Reason #4,161,126 Y I LOVE The Husband & My Weekly Menu

by DanicasDaily on July 24, 2011

Happy Sunday all!  Today was the FIRST day since Memorial Day that The Husband and I had ZERO plans.  We pondered several ideas of things to do last night from sitting on our booties to heading out of town, going to the movies and more.

He decided that today needed to be an “US” day….which meant, NO COOKING & DOING FUN THINGS!  I had no idea what he had in mind…..

We headed out to breakfast to one of our FAVORITE local places called The Joy of Eating.  You all know I LOVE their BLTA’s, but, I LOVE their breakfast probably more.

Veggie Omelet without cheese and with egg whites


….it’s loaded with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, tomatoes and it’s only 2 points+!


What makes EVERYTHING they make is their sweet, Hawaiian homemade bread.


I ALWAYS get it “dry” (no butter), topped 1 slice with Blackberry Jam and slice in quarters.


Add 2 slices of their THICK Apple Wood Smoked Bacon…..


To make a BACONWICH!!!  (8 points+) (Thanks Tracey for showing me the way!)


Finished with fruit instead of hashed browns ~ not too shabby for a 10 points+ breakfast!


We then took off to Cache Creek, our local Indian Casino.  The Husband said he has earned some gambling time and I earned some SPA TIME!!!



~ I got a facial, massage, pedicure and read 4 magazines all while he gambled away.

I did snack on an apple with lots of fun herbal teas and water at the spa but didn’t want to take out my camera and have people wonder what I was doing.

Best, afternoon ever…..maybe….just one of the million reasons why I LOVE him!  Red heart

On our way back we stopped at The Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters!!  We went here last year for our anniversary and LOVED it.

We were both starving and dove into their hot, San Francisco Sour Dough Bread.  I had 2 slices (4 points+)


Refreshing Side Salad with Ranch (4 points+)


We shared their Pick 2~BBQ Special Platter ~ it was so cheap ~ all of this was only $13.99!

Melt in your mouth Char Roasted sirloin.  I had the bottom slice (about 3 oz) for 5 points+.


St. Louis Style Ribs ~ the meat fell off the bone ~ sweet, tangy & tasty!

I had 1 rib for 5 points+


I LOVE how you could taste the sweet maple & smokiness in their baked beans.

I had about 1/4 cup (half of what you see here) ~ 2 points+


This place is totally worth driving all the way out to Winters just to eat there lol.


We had 2 other sides…Broccoli BACON salad which I knew he wouldn’t touch Open-mouthed smile

I ate it all….4 points+ for 1/2 cup


He picked BACON Macaroni & Cheese!  I LOVE how all their sides have a BACON theme.

This was SO CHEESY & RICH, you couldn’t eat that much.  I have a few bites and called it good at 5 points+.


BEST DAY EVER & worth every single points+….but, now, it’s time to get back in the kitchen & do some cooking.  I miss it!


~ Recipes to be posted as I make everything.

* 20 Minute Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Salads

* Grilled Shrimp Salad

* Ratatouille with Kale, Kielbasa and Chickpeas

*  Burgers, Beer Battered Onion Rings, Salad

* BBQ Fig Pork Chops with snap peas

* Zucchini 3 ways ~ Pancakes, Muffins & Zucchini “Fettuccine”



* New Tip of the Week & Guest recipe from Zesty Cook for 11 Minute or Less Zesty Pasta ~ check them out at the bottom of the page!

* This week’s Challenge ~ What is 1 Challenge you will conquer this week?


What is on your menu this week?  Anything new, fun, or exciting?

Get ready for an addicting Snack Mix Giveaway coming up this week!

Night all!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jersey Girl Cooks July 25, 2011 at 5:00 am

Love days like that! You do have a great hubby :)


tj July 25, 2011 at 8:24 am

Looks & sounds like a wonderful day! :)

Happy to have shared my bacon jam sandwich idea with you! :) hehe

I love the zucchini Fettuccine idea since Sean shot down the STUFFED zuch idea. lol I need a less picky man! lol


ErinK. July 25, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Hi from a newbie! Lovin’ ur blog.

My challenge is to take my lunch to work so I am not tempted to eat JUNK!

Thanks for all of the great ideas.


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