After brunch (not picturedâ€”I forgot my camera card, but it was crab cakes benedict!), I sent my friends off to the Met and to do some sightseeing while I took some much-needed me time. Good friends are friends that understand that while you love hanging out with them and having them visit, sometimes you need some time to yourself. I went to the gym and took Bailey on a long walk and relaxed a bit before meeting up with the girls.
Anna had come over, and we walked over to Deanâ€™s, an Italian restaurant in Tribeca. The restaurant serves everything family-style, so I got some chicken marsala and split some other dishes with the girls. Annaâ€™s penne with vodka was the best, followed by Tamsinâ€™s spaghetti and meatballs. I ordered the chicken marsala for its relative simplicity, but I was most underwhelmed by my own dish.
If youâ€™re wondering why Iâ€™m having pasta when I said the other day I was going to go gluten-free, Iâ€™ve decided Iâ€™m just going to try to see what keeps my stomach happyâ€”a few days of gluten-free didnâ€™t seem to help either, so Iâ€™m going to wait until I get a diagnosis (or not) before trying to go totally gluten-free. I may just do gluten-light until then.
Either way, after a weekend of fun food with friends, Iâ€™m back to veggie lovinâ€™ tomorrow.