Happy LONG, 3-DAY Weekend all! Ok, well, if that doesn’t work for you, how about just Happy Friday! :D Today involved TWO fun packages and some AWESOME EATS including A CHOCOLATE BANANA CALZONE and a NEW recipe involving a fun spin on Mini Mexican Meat Loaves.
I am really looking forward to all the fun things we have planned this weekend ~ including running with my sis, seeing my family and our “surprise” Valentine’s day together on Monday.
I actually forgot to set my alarm last night, but, luckily my body woke up in time for me to squeeze in a 5K (3.1 mile) run this morning on the treadmill. It felt awesome and I felt fast ~ LOVE days like that….now hopefully it carries forward when I run with my speedy sis on Sunday.
Breakfast was a fun new creation ~ A Sausagewich!! (Yes, that’s totally a word and all sandwiches have to end with “wich” right?!)
1 Western Alternative Sweet Wheat Bagel (ONLY ONE POINT!)
1 Laughing Cow LIte Swiss Wedge (1 pt)
1 Morning Star Veggie Sausage (2 pts)
Note to self ~ add HOT SAUCE!
OMG ~ I LOVED the creamy combination for only 4 points.
I balanced my meal out with a cup of cantaloupe and blueberries.
Mid-Morning, the TJ’s Pita Puffs were calling my name again ~ I snacked on 30 of them for 2 pts.
It was sorta drizzly today and I was CRAVING soup. We headed over to Mammarella’s and had the BEST lunch.
Tomato Basil Soup (3 pts estimated)
That came with 2 delicious slices of focaccia bread.
Plus a side salad that was tossed with Balsamic Vinaigrette. I LOVED the fresh mixed greens but wish they’d toss some tomatoes, cucumber or something else on there to make it look fancy and worth the $3 they charge. I can buy a whole bag of organic mixed greens at TJ’s for less than this :/ Just sayin’
I LOVE their tables ~ don’t they look so cool?
They always save the BEST things for last ~ WE GOT A FREE GIA today!!! You just can’t turn this down…Do you all have any idea how INGENIUS this idea is….
Here is how you can make one of your own…..
Pizza Dough ~ TJ’s fresh pizza dough would be a fabulous choice!
Banana (strawberries would be awesome too)
Spread your pizza dough with Nutella, add fruit, fold over calzone style and bake (425-450 for 7-10 m as a guess). Sprinkle with cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
DIG in and ENJOY! I guarantee it will leave you speechless. I totally think this dessert is Valentine’s day worthy! I estimated my serving at 6 pts.
When I arrived home, I had TWO super fun packages waiting for me. My FIRST package was from my SECRET VALENTINE BLOGGIE PAULA of SALT & HUMOR!!!
Check out the goods ~ So fun!!!!
Kettle Cashew Butter
A super cute “Gimme Some Sugar” towel
Plus, two FANCY and FUNKY Dagoba Dark Chocolates!
Thanks so much for EVERYTHING Paula ~ You are truly thoughtful! I LOVE it and cannot wait to dig in and use it all!
My 2nd package, I can only show you a “SNEAK PEAK” of…..But, stay tuned for more including a product review, a delicious meal and a GIVEAWAY!!!
After all that excitement, I pretty much didn’t want to cook. But, I stuck to my plan and whipped up a new recipe for MEXICAN MINI MEATLOVES that I have been wanting to try. (5 points each estimated!!!)
The meatloaves reminded me of Tamale Casserole and were super tasty! The Husband ate 3 and I had 1 LOL. I will be posting the recipe soon, but, here is a my ‘SECRET’ ingredient!
I served them up with a side of TJ’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes (3 pts)
Plus freshly steamed French Green Beans. I LOVE these beans because they are squeaky when you eat them ~ fun!
All together with extra salsa on the side…not too bad for 8 pts!
In keeping with his LOVE theme he has going on lately, The Husband made a heart out of his potatoes ~ he is such a kid – LOVE that!
We are about to pop in Ghost of Girlfriends pasts. The Husband brought out the ChocoLOVE Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Bar so I am sure I’ll be having dessert #2 with him….seriously, how can a girl resist ChocoLOVE?!
Catch you all later this weekend ~ Night!