Once the cake appeared golden on top I removed it from the oven and let it cool. I then proceeded to cut said cake into cute little squares. The final step consist of slitting a minuscule hole into the center and stuffing it with organic peanut butter. There you have it, Elvis Squares (or monkey bread as my boss called it)! So simple, yet so satisfying;)
Other dishes included a refreshing mango salsa
An extremely yummy tofu/spinach dish
Curried veggies (which I also made)
black bean salad
There were also a couple of cakes and pies present. I left the pot-luck overly stuffed, but it was well worth it since everything tasted so good. My co-workers and I rolled ourselves out of the office and headed into Brooklyn where we volunteered for a soup kitchen for people living with HIV and AIDS. The organization is really great since it specifically focuses on offering nutritionally sound meals. It was a very nice experience and I hope to return this week.
We took our time and absorbed all the beautiful shots of the skyline.
Friday night I met up with my friend Deena, who is sadly moving to California:( We had a farewell dinner at Gazalas Place, a cute little joint in Hell’s Kitchen. We began with a spinach and goat cheese stuffed burkeka, which possessed a similar texture to a croissant. I love the spinach/goat cheese combo, so I thoroughly enjoyed this dish.
We were also given a corn salad, which was nice and refreshing.
For my main course I selected the veggie combo which came with Turkish salad, babaganoush, tabbouleh, and cegars (phylo dough filled with potatoes). Unfortunately none of these items were very good and the dish was WAY over priced at fifteen dollars.
After our dinner we took a nice stroll and ended up at Holey Cream a donut/ ice cream store famous for their donut ice cream sandwiches. Neither of us were feeling gluttonous enough for that, but we did indulge in some fro-yo;)
Aren’t these donuts the cutest?
I was going to stick with vanilla, but the woman behind me insisted that I try the peanut butter. I’m glad she told me, since it was indeed quite good!
We walked around a bit and I then I returned home and crashed.
As you can see, it was quite the shopping spree.
and vanilla soft serve. What can I say, I love ice cream!
Tonight I met up with a couple friends from high school for dinner at Amber. Though Amber is generally better for hot foods rather than sushi, we all were in a raw fish mood. I opted for a yellowtail avocado roll
with a piece of eel
and a piece of tobiko
It was really nice to see my high school friends and catch up with them!
I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!!!