Happy Weekend or I guess now it’s end of the weekend! It was so nice taking a weekend off….ok, Well, Saturday 🙂 I might have to do that more often…just sayin’ 😉
We had such a fun and busy weekend celebrating Father’s Day. It all started off with a little “road trip” to Reno, NV & Lake Tahoe so The Husband could collect more casino chips. I told him we could do anything he wanted this weekend….so, at 6 am we were up and on the road.
We made a quick pit stop for breakfast at Starbuck’s. I got Perfect Oatmeal with the Berries, a sprinkle of brown sugar, no nuts (4 pts) plus a Venti Iced FF Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzle (3 pts).
Road Trip Snacks ~ Baby Bel & strawberries (2 pts).
I still can’t believe that there is snow on the mountains and summer is starting this week.
After visiting a bazillion antique shops (which I am actually starting to enjoy now), we made a stop at Michael’s Deli. This place might be my absolute new favorite place ~ everything is homemade and I wanted to try everything on the menu!
I really wanted a sandwich but got a salad since I knew we’d be having Father’s Day dinner with my parents later. Look at how good it sounds and they had pictures on their walls of everything 😀
MMMMM!!!!! They used spicy sweet chili Thai Sauce as a drizzle over the chicken ~ awesome idea!
HUGE Salad, but, I pretty much ate it all!!! (7 point estimate!)
I LOVE you Michael’s Deli ~ please get locations in the Bay area 🙂 If you are ever in Reno, NV ~ check out the place, you won’t be disappointed
The Husband broke out some snacks as we drove over to Lake Tahoe so of course I played along 🙂 I love me some BOOTY!
I usually divide up the bag into baggies, but, didn’t this time.
So, I made sure to have only 3 handfuls and called it a serving (3 pts).
Both The Husband and My Dad are huge Steak & Potato eaters so there was no doubt that the Father’s Day Celebration would be at a steak house ~ Fifty Grand Steak House.
I had a piece of bread and then made sure it stayed on the other side of the table.
Our meals came with everything ~ soup, salad, entree, dessert – crazy!
0 pt Vegetable Soup!
Simple Salad ~ I’ve never had a pickled beet before, but, they are really good. I might like them better than plain beets. Must re-create! (1 pt with dressing using my fork to dip with each bite).
I think I got too excited over this HUGE 16 oz steak they brought out because my pictures were all blurry LOL. I cut off a palm size piece and save the rest for The Husband to have another day. (4 oz ~ 5 pts)
Baked potato dry ~ I did add a little chive sour cream, salt and pepper (4 pts)
I picked strawberry ice cream for dessert. (3 pts)
Happy Father’s Day to all the Papa’s out there!
The Husband continued getting spoiled today…Our first stop was Starbuck’s!
I had a 7 point Huevos Ranchero Wrap from Starbuck’s that was totally LOADED….I LOVED it! It has eggs, pepper jack cheese, black beans and pico de gallo.
Plus ~ A Venti Iced Non-Fat Decaf Latte with caramel drizzle (3 pts).
My gift to him was buying some of the poker chips he wanted, his trip to Reno/Lake Tahoe, dinner and creating a fancy excel file to organize his collection….ummm, ya, still working on that file – he has SO MANY chips! LOL.
The Nephew’s created the CUTEST “Rock Pet” for him for Father’s Day.
OMG ~ I LOVE how they made a tree, a door and there is a little froggy in the back too!
Lunch was BLTA’s ~ Another one of his favorites!
6 points of goodness!
1 point of cherries!
The Husband’s Mom came over for dinner and we had another Husband Picked Meal ~ Build Your Own Steak Salads! (Told ya, he would eat BEEF and BACON every day if he could….oh and maybe Hot Links too LOL)
I grilled up some Carne Asada that I bought at Sam’s.
Caramelized Fajita Veggies
Everyone had a base salad with cucumbers & tomatoes.
Then, we layered it up with all the toppings.
Guacalicious! (7 points!)
I used TJ’s Avocado Salsa Verde for my dressing! It was the perfect touch ~ a little spicy, a little creamy ~ O POINTS!
Weekends seriously fly by too fast ~ I personally think they NEED to be more balanced ~ like 4 days working, 3 days off….5/2 just isn’t the same 😉
Speaking of FOUR DAYS……just FOUR DAYS til Vegas!!! I can’t wait but we have so much fruit/veggies to eat 🙂
Night all 🙂