Monday, March 31, 2014

140.8…Pizza on the Grill!

One of my favorite foods is pizza. I don't make it at home nearly enough. Last night, we went over to Alicia's for dinner and they were making pizza on the barbecue using this pizza stone for the grill:

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I have to get me one of those babies! The pizza turned out SO delicious and perfectly crispy on the bottom. I have a hard time getting the bottom as crispy as I like it in the oven without burning the rest of the pizza. 

We had so many different kinds of pizzas! The first one was a cheese one for the kids. I tried it, of course. Delish!

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The next pizza was an olive tapenade pizza:

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That was followed by a BBQ Chicken pizza:

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Next up was prosciutto and eggplant:

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And finally a pepperoni pizza!

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By the time I left, I was in blissful pizza heaven. I cannot chose a favorite. They were all perfect in their own way. I cannot wait to try making pizza on the barbecue!! I need to get myself one of those stones now…..

When I got up this morning, I knew I had to make some healthier choices. That's what Monday is for, right? :) Breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with salsa and pepper jack cheese. 

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I took the kids to school and then went to Cardio Muscle class and had an awesome workout. I needed it. I never made it to the gym once last week. My goal is four times a week so I really need to step it up and get my workouts back into my schedule. 

I ran some errands, then stopped at Wahoo's for some skinny fish tacos for lunch.

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I haven't been to Wahoo's in forever!!!!! I missed my tacos!

Have you ever made pizza on the barbecue/outdoor grill?

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

140.2…Date Night with the Ladies

My daughter got to chose where we ate lunch yesterday. With her, it will either be Souplantation or Olive Garden. It was off to Olive Garden we went.

I had the soup & salad combo.

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I tried the Chicken & Gnocchi soup. It was ok. I'm really just there for the salad. Multiple bowls of salad, that is.

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My son went to a friend's house to spend the night. That left my husband, daughter and myself. We decided that we really wanted to go to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. With a seven year old. You have to try things once, right!?! I told her it was a fancy restaurant for grown ups. She got so excited and put her favorite new dress on complete with tights and fancy shoes. It was beyond adorable.

My husband and I shared Carpaccio to start.

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It was amazing. We also shared a wedge salad. 

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I had two mini filets with shrimp for my entree.

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We shared asparagus and creamed spinach. 

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My daughter ate French fries, by the way.(I fed her before we left.) Ruth's Chris has a kid's menu (who knew!?!) but she's a picky eater. 

My husband's birthday is coming up this week so we decided to celebrate a few days early with some creme brûlée.

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My daughter behaved SO well and we all had a great date night together! 

Breakfast this morning (after gloriously sleeping in) was a Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich. 

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Today has been spent getting stuff done around the house. Nothing exciting. 

My husband went to pick up my son and some Marketplace Grill for lunch.

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Yum!!!

What was your favorite restaurant as a child? Mine were Denny's and Sizzler. :)

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

139.8…High End Cupcakes

There was yet another birthday celebration yesterday: my friend Lila's!!

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It was a beautiful day to celebrate at Rancho Valencia!

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The birthday girl with me:

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Time to eat!

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There were a couple types of pizzas at the table. I headed straight towards the one with the pepperoni and mushrooms. 

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I love pizza. 

We had a choice from several entrees for lunch. I chose the Lobster Salad Trio with Tomato Basil Soup.

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I made the right choice. Everything was delicious! 

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Did you see the fabulous cupcakes!?!

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For those that know Lila, these fit her perfectly!

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Heck….who doesn't want some Chanel cupcakes in their life!?!

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Happy Birthday Lila!! 

I took the kids to Pei Wei for dinner last night. I ordered the kid's size honey seared shrimp with brown rice an veggies.

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Breakfast this morning was a Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwich before heading out the door to puppy class and tennis lessons.

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Our puppy Arnold is doing so well and will be coming home in a few days!!

If you could design a cupcake to fit your personality, what would it look like?

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

139.0…Just Order The Salad

As promised, here are some more "Wild Blingdom" photos from yesterday's Community Center Table Tops Event! 

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Last night my son had spring basketball tryouts. We went out for dinner afterwards to Sammy's Woodfired Pizza. They have our favorite salad there: Chopped Chicken Salad. We are obsessed. We split the salad.

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We also decided to split the Kobe Beef Sliders.

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The sliders were just ok. The salad is where it is at. As you've seen before, I can wolf down that entire salad on my own. I think we decided that next time we are going to order our own salads and call it a day. Sounds good to me.

Breakfast this morning was pineapple Chobani yogurt, Applesauce Granola, strawberries and raspberries. 

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After taking the kids to school, I went to a meeting. Lunch was tuna salad, veggies and ranch dressing. My current favorite.

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I had to run over to the dog trainer's to get more training information on our new dog, Arnold. She comes to live with us permanently next week!

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Do you like to share dishes at restaurants or do you prefer to order your own plate?

 

 

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