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Heeeello, hello!

Lunch at my parent’s house was FAB, as usual! We started out with a Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Salad, drizzled with an olive oil based dressing. SO fresh and summery!

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My stack of salad with some Sweet 100 tomatoes from my Mom’s plants!

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Our main dish was Chicken Parmesan with noodles & extra sauce.

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Mmmm…cheesy, saucy deliciousness…what’s not to love??

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Dessert was a Homemade Peach Tart. This was fresh peaches, spices and a crunchy almond topping, all wrapped in a golden-brown pie crust.

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Go Mom! This had so many wonderful flavors and textures – from the sweet peaches and fragrant nutmeg, to the flaky crust and crunchy almonds. AMAZING!

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After lunch my Mom and made a Costco run where I picked up some additional supplies for meals this week – all to the tune of $10. If you’re debating on joining a Costco or Sam’s Club – I’d definitely suggest joining with a family member or friend. That way you can split the cost of the yearly fee AND split some of the big bulk groceries. My Mom and I picked up two things (to be revealed later this week 😉 ) and split them both. Win-win!

By the time I wrapped everything up, it was dinnertime! I wasn’t super hungry (thanks Costco sample day!) so I made myself a big Mixed Fruit Bowl for dinner.

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We’ve got:

  • 1/2 a banana
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peach
  • Apple

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This filled me up, without weighing me down. Know what I mean?

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Oooo boy, I am not ready to go back to work tomorrow – it was so nice having a three day weekend! Labor day, labor day, labor day… This will be the mantra that I keep repeating to myself for the next two weeks! 😀

Have a good night everyone!

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What’s your favorite pie? Do you prefer cream based, or fruit/berry based pies?

I’ve got a soft spot for Dutch Apple Pie – love that crumbly crust on top!

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Hey everybody! How’d your Thursday go? Good? Great 🙂

Tonight I took a break from the 101 Simple Salad Challenge (I know, I’m upset too) and took the uber easy route. I swung by Costco after work (UGHHHHH, love that place so muuuuch) and picked up a fresh rotisserie chicken to play starring role in tonight’s dinner.

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Isn’t she a beaut?

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I just adore Costco’s rotisserie chicken. First of all they are huge, second of all they are $4.99, third of all they are one of the tastiest things ever and fourth of all you can use them in so many different ways! Including, but not limited to:

  • As-is
  • Cubed and tossed into salads
  • Shredded and mixed into soups
  • Chopped and added into casseroles

I just love any food that boasts that kind of versatility, don’t you?

Tonight I ate a thigh and wing with the skin ON – GASP! In my opinion, if you’re going to eat rotisserie chicken, you just have to. It’s the best part!

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Now I am NOT a picky eater in any way shape or form (except for cooked carrots and bell peppers,) so in general I like 99% of the things I eat. But when I have something that I really love – I mean REALLY love – I tend to yell out loud:

I FREAKING LOVE (fill in the blank).

I definitely yelled that tonight. Rotisserie chicken is…so…good.

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I also tend to shout that about garlic bread, Australian licorice and Yoshinoya Beef Bowls. 😀

To go along with my chicken, I made a big pot of brown rice simmered in chicken broth and the strained juices from the rotisserie container. O..m..g… It tasted like one of those Lipton Rice Sides that come in a pouch, except this was minus all the salt and preservatives!

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I rounded out the meal with some freshly steamed green beans from my Mom’s friend’s garden. Holy cow, these were incredible!

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Garden fresh is always besht. 😉

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No seasoning needed on these puppies. The natural flavor was just perfect.

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So the plan for tonight is to go listen to my brother preach at his Thursday night service – which, hey guess what? You can too! Just go here to listen live at 7:27pm central time 😀

Have a GREAT night everyone!

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What do you FREAKING love?

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