143.8…Muffaletta Love

I had an exceptionally good time last night at Bunco at my friend Cathi’s house. I enjoyed a few glasses of wine while I was there. :)

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I also enjoyed some delicious appetizers.

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This one I dominated: red pepper jelly spread on some soft cheese and crackers. Delish!

Cathi made her famous muffaletta sandwiches. I love these things! She bakes Pat & Oscars breadsticks, spreads some garlic oil over them and stuffs them with a variety of meats, cheese and an amazing olive mixture. I don’t really even like olives but this stuff rocks.

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Along with the muffalettas, Cathi made a delicious Asian style salad. Check out her Missoni plates she scored at Target:

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Cathi also made some sweet potato fries. I had a hard time keeping my hands off of them.

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My plate:

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I went back for a second sandwich. I would have had a third but I restrained myself. It was hard. 

I did not restrain when it was time for dessert though!

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Cathi made this amazing chocolate ganache/peanut butter dessert that made me smile!

So….I drank too much, ate too much and went to bed way too late.  But I had a ball and that’s all that matters!

Breakfast this morning was a toasted cinnamon waffle with Teddie peanut butter and some strawberries.

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I took the kids to school and went to Cardio Muscle class.  Holy crap. I’m going to be sore tomorrow! We did a series of exercises in a ladder formation. The first one was 20 squats and we did 10 ladders….so I did 200 squats. The second exercise was 20 lunges. I did 200 lunges. I guess it’s payback for all my extra calorie consumption yesterday!

I went to get a spray tan….because I am going to Las Vegas tomorrow! YES! We decided to go last minute to go to the Mayweather/Ortiz fight. I’m excited! Except for the fact that Las Vegas will reek havoc on my diet. Oh well….

After my intense workout, I was starving. I thought about going to Subway but I knew a sandwich wasn’t going to cut it. I needed more food. Enter: Souplantation.

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I ate a HUGE salad, a bowl of chili and some of their pizza bread. I splurged on their ranch dressing which is the best ranch dressing on the planet. I ate every single bite and was NOT full. I made myself leave instead of eating more. I knew that I have a calorie heavy weekend coming up so I needed to control myself.

I picked up my daughter from school and took her to her “Dog Smart” appointment. My son is at a playdate so I’ll be picking him up after dinner.

We leave for Vegas tomorrow morning and come back on Tuesday afternoon. See ya from The Strip!

Have you ever had a muffaletta sandwich?

What is your favorite salad dressing?


  1. Ahhh ENJOY VEGAS! oohhh the joys of living only a hop skip and jump away from that place ;)

  2. That Bunco party looks like a lot of fun. I always love the foods at little shindigs like that too. So hard to resist it all. Not a problem though. Good fuel for challenging workouts. And boy did that class sound tough. 200 squats and lunges? Yowza!

    Have so much fun in Vegas!!! I have always wanted to go. :)

  3. Your bunco parties look like so much fun and yummy!! My all time favorite dressing is the citrus balsamic from Chilis. I know it's not gourmet food there, but that dressing is killer! I'm thinking of taking the hubs to vegas before winter...have so much fun!!!

  4. Cute dress!

    Why does everything look amazing on white trays?! Love it.

    I'm not a huge olive fan either - but I do like them more than my husband who flat out refuses to eat them!

    I've never had that kind of sammy before!

  5. As much as I would like to say some sort of vinaigrette is my favorite dressing that would be a lie, I love ranch! But it has to be a homemade ranch I will no eat the stuff in the bottle, gross.


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