Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekend Eats in the Arctic


When it's 7 degrees outside (Fahrenheit), there aren't many activities that can drag me outdoors. Cross country skiing is out, because the bitter cold would whip me in the face and just taking a walk hurts the skin.

Basically, it's drink hot coffee in the a.m., drink hot chocolate in the afternoon and drink red wine in the evening, in between cooking, baking, eating and going to the movies.

We saw The Wrestler this weekend with Mickey Rourke. FANTASTIC movie. Loved it. He deserves to win an Oscar.


We had some amazing New Jersey pizza at Conte's Bar in Princeton. An old institution that hasn't changed its decor since the 50's. You have to order your pie while waiting in line. No menus, so know what you want. It's worth the wait and they sell package goods too...........


I did a little cooking, which will be posted this week, and had some great Greek food at Kefi in NYC, thanks to Peter from Kalofagas Greek Blog, who recommended this fantastic restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.



Made some spaghetti and meatballs for lunch, which were better than the cover of Gourmet (if I do say so myself, the paper cover tasted funny).

18 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

You can never go wrong with Conte's - or with spaghetti and meatballs. Will have to try Kefi's sometime.

Cassie said...

That's a bunch of eating.
Those meatballs look yummy!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you realized the paper cover wasn't edible - no matter how great it looked. Looks ain't everything.

Mil

Content in a Cottage said...

Do you sneak in your own snacks when you go to the movies?

kat said...

Looks like a good weekend. We've been under 0 for so long here....

StaceyEsq said...

LOVE Conte's! My husband was busy eating pizza there the night I gave birth to my son and missed my epidural (although, if our roles were reversed, I would have opted for Conte's pizza over bearing witness to the epidural, too). Too bad I didn't know you and hubby were in the 'hood -- you could have come over for your evening red wine and dessert!

Culinarywannabe said...

Eating, drinking and watching movies is all we seem to be doing around here as well. I love it when mother nature gives us a good excuse to have a do-nothing weekend like this!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

At least you got out. I stayed in all weekend. The cold got the better of me.

Pam said...

The bowl of spaghetti looks delicious. I really want to see the movie "The Wrestler". I hear he's amazing and intense in it.

Bob said...

I love meatballs, they are one of my favorites. Can't wait to see the recipe! :)

noble pig said...

Wow, quite a weekend...mine did not include so many greats. Lucky you!

Patsyk said...

Can't wait for that meatball recipe... I'd love to get my hands on a good one I can make myself.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Drinking, cooking, baking, and eating! sounds like a great weekend to me! I'm counting the days till spring, I'm so done with the cold!

Zen Chef said...

I want to try Kefi too! I heard good things about it and i want to see the Wrestler too. Sounds like you had a nice week-end, but don't try eating that cover of Gourmet again. :-)

Giff said...

lol I see you obamaposterized yourself in the sidebar :)

want to see Wrestler as well.

you already know that I couldn't stand that cover of Gourmet. I bet your meatballs are great - look forward to recipe.

Peter M said...

Thanks for the Kefi report and despite it's problems with being new, glad the food still rocks!

Thanks for the shout-out, Stacy Rocks should be the new blog name. ;)

Lori Lynn said...

Cute. I like how you photographed the spaghetti and meatballs.
LL

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