers seeping out the edge - it was fantastic, the right blend of salty and sweet - plus the little bits of carmel just when you thought it couldn't get any better
  • Blondie pumpkin pie - this sounded the most disgusting, but was actually really good - some of that same butterscotch as in the crack pie, but a little more mellow and a softer texture, and no overwhelming pumpkin (not that I don't love pumpkin pie, I just generally don't like pumpkin pie mixed with other things)
  • Brownie - a fantastic brownie in a pie shape, but perhaps it's a sign of age, but the pure chocolate baked goods aren't quite doing it for me anymore - don't get me wrong, it was great, it just didn't beat out the other three

But tonight I didn't have to choose - I had all four. And now I am full. Very full. It's good. But probably not repeatable (at least in the near future) and so I'm glad to know the order to choose them in - because some day I really might need to choose. And that would be hard, but it would still be good.