Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Snowy Day in the City

by Meghann on February 10, 2010

Why, hello Snow. Its nice to meet you.


It may not have been the ‘storm of the century’ as originally predicted for New York City, but for us southerners there was a hell of a lot of snow falling from the sky today.


It did not take long for cabin fever to sink in this morning. After I treated my Mom to a relaxing massage (our hotel was running a 1/2 off special because of the storm and I felt guilty she had to miss work for the rest of the week) we decided to brave the snow and continue to explore the wonderful city we have fallen in love with this past week.

The majority of the other cake-off bloggers had been grounded as well and since Megan from Megan’s Munchies has never seen any part of NYC she joined us on our snowy exploration.


I really was craving a nice cup of hot soup for lunch today. Lucky for me there is a Hale and Hearty Soup on every corner in this city.


This was actually my first opportunity to personally witness the calorie counts NYC requires all restaurants to advertise on their menus.


Did it sway my decision of what to eat? Not really. Of course all the options were soup based, so none of the numbers were too scary.


I ordered a medium mushroom & lentil soup with a piece of crusty sourdough bread on the side.


The soup was pretty good and did the trick of instantly warming my body up.

The three of us had a great time exploring the city in the snow. We did a little shopping, saw Macy’s, and headed to Time Square so that Megan could experience the craziness for the first time.


Walking in the snow and slush was not so fun. My boots were not waterproof and my socks were soaked. After seeing so many girls walking around with cute rain boots I knew I wanted a pair of my own.



Best $25 I have ever spent. The boots kept my feet dry and they were fun to wear. ๐Ÿ™‚


p.s. not sure what I’m going to do with all the stuff I’m buying while I’m up here. I may need another suitcase. ๐Ÿ™


My Mom LOVES NY Cheesecake and this afternoon we were determined to find her a good piece. Someone had recommended Juniors for great cheesecake, so we headed to the closest location we could find in Time Square.


Hot tea was a must for this meal



My Mom ordered a piece of chocolate swirl cheesecake and was in creamy cheesecake heaven.


Megan and I both are not big cheesecake fans and instead split a piece of apple pie.


The apple pie was fantastic! It had a healthy dose of cinnamon – just the way I like it. ๐Ÿ™‚




Spiderman the musical?!?! Hmmm…. could be interesting.


For dinner my Mom and I were hoping for something simple and easy that was close to our hotel and didn’t require me putting pants back on (I was already comfy in my sweats).

The Diner right up the road fit all the above criteria perfectly.




The color GREEN was on my mind. I have been seriously lacking on the veggie department this week! After some menu browsing I ordered the Seared Yellowfin Tuna Nicoise Salad with red potatoes, hard boiled egg, green beans, capers, and olives.


The salad was just what my body was craving. Delicious.


For dessert I had the other half of my Buckwheat Crunch Raw Chocolate Bar from One Lucky Duck.


Not quite sure yet what tomorrow will bring, but I do know I have another early date with the hotel gym in the morning! ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!

Oh, before I forget!

The people at Electrolux sent me a little video that features my team in Kelly’s Cake-Off for a Cause (don’t forget to support the fight against ovarian cancer by voting here!)


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Snowed In

February 10, 2010

Looks like I’m snowed in. Apparently the storm of the century was set to hit the northeast today. Yesterday all flights out of the NYC area were canceled for today. I was on the phone with Jet Blue for TWO hours last night trying to get the earliest flight possible out of NYC. The guy more ยป

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