Happy Friday ~ the day I’ve been waiting for ALL WEEK! Well, really, I was waiting for the weekend, but, it’s all the same 🙂
You know I actually managed to RESIST opening my Nut Barn CRUNCHY Almond Butter jar until this morning. I scooped up a heaping Tablespoon and split it between two slices of Orowheat Light Whole Wheat Bread (3 points). Do you see the BIG pieces of dry roasted almonds ~ LOVE!
Plus banana “chips” (1 pt).
Mid morning I decided it was time to get some BOOTY ~ Aged Cheddar Pirates Booty that is.
The entire bag is 3 points.
There are a bunch of these funky shaped crunchy, fluffy, cheesy booty pieces that taste a lot like healthy Cheetos. I LOVE ME SOME BOOTY and am totally getting more! They totally satisfied my need to crunch!
However, we both were totally bummed with what came out…Flashback to the last time I was here on December 14, 2009 and this was the AMAZING BEET SALAD with Grilled Chicken I ordered. Beautiful, no?
This was the SMALL salad I got today 🙁
12/14/2009 ~ Mounds of Beet, Orange, Chicken Goodness!
03/26/2010 ~ Flat, lifeless, hardly any beets or oranges or chicken. I was SO SAD :( especially since this salad cost $12. It’s ok if they want to downsize their portions, but, seriously, they should downsize their price too, don’t you think?
I went back up and ordered a cup of Tomato Basil Soup to go with my salad because I knew I’d still be hungry :( This soup was so flavorful ~ it definitely filled the void my salad left 🙂
And, my co-worker went up and ordered Tiramisu since her entree only included 9 pieces of Gnocchi that she ate in like 5 minutes LOL. The plate her cake is served on is the same size plate they used for my salad. Lucky for Mammarella’s I LOVE them enough I might give them one more chance, but, hopefully they bring back their BIGGER salads to make them worth the $$ or drop the price.
I stole 4 bites of this ~ AMAZING and I don’t usually pick Tiramisu ~ I pick the GIA!
Dinner tonight was based on this Tex Mex Calzone Recipe I saw on Cooking Light’s Dinner Tonight Menu. You can also find it in the March Issue (told you that THIS ISSUE has a TON of great recipes in it) :D It’s definitely a 30 minute or less meal.
I chopped up half a red onion plus two bell pepper halves.
I measured out 8 oz of Ground Turkey on My FAVORITE FOOD/POSTAGE SCALE 😉
Then, cooked up the peppers, onions and garlic. Topped with Homemade Taco Seasoning and Big S Fire On The Mountain Salsa.
I shredded some low fat sharp cheddar cheese and pulled out my FAVORITE Trader Joe’s Corn and Chile Salsa.
Slice my pizza dough into 4 pieces. (Yup, got a little too crazy with the flour).
Then, my camera died *sigh*. I layered in a 1/2 cup of the meat mixture, topped with 2 Tbsp corn salsa and 3 Tbsp of cheese before making my “abstract” shaped calzones. I am challenged rolling dough out.
Baked for 12 minutes at 425 ~ totally fluffy and golden.
9 points and totally LOADED with goodness! I LOVED the spice and cheese ~ it was totally like a taco pizza minus the beans LOL.
I whipped up a mini taco salad for a side.
This afternoon when I stopped at Trader Joe’s to pick up the bell peppers I forgot yesterday, I saw that they had some Easter Candy out. I couldn’t resist picking some up for The Husband. I ate a couple of the gum drops tonight for dessert when he opened them ~ eh, ok…..they taste healthy 🙂
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Happy WEEKEND ~ wheeeeeee!!!!!!!