Hi all. Good afternoon. Where has the day gone? I didn’t have a chance to blog until my lunch break!
How was everyone’s weekend and Easter?
Mine was very good. The weather in NYC was fabulous, I ran a great race on Saturday and then Hubby and I hit up a local restaurant for a delicious celebratory dinner.
On Saturday, we went to Uva on 2nd Avenue between 77th and 78th, upon the recommendation of one of Bill’s colleagues. We went to celebrate the fact that Hubby recently passed a hugely important test thing at work. Seriously, he was stressing about this thing for months! But he passed and with flying colors (of course I knew he would).
My apologies in advance, there will be no delicious dinner pics, since Hubby gets extremely embarrassed when I snap away in public places. We started off dinner at Uva with a delicious cheese plate with three different selections and we each had a glass of wine. I absolutely LOVE cheese plates. I order one every chance I get when I’m out. I’ve also been known to make a nice little cheese plate as an appetizer when hosting or attending parties. 🙂
Hubby also ordered the baked calamari, which I’d never had before. Have to say it was pretty good and I’m not the biggest calamari fan.
For my entrée, I had the Bigoletti Di Barbabietole – red beet fingerling gnocchi in a gorgonzola sauce with baby spinach and yellow grape tomotes. It was DIVINE!!
I also tried a bite of Hubby’s dish which was some kind of ravioli filled with artichoke and something else – his was amazing as well!
Overall, our meal was delicious. It wasn’t exactly inexpensive, since we did order two apps, two entrées and three glasses of wine (of which I had two – hehe). But I think that the price was definitely more worth it than some of the other restaurants in the area we’ve eaten at before.
I also liked that our server was very knowledgable. I asked her for cheese suggestions and she totally knocked it out of the park.
After dinner, I forced Hubby to stop at CVS while I picked up some half-priced Easter candy. Lent was almost over and my sweets craving was starting to grow.
Which leads me to Sunday, which was a very candy-filled day. I woke up and had a decent breakfast. Oatmeal with mixed frozen fruit blended in and a side of light cranberry juice.
After breakfast we headed to church for Easter mass and then when we got home we went to work cleaning and scrubbing the entire apartment. Seriously, it took hours.
And while we cleaned, I snacked on chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Including my favorite…
Mmmm so yummy. I ate all four eggs in that carton yesterday. Yes, sickening – I know. Are you a cadbury egg fan? I think people either love them or hate them. We know how I feel about them – obviously.
I didn’t really eat lunch, since I was snacking on candy all day and cleaning incessantly. So by the time dinner came around, I wanted something über healthy. Hence, my giant salad.
It was so yummy and just what my stomach filled with chocolate wanted. Romaine lettuce, carrots, feta cheese, apple and walnuts with Newman’s Light Italian dressing. I definitely overdid it with the candy.
How about you – did the Easter bunny visit you this weekend and bring you lots of candy? Were you able to use any willpower?
I clearly was not able to abstain. But I do not eat like this everyday, so if I go a little crazy once in a while, I think it’s okay.
That’s all for today folks – I’ve got a 5 mile run on the training plan tonight. Weather.com says it’s gorgeous out – so I can’t wait! I really can’t believe I’m already in week 13 of my 18 week training plan. Scary!! Marathon will be here way too soon.
Have a great day!
OMG that gnocchi sounds AWESOME!
I am a Cadbury Egg lover too! I have been grabbing one about once a week when I hit the grocery store as my little treat. I did get a few Easter candy items yesterday, I just snacked on a few jelly beans and a peep so far, I’m trying to be good and see how long I can make it all last!
I am not so much a fan of the “original” Cadburry- but love the mini solid chocolate ones! mmm…
And the Easter Bunny made a trip to my parent’s house- I enjoyed it all while I was there, but left it behind when I drove back to my house. Good thing- I would have eaten it the entire trip back… ugh.
I’m a Cadbury fan too. And I definitely could have had a carton with you. It’s spread out over the course of a day…so it works. 😀
I am the biggest Cadbury Egg fan. I just remembered that stores will probably be selling them for 1/2 off since Easter is over. I must get some, so thanks for the reminder! 😀
Yup half off – but around here they are going fast!
I’m not sure about the Cadbury Eggs but I have other weaknesses for sure. This restaurant sounds great! Thanks for the recommendation. Bo and I will definitely try it out soon! Let’s do another brunch soon!
Sounds like a plan to me!!
HAHA It’s like we had the same dinner at Uva! I was there a few weeks ago with a high school friend and we split the cheese plate and I had the beet pasta. SOOOO GOOD!
Great minds think alike! 😉