Happy Hump Day all!!! I cannot believe it’s less than 2 days until the Foodbuzz Festival ~ seriously, I cannot wait to meet and see you all….Oh and The Husband said to tell you all he agrees 😉
But…….I think what you all may not be able to believe is that I am posting TWICE in one day and it’s a daily journal! I know, I know, it’s a lot for me too….I missed it and you all too much. I actually think there is something therapeutic about rambling on to you all each day about ummm, whatever!
So, here we gooooooo……Breakfast involved a little “Pumpkin Cheesecake” ~ the perfect start to any day.
Thomas English Muffin
3 points of AMAZINNNNGGGNESS!
Plus a “lil’ protein power ~ Morning Star Soy Sausage (2 pts).
Enjoyed next to our BEST DECORATED HALLOWEEN CUBE with a “Dirty Latte” (Grande nonfat decaf latte with 1 pump mocha) (2.5 pts).
You know, we totally did it for bragging rights and the trophy 😉
My awesome friend invited me to lunch today at High Tech Burrito ~ I haven’t been here yet and I am seriously wondering why!
I LOVE places that have a “healthy options” menu that includes VEGAN eats….
That are focused on being green & composting…..
That serve Chips & Salsa! The chips were just ok (they are bagged after all), but, their salsa is rockin’.
I rarely go for the burrito since you all know I have a crazy fascination with tacos.
But, today, I just really wanted a BIG BURRITO….not any burrito ~ Mexican Asian Fusion burrito!
“HAWAIIAN TERIYAKI: ~ Teriyaki chicken or steak, green onions, garlic, carrots,cilantro lime rice, pico de gallo in a roma tortilla
It is definitely more like a wrap than a burrito, but, it was awesome ~ you could taste the smoky, grilled flavor of their chicken (Like Chipotle) with hints of lime, garlic, teriyaki and a little “heat” (if you get the Nuclear salsa like me too!) 10 pt estimate
I pretty much inhaled every bite and it kept me full the rest of the day and through Body Sculpt! The Husband was in charge of dinner tonight and he did not disappoint 😀
A little while back Foodbuzz sent us a little Buitoni LOVE as part of the tastemaker program. I LOVE their fresh pasta line so when they asked if we wanted to try their frozen pastas, I was all over it.
The Husband picked out their Braised Beef & Sausage Ravioli’s (such a guy selection, huh?)
I like that their ingredient list contains REAL ingredients that even 3rd graders can pronounce.
The stats are a little freaky, but, seriously, I think their portions are off. The box can easily serve 3-4 people unless it’s your norm to eat half a pack of frozen ravioli’s.
Easy to make!
Simply drop the sauce packet in your water and bring it to a boil.
Add your ravioli’s and boil fro 5 minutes.
Drain and plate your ravioli’s
Add your sauce and “special effects” as The Husband calls them (parsley for color and parmesan just because lol).
My portion (1/4 of the package ~ 7 ravioli’s), 6 points.
I have to say that the ravioli’s are not bad ~ they are super sausage like in flavor. The sauce is just ok ~ I think a straight up marinara would taste better.
Simple salads with Newman’s Light Lime Vinaigrette on the side. (2 pts)
Since he was nice enough to cook dinner, I decided to reward him with a little cupcake love. I used Martha Stewart’s Yellow Cupcake Recipe and topped it with a homemade chocolate frosting.
I definitely need to practice on my chocolate frosting a little because it thickened into the smooth, creamy, hardness of truffles after sitting for a bit 🙂
For what it’s worth, here is the breakdown of what is in the bowl
12 oz Scharffen Berger 70% Bitter Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted & cooled
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp Dagoba Cocoa Powder mixed with 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp hot water
I started with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and kept adding more because it was too “dark/bitter”. I think I ended up with about 2 cups.
Frost right away unless you want truffles….although, maybe that’s a great idea for Christmas 😉
QUESTION OF THE DAY ~ I NEED YOUR HELP!!!
One of the new things to this year’s FoodBuzz Festival is a Foodie Gift Exchange. We are supposed to bring something that represents our town or our blogs.
What would be one gift you all would like to receive from me if you got my Gift at the exchange? I totally need ideas!!!