Final Score: Carbs 1, Melissa 0.

It was worth every delicious bite. Thank you Dina for hosting a fabulous Bunco! I ate too many of these delicious pieces of toasted baguette with a bruscetta topping drizzled with balsamic reduction:

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A few glasses of this:

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Lisa and I:

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Dina, Cathi and I:

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Dina, you rock my world! :)

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Dina made another delicious appetizer: crusty, warm bread with this olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, parsley, garlic concoction that rocks my face off. Can you tell that my face has been rocked off?

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That is pure happiness my friends.

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Thank you Cari for being my hand model.

Dinner was three different types of pasta: lobster ravioli with a citrus sauce, pasta puttanesca (homemade by Dina’s hubby) and lasagna. I loaded my plate with a little of each and a ton of salad so as not to carb overload too badly. :)

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But really folks, let’s talk about what’s really important.

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Not just any dessert. Warm, fresh doughnuts from a local bakery.

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Evil little things.


Thank you Dina. You really went all out!

Today was all about damage control. :) Breakfast was an egg beater and low fat swiss cheese sammie on a sandwich thin. I added tomato slices and a spinach to it. Gotta squeeze those extra veggies in!

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I took the kids to school and went to Zumba class. Then I got a text from the hubby…..he wanted to take me out to lunch. Nice! We choice Delicias, a restaurant near by. I ordered the Grilled Veggie Wrap with fruit:

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I had them put the aioli sauce on the side which I didn’t end up eating. Score for me! It was a delicious wrap: roasted red peppers, grilled asparagus, sprouts and quinoa. I would definitely order that again!

Then it was off to the dentist (boo!) and to pick up the kiddos. Snack was veggies and hummus:

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It’s time to fix dinner. I’m making a new recipe from the cooking school I attend: Great News in Pacific Beach. Stay tuned tomorrow for the recipe!

What’s your favorite go-to snack right now?


  1. Looks like you guys had a great night! And those dishes sound to die for! Wow!

    What a sweet hubby you have to take you to lunch!

  2. Literally cracking up at these photos! bahaha!

    Looks AH-MAZE-ING! Save me a donut!

  3. A fun evening, and by the looks of those photos, it was worth every calorie, and then some! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself...that's what life is all about right!? :-)

  4. Yeahhh I def closed my husband's cat in the dryer a few weeks ago...

    Thank goodness I didn't turn it on!!!! omg! It's bad enough the ferrets get in there AND the dishwaser. Hello my name is jenn and I live in a mini zoo! =)

  5. Looks like you had fun. Donuts for dessert is a great idea!

  6. They ARE evil! I love your bunco nights - always look like SO much fun!

    My latest go-to snack has been triscuits with laughing cow!

  7. Love this! and I looooove dipping bread and oil-a little bit too much! My go to right is boring-carrots and hummus..but it's a safe bet compared to some other options:)


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