Sunday is my favorite day of the week because Joe and I allow ourselves to eat whatever (and however much we want) of anything. It mostly involves pizza, and lots of desserts. I’ve been on a baking kick the past few Saturday’s, and Joe requested his favorite dessert this week–fine by me since it’s the easiest recipe known to man.
Icebox cake! It’s literally just pudding and graham crackers…and milk to make the pudding–Lactose-intolerant kind for Joe.
It’s super easy. Just boil milk to make the pudding, and layer, starting with Vanilla (so that Chocolate ends up on top, but that’s just me!), then grahams, then pudding (there should be 4 layers of pudding).
I then crumble up leftover grahams on top for some crunch. I also added sprinkles, of course. Let it sit for 8 hours so that the pudding soaks into the grahams. Then, dig in!
I spent most of last night setting up my blog because Joe got home from work pretty late. As soon as we woke up we headed for the kitchen to dig into the icebox cake.
We paired it with a banana, extra sprinkles and whip, and finished with some coffee from the french press. Perfect start to the day. We had planned to go into the city today to get Joe some new sneakers, since I had gone to Jack Rabbit last week and had a great experience. I got my first “real” pair of running should, atleast as far as I’m concerned.
They have you run on the treadmill and they videotape you from behind to tell what kind of running type you are. My feet land slightly inward and I have a high arch, so they found a pair that were perfect for me! Joe was neutral, so they brought out a few pairs and he ended up leaving with some New Balance’s, as well as some synthetic (best to run in!) socks for the both of us.
We then headed to Piola on 12th Street, knowing that they had 80 types of pizza. We went with the “margherita” and the “carbonara”, which was actually just egg, italian bacon, parm, mutz, and sauce. We split them and licked our plates clean, as usual. It was washed down with a bottle of prosecco. I would definitely go back– a change to our normal visit to John’s.
As we were leaving, we noticed the “all you can eat pizza” flyers, and decided it was a good thing we came before 6:00, because we would be like puppy dogs and eat ourselves sick, LOL. They don’t know who they’re dealing with.
I had planned in my mind all day to stop at Baked by Melissa, but I didn’t tell Joe. Luckily, his Mom called and said she was having his family over for dinner for his sister’s birthday. The perfect excuse to stop and get cupcakes!
We ended up getting 50..I mean, you need about 10 to equal a real size cupcake, right? 😉 We immediately opened the box while waiting for the train back to NJ. We tried one each before we even got to his parents. The best one, by far, was the special of the month- confetti (similar to my ultimate favorite Pillsbury Funfetti cake). Some other highlights were the maple pancake, peanut butter & jelly, cinnamon, and cookies and cream.
Joe’s mom always cooks an amazing dinner. We had pasta, sauce, stuffed eggplant, peppers, and artichokes, pork, beef, salad, and finally ice cream cake for Liz (his sister) and cupcakes.
I always look forward to getting back into routine after a gluttonous Sunday! I’ll try to give my workouts by day, as well as some lunch highlights this week to get you attuned to my routine.
Off to watch Desperate House wives (which Joe oh-so enjoys…no, for real!).