Thursday, May 26, 2011

Holy Whole Foods!

This afternoon I stepped into what I can only describe as grocery store heaven. A food lovers paradise. A fresh food lovers fantasy. I could go on forever. So tell me why today marked my first whole foods experience? Oh whole foods where have you been all my life? I think I am in love. I always figured that they were just a way too overpriced food store that wouldn't be worth going to, but boy was a wrong. Their prepared food's area is amazing. Their salad bar is delicious, bakery is to die for, cheese section is incredible and their prepared food area? Pizza's, chickens, pasta's.. the list goes on and on. It is a culinary student's dream. So I had to splurge on a few items.. whats the point in going at all if i'm not going to go all out? And of coarse I had to document my purchases for my lovely blog followers.

Of course I had to hit up their salad bar for lunch. I couldn't
possibly tell you whats in here because I decided there needed
to be a little bit of everything. But from what I can remember
there is some arugula, two different pasta salads, a fruit salad,
a corn salad, some green beans, edamame, and a bunch of different
cous cous salads. 
I picked these bad boys up to make with dinner. Some fresh
carrots and mushrooms. Possibly sautéing the mushrooms
with some wine to make a nice sauce for the chicken breasts
I have, and possibly honey glazing those carrots. Sounds
kind of wintery but hey, why not. 

I could not pass up their bread and cheese section. I picked up
a sourdough loaf which they sliced for me, and a pice of brie cheese
my absolute favorite. 

While getting the bread at the bakery this little
baby caught my eye and I had to get it.
A mini cheesecake with a chocolate covered
strawberry on top. Yum. 

So there is my mini whole foods haul. Expect many more of these coming soon. Now that I have been in there, I am addicted. 

Monday, May 23, 2011


Here are some pictures from my favorite memories from the past three months in Florida. 


I'll never forget my time at Disney. Now I am on to my next adventure.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Who Say's You Can't Go Home

Hello everyone! Thought I had given up forever?! Not a chance! Things have been so crazy in the past month that I haven't posted anything. First my mom came to visit me for a week, and we were in extra hours at the restaurant for two weeks during easter. After that I took the time to recover from the craziness and rest for a while. Then dan came to visit me for an amazing mini vacation, and after that I wanted to shove in as much disney I could in my last week in Florida. And that is exactly what I did. It was a crazy month that would probably take up 30 blog posts to talk about. And now quicker then I thought, my Disney internship is officially over.
From all the long day's at work, visits from amazing people, good friends, amazing food, and crazy rides, I will never forget a moment of my time as a Disney cast member.
I was so excited to leave Florida that whole last week, but when the last night came I began to realize that I would be leaving my temporary home, a place that I had finally settled in to, and a place with amazing weather. I could no longer go on a roller coaster before work, watch the fireworks after a long week, or lay on the lazy river at the water park for hours to work on my non existent tan. I would miss all of those things a lot, but as the plane took off I realized that it was definitely my time to go home. Time to be with my family, my dog's, and my boyfriend who I missed like crazy. Time to move on to something new.
After being home for my first full day, it feels like I never left. I am excited to be in my favorite place in the world, New Jersey, for a summer that i suspect is going to be an amazing one.
So stay tuned for many new blog posts all this summer about my adventures in food, life, and everything else here is the garden state.