POLLY’S

Friends, we are here today to talk to you about Polly’s Pancake Parlor, a magical restaurant in Sugar Hill, NH. Frankly, the name of the town says it all.

Let’s journey back, shall we? I, Meghan, was first introduced to Polly’s Pancake Parlor in May 2019 by all of my best friends at once (literally–it was during my bachelorette party because duh, where else would one want to spend a bachelorette party?)

I don’t know if it’s the memory of spending a weekend with all of my best friends simultaneously, the pancakes themselves, or some combination, but I think Polly’s cast a magical spell on me. Since then I have OBVIOUSLY taken Neal there as well as various of Neal’s family members and friends. Every trip to Polly’s has been a sheer delight, and every person we’ve brought there has fallen in love.

One thing that makes Polly’s so special is (spoiler alert!!) the pancakes, naturally. They have 6 batters and 4 toppings you can choose from, and you can mix and match for each individual pancake!! Plus daily special flavors!! (Plus a lot of other delicious food, but no one came to this post to read about that, did you?) In case anyone was curious, we do in fact have all the regular batter and topping choices memorized. They are as follows, in any combination:

BattersToppings
PlainBlueberries
Whole WheatWalnuts
BuckwheatCoconut
GingerbreadChocolate chips
Oatmeal Buttermilk
Cornmeal
Note: I feel great about my decision to lay out all these options in a table for you
This was Neal’s order. It looks decent, but if it were me you’d be seeing bacon and gingerbread pancakes in the frame. But he takes better pictures than me.

Anyways, just in case I haven’t gotten the message across yet, we cannot recommend Polly’s highly enough. Run, don’t walk, to Polly’s next time you’re anywhere near the area. Or ski 😉

Celebrating our first wedding anniversary!

New to New Canaan

Hi there, friends. This weekend, mealswithMeal became mealsonwheels. Meal drove to Meghan’s hometown, the illustrious New Canaan, to hang with Meggo’s friends (& parents) during her birthday weekend. The weekend swiftly turned into one big eating adventure, to the point where we need to separate this blog post by the day. Trust us, you’d be overwhelmed if we tried to fit all our foodventures in one post.

On Saturday, Meal met up with one of Meghan’s soulmate friends, Hilarie. (Atlernative text to read here: On Saturday, Hilarie and Meghan met up with Meghan’s boyfriend, Neal). We first stopped by Le Pain Quotidien, where Neal silently decided to start referring to Hilarie as Hilarie “the Bruncher” Bininski.

It was a pure delight to combine all these friends and all this food. We took a group selfie no more than 20 minutes into the inital meeting of Hilarie and Neal, which felt so right.

After lunch, we were very full but simply could not NOT pop into the illustrious “New Canaan Olive Oil” (everything is illustrious there) for some samples and some browsing. Meghan here, and I’ll be honest: my initial plan in going here was to marvel at how a store could possibly stay in business selling nothin’ but olive oil. Well, friends, joke’s on me. Turns out I really enjoy tasting olive oil and trying to figure out if I could afford fancy honey (spoiler alert: I couldn’t).

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Olive you.

All in all, it was a deeply successful day of food and friends. We’ll keep you posted on part 2.

Jellin with Meal

Hello world! It is us, Meal, checking in for our VERY FIRST BLOG POST.

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A Meal in the wild.

This morning, it was our sheer pleasure to welcome some of our favorite people and featured guests, Jellin (Jenn+Collin), into Meghan’s home for brunch.

The menu:

  • French toast for which Neal made HOMEMADE BREAD
  • Bacon (MEAT)
  • Berries of various persuasions, provided by Jellin
  • Tea (for a brunch tea party)

Hope you enjoyed your first meal with Meal as much as we did.