Not So Pumpkin Ale

by DanicasDaily on November 1, 2012

Happy Friday Eve all!  I wish all of you could’ve come with us to Santana Row and more importantly, to meet Barefoot Contessa in a couple of weeks. It is such a cool place to visit~ I am so excited and totally counting the days down until our next trip.

This morning I was up bright and early to hop on the treadmill for a 40 minute sweat session.  I seriously love the way my days go whenever I get my workout check off my list first thing.

I was so hungry when I was done I didn’t want to “wait” for anything to cook.  Then again, it didn’t help knowing that I had Trader Joe’s Spicy Rancher Egg White Salad in the fridge either.


All Simply Filling Ingredients……


1 points+ for half or 3 points+ for the whole thing.


I put half of it on an Oroweat Honey Wheat Thin bun for a quick and spicy egg salad sandwich. (SF) – 4 points+


Rounded out with apple bites for staying power.


Happiness! Open-mouthed smile


I had originally planned on having what I imagined to be an incredibly delicious Sweet Potato Soup for lunch.  The only thing was it totally flopped and was not good at all so I went with my backup plan.

Trader Joe’s GRILLED – NOT FRIED Eggplant Parmesan.


7 points+ for the entire container and it is packed with delicious roasted eggplant, cheese and sauce.  It really does taste like it’s made from scratch and it was worth the wait cooking.


I roasted up the Golden Beets from our Farm Fresh to You Farm Box just so I could toss them on salads this week. 


Organic Mixed Greens topped with the roasted beets, POM seeds (also from our box) and parmesan.


For the dressing, I combined golden balsamic, olive oil, sea salt and pepper.  Doesn’t it look like an egg….this is before I whisked it all together.


Drizzled with my homemade dressing and roasted sesame seeds. (SF) – 1 points+


Mid afternoon I was craving something salty and crunchy so I grabbed the Sticks and Stones Mix from my Nature Box and measured out a 4 points+ ounce.


I loved eating the sesame sticks at the same time as an almond or cashew.  Totally hit the spot.


Yesterday when we were at World Market, I picked up on, yes, just one…Pumpkin Ale because I’ve never tried pumpkin beer and have the crazy need to try everything with pumpkin in it this time of year.  I totally blame it on fall.

Two tastes later…it tastes just like beer….not so pumpkin like at all.  So, I gave it to The Husband.  It is probably the ONLY pumpkin thing I will ever convince him to eat/drink. Winking smile


I wish I knew what it was about tacos, but, every single time we make them, we both are like, wow, these are so good with every single bite.

Maybe it’s the Mission Extra Thin Yellow Corn Tortillas or the incredibly tasty Turkey Taco Meat with all the fixin’s ~ Cabot Light PepperJack Sharp Cheese, lettuce, cabbage tomato, AVOCADO…..(SF + 2 WPA) – 6 points+


I am off to relax and start reading my new book ~ A Very Good Year ~ it’s all about the making of wine from Vine to Table!


STATS (12 am – 9 pm)

  • 2,796 calories burned
  • 11,281 steps taken
  • 6 WPA used, 0 WPA remaining (22 daily points+)
  • AL – 8 activity points, 124%

Night all!

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