Things I'm Crushing On

Last night I went out for dinner with these lovely ladies (minus the handsome man)...

 My sisters Christine & Kimberly and our friend Danielle...and my cute husband

We went to La Carbonara, one of my favorite NYC restaurants. It's quaint, cozy, serves up delicious Italian food and is fairly inexpensive. I dig it. We followed up dinner with a little trip to Milk Bar in the East Village. I'm sorry to report that I forgot my camera! But I plan to make many more trips in the future so I can give you a proper rundown.

Meanwhile, since it's a snowy Friday and I'm all about comfort, I thought it would be fun to share some things that I'm like totally crushing on this week.

Momofoku cookies


Though I could have easily devoured anything on the menu at Milk Bar (including cereal milk-flavored soft that genius or what?), I must have had residual holiday cravings since I went with a single cookie; a cornflake, marshmallow and chocolate chip concoction that was sticky, sweet and just all around wonderful.

Panko breadcrumbs


I used these in Rocco's buffalo chicken tenders and my life has been forever changed. Crispy chicken in the oven? Sans oil? Yes please.

Boardwalk Empire

The clothing, the set design, the indulgence, Michael's a gorgeous production and a gripping story. Oh and the fact that it's yet another show to come out of New Jersey doesn't hurt either. As for Steve Buscemi? At times, I forgot it was him. Somehow I see an Emmy in his near future. Shaun and I burned through the first season in one weekend and are now on a serious hunt for our next TV-on-DVD obsession...taking recommendations.

Jets/Fantasy Playoffs

Though I'm still bummed about the Giants, I'm excited for round 2 of Fantasy Football and I'm happy that my favorite Jets fan is happy. Jets party to commence tomorrow night at 6pm for the 8pm game.

Arnold Cinnamon Raisin Sandwich Thins

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I forgot to snap a photo, but had to share anyway. They're cinnamony-raisiny goodness for 100 calories. Plus, when toasted they make the office kitchen smell like heaven and suddenly everyone wants to be my friend.

Tea, especially when served in my Anthropologie R mug

It's yummy and  pretty. 'Nuff said.

Anjou Pears

I received some in a Harry & David holiday gift basket at work and have been eating 1 per day ever since. They are juicy, sweet and delicious! A nice change up from my usual apple.

My Built Lunchbag

Shaun got it for me for Christmas and I have used it everyday since, even if only to cart a banana and Babybel cheese to work.

More snow

It's happening in NYC right now! Good thing I got my rubber boots on!

So there you have it...all the things I'm loving right now. What are you crushing on this week? What are your weekend plans?