Friday, June 25, 2010

Tre Voce

One of my students looked at me yesterday while I was filing away their report cards in my classroom and said, "Ms. Perez, take a deep breath. Everything will be fine." I guess my face and body language said it all haha and it took the wise words of a six year old to actually make me realize I did need to take a deep breath.

Yesterday was a great day with my students. We got to watch the second grade put on a great school play, then we organized our classroom, then ended the day watching Shrek 3! I told them I was taking off today (Friday) , it killed me to see their disappointed little faces. But I assured them that next week since we only have three half days left, I will make it a party week to end the school year! That cheered them right up!

When I woke up I was short on time so I did a quick P90X Ab Ripper DVD. This is just 16 minutes of intense abs. Actually as I sit here right now typing this, my abs hurt every time I breathe. Good sign right?
Yesterday morning was one of those mornings where I woke up starving.. when this happens cereal is my best bet! Nothing is faster!

At school lunch was a Trader Joe's find. TJ's baked zita and I thre in some snap peas on the side... it was actually very tasty! My only complaint would be I prefer my tomato sauce a little thicker than this - it was a tad watery. For a frozen meal it was good.

While watching Shrek 3 with my students I ate a peach. My afternoon snack was small because I had made plans to go out with two coworkers after work for an end of the year dinner.

Our early dinner started at four at a BYOB in Ridgewood, NJ called Tre Voce. It was very good and I would go back.

The table was served a bread basket with three different kinds of homemade bread. I chose a piece of the honey raisin bread. It as delicious and just the right amount of sweet.

For my main course I chose the grilled vegetable brick oven pizza topped with arugala and goat cheese. This was amazing!!! I loved everything about it!

I ate about three slices at the restaurant and two more later in the evening at my moms when my appetite returned.

The three of us ordered three desserts to split. This restaurant has an in-house pastry chef so the desserts were very fresh tasting.


Italian Cheesecake

White Chocolate Tart

I had one bite of each. Tiramisu was my favorite. Just the right amount of soaked cookies at the bottom and just the right amount of creaminess. Delicious. Cheesecake was good too, I prefer NY style cheesecake vs. the Italian ricotta based cheesecake, but this was good. The White chocolate tart was gross. Not sure why but it tasted like candle wax to me. :(

After my lovely early dinner I went to my moms to finish some last details of the engagement party planning and to finish the favors with my sisters (we only got 37 done the other night and we needed 63).

Here are some fun photos of that process. Don't mind how tired I look :P

I am off today and I have a lot to do. My sister is on her maid-of-honor duties all day as she will be traveling with me to get pedicures, dress shop (yes I still have no idea what I will be wearing tomorrow!), wait for the table rental people to come and set up the tables, and make the centerpieces! AH craziness.



Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Yum! Those desserts look awesome (even the one that tasted like wax, ha!).

Have so much fun at your party this weekend! Take lots of pictures!

Cassie said...

Thanks Anna! I def will ;)

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

That pizza with goat cheese sound divine!!

Excited to hear about your party ;) Have a great time friend! We'll all be waiting for oodles of pictures :D

Matt said...

Goat cheese pizza = win :) I think that is my favorite cheese right now!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oh my.
Pizza + grilled vegetables + goats cheese = three of my favourite things!!!

Cassie said...

I know I go through stages where I can eat goat cheese almost everyday! It is sooo good ;)

Mary I will def be posting pics from the party- So excited!