ABC, Easy As…Yum!

March 3, 2011

Well, it’s your lucky week, isn’t it? A bonus post from Family Favs. I feel like I had to given all the craziness — Charlie Sheen, John Galliano, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera, Charlie Sheen…scary. And don’t you get the feeling it’s just all not going to end well? Yikes.

Ken took me out for Valentine’s Day this past weekend. (2 weeks late, but who’s counting??) Well, it was truly better late than never as he took me to ABC Kitchen, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s take on a sustainable kitchen. Produce is locally sourced, plates were made by a local potter, waiters wear the plaid shirt of their choice…but really, it all comes down to the food. And it’s VERY GOOD! I think it’s my favorite new restaurant so far. We had the peekytoe crab toast, squash toast, hamachi sashimi (which was more like ceviche), I had the arctic char with carrot sauce, Ken had the sea bass with herbs and potatoes, and we split the sundae with salty caramel ice cream, chocolate sauce and caramel popcorn. Delish! (A ginger margarita washed it all down well.)

Goodness doesn’t come cheap (figure on $175 with tip for two — with minimal drinking), but for a lovely night out or a special occasion, I give it a big thumbs up.

It’s Not Just for Soap

Our guest blogger Michelle is here with her recommendations to make life a little easier, with a new site and a tasty frozen meal:

I  shopped  at Soap.com twice and had a great experience both times.  The prices are good and the service is great.  Your order will come within 1 to 2 days with no shipping fees if you spend at least $25.  You can buy any household product you can imagine and most drugstore items.  I was out of dish detergent and was able to get it delivered directly to my house the next day!  I also ordered 12 rolls of Bounty paper towels.  It was very convenient to have this big package delivered to my front door.

If you decide to try Soap.com, first check out retailmenot.com for some coupon codes.  There’s a code on the site right now for 15% off your first order.  Even without the discounts, I think it’s a good value. Check it out here at soap.com.

Dr. Praeger’s Tex Mex Veggie Burgers

For a quick lunch, I love to heat up a Praeger Tex Mex burger.  I serve it in a toasted tortilla with melted mozzarella cheese.  I fold the tortilla in half, fill it with cheese, spray the outside with Pam and toast it in the toaster oven.  It’s quick, delicious and nutritious.  One burger has 110 calories, 6 grams of protein and 14% of your daily iron needs.  The sodium content of 250 mg is not too outrageous given it is a frozen pre-made item.  I also like Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie burger.  There is also an appetizer and snack line and a whole kids line I look forward to trying. Look for them at Trader Joe’s, Costco or Whole Foods.

 


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