The Napa General Store

by DanicasDaily on July 10, 2013

Happy Wednesday all!  Thanks for sharing your Summer Challenge ideas and a special thanks to Pam for totally teaching me the “secret” to hiding the Zucchini in like um everything I make including those Mini Banana Zucchini Nut Muffins!

For those who asked to have a copy of the challenge, I scanned my form and uploaded it to my Google Drive so you all can download it too.  Go here —> 2013 Summer Challenge

So, I have a question for you all ~ What is the first section of the paper you read in the morning? 

For me, it goes like this….Horoscopes, Dear Anne/Abby and then….comics!

All read while eating my Healthy Egg Roll of course! (SF + 1 WPA) – 4 points+

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Our afternoon meeting was totally planned around being able to go to the Napa General Store for lunch.  I absolutely love this place ~ it really is a store with a cute restaurant out back on the Napa River.

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Napa’s Best Kept Secret Open-mouthed smile

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I love my co-workers because they love ordering everything and sharing it!

Starters ~ Champagne Poached Shrimp Spring Rolls

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As delicious as they sound.  I totally went back for more. (SF+ 2 WPA)

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The coolest looking dish we ordered was the Sweet & Sour Clay Pot.  I seriously want to go out and buy a clay pot just so I can cook with it.

Chop veggies, jalapenos, chicken, pour sauces over, roast in the pot in the oven and your done!

It was slightly sweet, spicy, coconutty and delicious.

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Our waitress gave us instructions on how to serve/eat it.  You take the rice, dump it in so it soaks up the sauce, scoop and dive in.

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We also knew we had to order something with bacon because the entire store smelled like bacon when we walked in.  This is their gigantic turkey club ~ what is amazing about it aside from the BACON! is that they use hand carved turkey.

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My plate ~ not so simply filling, but, totally worth the points+ (SF +10 WPA)

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I am totally the person at the table who always steals all the vegetables ~ good thing nobody wanted the salad and it was all mine Open-mouthed smile

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This afternoon flew by at work and before I knew it, it was time to head home and make Flat Out Pizzas, with The Husband.

I really wish we had mushrooms, but, I made do using peppers and onions.  For the record, it’s not quite the same although tasty.

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I always sauté whatever veggie I am using to caramelize it and get rid of the excess water so it does not make the pizza soggy.

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Prep any other toppers while the veggies cook.

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I did not have any homemade or store bought pizza sauce so I improvised using tomato paste sprinkled with Italian seasoning.

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We built our pizzas layering on everything from the veggies on up.

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Fresh jalapeno rings are my new favorite thing.

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Mine is in the front, his is in the back ~ we used turkey pepperoni, low-fat mozzarella, peppers, onions, jalapenos, sweet cherry peppers and olives.

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Slice into 4 pieces and dive in! The olives and turkey pepperoni add 2 WPA ~ without them, this would be 100% Simply Filling.

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Served up with a fast salad a la The Husband with Newman’s Light Lime Vinaigrette.

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The best part is I made an extra pizza with salad for tomorrow’s lunch.

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STATS:

  • Daily points: 26 points+, 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Simply Filing: 15 WPA used, 20 WPA remaining

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QUESTION OF THE DAY:

What section of the paper do you read first?

Night all!

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