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Happy new year!! I hope everyone had a safe, memorable and happy New Year! This year, Jason and I decided to opt against spending 50 dollars to step into a bar (before drinks of course) and just stay low key. We did go out for a fabulous dinner downtown Boston. The restaurant was called Tremont 647 and it was delicious! Neither of us had been but heard great reviews so we thought New Years with their Pre-fix menu would be a great opportunity to try it out!
It was covered in balloons! (reminded me of the Sex and the City movie when Carrie and Miranda went to their Valentines day dinner)
We each got the shrimp fritter which was served over a light coleslaw with a tangy sauce and some bacon (everyone got this dish included) I thought it was ok. I am not a fan of fried food and I don't eat bacon, so I picked at this a bit.
I chose the pickled vegetable salad for my appetizer. It had beets, carrots, celery, cauliflower, frisse and goat cheese. This was DELICIOUS! Loved the combination of flavors with the spicy vegetables and creamy cheese.
Jason got the crab salad which was served in a radicchio cup with tangy dressing. Again, delicious! and light
for me entree, I got the split roasted chicken breast which was served over rice and black eyed peas, seared kale and corn bread on the side. AMAZING, a bit on the salty side but once in a while, I think its ok to indulge, right?
Perfectly moist (see the stone ground mustard on the chicken?-perfection!)
Jason got the angus beef with cauliflower, pearl onion and snap peas. I didn't try his steak but those little pear onions tasted as sweet as buttah :)
I chose the lemon meringue baked alaska. It was served with ruby red grapefruit and a minty drizzle. My favorite dessert in the entire world is key lime pie/lemon meringue pie, so this desert has my name written all over it. It was all served on a graham cracker crust.
Jason got the banana creme pie. He thought it was just OK. I like my bananas in my oatmeal, not really in a pie form, so I thought this was just OK too. We split my baked alaska.
New years breakfast at my house! (can you tell which seat is mine?)
Obviously the one with the cranberry oats! and lots of cinnamon.
HOmemade pumpkin bread, with the help of Mr. Trader Joes
A hard goats cheese with dried figs.
Everything was delicious and it was great to spend some time with my parents. After this we relaxed at my parents house for a few hours and then went off to another New Years day party at my Boyfriends parents friends house. More food! (I didn't take any pics!) The food was very heavy and rich ( meatballs, eggplant parm, stuffed shells) lots of italian food! It did not sit well with me beacuse my body is not used to such heaviness so I just picked at it. When we got back to Jasons at around 8 I was hangry, so I made a light little snack
Apple slices in a cup
Breakfast this morning. THe usual
Shortly after breakfast I went to the gym for a workout. It was a great one! I started with a 20 minute run. I went for intensity, not speed, so I did lots of intervals, raising the inclining, then sprints, then jogging. It was awesome!
- military presses
- Bosu chest press
- Assisted pull up
- Bosu Lunges (one foot on one foot off)
- ball crunches
- tricep rope press
- Squat with medicine ball throw
- Rear delt raise
- ended with 15 minutes on the arc trainer
Came home and had lunch
Sorry for the repeat picture but it was a repeat lunch! Lots of veggies, pumpkin spiced chickpeas, smoked tofu (also had a Dr Kracker cracker on the side)
And lots of this!
- After lunch I went with my parents back to the apartment I looked at the other day. I really like it and I think this could be the one! (for a little background, I graduated college in May 2008 and have lived at home ever since. I love living at home, don't get me wrong and have saved a TON of money, but I think its time for me to live on my own now. I have been looking to move out since the summer but haven't found the right place for me) This apartment is 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with 2 SUPER nice young girls like me! I will probably know within the next days weeks if I am taking it.
- How was your New Years
- Did you move out right after college or if you are still in college what do you plan on doing about living situation afterwards?
- Favorite Brunch Food?