Happy Almost Dad’s Day to all the Dad’s out there! Today was filled with lots of “fun” Dad’s Day planning and then, Dad’s Day celebrating.
Before heading out the door, I whipped up egg-wiches for The Husband and I.
* 2 Slices Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread (3 points+)
* 1 “fried” egg ~ fried in nonstick spray with sea salt & pepper
* 1 tsp Whipped Butter because honestly, I just wanted it today (1 points+)
Plus a big bowl of melon!
Before starting our errands we stopped by Starbuck’s. I wanted to save on my points+ today so I had a Venti Iced Decaf Americano with 2 pumps coconut & a splash of real half/half (2 points+).
We ran around town getting a few things checked off our list including a bit of Dad’s Day shopping.
The Husband has a serious fascination with the super sized “things” hanging from the ceiling in Target (he ALWAYS tells me he wants the BIG CORN) LOL.
So, our shopping started with him liking the “super soaker squirt gun” and this hat…….
Then, like a little kid, he wanted this shirt too ~ but not just for him
Since we still have way too much food to eat before we leave for Vegas we stopped to have lunch at home. I knew exactly what I wanted because some people “TEASED” by sending pictures saying they were having leftover bacon!
* Organic Mixed Greens, Carrots, Red Cabbage & Cherry Tomatoes
* 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds (1 points+)
* 1 Tbsp Shredded Pepperjack cheese (1 points+)
* 1 Tbsp TJ’s Berry Blend (eh, could’ve left this off)
* 2 slices TJ’s Peppered Turkey Bacon (2 points+)
* 2 Tbsp Bolthouse Ranch (2 points+)
After lunch, I told The Husband I NEEDED to go to Trader Joe’s to get these Bistro Biscuits that you all have been telling me are just like my FAVORITE Biscoff Cookies.
It’s pretty crazy how similar the ingredients and the stats are ~ here is my pics of the Biscoff packages.
If I had to guess seeing as Annie’s makes all the Trader Joe’s products that look just like the Annie’s products, ummm, these delicious 1 points+ cookies are made by Biscoff!
I totally see a side by side taste test comparison coming this week!
I did taste a bite of the Biscoff, but, I really had my heart set on one of these Petit’s Palmiers.
Only 3 points+ for the size of a cookie as big as my hand!
Plus it’s a SMILEY Cookie ~ I LOVE that! It’s buttery, flakey and melts in your mouth with hints of sugar……Maybe a new fav, but, the competition is close
On our way up to “Meet The Parents”, I decided I really needed some caffeine. The Husband agreed to split this with me if I got the whip and toppings for him.
Quite possibly my NEW FAV at Starbuck’s
Grande Mocha Coconut Light Frappucino made with Fat Free Milk (5 points+ excluding the whip which he had the top half lol).
It totally tastes like a Mounds Bar!
My Dad picked Olive Garden as his Dad’s Day place to have dinner. I wasn’t actually too excited because almost EVERYTHING on the menu is over 20 points+ and I personally HATE eating half of a pasta dish.
I was set on the 9 points+ Apricot Chicken and I’d have a “treat” of 1 breadstick” and salad.
NOTE TO SELF: Do NOT open the menu to look at the pictures or read the descriptions BEFORE ordering….I totally wanted to change my order after seeing everything LOL.
I MADE A DEAL with myself though…if I had the Apricot Chicken, I could have the bread and salad. If I didn’t, then, I had to have just my entrée because it’s about the same points+ just for that.
Each breadstick is 4 points+ and I could give/take them at Olive Garden. I had one though to keep me away from devouring the appetizer platter.
Salad! 4 points+
I did totally indulge in 2 stuffed mushrooms ~ even though they have clams, you can’t taste them. It’s like buttery, garlic bread, cheese stuffed mushrooms. (2 points+)
Apricot Chicken ~ perfectly salty, sweet, grilled!
Plus steamed veggies.
It’s actually a lot of food ~ I only finished about 2/3’s of it.
After dinner The Husband got to pull off his plan he had been scheming all day long.
BEFORE ~ can’t you just tell he is up to something
We told my Dad the one condition of his gift was that he had to go put it on. While he was in the Bathroom The Husband put on his hat and shirt….then, waited by the door. I am sure everyone at the restaurant thought we were crazy
AFTER ~ Surprise!!! My Dad had no clue he was dressing up the same.
We are actually planning a tropical vacation with my parents later this year so this was sort of the reason for the clothes……Like Dad, Like Son!
Then, they got silly like they were “Mobsters” or “Gangstas” or something…..
You know because Florida and Tropical Islands are full of the Mob….So funny!
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What are you all doing for Dad’s Day? Making anything fun or going out to eat somewhere delicious?