Hop Back On That East Coast Plane

Yesterday I woke up to a mildly distressing and garbled voice mail from the airline.  After a few attempts talking to a computer, we finally got through to a human and found out my plane had been canceled because of “mechanical problems.” Luckily I was able to get on an earlier flight, but that meant I had to haul some serious booty.

I did, however, have time for a delicious (if speedy) bowl of oatmeal.


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 TJ’s flattened banana
  • cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp peanut butter (which my mom had already thrown out… you’re darn right I dug that out of the trash!)

There’s a bus that goes right to the O’Hare airport in Chicago, so I took that, caught up on sleep, and munched on dates.


There weren’t a whole lot of vegetarian options at the airport, but I happened upon a salad stand at the very end of the terminal.  This one had mixed greens, hearts of palm, chick peas, Provolone cheese, sundried tomatoes, olives, and some kind of cheesy dressing (which I used for dipping).


I wasn’t quite ready to end vacation-mode, so I got a bag of Flat Earth Farmland Cheddar chips.  They were pretty good, and tasted like a cross between regular potato chips and Soy Crisps.


Ari picked me up from the airport, and after dropping off my massive load of stuff, we headed into the city to go to dinner and a birthday party.  The party was on the Lower East Side, so we just went to a sushi restaurant in the neighborhood.

I started with a small house salad:


I ordered the chirashi entrée (fish over rice); sadly it wasn’t very good and some of the fish tasted a little funk, so I only ate about half.


The party was at Bob Bar on Eldridge.  It’s a nice place… they have comfy couch seating and a big enough floor to dance on.  I was a little weary of alcoholic beverages, so I stuck to water.

When we got home, I had an almond butter-smeared banana… I’ve missed these.


It’s a little strange to be back home again after a week of lying on the beach and pretty late nights, but it’ll be good to get back on schedule.  I hope you’ve had an excellent few days, and I look forward to catching up with you all!

Hope you’re having a lovely end of the weekend 🙂


11 responses to “Hop Back On That East Coast Plane

  1. Almond butter-filled bananas are the best way to end a night. They’ve been my latest obsession!

    And welcome home girl and good luck transitioning back into the routine of it all!! Glad you had some time to relax though, it is summer after all! 🙂

  2. Welcome back! 🙂 Getting home always does kind of suck a bit, doesn’t it?!

    ❤ ❤

  3. Ugh. Airport drama is only made worse by airport food. Good thing you made up for it when you got to the City!

  4. welcome home!

    Bananas and nut butter are such a nice way to end a week… 🙂

    have a great Monday!

  5. I hate airline drama. Thank goodness that was easily solved.
    Happy homecoming!

  6. Glad you made it home safe! Aren’t the smooshed bananas so good? What a fabulous looking salad for an airport!

  7. Welcome back to NYC!!! We missed you:)

  8. Mmmmm, those dates look especially delicious. Welcome back girl!!!

  9. Glad you made it home safe and sound! I used to LOVE those Flat Earth chips!!

  10. lame on the sashimi!! im so sorry! because it is soo soo good!!

    the salad looks bombin though!

  11. wow. thats the best veggie fare at an airport ive seen yet! this weekend i was plagued with nasty airport food while hungover – it was awful…now im stuck working 800 shifts in a row at work to make up for my hawaiian vacay and wedding weekend getaway 😦

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