Where there are friends, there is food. Where there is food, there are friends.
My special guest that visited this weekend (who I mentioned on Friday) was my BU BFF, Rachel!
She made a spontaneous trip down to New York to hang out and have some girl time. Needless to say, I brought her to places with lots of food, and I brought lots of food to her face.
Remember when I first opened that mega jar of peanut butter that I received from MyProtein? That was July 7th.
I finished it on July 31st, putting it to rest the right way—overnight oats in a jar (with maybe 3 tablespoons of peanut butter left inside, sorry not sorry).
Rachel arrived at night, and we enjoyed a Fish Friday meal of cajun flounder, barley, black bean corn salad, and green beans.
Followed by dessert of ice cream, scones, and a looooong talk on the couch. #deepthoughts
Late night chats means late wake up, but not too late to make some banana waffles for breakfast!
topped with greek yogurt, peanut butter, strawberries, and maple syrup
Rachel and I went to a super posh and ritzy town in Connecticut, where ladies were wearing sundresses and heels, Lululemon was next to Vineyard Vines, and GEOFFREY ZAKARIAN WAS TWO FEET AWAY FROM ME.
*Geoffrey Zakarian in an off-white suit walks towards us*
Me: Oh my gosh, it’s Geoffrey Zakarian!!!
*Geoffrey definitely hears me but promptly pretends to see something across the street and walks in that direction with his two posse dudes*
Me: He’s a famous Food Network star. Oh my gosh, what do I do?
Rachel: Alison…it’s okay. He’s walking away.
Me: Wait, he’s getting farther. But I want to take a picture with him. Oh my gosh. He’s so famous.
He looked exactly like this!!!
Apparently he’s opening a restaurant on the street we were on, so he must have been doing business for that. I was only slightly, extremely bummed that I didn’t have the courage to run across the street to take a selfie with him, but at least I spared myself from being that fan.
Anyway, after coming home and doing some yoga that was a little more intense than expected for both of us, we went to Mass and dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant.
Rachel and I split the gnocchi and veal sorrentino. We were in rich, Italian, tomato, tom-ah-toe, mozzarella heaven.
Later that night we grabbed some delicious ice cream (<— redundant, I know) with Michael. Apple pie ice cream for meeeee.
We walked, talked, watched old videos of my chipmunk-voice days, and some Iliza Shlesinger comedy before calling it a [very late] night.
I woke up past 10 AM, which makes me kinda sad, but hey, it’s a summer weekend.
We had a slow morning of talking and stretching before going to a local Indian festival for
food cultural immersion.
we split a baked samosa
and then split this tray of yummy, oily, flavorful fun
split a mango lassi as well
very tempted to jump into the water for a swim on a hot day
Our weekend ended with pork chops and chicken, the movie Chef, time with Daliza, and more girl talk.
Needless to say, this weekend was filled with lots of rich, heavy foods that made me want to roll into bed right after eating them. But I loved every bite, and most importantly, I loved every moment with my homegirl, Rachel. It was an awesome weekend, and I’m sad that she has to go back to Boston today… Less than a month before we actually move in together for schooooooool.
(Minus the missed opportunity to take a pic with IRON CHEF Geoffrey Zakarian.)
Hope you all have beautiful Monday!
So tell me:
Did you have any yummy rich foods this weekend?
Have you ever spotted a celebrity in public?
Indian or Italian food?