Bright Ideas

Hi there, I’m back for my pm post of the day.  It was a fun fun fun (i.e. lazy) Saturday.  I spent 90% of my time hanging out with A – I ❤ kissing my hubby!

Bright, totally normal, idea #1 – eating chocolate from Blue Apron for breakfast.

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I really liked these little candies.  The inside had a kind of strange gummy texture but the flavors were good together.

Then A and I decided to go into the city for a late brunch.  On the way there we got lemonade.

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When A bought his the woman said it was sugarfree so I decided to get some too.  After tasting it we found out that it was made with some sort of fake sugar and was not good at all; we each drank less than 1/3.  I need to make some homemade lemonade soon, it sounded so good! 

We hit up Freemans, a spot we had read about in SoHo.

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It was gorgeous, it was an old home and it was decorated like an eccentric ski lounge.  The lighting was dim so my pics don’t begin to do justice.

I ordered Poached egg, a roasted tomato, cheddar cheese grits and buttered toast.

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This was delicious!  I adore poached eggs and the bread was perfect for yolking.  I am sure the grits were good, but apparently I don’t like grits, so I ended up leaving most of them.

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I ordered a Freeman’s Bloody Mary made with potato vodka, freshly grated horseradish and garnished with a caperberry.

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It was only ok, the reason I have been liking Bloody Marys lately is for the spice and the horseradish in this kind of tapered off.

What was great was the next two drinks A and I shared: a Germain Fizz champagne, elderflower liquor, grapefruit and a Bourbon Tea Cooler bourbon, iced tea, pomagranate syrup.

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The Germain Fizz was the best drink of the day (A also had champagne with absinthe), it was perfectly fizzy and sour.

I even got dessert, Bananas Foster with rum butterscotch sauce!

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So frickin good!  A ate off all the ice-cream but I pretty much devoured the rest.  Kath posted about this dessert last week and I realized I hadn’t had it in forever – so glad I got to satisfy the urge.

I have to be honest, I was pretty wasted by the end of brunch.  I have always been a lightweight, even when I drank a lot, so at my current rate of less than one a week I am ridiculous.  I stumbled around SoHo laughing and fell asleep on A’s lap for the whole train ride home!  Not, however, before we stopped in at Boss Tweeds to play an arcade game!

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When we got home (I had sobered up) we did some errands and hung out.  We watched a movie and my next bright idea (after candy and booze) was to eat a huge bowl of popcorn with melted SmartBalance for “dinner.”

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Goooooood.  Not good was the movie, we rented “Rachel Getting Married” and I do NOT recommend it.  I love Anne Hathaway and I was really looking forward to this but it was so slow!  Has anyone else seen this flick?

A and I took a long walk around the ‘hood and our final bright idea was renting a Scrubs dvd.  Our brilliant plan is to stay up half the night cuddling and watching.  I love Scrubs with A so much I mentioned it in our wedding vows!  Hope everyone else has a comfy cozy night!

What are some of your guilty pleasures?  I am a (guilt free) popcorn, walks, and Scrubs fanatic!

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8 Responses to Bright Ideas

  1. MaryBe says:

    Ha you look like Sarah from Terminator 2 with that gun! I know you said in your other post that you haven’t really seen the series – you really need to rent them! The second one is my favorite.
    Your brunch made me drool!

  2. Mom says:

    So glad you two took the pic of the lemonade so I could see your new white pants – very cute!

  3. Hangry Pants says:

    I love your mom’s comment. My mom says things like that all the time about my blog, but she usually emails me.

    Also, I love the the bananas foster!!!!

    I am a banana, hummus and scrubs addict. Was that the last episode ever?

  4. fitforfree says:

    Ahhhh blue apron! That’s right up the street from my place . . . and my friend works there 🙂

    sounds like a lovely saturday!

  5. Sharon says:

    Those chocolate candies shaped like strawberries are so adorable. And mmm everything looks awesome!

  6. evan says:

    i.LOVE.freeman’s!! as a current NYU student, it’s a regular haunt for my friends and me. i’m glad you liked it. it’s such a funky, odd place for trendy, posh SoHo.

  7. Bec says:

    I agree it was really slow, I almost didnt make it through the whole film!

  8. Agreed! I had such high hopes for Rachel Getting Married but I didn’t even finish it! That was because the DVD player kinda crapped out, but I wasn’t even motivated enough to pop it in my laptop to finish. Bummer. HOWEVER, I also agree that Terminator was awesome. Hottie McHottness all over that shiznat.

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