Happy Friday all! I think it’s AWESOME that there are more Green Pea LOVERS than haters….but, there is ONE THING we ALL agree on ~ canned peas = nasty. I think they sorta taste like soap in a can and the peas are just BIG bubbles.
Although I LOVE the train and working in Berkeley, I MISS AM Starbuck’s runs.
I was SUPER excited that I had to drive into work this morning for an early meeting just because I could get this!
Venti Iced Non-Fat Decaf Latte with a Caramel Drizzle on top (3 points+) + a banana…..
Meeting Snacks ~ I filled my plate with fruit (watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and grapes) then grabbed a piece of Cinnamon Swirl Bread (3 points+) and coffee.
My morning flew by with our meeting and because I knew I was taking off early to meet Tracey of TJ’s Test Kitchen at one of my FAVORITE Mexican Food Places in the world.
~ 12 Chips and 1/2 of the salsa (4 points+)
We actually debated before ordering…..2 tacos are 10 points+ whether soft or crunchy.
I have ALWAYS ordered the SOFT Corn Spicy Shredded Chicken Tacos Mexican Style (because it comes with guacamole!)
Tracey ALWAYS orders the CRUNCHY Spicy Shredded Chicken Tacos ~ regular.
THE VERDICT ~ SOFT CORN tacos win me over every time!
After lunch, we got to work on prepping everything for Fit Bloggin’ Local tomorrow.
1st up ~ My VEGAN Pasta Salad
2nd up ~ Red, White & Blue Cookies….We made TWO batches of these 2 points+ cookies.
*WHITE ~ White Chocolate Chips
*DARK ~ Dark Chocolate Chips
LOVE!! These cookies are so freakin’ good ~ I LOVE the combination of the sweet blueberries, tart cranberries and sweet white chocolate….oh and having a buttery oatmeal cookies doesn’t hurt either.
Go get the RECIPE now, make them, freeze them, give them away!
Finally ~ Tracey cut up a ton of fruit for a fruit platter while I whipped up a Fruit Dip that involved cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, lemon juice and vanilla.
You know I totally had to “TEST” it out since I was in her test kitchen and all.
I am pretty sure you could put marshmallow fluff on ANYTHING and I’d eat it. (1 points+)
When I got home The Husband declared he didn’t “need” any more soft foods and he wanted to go out to a place he knows I LOVE…Panda Express!
I actually didn’t think I was THAT hungry until I stepped up to the counter and saw everything.
I have to say though for me this was totally worth busting into my WPA on day 1 for!
String Bean Chicken & Mushroom Chicken
1/2 order of Chow Mein ~ I was going to resist but they made a fresh batch and brought it out right as I was standing there.
1/2 order of Steamed Veggies (I think she did more of a 2/3 and 1/3 lol).
Punched into their Nutrition Calculator my meal comes up to 17 points+.
Are you a CRUNCHY OR SOFT OR SHELL-LESS Taco person?
For me it depends ~ I LOVE crunchy when it’s homemade tortillas like at Vasquez Deli. However, I also LOVE soft when “need” 2 tasty corn tortillas to hold in all that juicy chicken like we had today at TR2.
I am the SPEAKER AT FIT BLOGGIN’ LOCAL tomorrow ~ Gahhhh! Wish me luck!
Off to work on my presentation.