Monday, September 1, 2014


This weekend was all about celebrating.  We had a very low key Friday night for our anniversary. We were both beat from the work week and just ordered pizza.  We also had some big plans for the long weekend.

We decided to make the trek into NYC for Saturday. Our trips normally revolve around our meal plan and this one was no different. I wanted to go to April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig.  Do you see all of the pigs?  They were everywhere. I loved it!  The place was pretty hipster but were so welcoming to us preppy folks from Connecticut. I got the most amazing grilled cheese. It was loaded with cheese and then served with a sweet onion marmalade.  I offered Mr. J a taste and then had to fight him off of seconds and thirds.

He went all out ordering cold brewed coffee, a devil's egg and then this massive burger. I couldn't get it in the picture but under that bun was a boatload of bleu cheese.  And that stack of potato sticks was gigantic. They were served with fried garlic and rosemary. He had to fight me off of these. 

After walking around Greenwich Village and then Union Square we came back home. I was beat.

Sunday was pretty low key. I made chocolate chip cookies. We went to the movies to see A Hundred Yard Journey.  It was my first choice.  So cute! I loved seeing France and hearing French accents. Plus there was a lot of food shots. Don't go hungry because you will leave hungry. I currently need to visit a French bistro and then an Indian restaurant.  Mr. J grilled steaks and corn for dinner and we enjoyed the evening inside as the thunderstorms rolled through. 

Monday I made gumbo - recipe this week on the blog.  Not sure if it was the best idea on a hot, humid day. It tasted amazing but left us both sweating.  

We hit up the movies again. Mainly because Mr. J wanted to see his first choice movie - The Chef, and because it was super hot and movies equal lots of cold A/C.  The movie was a bit slow to get going but then got really good.  Also another movie where you will walk out hungry. This time for a Cubano sandwich.

We finished the day with an ice cream as a final farewell to Summer. 

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!  I am not really looking forward to going back to work. 


  1. Ahhh your weekend sounds amazing!! I forget you live so close to the city. I need to go to the Spotted Pig soon!

  2. 1-now I'm hungry 2-now I miss NYC! ahhhh that burger and those fries from the spotted pig WERE good (although I had to go without the bleu cheese because...ew)

  3. Look at all those fries!! Looks like you had a great time.

  4. Happy Anniversary!! Wishing you both the best.


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