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+


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.


Napa’s Best Kept Secret Open-mouthed smile


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

Starters ~ Champagne Poached Shrimp Spring Rolls


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


Prep any other toppers while the veggies cook.


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


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


Fresh jalapeno rings are my new favorite thing.


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.


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


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


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



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



What section of the paper do you read first?

Night all!

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

carla sue July 11, 2013 at 6:56 am

that restaurant looks great! what unique menu items!
I have that same green cutting sheet…..pc?
Ive made your flatbread pizzas before, yum yum! I love keeping up with your posts and website….


DanicasDaily July 22, 2013 at 6:03 am

Hi Carla Sue,

Yes, it’s pampered chef in 3 colors. I totally love those cutting sheets more than my actual cutting boards.



Amanda July 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

I love reading the living section over my coffee. :) Great way to start the morning.

I really want to try this flat out pizza but have not found the flat our crust yet! Looks yummy!


jani July 11, 2013 at 8:12 am

Never thought about using Flat out for pizza. What a great idea! How long do you back it for?


DanicasDaily July 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

Hi Jani,

I put the cookie sheet in the oven while it preheats to 400 degrees. Then, I use a little olive oil on the pan, add the flat out and bake for 2 minutes. Flip it, top it and bake it for an additional 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted.



Jessica July 11, 2013 at 8:34 am

Can you tell me what kind of tortilla you use for the healthy egg roll?

Thank you


DanicasDaily July 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

Hi Jessica,

I use the Mission Yellow Extra Thin Tortillas. I find them at Super Targets and my local grocery store, Raley’s.



trekker46Chris July 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

Where’s the sriracha on your healthy egg roll? Looks bare without it! LOL


Gail H. July 12, 2013 at 3:35 am

LOVE love love your flatbreads! Lunch for us tomorrow :) I don’t actually read a paper anymore….1st thing for me is to check work e-mails, then check home e-mails, then check blogs…all while watching the local am news on TV…starting at 5:30 am or earlier :)


Gail H. July 12, 2013 at 3:35 am

OH yeah, I forgot to add: I also check the Today’s Specials on QVC, HSN, and ShopNBC :)


Diane July 12, 2013 at 6:43 am

Thanks Danica for the Summer Challenge link! Printed it out and will use it.


Hazel July 12, 2013 at 8:29 am

You’re my Hero! I love your egg rolls, thank you for the idea :)
I also love the flat out pizza’s! I didn’t realize Flat outs are Simply Filling???? Yay!


Angela @ Honey, I Shrunk the Mom July 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

Thank you for sharing the printable challenge sheet. :)


Tracy July 14, 2013 at 7:09 am

I love using the flat outs for pizzas. I do it all the time and the possibilities are endless. Plus it is very low in points when using the flat outs! Love them!


Tracy July 14, 2013 at 7:10 am

I forgot to mention…. thank you for sharing the challenge print out sheet. This is a great idea and I would love to be able to see each one you get. Thanks again.


MJ July 16, 2013 at 10:13 am

Hi Danica, I have been following your blog for such a long time and have finally decided that Simply filling could be my answer. I own a restaurant outside of Phildelphia and there are so many temptations that can be enjoyed using power foods. I love your posts and especially the pictures. They give me so many good ideas. ? On the breakfast posted with the egg and cheese on the healthy eggroll. What is the name of the products you use for this. It looks great!!


DanicasDaily July 22, 2013 at 6:08 am


I always use the Mission Yellow Extra Thin Tortillas, farm fresh eggs and sriracha. I do spray the pans with nonstick spray and season the egg with sea salt and black pepper. As for the cheese, it depends ~ I go from using Sargento Light, Sargento Extra Thin or Trader Joe’s Light cheeses.



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