Daily Archives: March 3, 2011

On the Upswing

Yesterday I was productive at taking the steps I need to get back on track with healthy eating. I cleaned the whole apartment with help from the beau and even organized my clothing drawers. Now home is a happier place. 🙂

Since home was happy and clean, I made lunch for myself today. I packed an open face PB and banana sandwich with a pear on the side. The sandwich was delicious, but the pear was a little past ripe. 😦

My friend and I picked out the restaurant we are going out to eat tonight already, so that I can decide what I’m going to eat before I get there. 🙂

 I went for a jog yesterday with an uninterested Hadley (he’s too young still to have the concentration) and took a Pilates class. Friday I plan on running outside for 2.25 miles. Let’s hope the weather cooperates. 🙂

I am going to take the time to make a list of recipes for next week. Then on Sunday, I am going to pick-up the necessary ingredients. 🙂

Yay for little achievements!!!

Tastes Like Home to Me

Chris was in Ithaca overnight on Tuesday recruiting for his firm. It’s so weird that we have crossed over to the “other side”. Of course I asked him to bring me back a meal that reminded me of Ithaca: a Viva La Chelsea sandwich and Desert Stone cookies from Collegetown Bagels.

Viva La Chelsea: Mozz, tomato, basil, olive oil

Desert Stone cookie

Collegetown Bagels and their parent shop, Ithaca Bakery, are much beloved in Ithaca. My friends and I practically lived at CTB throughout law school, whether it was for an Irish Breakfast tea in the morning, a bagel with cream cheese and tomato before a final, a soup on a cold day, or a glass of sangria outside on a warm evening. The Viva La Chelsea was the first sandwich I ever ate at CTB. It became a tradition for my friend Ellen and I to have the sandwich on our first lunch together every semester. Yummy memories.

Though a CTB sandwich is something I would refrain from on most days now (I can probably attribute 10lbs of weight gain to my love for their food), last night it was well worth the calories and tasted like home. I know I only lived in Ithaca for 3 years, but I lived so many memories in that town that it will always have a little bit of my heart. Seeing the CTB bag just brought a smile to my face. Eating a Desert Stone cookie? Well, that put a smile in my tummy. Good thing I took time to take a jog and go to Pilates yesterday to offset the side effects of all the happy yumminess. 🙂

What food makes you feel at home?