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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!


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


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


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



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


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!


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.


We’ve got:

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


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


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!


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.


Isn’t she a beaut?


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.


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!


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


Garden fresh is always besht. 😉


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


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!


What do you FREAKING love?

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