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Pink Saturday Visits Milk Bar


Milk Bar is all about cake and cookies and ice cream and all kinds of yummy treats, and a perfect place to visit for Pink Saturday.

I was walking along West 57th Street on Wednesday and the brightest of bright pink caught my eye. Initially I wasn't sure what it was all about, but realized that it was an outpost of the local bakery chain, Milk Bar, situated in Nordstrom's. Though I didn't need any sweets on the eve of Thanksgiving, I decided I needed to take pictures for Pink Saturday and look around. 

Everything on the menu looked tempting, 
and the staff was very cordial to my photography project. 

I hadn't had lunch and Thanksgiving dinner was at least 24 hours away. Though I was very tempted by the cake and the truffles, they seemed just a little too indulgent with one of the most outstanding meals of the year looming. 

My choice was one of Milk Bar's signature bakes, the compost cookie, which I've wanted to try for ages. It's savory and sweet and contains pretzels, potato chips, graham crackers, coffee, oats, butterscotch and of course, chocolate chips. It was delicious and I highly recommend it. I'm planning to try other treats and will happily report on those goodies, too. 

I'm glad I didn't overdo the treats on Wednesday, because Thanksgiving Day was filled with yummy food. We started with a great carrot soup and then it was time for turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and roast vegetables. There was a delicious pumpkin cornbread and my own cranberry ginger relish. The food was fabulous, but the best part was that it was in-person. I was even delighted by the buzz of the crowd at Grand Central Station, where I caught the train to my dinner destination. 

Starting tomorrow we are officially entering the holiday season in Buttercupland. Chanukah began tonight and I'll be doing a Chanukah post tomorrow. The holiday goes on for eight days, so we'll have plenty of time to celebrate. I've started my round of pictures of sites and sights around the city and I'll be posting on a regular basis. Pep and friends will be joining the fun and the Snowman Chorus is practicing for their part in the festivities.   

As ever, thanks for visiting and wishes for great week. 


Deb said...

Oh my, those compost cookies look and sound delicious! I will look forward to all of those holiday posts. Have a wonderful Chanukah! See you again soon.

Mevely317 said...

Those (cookie) ingredients sound ah-mazing! I mostly prefer to savory to sweet, but pretty sure I'd not be able to resist a bite. Or several. ๐Ÿ˜‹
Happy Chanukah!

Kerin said...

Cookies are my weakness. I love, love a good cookie, and that place looks like they have some amazing cookies!

Sending you Happy Chanukah wishes.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The cookies do sound amazing! And what a wonderful dinner you had! Happy Chanukah my friend!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That cookie sound like a feast in itself. So glad you got to celebrate Thanksgiving in person. I also loved being with family. It was wonderful to see everyone again. We're planning to enjoy Christmas together too. Happy Hanukkah to you! Not sure about the spelling, but some use a C and others an H.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Understandably passing by those treats would have been hard to resist, but thinking about the feast you would be enjoying on Thanksgiving did help as you said. Looking forward to your post on future samplings and sending all good wishes for a Happy Chanukah to you, Carol.

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Marcia said...

Can't say that cookie has the most appetizing name because I can picture the sight and smell of our compost pile. I'll take your word for it that it was good.

Happy Chanukah to you. Seems to be earlier than usual this year.