Sep 22, 2013

Gastronomic Excursions : Veselka and Veniero's last Thursday

Veselkas big plate of pierogies (boiled)

Veniero's "award" from Steve Harvey on his show

Autumn Trifle from Veniero's
We moved to our new apartment last May and I have been preparing dinner most of the time now. We seldom order in or go out because of a hectic schedule. When lived in the Lower East Side, we go to Veniero's and Veselka almost every month. I have eaten at a lot of restaurants at that area and Veselka never fails me. I order the same stuff everytime though. Borscht (?) or Matzoh Ball soup and a big plate of their famous pierogies. they have many flavors to choose from for the filling but i always get the same item. 7 pieces for the big plate : 2 goat cheese and arugula, 2 sauerkraut and mushroom, 2 spinach and cheese and 1 cheese or sometimes meat. Dessert on the other hand is always at Veniero's. Both establishments are just a few blocks away from our old apartment. But now that we are in the West 100s part of the city, we have to make do with whatever is here. There is a bakeshop a few blocks from our apartment that has delicious and cheap cakes  I cant get enough of the tres leches cake. the hubby likes their flan. And when I get lazy we order Chinese take out from Empire Noodles. They have good noodles. Some of their dishes are a bit expensive but the food truly tastes better than the other Chinese restaurants.

We still go downtown to get items from petco for the 2 baby girls and our recently added pet, a dog. We also go visit Mom and most of the time when we do there is a big meal waiting already for us. By the time we leave her apartment, we are no longer thinking of food. So its been a couple of months since we visited the two Vs that we love.

Last Thursday we went to go visit Mom to return the shopping cart we borrowed 2 weeks ago. We were already on the train when we realized we forgot the cart. Fail. So we bought desserts for her instead a couple of  extras for ourselves. Since we were down there we decided to swing by our favorite Lower East side restaurant Veselka's, and yes I had my usual=)

Daily thoughts : Run route photos

Ran 9 miles today from the library all the way to the park and back home. The weather was beautiful. It has been cool since fall started but today was just perfect. Overcast skies with a threat of some drizzle but I got home dry except of course for the sweat on my clothes.

Some photos also of the dog while we were out walking this morning :

Capped off the night with a delicious bowl of Beef Stew prepared by Mom (I didnt make it a lunchdate today because I had to wait for a package to be delivered by the fedex guy). Cooked chicken adobo with pineapples for tomorrow's dinner.

Sep 17, 2013

Daily thoughts - Aldrich Lloyd Talonding napabilib mo ako, at napaiyak rin

Just saw a video on the newsfeed on my facebook about this kid. I looked up this particular video because the one I saw on facebook was the interview with Ellen Degeneres and I got curious afterwards. I havent read the full text on the boy's story but I was truly amazed upon hearing this young talent. I was also moved by the song and the message this kid had for his late father. I had to grab a box of kleenex. beautiful song and message. Made me miss my Dad too...