1. Pizza Making Class @ Brick NYC
This week my husband and I headed for our first pizza making class. We both thought we’d actually learn how to make pizza from scratch, like knead the dough and roll it out, but unfortunately they just seated all attendees of the class as you would normally be seated in a restaurant and they gave each one of us raw dough, marinara sauce, and pizza toppings. In addition to making our own pizza, we also enjoyed a wine tasting with 3 types of wine. So lame I have to say and that’s because I bought the deal off Groupon – it’s such a SCAM! The reason this class made Friday’s Faves is because the pizza was amazingly light, refreshing, and authentic. My husband was like, “we paid them to make our own food, and they didn’t even teach us anything?” LOL! I couldn’t stop laughing when he said that. Anyway, I’m just glad the pizza, our group, and the ambience was great. ~ $35 (Groupon for 2) + $20 (Tax & Gratuity) = MAJOR RIP-OFF @ Brick, Tribeca – New York City. (you might as well just dine here, order 2 entrees, some wine, pay the same amount, and call it a night)
2. Homemade Almond Butter
My obsession this past week was homemade almond butter. Personally, I’m not too fond of store bought almond butter, but I couldn’t keep my hands off of my homemade version. I still have to make some tweaks and perfect the recipe before I share it with you. I’ve been obsessively eating almond butter straight out of the jar, like 2 to 3 spoons a day, it’s just so addictive and totally curbs my sugar cravings. I even added a scoop of it over my oatmeal recipe which I think may be the-best-oatmeal-you-will-ever-eat – I’ll be sharing this recipe next week. Homemade Almond Butter ~ priceless
3. Chammak Challo by Akon
My beautiful niece, Jasmin, turned 16 a couple weeks ago, and this past week she celebrated her Sweet 16 with friends & family. At her party this particular Indian song, Chammak Challo, was played about 3 times. Regardless of race, every single 16 year old at the party was on the dance floor, and after a couple drinks I too was dancing with a bunch of 16 year olds. Who.Cares? Age is just a NUMBER! In any case, this Indian song was sung by international pop star Akon in HINDI – so impressive. Just watch and listen to this video and I bet you’ll be dancing in no time. If you’re curious, “Chammak Challo” is slang for an attractive girl (think “hot chick”). And I have to say, Kareena Kapoor in red + her seductive moves ~ PERFECTION
Here is the Making of the Chammak Challo Song – I was very impressed watching Akon’s attempts to sing the song in Hindi – he has the accent down!
TELL ME: Share some of your favorites of this past week!