Monday, March 18, 2013
Trashed dinner, country club pizzas & open house don'ts
Saturday morning he surprised me with chocolate croissants for breakfast in bed and it was a great way to start the day. By the time we finally rolled out of bed, we had a seriously hard time coming up with where we wanted to eat for lunch. I knew I was going to make my stuffed burgers for dinner so that left us open for lunch. I wasn't craving a damn thing because usually if I crave something, I make it. I was kind of craving IHOP's Cinnastax pancakes with eggs but I looked up its nutritional info and I almost fainted. I knew I could make it for a minimum of half the calories but I needed a break from cooking so I wasn't in the mood to bust out the skillets. It's almost a blessing and a curse being a good cook because you know how much crap they put in restaurant food and you know you can make it so much healthier (and often times tastier) at home and it kind of ruins you for restaurants. So we ended up going to a generic steakhouse that had a massive salad bar that sounded good. We checked out a new high end grocery store downtown and got an ice cream pint to go with our cake slices and by the time we ran errands (including getting our Trader Joe's and Target runs done so we wouldn't have to get up early Sunday for once) it was late for dinner. I asked twice if the Mr was really hungry or not because I was still full. He was being wishy washy and leaned toward yes because he wanted something other than sugar in his belly. So I made it all...my stuffed burgers and baked fries. Forty minutes of prep time and 9pm before we sat down and I took one bite of the burger with my already full stomach and I was about 2 seconds from throwing up. I threw it all in the trash and skipped dinner. I think it's been a LONG time since I've done that. I still felt like yak when I went to bed so even though it was a big victory, it still didn't feel like it. I just felt gross and what's worse is I woke up feeling gross so that's an awesome way to start off the next day...not.
Sunday we slept in and my back paid for it. My lower back and shoulder blades were so sore. I knew we had to go to our last grocery store but we had to pick up the Mr's car from the shop so we went there then met at the grocery store. We came back home and I made lunch. We grabbed some Pizza Formaggio's from Trader Joe's the night before to try for lunch and they were SO good!
They reminded me of a french bread pizza taste and the Mr said they reminded him of summers at the country club when he was a kid. Well pardon me while I play the grand piano.
I paired that with some fruit salad made with the leftover cantaloupe, pineapple and half a blood orange. I felt like Dexter cutting it up.
Dinner was yummy roasted red pepper, pineapple and bbq chicken naan pizza with chipotle cheddar bites. I still love watching the Mr's eyes roll in the back of his head on that one. It is so good. Homemade naan is on the culinary to do list this year.
What did you do this weekend?
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