[EOTW] Treats of the Week

20130120-223925.jpgStill no kitchen this week = more take out! I don’t mind, but I am looking forward to some kind of kitchen project soon. This week’s pictures are all about sweets and treats. The most special treat was the Magnolia cupcake that my sister brought back from a trip to NYC! Hmm I have a feeling my kitchen project will involve sugar! 20130120-223931.jpg

A pre-movie bear claw at Panera. We saw Zero Dark Thirty and I thought it was really good! 20130120-223943.jpg

Used a Starbucks gift card the next night! I ❤ cheesecake + brownies 20130120-223959.jpg

What I ate almost every morning while the kitchen was inaccesible. I call it sunshine bagel. : -p20130120-224004.jpgSnacked on truffle fries and nachos while watching the Patriots tonight. Luckily I’m not a dedicated fan!

Instagram Travels :: A Night in Kansas City


Today has been a long, tiring, fun, filling day. I woke up at 5:45 this morning to start my trip from Boston to O’hare and finally Kansas City. I grew up mostly in KC before moving to Colorado before high school, so I have lots of great memories and family here! The boys came to go to a basketball game and the girls came to shop and eat cupcakes on the plaza. We started the afternoon together with what else? Ribs! We were all starving. Then we shopped and anxiously awaited the beautiful plaza lights to come on. Some years growing up we drove to the big city for a slice of cheesecake as big as our heads and a ride on the Cinderella horse drawn carriages. I was so happy to see they were still there and with glittery hooves this time! I am so ready to go to bed now. Off to spend some time with more family and sports tomorrow in Manhattan!


:: the Cinderella carriages!! ::


:: First stop Houston’s. Dad’s prime rib looked pretty good! ::


:: this guys was cool. He decorated his bagpipes for Christmas! ::


:: all of the lights ::


:: Loot from Cupcakes a la Mode. A hit! ::


:: I picked amaretto sweetie. I love almond anything ::

[EOTW] Post Thanksgiving Slump


So, I’ve been back in Boston for almost an entire week, and I hadn’t even managed to make up a grocery list until this afternoon. This means that I barely cooked all week…The night I returned I bought an overpriced sandwich from the airport. The next day we ordered a gigantic calzone from across the street, which fed me for like three meals. I guess I’ve been feeling a little uninspired on the cooking front after all the Thanksgiving festivities. I scrolled through pages and pages of food pictures online (LOL nerd) this morning just trying to come up with something, anything that sounded good. And what did I land on? HOT DOGS. Really? Yes, it’s now December and hot dogs sounded amazing.

What else is on the agenda for the rest of the week? Shepard’s pie, mac & cheese, quesadillas, and more football food – burgers!

photo 2:: Buffalo Chicken calzone – so not Italian, but so, so good ::

20121202-184028.jpg:: My almost Chicago style dog. YUM ::

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:: YAY Paul brought me a Christmas donut! ::

IMG_3060:: The BEST cupcakes my mom has ever made. Chocolate with salted caramel frosting. Drool ::

Football Feast

I can’t believe it’s been almost three weeks since these photos were taken! I like watching football, but I love it ten times more when a table full of food is involved. I mentioned this football feast in an Eats of the Week post, but I wanted to share the rest of the pics because well, they just make me happy. It was a fun day celebrating my dad’s birthday and watching K-State win big, which they’ve been doing a lot of this season, woo! My mom made some delicious lobster rolls and her famous potato salad. I kept getting the feeling that I was still in New England with the lobster and autumn apple picking! Of course, I shortly realized how mega chapped my lips and  hands were and oh yeah, those mountains out the window = Colorado loveliness. I can’t wait to go back in just over a week for more food and family time!

:: Man, how cute are these football themed table decorations?! Dad’s are never too old for a themed birthday ::

:: Just. Perfect. Yum. ::

:: K-state purple cupcakes peeking in the background. Chocolate cake with chocolate chip cheesecake in the center! ::