Posts tagged ‘Family’

April 13, 2011

On my Doorstep

 

I found this:

Remember how I was getting excited this morning seeing all of the gifts on my registry that have been fulfilled?

Well one of them showed up on my doorstep today!

The anticipation was killing me…

What could it be?

My flatware, yippee!

 

Lunch was a treat today, my mom took Pat and I to Nick’s. Pretty much my favorite place in San Clemente that Pat never takes me… hint, hint, hint…

I had the Tuna Salad Sandwich which was ginormo:

The roasted veggies on the side were so yummy (sorry for the dark picture)

There were things in there that I would never think to roast like baby bok choy and pearl onions. I’m definitely going to keep those in mind next time I want to roast veggies.

The bread on the sandwich was so thick, there was no way I could get my whole mouth around it so I took the top slice off and ate it that way. I also brought the second half home.

Afternoon snack:

100 calorie mini-bag of popcorn, I love popcorn!

I get it from my daddy, his go to snack is popcorn. Like father like daughter 🙂

 

Dinner tonight was fun, I was feeling experimental so instead of our usual homemade pizza I decided to make calzones instead. I was a little nervous but they turned out so great!

To start:

Cut the pizza dough into four equal pieces. I just buy the pre-made kind, one day I will master the art of making my pizza dough, one day!

Spread your choice of bbq sauce on each piece:

Then add your fillings, I used the chicken apple sausage from Trader Joe’s and mixed bell peppers:

From here I added some mozzarella and parmesan cheese, here’s  where I got nervous, the fold!

This part was a little tricky, you have to fold them up without having everything inside fall out:

I sealed the edges shut with a fork and slit a hole on top so the steam could escape. I sprayed them with cooking spray, sprinkled a little more parmesan on top and popped them in the oven.

Ta-daaa:

They looked so pretty, I was just hoping they tasted as good as they looked

They did! Pat and I were in love…

The crust was light and crispy but it was soft enough to easily devour into!

The asparagus we had alongside was good too 🙂

This experiment was a success and I will definitely be making more calzones in the future

These week has been full of sweets for me and tonight was no different:

Kashi cookie, for me this was being good.

 

I’ve got the worst sweet tooth in the world, what can I say!

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April 4, 2011

Salad Snob

Yesterday was a beautiful day, and it was even more beautiful at my parents ranch in Temecula:

 

 

On the drive over I had a little snack:

 

Yes!

 

I’m kind-of obsessed with these after trying them yesterday.

My mom told me  in the morning that they were making food but I didn’t realize she meant a feast!

Lunch:

 

Cuban Food

 

White rice, black beans, yuca, pork shoulder and fried plantains. Yes, fried!

It was so delish, Cuban food is my absolute favorite with Mexican closely behind. You can tell by my plate I didn’t really hold back too much! But wait it gets even better:

 

Flan & a Chocolate Covered Strawberry

 

But then…

 

The chocolate covered banana caught my eye

 

Here’s what the final damage looked like:

 

"Try everything, eat nothing"

 

We had a great time seeing my family, I was so happy to see my nieces!

My brother-in-law plays professional baseball so my sister and her little family live up north half of the year. I have to take advantage of these girls when I can!!

 

Mom & baby Addie

 

Check out that hair, it’s coming in curly and I love it!

 

Me & Kenzie

 

Doesn’t she have the most beautiful blue eyes?

So my nieces are pretty stinkin’ cute, I wish I could see them more.

Pat had fun too:

 

Mom's new puppy Max

 

I gravitate towards the babies, Pat gravitates towards the dogs!

That’s Pat for ya!

We left a little later than planned because Dr. Pat had to do a small procedure to my sisters dog. This is what we got to take home with us:

 

Are you gagging?

 

He had to biopsy a nodule off my sister’s dog. She already had cancer earlier this year so were hoping this isn’t a repeat! Keeping my fingers crossed!

 

Pat and I decided to grab dinner on our way home because we were already starting to get hungry for dinner. I wanted to go somewhere where I could get a good salad. After our heavy lunch I wanted something lighter. We went to our favorite little Italian restaurant right in town because they have great salads for me and great pizza for Pat.

It started out good with the bread:

 

 

And I was so excited for my salad:

 

Looks promising, right?

 

Well, it was quite disappointing actually. My favorite thing about coming to this restaurant is that they use the nice dark leafy greens for their salads. Well, I don’t know what happened but they changed things up on me!

This… was not that! I guess this is when you could say that I’m a salad snob. I’m very picky about my greens, they must be dark, leafy and full of nutrients. Not this junk:

 

yuck

 

See all those white chunks? I hate the white chunks they taste like watery crap. So as you can tell I didn’t really eat much of my salad. Just the apples and most of the walnuts on top. Hence, why I just had to have a little of this once we got home:

 

Kashi Go Lean Crunch Original Cereal

 

So dinner was disappointing but lunch was amazing.

But, it was even better being able to spend time with my family. I love them soooo much!!

 

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