New York City Day 1, September 2013

Warwick Hotel on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Midtown, our home for the first 4 days!

Warwick Hotel on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Midtown, our home for the first 4 days!

Koen and I are back from our 14 day vacation in New York City! Over the next week or so, I’ll be doing a day-by-day post of our trip. Day One includes seeing my parents and Christina, the 29th Annual Brazilian Day Festival, that happened to take place right next to our hotel, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, burgers, and cupcakes!

 

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Moussaka

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The layers of moussaka!

I wasn’t sure what I would be making this past weekend, so I asked my colleagues for ideas. One of my colleagues is Greek and recommended making moussaka. First I had to ask what that is, but then I quickly learned that it’s an extremely popular and prevalent dish in the Eastern Mediterranean consisting mostly of eggplant, ground beef, and bechamel sauce. There is no set recipe for moussaka, so I finally settled on the Moussaka Recipe from Simply Recipes. This is my most difficult recipe yet! There are many steps and it took me around 1 hour and 45 minutes to prepare the moussaka for the oven. But luckily I chose to make this recipe on Sunday, and I had the whole afternoon! The results were delicious and I’ll be making this again in the future!

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