Green Eggs & Ham

Green Eggs & Ham

I LIKE GREEN EGGS AND HAM! IMG_1714
I DO! I LIKE THEM, SAM-I-AM!
AND I WOULD EAT THEM IN A BOAT!
AND I WOULD EAT THEM WITH A GOAT…  
AND I WILL EAT THEM IN THE RAIN.
AND IN THE DARK. AND ON A TRAIN.
AND IN A CAR. AND IN A TREE.

Dr. Seuss


Do you ever wake up in the morning craving green eggs and ham? Me neither… But when I saw this breakfast option on the menu at Countryside Kitchen in Mahopac, NY I knew I NEEDED to order it for two reasons:

  1. Where else do they actually have GREEN EGGS AND HAM on a menu?
  2. I’m [twenty] three years old.
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Radioactive Green Eggs, Y’all.

So fantastically green were those eggs. I love it. And turns out our waiter, Dan, was born on the same day as Dr. Seuss! I love a good coincidence. My friend Sara got two eggs, sunny-side up with jalapeño corn beef hash. After tasting the hash, I asked Sara what exactly was in it. (Mind you, neither of us caught the corn beef part.)

Sara: I think it’s just like potatoes and jalapeños.

Me: But it tastes like there’s meat in it or something.

Sara: Oh. Is there? Wait, maybe there is. It is dark like there could be meat in it…

So naturally we asked Dan AFTER the meal and he surely thought we were geniuses after informing us that YES, it’s PRIMARILY meat. HAHA. Absurd. Good thing we’re not vegetarians. Oh, it was good too! I should probably note that.

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Deep fried French toast sprinkled with Powdered Sugar & Raspberry Syrup.

Before our main dishes, Sara and I split the French Toast Bites because breakfast is not breakfast without toast of the French variety. I have the BIGGEST sweet tooth so this dish did not disappoint. So so so so good. Crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. If you don’t order these, I’m sad for you.

Countryside Kitchen opened in 2008 and has gained quite the following. Just look at their customer review page. The spot is actually famous for their “Holy Cannoli Pancake” which seemed too excessive on this morning, but I will need to try it at some point. 

This is like my favorite breakfast spot in the WORLD. – Sara

If that’s not reason enough to try it, then go home. You’re drunk.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

“Happy” Hot Chocolate

“Happy” Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is one of my very favorite things. I’m the person who orders hot chocolate from coffee shops. Growing up on “half-swiss-miss” (my mom used to make this by using
half of one of those swiss miss packets…oh how I was robbed of the extra grams of sugary water), I’ve since discovered the joys of REAL hot chocolate. Like, straight up melted-chocolate-bar-hot-chocolate.

I’ve tried many a hot chocolate in the big apple…

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The City Bakery.

L.A. Burdick’s makes a delicious cup as does Jacques Torres. But I’ve heard really good things about The City Bakery and decided on the morning of the last day of February 2015 that it was THE DAY. I chose this day specifically as I knew it was the last day of the bakery’s yearly “hot chocolate festival.” A unique flavor of hot chocolate every day of the month…and today was the grab bag day! I love surprises so I was pumped.

Turns out the bakery chooses a rotation of flavors for the final day and I was there in time for the first flavor, “Happy” Hot Chocolate, which is vanilla bean and milk chocolate served with a REAL marshmallow!IMG_2906I can’t say I’ve ever actually had a marshmallow that didn’t taste like the bag it came out of — but alas, this one did not come out of a bag!

(Side note: All City Bakery employees wear shirts that say: “where human beings make marshmallows.” — as opposed to aliens, I’m assuming.)

As I was drinking this delicious nectar, I was unsure how to tackle this ‘real’ marshmallow. At first I attempted, like a five-year-old, to pick it up and eat it but it was too gooey to do so gracefully. Then I sat and stared at it for a bit. Eventually I asked for a spoon and devoured the marshmallow like a sweet after-cocoa dessert.

I only wish I had journeyed here sooner to try more of the interesting flavors like “Lemon Hot Chocolate” and “On A Peanut Butter Barge,” but perhaps it’s for the best as this one cup set me back $7.50 (marshmallow is extra)…t’was worth it though. Chocolate always is.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie