My “MINI’s” Name & The Weekly Menu….

by DanicasDaily on January 2, 2012

Happy Sunday all!  You all seriously crack me up with how passionate you are with naming your cars ~ I LOVE it!  We both stopped everything we were doing today to stop and read each new comment you shared giving us ideas for what to name our new Mini Cooper.  Thanks for all your recommendations….I really I wanted to steal a few names you all listed because they all would work so well.

I think we both found a name we agree on……ready for it???

SCOOTER!!! It’s sorta “country” like Countryman and it just fits LOL…..I thought Zip or Zippy might work, but, we both went OHHHH with Scooter….


Our day started with one of my all time FAVORITE super FAST breakfasts ~

An “Egg-Wich!”

2 Slices Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread, 1 “fried” egg and ICBINB spray (5 points+)


With a side of “banana chips”.


If you used Reduced Calorie Bread, then, this would be a 100% Simply Filling Breakfast.


After taking down all our Christmas decorations and cleaning house (today’s workout!), we figured we just NEEDED to drive somewhere Open-mouthed smile

We “re-fueled” at Starbuck’s with a Grande FF Decaf Latte with caramel drizzle on top (3 points+) before heading out to run some errands.


After driving everywhere we could think of, we headed to Panda Express today just to see if they have their Fire Cracker Chicken yet.  You know, the one dish I obsess over when they come out with it only once a year?!

No such luck, but, I did get my Chinese Food fix while checking off my veggies, healthy oil and lean protein for only 8 points+!

String Bean Chicken (4 points+)


Broccoli Beef (3 points+)


Instead of rice or chow mein, I get their mixed steamed veggies (1 points+)


Not really Simply Filling since they use corn starch and more oil than you should have, but, it follows the philosophy of Simply Filling (lean protein & veggies).

Totally worth 8 points+ in my book any day!


The Husband decided to grill tonight since we are having amazing “spring like” weather ~ it’s sunny and almost 70 degrees, yet, winter time.  I LOVE that!

While he grilled away, I BUILT big salads that we could put our grilled tri tip on.

3 oz Grilled Tri Tip (like flank steak) for 3 points+


In the mix:

  • Organic Romaine, Red Cabbage & Carrots
  • Sliced Mini Peppers & Green Onions
  • Tomato
  • 2 Tbsp Dried Berries (1 points+)
  • 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds (1 points+)
  • 2 Tbsp Newman’s Lite Lime Vinaigrette (2 points+)

Plus, one of my FAVORITE salsa’s ~ 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Tomato-less Corn Salsa (1 points+)


Simply Delicious!  You could make almost any salad fit under Simply Filling ~ just count the points+ for the dried berries, sunflower seeds and dressing towards your WPA.


I am not quite ready to make it a full on Simply Filling week because we need to use up some things in our pantry first.  So, this week’s menu is a mixture of both with tips on how to make and/or count it towards Simply Filling. Next week, I hope to make it a full on week of Simply Filling!



What is on your menu this week?

Night all!

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