I’m a little late writing this post, but you know what they say, better late than never, right? Several weeks ago I hopped a train to NYC for a much needed weekend away with my mom and sister. I think that this may have been the first time ever, apart from shopping road trips when we were younger, that my mother, sister and I have ever taken a vacation with just us girls. I’ve had trips with my mom, and my sister has had trips with her, but I think that this was the first real mother-daughter vacation that we’ve ever taken.
There were a lot of laughs, and of course, a few spats. You know, typical mother-daughter stuff. We did some shopping, saw a show, and sampled lots of tasty food. My love of cooking came from my mother, so of course, eating was a big part of our itinerary. My choices may have been a little eccentric for them at times, but I think we all walked away with a new favorite dish. My personal favorite was the Duck, Duck, Duck from David Burke Townhouse. Duck egg, duck bacon, and hash cooked in duck fat- YUM!
On my last day there we spent our afternoon experiencing the culinary offerings of Chelsea Market and the Meat Packing district. My mom had booked us a spot on the “Chelsea Market/Meat Packing District Tour,” which I was both excited and a bit skeptical about. I was excited, because who doesn’t love sampling food? But a bit skeptical, because how cheesy does a food tour really sound? I love food, but I really love the excitement of finding places on my own. A food tour kind of steals that joy. But, I must admit, the tour was one of the highlights of my trip. I often found myself wandering, anxious to check things out on my own, but overall, it was extremely informational and I walked away tasting a lot of delicious food. Chelsea Market is filled with some great history, history that I might not have ever known about had I not taken a tour. Could I have figured it all out on my own? The answer is probably yes, but it was a memory shared with my mom and sister that I’ll likely never forget.
Like all good things, the trip eventually came to an end. Our three day journey just wasn’t long enough. It was so refreshing to spend some time with family after several months apart. I am already looking forward to our next mother-daughter adventure.
In other news, here’s a shout out to my husband, Jacob, who completed his master’s degree this week! Way to go, babe! I am so incredibly proud of you.
Until next time!