Wow, what a weekend!

Ethinic/Regional Potluck/Birthday Party was a big success.  There was a ton of food and this picture really doesn’t do it justice.  Turns out, in the heat of partying down the food blogger in me left the building and I didn’t put too much time into photography.

All I can say was the food was delicious and the company was delightful and it was a wonderful night.  I also got to focus on one of my New Years resolutions:

At the end of the buffet I attached the following sign to a big bowl.  What was in the bowl?  Money.  I asked that anyone who wishes to donate to a local charity that supports food banks please do so, and I would match dollar for dollar what was contributed.  They donated $64, and I donated $64, and according to the City Harvest website that’s enough to feed 2 people in New York for an entire year!

That felt good.

On to another resolution:

I did resolve to put more pictures of me on the blog, but if I’m going to do it, I’m dragging my friends along with me!
Muahahahaha.  I need a haircut.

I know that it’s totally wasteful, especially because I made a point of singling out a food rescue organization to help, but…I ended up throwing out all the leftovers from the party.  That’s not true, I kept some blocks of cheese, white rice and rice pudding.  But all in all, no one wanted to take anything home and it was too much for me.  I ate some leftovers Sunday and realized this isn’t the type of food I can eat everyday without my body completely getting pissed off at me.  So it went in the trash.

I’m feeling guilty about that, so I feel the need to confess it on the internet.

This is what Monday looked like:

Monday Breakfast

Oatmeal with 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, banana, and chopped pecans

Monday Snack

Soy Latte

Monday Lunch

Whole wheat wrap with hummus, red pepper and cucumber
Mashed acorn squash

Monday Snack 2

Apple

Monday Dinner

I had a friend in town from Israel. I felt the need to expose him to Vietnamese food at one of my favorite restaurants.
Seafood soup with rice noodles.

Yup, that about covers it.