Weekend Stuff

Friday day to Friday Night digs... Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Friday day to Friday Night digs… Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

Ben & Jerry's Candy Bar Ice Cream at the movie theater. We saw We're the Miller's and it was HILARIOUS

Ben & Jerry’s Candy Bar Ice Cream at the movie theater. We saw We’re the Miller’s and it was HILARIOUS

 

I'm officially a Kartzman! and...they don't let you smile for your license anymore.. NOT COOL

I’m officially a Kartzman! and…they don’t let you smile for your license anymore.. NOT COOL

 

Saturday Morning workout at the track

Saturday Morning workout at the track

This is what your face looks like after 5 shots of anesthesia. My tooth never fully numbed so I'll be seeing a specialist on Thursday for the root canal.

This is what your face looks like after 5 shots of anesthesia. My tooth never fully numbed so I’ll be seeing a specialist on Thursday for the root canal.

People actually EAT at IKEA?

People actually EAT at IKEA?

Date Night

Date Night

Son Cubano

Son Cubano

Changing Color Chandelier

Changing Color Chandelier

NYC View

NYC View

Hot Chocolate Delight

Hot Chocolate Delight

Sunday Morning Protein Pancake

Sunday Morning Protein Pancake

My favorite place to eat at the mall.

My favorite place to eat at the mall.

Shopping Outfit

Shopping Outfit

Sushi roll with Quinoa

Sushi roll with Quinoa

Shopping Success.

Shopping Success.

Birthday Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Have you ever had Birthday Cake Oreo’s?

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I literally could demolish a box of these in 5 minutes. It’s a serious problem.

I only buy them when there’s a special occasion and since yesterday was one, they made the cut on the grocery store list.

When I first woke up and saw them I knew I needed to get rid of them fast – or there would be none for the birthday boy! So, I whipped up the easiest birthday cake possible – an Ice Cream Cake!

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Birthday Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Birthday Oreo Cookies
  • 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Sauce
  •  Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (I used Edys)
  • 1 container of Cool Whip
  • Colorful Sprinkles

Directions

  • Set out Ice Cream on counter for about 30-45 minutes until really soft/half way melted
  • Line a 9″ springform pan with Saran Wrap
  • Place Oreos on sides of springform pan.
  • Twist of Oreos and place them down on the bottom to make a crust

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  • Spoon ice cream into a bowl and stir until easy to work with
  • Add 1/2 cup of caramel sauce, 1/2 cup chocolate syrup and as many rainbow sprinkles as you’d like

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  • Crush a row of Oreo’s in a bag and add to mixture

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  • Stir, stir and stir until well combined. Your ice cream should look chocolate-y by then.
  • Pour into springform pan carefully
  • Drizzle some extra caramel on top

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  • Freeze for 2 hours
  • Remove and spread entire container of cool whip on top
  • Add more crushed Oreos and sprinkles

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  • Freeze for another 4-6 hours
  • Remove from pan, saran wrap and cut each slice where the Oreos stand

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Enjoy every last bite of this one – It’s not healthy, but it’s worth it!

We’re expecting a blizzard so we need to get this out of the house immediately – If you’re in Hoboken and want it, let me know 🙂

Tramonti in NYC

Last weekend my brother Keith and his girlfriend, Brittany, came up to visit!

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We both went our separate ways while roaming the city but had plans to meet up for dinner at the restaurant, Tramonti. My brother was the one who suggested this restaurant and it was a good recommendation! Thankfully, we made reservations because the restaurant was tiny and NYC was crowded.

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Don’t you just love NYC during Christmas?

After trekking through Rockefeller center where a million other people were, we sat down at our table.

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1/2 bottle of prosecco for me. Don’t mind if I do.

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You are also greeted with a warm bread basket and olive oil / vinegar for dipping. My favorite!

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Adam and I split a salad that was on the specials menu which consisted of spinach, green apples, goat cheese, candied walnuts and a light dressing. I wasn’t a fan of these particular nuts (twss?)- they were too chewy. I was all over that goat cheese though!

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For dinner, I ordered another “Special of the Day”. Butternut Squash Ravioli in a butter and sage sauce. VERY delicious!

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Keith and Brittany split the gnocchi and a Caesar salad which they said was phenomenal.

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It’s no shocker my husband had to order the most expensive thing on the menu – Veal chop, mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe. Since the only thing left on his plate was a bone – I think its safe to say he enjoyed it as well!

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Paparazzi break while we wait for dessert!

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Adam and I chose the ricotta cheesecake and vanilla ice cream. The ice cream was no joke. I think they may have put more than a pint in our bowl!? The cheesecake was amazing… Not too sweet, which was great because the Ice Cream was a nice balance.

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Keith and Brittany went with tiramisu and chocolate ice cream. Clean plates all around!

We were going to head to Rolf’s  after dinner but well…we’re kinda old and were exhausted after a big meal! It’s probably best we didn’t attempt to go there because I heard there was a huge line out the door. Old people need sleep…

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5 more days til Christmas!

Questions: Have you seen the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center? It’s so beautiful but extremely packed. I would suggest going the weekend after they light it – Not the weekend before Christmas (like us)