I spend a lot of time trying to convince people that I don’t really have the appalling eating habits I appear to from my blog posts. People read this blog and say, “HOW do you eat like that?! Wheeeere do you put it?!” And I laugh and say, “Oooh, I just don’t eat that MUCH! I eat small portions. I’m not a total slob.” But you know what? I’m a total slob. I love junk food. And not McDonald’s, but junk food in general. Butter and sugar and chocolate and oil and carbs and starches and marbled meat and donuts and everything that makes people go, “Mmmmm” with pleasure when they ingest it. So as I read the New York Food Diary column on NYMag.com this week, I thought, I’m gonna do it and I’m gonna prove everybody wrong!
All I did was prove y’all right. So I’m just gonna ride this wave until my pants stop fitting. Read at your own discretion…
Ah, Hump Day. Is this week a long one, or is it just me? The weather in New York has been totally unpredictable, the light is starting to take on an autumn-esque quality, and I think I’m getting a cold. Fan-freaking-tastic.
As a little pick me up, I thought I’d share this tip I found while browsing the interwebz. Don’t you hate when you’re drinking iced coffee and you suck back the entire drink just slowly enough to leave an inch of coffee-flavored-water at the bottom?
The answer? Coffee cubes! Freeze some coffee in ice cube trays and by the time your drink is gone, you’ll still have a nice little treat left. If you’re feeling especially saucy, drop a couple chocolate covered espresso beans in the ice cube trays before the cubes freeze and voila: snack time.
Note: this also works with wine (because there’s nothing classier than white wine with ice cubes floating in it, right?). Just leave out the espresso beans…
The heat is old news, so I won’t bore you. But I will reiterate that my kitchen is a freaking sauna, hence my weekly diet of cheese, crackers, and sandwiches. And no, they were not interesting sandwiches. For a hot second yesterday I considered carrying the fixings into my AC’ed bedroom to put the sandwich together. It’s that bad.
A quick “happy weekend” post to let you know that:
a) there is exciting food truck news! Joyride Truck, featuring Portland’s own Stumptown coffee and other caffeinated treats, has been parked in midtown all week until the early afternoon.
b) you can now follow me on Twitter! I’ll be Tweeting, and Twittering, and Twitting, and you know… whatever… updates as they come on the blog, New York York deals, fun foodie finds around town, and much more. I’m jumping on the bandwagon, kiddies. There’s no going back now.