Today was a perfectly lazy Saturday. Originally, I had a few plans, but when I woke up to the pouring rain, I instantly knew that I wasn’t going to get much done. And then there’s that bit about last night.
Last night was fantastic. I had dinner with seven fabulous women at Aquavit, a restaurant in midtown NYC. We had a delicious, multi-course meal, with each course accompanied by a different, perfect wine. Lots of wine. Dinner started at 7p and ended around 1a.
I was wide awake when I got home and stayed up until around 4a doing this-and-that. So when I woke up 5 hours later with that fuzzy feeling, I immediately recognized that I was a bit hungover. Pair that with the steady rain and you’ll understand why I didn’t make it to yoga class nor the grocery store…nor any of the other errands I had planned.
I dragged the dog down the street in the rain (he hates walking in the rain) and hurried back home. I spent the next few hours in bed with the New York Times, listening to the rain, and dozing between sections. Life was good.
That half-here-half-not hungover feeling didn’t start to go away until about 5p, at which time I realized I was hungry. Given the way I indulged last night, I probably should have had a salad, but nobody feeds a hangover with salad. Then I remembered that I had agreed to participate in a promotion for American Flatbread Pizza and I had two of them in my freezer. Pizza was exactly what I wanted because pizza goes perfect with a hangover.
I had the Sliced Tomato & Cheese and was pleasantly surprised that it was nothing like what I typically think of frozen pizza (which is not very good.) This was quite tasty and was just what I needed to finally get moving.
Here’s what they’d like me to say…which isn’t hard to do because this stuff is pretty good:
- All American Flatbread frozen pizzas are made with a 100% organically grown wheat crust and topped with fresh herbs, vegetables and the finest of cheeses. They’re all-natural, with no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, and handcrafted from scratch, hand-formed, and par-baked in wood-fired ovens.
- American Flatbread is a market leader in natural frozen flatbread pizzas and available in supermarkets, health, and gourmet stores nationwide. Truly nutritious, light, crisp, and flavorful — convenience without compromise – American Flatbread pizzas are honestly delicious.
- Three new varieties of AFB are now joining the family! Farmers Tomato Pie – A dairy-free pizza with tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, red wine, balsamic vinegar and a dash of maple syrup; Sliced Tomato & 5 Cheeses – Ripe tomato complimented by small-batch handcrafted cheeses, including mozzarella, smoked cheddar, sage and asiago cheeses;Twisted 6 Cheese – Features small-batch asiago, smoked cheddar, fresh mozzarella and sage cheese from Vermont, topped with red onion slices and a bit of parsley.
- Other Flavors include: Sun-Dried Tomato & Mushroom, Tomato Sauce & Three Cheese, Ionian Awakening (tomato sauce, four cheeses, red onion, Kalamata olive, garlic, fresh rosemary) Vegan Harvest. Cheese & Herb and the Revolution (caramelized onions, mushrooms, cheeses, and herbs)
I gave the second pizza to my neighbors, Traci and Tony, who feed me from time to time (though not as often as they used to before this —-> happened).
Here’s what they had to say:
“Very easy, and fast to cook even for the takeout queen. Tasted surprisingly good too. A little greasy. It was actually very good. Impressed by the ingredients, too.”
If you’re curious and want to give it a try, you can download an American Flatbread coupon for $2 off American Flatbread at http://bit.ly/WU7Hr3
After pizza, I made my way over to my living room sofa and proceeded to catch up on all the tv shows I taped but hadn’t watched all week. It was still raining and I could think of no reason to leave the house. It was a perfect, lazy, no stress Saturday.
(Oh, and just in case it wasn’t clear, this is a sponsored post for American Flatbread, although the opinions are my own.)