Thursday, January 8, 2009

My First Day of Pastry Heaven

Well yes my first day down! I really like working in a coffee shop, I don't know why exactly? Maybe because of "Friends" or the fact that I love tea and coffee?? The atmosphere is very fun and the people that work there and the customers are super friendly! The customers are mostly regulars and I will have to memorize their names and orders but other than that it is pretty darn stress free compared to my days of Set Decorating. I am bitter sweet about leaving the industry (well I shouldn't say leaving cause I have a job this weekend doing a TV Promo for "Rescue Me"). Funny how I put the Set Dec job in parentheses, shows how high it is on my scale I guess. Today overall was a good day of eats, lets start with bfast:
1 cup Kashi Sunshine, 1 cup Kashi Go Lean, 1 cup unsweetened Almond Milk, 1/2 banana, 1/3 Blueberry Z Bar ( these are very good but a bit too artificially blueberry if you know what I mean) and coffee with skim. I will probably not be making coffee at home any longer since I get FREE coffee and tea at work.
Before I showered and got ready for work I found my self finishing the Z Bar.
I knew I would not be having lunch at a normal time because my training started at 11AM, so I did what knew best and ate lunch at 10:45AM-hehe! I had the last of the roasted veggie lasagna and 1/2 cup of baby carrots. I ate it cold and it was really quite nice, kinda reminded me of a pasta salad! Here is my "graphic" picture-the newest swag talk for photographers doing editorial.
At work I had to make a variety of sandwiches (13 to be exact) and learn to make the coffee and tea drinks. I tasted a few, my fave so far: Boba (bubble tea) nonfat Green tea latte_yummmm but I found out that one boba ball is 5 calories-yikesss! Another super tasty drink: Mixed Berry Tea smoothie_this is all natural and simply refreshing! I was sad to find out that the cafe is not all organic :( but still fresh and pretty healthy!
At the end of my shift my boss announced that the left over pastries were "up for grabs" hello!!!???!!! My heart skipped a beat-probably not healthy to get to excited over deserts but oh well- I took one of EVERYTHING for Sean to try and me too of course! I thought it better to try the sweets in my own home where I can control the portion and fully savor my indulgences. Here are the pastries and muffins I brought home: banana nut muffin, blueberry muffin, strudel muffin, Cinnamon sugar muffin
Lemon bar (my fave), candied orange zest and almond hot bun, almond torte (fave #2), raspberry scone thing, banana nut bread, and a peach danish!!!!!! yes can I hear a HECK YES!
Since I ate lunch at 10:30 AM I was to no surprise STARVING when I got home at 6:30PM. I brought a Lara bar with me to work but never ate it. So the second I walked in the door I grabbed the spanakopita out of the fridge and ate the last 4 cold-new way to eat them and very good!
I also pulled out the leftover sweet potato and added some Eggplant Hummus- I love this stuff it is lighter than regular hummus and has a Babaganush taste to it! Very Greek and went so well with the potato.

For dinner I made a salad with red leaf, vine ripened tomato, carrot, red onion, black beans and a sprinkle of Parmesan. Dressed with S&P and O&V (new abbreviation for Balsamic and olive oil)
I then made a lunch for tomorrow. A wrap with Tofurky (new product), Eggplant hummus, and light Munster cheese with carrots and more hummus on the side.
Finally settling down to enjoy my sampler plate of pastries!!! This picture is a desert plate and yes I ate it all!
Well I am super ty ty and ready for bed so Good night everyone and I will report tomorrow with more good treats from work and hopefully a work out!


  1. Yikes...I had no idea boba was so calorific. Thanks for the info.

  2. Glad to hear your first day went well! And yum yum to free pastries. That lemon bar looks sooooo good.

  3. Lara- Crazy right?? Too bad about boba, it's basically like a jelly bean in iced tea hehe

    Ashley- Thanks! Yes the lemon bar is perfection!

  4. yay for free coffee - that's awesome :)

  5. Wow. Don't you just love job perks?

  6. loveofoats- yes mam!

    theskinnyplate- I most certainly do!