Daily Archives: January 8, 2011

Larchmont Reunion

breakfast

Our friends David and Anna are in town – and they just got engaged!!!

Since Anna is from the ‘hood, we celebrated with breakfast at Larchmont Bungalow.

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I thought it was adorable how they balanced one another out by sharing these Mini Omelet Sliders – one was the Meat Sensation (sausage, bacon, steak, peppers, onions, and hollandaise) while the other was the Garden (egg white with spinach, zucchini, asparagus and goat cheese)

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Christy was there too! She ordered the full-size version of the Garden Omelet.

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(A little update on Christy for you long-time readers – her movie Sound of My Voice is going to Sundance this month!!!)

Abe and I split the Morning Burrito – with a lot of substitutions: egg whites, no bacon or cheese, chicken sausage on the side…

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…wrapped in a crepe with fruit:

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Can’t believe they got all of that right!!!

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Abe ate most of the burrito, since I had sausage to work with.

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Plus a bite of Anna/David’s potatoes, since she said they were awesome. And they were.

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Everyone loved their breakfast! The outside heater by us was broken, but we had a really nice time catching up.

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Spotted a celeb too – Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men!!!

It’s time for another walk back into Larchmont, since Julius has been on mouse patrol all day.

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Hoping we run into Anna + David (and Sally Draper) again!

Freaky Friday

dinner - salads - snacks - trader joe's

Last night was weird!

First, Abe made dinner – which was strange because HE was the one who had been working + sick with a cold all day, not me!

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I had specific instructions – fry an egg sunny side up, bake the Trader Joe’s Potato Latkes

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Served over a bed of mache + shredded carrots tossed in Meyer Lemon juice

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The last dollop of simple guac

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Hot sauce, s + p

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Runny yolk + greasy crunchy potato is the perfect salad dressing

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We also split the last few bites of Abe’s leftover Honey Acorn Squash and Spinach

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Since I ate nothing but gluten-free baked goods earlier I munched on an organic Ambrosia for dessert

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We had plans to attend an art opening, but as we drove by the gallery it looked way too crowded. So we went to Whole Foods instead – a hot Friday night!!!

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Abe wanted to pick up a tub of hummus and I insisted he should just make it at home, since we had all the ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.

Woops.

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Poor hubby wound up slicing his finger pretty bad. I put the mean immersion blender away and finished the rest of the dip by hand, producing a very chunky (almost reminiscent of tuna fish?!) texture.

Eaten with celery

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As if nursing my ill and injured husband wasn’t out-of-the-ordinary enough, I saw a mouse!!!

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If you follow me on twitter you know I spotted it a few nights ago. I was hoping Julius had scared it off, but we’ve been ready with a few cruelty free mousetraps.

Tahini came in handy – we had just picked up peanut butter at Whole Foods, but I wasn’t wasting a dab of Justin’s, even if it was on sale!

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Julius is NO help. I thought Jack Russell Terriers were supposed to be great at catching mice, but he hasn’t noticed it either time – and now he keeps setting off the traps!

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The bizarre evening events made me peckish

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I could’ve easily reached for another couple handfuls of Pumpernickel Pretzels but I knew that would be too much for my tummy. Whenever I snack before bedtime I’m never hungry til late the next day, and we’ve got breakfast plans with friends this morning.

So I sipped on a cup of Stripped Down Miso Soup to slow things down/quell the salt craving.

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Hoping for a Super Sane Saturday….

Best band aid for fingers?

Anyone ever have luck with those humane mouse traps?