Friday, February 5, 2010

NYC Suggestions

by Meghann on February 5, 2010

Only a few more hours until my 5 day weekend! Woop Woop!

This morning I polished off my bag of Nature Valley Honey Roasted Peanut Granola Nut Clusters that were sent to me to review ages ago..

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I still have a few bags left of all the other flavors, but this one was my favorite. :)

My fridge was pretty bare bones when it came to lunch today, but I think I did pretty good for what I had.

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Mini Pickles

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Roasted Broccoli and Carrots

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And the star of the show was my left over tofu sandwich.

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I had the other half of my WildWood Baked Tofu from the other night and topped it with bbq sauce and dried apple.

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Is there a meal that dried fruit won’t make a great addition to? This combination of flavors was delicious!

Tomorrow I set off for NYC. Yippee!!

Thanks to FoodBuzz and Electrolux I will be participating in a blogger cake decorating competition that will be featured on Kelly-Confidential.com and will raise awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Check out the sneak peak coverage I found for the ‘Cake 4 a Cause’ event by clicking here.

I am really looking forward to meeting our hosts for the event – Kelly Ripa and Buddy from Cake Boss. Expect lots of photos!

The event doesn’t take place until Tuesday, February 9th, but in the spirit of celebrating my birthday my Mom and I are flying up a couple of days early to explore the city.

This will be my 4th time in NYC!

The first time I was 16 and it was just my parents and I. All my other siblings were at summer camp, so my parents and I took off on an impromtu trip.

The second time my parents took all of my siblings and I for Christmas one year when I was in college.

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And the last time I was there was in August 2006 when a group of friends and I randomly decided it would be fun to take a trip together.

Look how young Derek looks in that photo!

This was my first ‘friends’ trip without my parents and we had a ball!

The best part was that my friend Emily’s Uncle lives just outside the city and was able to hook us up with one of his friends who just happened to be a multi-millionaire and own his own plane.

He took us around the statue of liberty and back.

Seriously this was one of my best memories of NYC. I mean how many people can say they have flown this close to the statue of liberty? Amazing!

So excited to see what adventures await us this time around!

Does anyone have any suggestions on what we could do in NYC this time around? Places to see? Things to do? Where to eat?

I would LOVE some suggestions!!

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