Happy Monday all! Boy, there is absolutely no slipping anything past you all regarding my announcements on yesterday’s post. I actually meant to post that Announcement #2 was coming up today, but, I kinda, sorta forgot that part yesterday. You all cracked me up so much, I pondered stretching it out further and saying…..to be continued, but, I can’t do that lol.
Announcement #2 ~ We are going to Australia next month!! I will be heading over to our Corporate office to meet everyone and attend a few training sessions. The Husband gets to tag along and we will be spending a little extra time in Adelaide, Sydney and anywhere we can manage to drive on the “wrong” side of the road to! I cannot wait to be in the warm sunshine on the beach since it’s summer over there right now.
See ~ that was totally worth waiting for, right?! I will be posting about our adventures along the way……
This morning I was up way too early to head out to the winery to observe the bottling of one of our new Light Wines (it’s so awesome, you all are going to love it!)
Before hitting the road, I made Healthy Egg Rolls for The Husband and I for breakfast.
(SF + 1 WPA) – 4 points+
Served up with “homemade” apple pear juice in our Vitamix. 1 pear, 1 apple, 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup ice….split in two glasses ~ Refreshing ~ it tasted just like biting into a pear-apple.
Next month we will be launching a new Light Grape Wine series that comes in 4 different varieties. Rose, White Blend, Red Blend and Chardonnay.
Today marked the first day we took all those delicious grapes that were crushed in barrels and put them into bottles to get ready for sale.
The bottling process takes just minutes…..All the bottles are loaded onto the conveyor belt.
This machine fills them up with all that delicious, crisp, rose wine.
The labels are glued on by the machine….
Did I mention that every single variety is ONLY 1 POINTS+ for 5 oz?! That means you really can fill your 10 oz wine glass for only 2 points+!
After the labels are glued, the bottles are placed into their 12 pack boxes, wax glued shut and the labels are placed on the boxes. They are moved to pallets, packaged and ready to ship.
The new Light Grape Website is currently under construction but it will be up by the time these bottles hit the shelves. I will be sure to let you all know where you can find them too.
I will be the first to tell you all I cannot wait to get my hands on some of this wine to taste…..I was literally “willing” it today at 10 am to “be done” just so I could try it!
After observing the bottling, we all headed over to Healdsburg to go to The Wurst. I am not sure I can even begin to describe all the deliciousness at this Sausage and Beer Garden. Their menu honestly caters to everyone from indulgent choices, light choices and even vegan/vegetarian items.
I totally think it’s funny that they have a big, life size sausage on the wall….I wonder if they found that painting or had it made?
They have this beautiful display case where you can choose your burger or dog – all are homemade at The Wurst Restaurant.
They pretty much had me when I saw their condiment bar ~ they know the way to my heart!
Believe it or not, I didn’t try them all. From the top left ~ roasted red pepper relish, giardinera, sweet relish, dill pickle relish, jalapeno ketchup (I could’ve licked this container), beer mustard, sweet & hot mustard, whole grain mustard and Dijon.
I am glad everyone was up for sharing it all so we could try a little of everything.
I had half of this Junior Cowboy Burger ~ “Liar’s BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, homemade bread & butter pickles” (they forgot the bacon – gasp!) 7 points+
Plus 1/3 of this Detroit Polish with a little of all my toppings – It has beer in it! (4 points+)
The best Sweet Potato Fries I’ve ever had in my life…..it’s a good thing I was sharing with a group or I would’ve eaten all of them! They were salty, sweet, spicy, crispy and literally melted in your mouth. (5 points+)
I cannot wait to take The Husband to check out The Wurst ~ it’s totally a place made for him and believe it or not, I want to try their Mediterranean Salad and Falafel Burger.
When I walked in the door, The Husband actually requested to head over to Panda Express. I think he said that because it’s my birthday week and because they have…….
FIRE CRACKER CHICKEN!!! (only until January 29th)
I picked 2 entrees ~ Fire Cracker Chicken above (6 points+) and String Bean Chicken below (4 points+)….
Then, swapped my chow mein/fried rice for steamed veggies to save on points+.
ONLY 10 points+ ~ for my entire meal….and Simply Filling Like (SFL)
Considering my love of spicy, thick, chunky soups that are packed with veggies…..
And how I could eat soup practically ever day this winter, I couldn’t pass up a reason to get cookin’ in the kitchen.
This recipe has a nice spicy kick from the Spicy Italian Chicken Sausage with a nice sweet bite from the sun dried tomatoes.
Start to finish it takes 30 minutes and you have enough soup to freeze a few servings for another day when you do not feel like cooking.
- AL – 1 Activity Point (only 2 days until I can workout again!) – 79%
- 0 WPA used, 40 WPA remaining, 29 Daily Points+
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
If you could pick one Light Grape Wine Flavor to try – which would it be?
For me, I’d pick the Rose and not just because I saw and smelled it bottled. It’s that description of berries, watermelon and cherries that has me intrigued.