Happy Saturday all! I have so much fun stuff to share with you all so get ready for a 2 day recap including fun mail, our holiday party and the Campbell’s Soup Fun Pack Winner.
Ready, set, go…….Here is how Thursday started out.
My 4 Weight Watcher Point breakfast was…
1 Mango, diced
1 Low-fat Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
Drizzle of Honey
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
Sprinkle of Trader Joe’s Fiber Twigs
It was pretty tasty, however, I think I LOVE TJ’s Greek Yogurt better. I liked the consistency of the Chobani, however, it was a bit more tart that others.
I repeated my snackage of the prior day – I think that this is my favorite combo. 3 Points ~ Kashi Original 7-grain Crackers, 1 LF Sargento Colby Cheese Square and carrots.
Lunch was spent doing a bunch of last minute holiday party prep for work. We ordered in from Mamarella’s! I was sooooo excited to see that they modified their beet salad to add GREENS the way I ordered it the last time I was there. I added some delicious grilled chicken for protein and had the Citrus Vinaigrette on the side.
I LOVED the HUGE beets!
Lunch also involved “Snowman Soup”
A billion times!
Nothing too fancy, but, so fun to make! Have you all ever made up Snowman Soup? It’s so easy and fun. Here is a picture of the printout we used to make up our cups.
In addition to making up little packets with Hershey’s Kisses, Marshmallows (Snowballs), Hot Cocoa and Candy Canes, we added these super cool recycled Pens and Berry Chapsticks!
I was so busy all afternoon that I missed my snack 🙁 When I got home I had a SUPER cool package waiting for me. A little while back Tina of Carrots n Cake had sent me a coupon for Open Sky to get $25 off any product. Well, I can’t exactly resist not getting $25 off a fun kitchen appliance and the shipping was FREE!!! Woohooo! Thanks T – You rock!!!!
I have always wanted the Cuisinart Panini Press but never bought one since I have a George Foreman. I LOVE that there are several interchangeable plates. This is soooo going to be put to use ASAP.
We had to run a bunch of errands to pick up some last minute stuff for the holiday party. So, The Husband offered to buy dinner :D, we sat down and then ended up having to get dinner to go because we had to go help his boss out. I managed to get the perfect Kick Start meal (minus brown rice since they didn’t have it)
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
AWESOME! I ate in the car as we drove LOL. While I was walking around gathering all the supplies I needed, I came across the KARATE KID!
He is such a clown ~ LOVE him!
Phew ! That was Thursday ~ busy, busy! My Body Bugg stats rocked 12,274 steps and 3,128 calories burned. I am not sure I really sat down ALL day.
Onto Friday ~ the day of the Holiday party! I made up a quick 3 point Egg Sandwich togo, I didn’t get any coffee or hot water and I definitely didn’t pass go and collect $200 LOL.
I scrambled around work for a couple of hours, then, it was time to set up for the party. I snapped just a few pictures of the day, but, will share more later if I get the chance.
Our party was hosted at Ristorante Allegria ~ LOVE this place and the two brothers who run it. They do an amazing job and are completely accommodating in everyway.
Snow Man Mugs, fun Annie’s Chico Bags that actually clip onto your pockets and can hold 25 lbs!
FREE Straus Organic Ice Cream!!!
All of our wine was provided by Sutter Home as well!
FUN MENU that you all saw us sample when we had to try out the places to eat at. Yes, this was my one planned meal that wasn’t going to be part of the Kickstart program, but, that’s ok – it’s all about moderation, right?! 🙂
I had a slice of bread to go with my glass of red wine.
I had 2 artichokes, 1 pea and 1 calamari dipped in the spicy chipotle sauce.
The BEST salad ever! I LOVED it and they even forgot to leave the stinky blue cheese off. It wasn’t potent so I didn’t mind 🙂
It had Baby Arugula, Red Wine Poached Pears, Jicama, Toasted Walnuts, Papaya Vinaigrette
Then, my co-worker and I decided to split 2 entrees and share. I had 1/2 of the steak and 1/2 of the chicken ~ both were AMAZING! I was sad my third co-worker couldn’t attend because I totally wanted those pumpkin ravioli’s 🙂
I had a few bites of my Cheesecake for dessert that went unpictured (oops).
We all had fun playing along in the Murder Mystery (I think) and it was great watching my co-workers totally get into their roles. I won $50 in the raffle too – yahoo! 😀
When I got home I was completely exhausted so I opted with one of the Kick Start dining out options!
Salad with Balsamic and 2 tsp Olive Oil.
Plus a mini veggie pizza.
Campbell’s Soup Fun Pack Giveaway Winner is……
Chosen Via Random.org:
29. neicy on Thu, 10th Dec 2009 4:27 pm
My fave soup is the minestrone at Olive Garden. It is DEEEELICIOUS
Congrats Neicy! Please send me your snail mail address so I can get your Campbell’s Soup Pack sent to you ASAP.
No worries to those who didn’t win ~ I have more giveaways coming up next week – yahoo!
YEAH! All caught up! Now I am off to tackle our Christmas list and decorations ~ we haven’t done anything yet, yikes!
See ya all later!
P.S. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A CUISINART PANINI PRESS OR ANY IDEAS ~ HOW HAVE YOU USED YOURS AND ANY FUN RECIPES?
Sounds like a fun couple of days! Enjoy your panini press. I’m sure I’ll want one after I see what lovely things you make with it 🙂
Oh my gosh! this was such a fun post!
That yogurt creation looks divine, although, I’m not sure I would have liked the tartness too well…
You will love that panini press! I have a baby george foreman and love love it!
That little partay looks like so much fun! I’m lovin’ all of the annie’s swag! 😉
wow! i am glad the party went well and the food looks great!
that mini veggie pizza looks soo yummy!
Emily (The Experimentarian) says
Oh wow! That party looks so fun! Awesome job staying on track, too with how hectic everything seemed. xoxo
What a tasty looking post of eats, D:)
I got the same Panini Press, I will let you know if I come up with anything super special. I might just have to try it out tonight.
Have a great weekend!!!
Jasmine Ohi says
straus family creamery sounds familiar!
I would love to use that panini press to make mozzerella+olive paninis – soooo good!
wowie looks like a super fun party, we don’t do anything nearly that elaborate…i’m happy we even manage to pick a date!
sounds like a whirlwind few days!!..Love the filled mugs…cute cute 🙂
And sounds like you are using your points for some yummy delicious food..good for you 🙂
Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) says
Love the panini press!
My favorite of course is the tomato, basil, mozarella and olive oil- caprese! (Maybe a little pesto too!)
um yeah~this didnt show up in my reader til today! weird. i have been wanting that press for SO LONG! maybe i should just go buy it. the party looked INCREDIBLE.. i love all the annies swag! how fun!