Weekend Prelude

May 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

After a long and tiring week, it was nice to call it an early day at work today and hop on the 4:20 train to my parents’ house. My boss is the best!

Lunch

Speaking of my awesome boss, not only did he force me to leave work early, but he and I also went out for a nice long lunch in Hoboken. He has a car, so we love going out for lunch once a week or so. Today we tried a place we’ve been wanting to try but haven’t yet: It’s Greek To Me.

It was adorably kitschy with a homey atmosphere. I loved the decorations and colorful walls. It looks like the inside of the postcard! I would’ve never known this place was a chain if my boss hadn’t pointed it out.

Their menu was full of standard Greek fare: dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), tzatziki, spanakopita, and all that good stuff! I went for the gyro (beef and lamb) souvlaki sandwich, which came with a side of Greek fries. It was huge! I loved the tzatziki on it and the meat was well-seasoned and packed in generously.

I only managed to finish about two-thirds of the sandwich, but it was good! My boss (who is Greek) had only one criticism, which was that the Greek fries weren’t smothered in lemon and oregano as they should be. Still, I think we’ll be adding it to our quick and easy lunch rotation. :) I’d love to go back to try the spanakopita and dishes on the “Traditional” section of the menu too!

Dinner

My mom prepared an absolute feast for dinner tonight! Family style, of course.

Steamed fish

Sprouts and bamboo

Stirfried Chinese veg that I don't know the name of in English

I had a small portion of rice in my bowl, filled up on the fish (perfectly tender) and veggies, and ended up with a little bit of soup. Delicious!

After dinner, I did a quick cardio circuit, which got me sweating, followed by a mile-long run. And I had a tiny bit of Naked Green Machine (about a 1/4 cup) to celebrate! In my favorite mug. :)

And for dessert, I washed some strawberries and blueberries. My sister and I shared a big bowl topped with half of a lemon Chobani. I haven’t tried the flavor before, but it was good and provided the perfect contrast to the sweet fruit.

So excited for this long weekend! Don’t have much by way of plans, but I’m excited to relax here. So far, my sister and I have plans for Zumba tomorrow and I’ll be hitting the beach if the weather is nice too. :)

Enjoy your weekends!