Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Friday, August 18, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 8.18.17 AND COLLEGE COUNTDOWN!









Hi, all!
Welcome to Best of the Weekend!
We are in full college count-down mode 
here in the Goo Shoes household. 
Last-minute purchases are being made,
mounds of laundry are being washed,
school supplies are being purchased,
and dorm room essentials are being packed.
(And let's be honest here, some non-essentials, too!).
Excitement is building as high as the 
mountains of stuff we're collecting for move-in day!

And now, in other exciting news, 

it's time to start the BOTW party!



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How To Pick Kitchen Countertops -The Ultimate Guide | Run To Radiance


 A few of my favorites from last week:


Peach Lemonade | Somewhat Simple


 Palm Tree Cookies | My Cookie Clinic


S'Mores Freeze Pops | Jodie Fitz


Lemon Tablescape | Let's Add Sprinkles


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Friday, August 11, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 8.11.17









Hey there, friends!
Welcome to Best Of The Weekend
How was your week?
Mine was productive -- I made lots of progress with the college preparations.

We did squeeze in a little fun, too.
We had a family outing to New York City which you can read about here.....
I did some shopping for an exciting trip I'm going on in the fall.
It's going to be a challenging one to pack for........

That's all I'm going say about it for now! 
Tomorrow, we're going to my cousins' for a barbecue.
Hopefully, the weather forecast will be wrong, 
and the predicted thunderstorms will stay far away from us.
 What's on your agenda for the weekend?
Whatever you're doing, I'm glad you stopped here first!





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Orange Creamsicle Salad | Simply Stacie


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

TODAY IN NEW YORK CITY: BACK TO OUR FOOD ROOTS





Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The Goo Shoes family (Ms., Mr., Jr., and Aunt)
drove into Manhattan today to have lunch at a famous landmark, 
which has been serving the food of our ancestors since 1888.

Okay, maybe not the ones who lived in Russia - -
their diet consisted mostly of potatoes and borscht.
But our grandparents (Junior GS's great-grandparents)
who immigrated to the United States and ended up on the Lower East Side, 
could possibly have tasted their first pastrami sandwiches in this iconic eatery.

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 Katz's Delicatessen has been an institution for New York Jews for generations,
and we wanted Junior Goo Shoes to experience it.
Jewish people aren't the only ones who dine at Katz's.
It has become a major tourist attraction, filled with visitors from all over the world
who want to enjoy a quintessential New York City food experience. 

Undoubtedly, many people became aware of Katz's in 1989
when the now well-known scene in When Harry Met Sally was filmed.
See that sign?

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

You know the one........
"I'll have what she's having."

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The restaurant is huge.
You can either order at the counter........

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

or opt for table service.

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Katz's is known for their pastrami and corned beef, 
which are cured for up to 30 days, 
as opposed to 36 hours for commercial versions.
Even Junior GS immediately noticed the difference.

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 Is this corned beef beautiful, or what?

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

 The latkes (aka potato pancakes) aren't pretty, but they are dee-LISH! 
Do you like yours with apple sauce or sour cream?

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Half-sour and sour pickles, and pickled tomatoes - yum!



I couldn't resist a New York egg cream, 
invented in this very neighborhood back in the late1800's.
Why it's called an egg cream is a bit of a mystery, 
but rest assured, there's no egg in it. 
It's a delicious mixture of milk, chocolate syrup and seltzer.
It's not "official" unless it has a frothy top.
Soooooooo good.

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I'd love one of these old signs for my kitchen!


Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 The lower East Side is a mecca for Jewish cuisine.
The neighborhood is home to Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery,
operating for 100+ years (sorry, no photo),
and, just a few doors down from Katz's is Russ and Daughters,
another iconic food destination that's been around for over a century.

Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Look at all that dried fruit in the window!


Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


As much as I wanted to sample delicacies from all three places,
a girl can only eat so much
(yes, even this girl).  
The only way to do that is to go on one of those walking food tours in lower Manhattan.
I'm going to look into that.
This picture has nothing to do with anything,
other than the fact that it's in the neighborhood,
and is a really cool sign. 


Ms. Toody goes to Katz's Deli in NYC | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


 It was a quick in-and-out of New York City,
and we did come home with doggie bags. 
There's no way Sadie's gonna get her paws on these leftovers, however. 

Now, if you'll pardon me, I'm going to research those walking food tours. 
 Who wants to come with me?




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Friday, August 4, 2017

BEST OF THE WEEKEND 8.4.17










Howdy, friends!
Happy Friday, and welcome to Best of the Weekend!  
As you read this, I'll be on a dinner cruise down the Hudson River.
I've done similar cruises before, 
but it never ceases to be a thrilling experience 
to see New York City and the Statue of Liberty from the water.
It's a beautiful day, and we'll be on the water around sunset,
so check my Instagram page for live updates!

  Ready to party? Let's do it!




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Last week's most clicked:


Quick & Easy Chicken Salad Pinwheels | Momma D Jane


 A few of my favorites from last week:

Classic "Beered Up" Peel & Eat Shrimp | Craft Beering


S'mores Frozen Coffee | Quirky Inspired 


Stained Table Makeover | Lolly Jane


5 Haunted Hotels to Visit in California | Oh, The Places We Travel

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