Sushi, A Must See Movie & My Weekly Menu!

by DanicasDaily on February 13, 2011

Happy Sunday all!!!  I have to say hearing all the ways you LOVE to make a sandwich is totally making me hungry.  I definitely think the most interesting thing to have on your sandwich that I cannot believe I have not tried is HOT SAUCE.  I LOVE all things spicy so I am totally doing that.  Thanks for the idea Lisa G.!

This morning we were up bright and early on the road again.  We took The Husband’s Mom to one of her favorite Antique Fair’s and to lunch to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her.

Since we left so early, I didn’t get to go to my Weight Watcher meeting but unofficially lost 1 lb on our home scale…a great start for next week’s weigh in!

Road trips ALWAYS = Starbuck’s.  Venti Iced Dirty Latte (4 points+)


The Husband was awesome and drove so I could read my latest Weight Watcher’s magazine.  Breakfast was my favorite new bar, WW Cinnamon Crumb Supreme (3 points+) and a banana.


I totally WISH we had a Piggly-Wiggly Grocery Store out here because seriously I would go just so I could say I am running to the Piggly-Wiggly….how fun is that name?! lol…I know I am a dork, but, it’s true!


I was pretty excited when she picked Jack’s Urban Eats for lunch….by far, my favorite salad place in the world.


My greens came up to 8 points+ ~ I totally NEED to re-create this……:

* Mixed Greens

* Pickled Red Onions

* 1 Tbsp Cranberries

* 1 Tbsp Honey Walnuts

* 1 Tbsp Kidney-Garbanzo Beans

* Cherry Tomatoes


* 2 Tbsp Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

I skipped adding my usual grilled chicken because I knew I’d be having a few of The Husband’s Urban Fries.  I have to have a couple while they are hot and give him the plate because they are my crack ~ I could eat them all!  These fries are PHENOMENAL ~ I think it’s the spicy chili oil they use. (3 points+)

Jack's Urban Eats

Last weekend The Husband told me that Valentine’s Day is about being with more than just the one person you LOVE…’s about being with EVERYONE you LOVE.

Mikuni’s is by one of the BEST SUSHI places.  I do not get to go often anymore because it is located in Sacramento where I used to leave (BEFORE The Husband came along) :D He knows it is my FAVORITE place and set up to have my entire family meet us there….LOVE HIM!

Yup, he totally wore my Danica’s Daily Tee today too :D


I started off with Miso Soup and HOT Green tea.(2 points+)


The Husband and my Dad (the non-sushi eaters) shared gyoza.  I had one and actually got them both to try our ahi! (1 point+)


My FAVORITE appetizer came out next.  Sear BBQ Ahi Tuna in a SPICY SRIRACHA DIPPING SAUCE….Picture SRIRACHA WITH PEANUT BUTTER = LOVE!!!!  I had one piece and shared with everyone else. (2 points+)


My Mom and I shared 2 HUGE rolls. This was my mom’s first time ever splitting sushi with me so I went easy on the raw stuff.  She LOVED it and my Dad even braved a piece too – so proud of them!

The 1st roll is called TRAINWRECK ~ Shrimp Tempura, spicy AVOCADO Blend, crab mix, topped with chopped unagi, sea steak, sesame seeds, onion, spicy zig zag sauce and unagi sauce.  I LOVE how the spice creeps up on you AFTER you eat it.  I had 3 pieces of this deliciousness! (6 points+)


Next up is the SPICY PETER 2 roll which we ALWAYS get.  “ DF shrimp, crab salad, spicy tuna, AVOCADO, eel, seared tuna, 2 spicy dream sauces, masago & onion.  I had 4 pieces of this AWESOME roll. (6 points+)IMG_6209

After dinner we all went to see JUST GO WITH IT!  OMG…This movie is SO hilarious, we were all laughing so hard we cried through the movie.  If you are debating seeing it, go, you won’t be disappointed.


I can’t wait to get back to home cooking!!!  Here is my menu this week, totally subject to change because I am eyeing a few other recipes too :)

* Valentine’s Dinner ~ I am thinking Grilled Tri Tip with THIS Fresh Herb Rub, Oven Roasted Red Potatoes, grilled asparagus & mushrooms or this Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon, Mushrooms & Asparagus…Dessert ~ Chocolate Covered Strawberries

* Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Manicotti with big salads

* Cheesy Meatloaf Minis with smashed potatoes and green beans

* Green Lite Bites Sausage & Pepper Skewers

* From my new cookbook! Pesto & Feta Stuffed Chicken over buttered noodles

* Other ideas…..Honey Lime Shrimp Tacos

* A few lunch ideas ~ Crunchy Egg Salad Sandwiches, VEGAN Nachos!, Sandwich Sushi, and Chickpea Kale “burritos”


* New Guest Recipe  ~ Spicy Shrimp Pasta!

* New Valentine’s day Tip & Weekly Challenge ~ Get “Booty-Full” with me :D

There is still time to enter to WIN ANNIE’S NEW LITE 1 POINT+ DRESSINGS!!!


What is on your menu this week?  Are you trying any “fancy” recipes for Valentine’s day?

I am going to attempt to make a “special” dinner for The Husband since he went all out tonight….He is a total steak & potatoes person so I have a feeling the steak recipe will win his vote.

Night all!

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