Team Work…

by DanicasDaily on January 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Eve all!!!  At this time tomorrow, I was officially born….I sure put my mom through a lot of labor that started at 4 am waiting until 8 pm to be born…but, you know, I am pretty sure she would say I am just as stubborn today as I was then LOL.  I cannot wait for all the fun to begin starting tomorrow….

Even though I was running behind schedule this morning, I still took 5 minutes to make Healthy Egg Rolls on the go.


X’s 2!  I always make one for The Husband and he finishes before mine is gone and tells me that I never gave him an Egg Roll….funny guy!


I line a sheet of foil with a paper towel to keep the tortilla crisp and to keep the hot sauce from running all over as you eat it.  Then, I roll it, wrap it up and take it to go.


This morning I added an apple for good measure….I will admit, I was totally tempted to make juice or a smoothie in the Vitamix with it, but, I resisted the urge. 4 points+


I headed over to Safeway for a quick grab & go lunch today with my coworkers.  I never realized how many cool choices they have from grab & go salads, to hot soups, sandwiches, sushi and more.

1/2 cup Broccoli Salad ~ I asked the lady if it came with bacon and she said yes….I totally wouldn’t have ordered it if it didn’t (bacon snob that I am!) 4 points+


Totally delicious Kettle Cooked BBQ chips – 4 points+


Plus half of a packed Turkey, Pepperjack and Avocado sandwich. 7 points+


Salty, crunchy, nutty, good ~ Mid afternoon crunch time snacks ~ 1/2 oz. mixed nuts with 3 peanut butter pretzels. 4 points+


At the end of our day, I was a “team player” at work by participating in a Wine Tasting for the new 1 points+ Light Wine you all saw bottled this week along with a few other new products we are working on.  The hardest part was to remember not to drink it all….

I love how crisp and refreshing the new Light Rose Wine is….it would be perfect at a summer BBQ.


Dinner tonight was a team effort ~ I know all I have to do is mention firing up the grill and The Husband will offer to help Open-mouthed smile

2 Boneless BBQ Pork Ribs with his “secret” sauce – 4 oz. = 4 points+


My favorite salad to have with BBQ ~ 1/2 cup of Harvest Grain Salad (4 points+)


The Husband thought the kale we made was collard greens so I just let him go with that thought.  He even went up for seconds which he would never do with kale Winking smile


He kicked off The Birthday festivities by putting up the Rainbow Light Up Heart he made for me last year.


I am not sure if I will be back tomorrow night or not, but, I will be back for sure this with a full Birthday recap!  Let the festivities begin…..

Night all!

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Phyllis January 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Happy Birthday!


Chris January 18, 2013 at 2:44 am

Have a Happy, Happy Birthday weekend. Can’t wait for the wine to get to my part of the country. I did see some Geyser Peak yesterday when I was shopping but not any red, only whites.


Gail H. January 18, 2013 at 4:38 am

Have a wonderful b’day week-end! It is much deserved! Not sure about those light wines…but I can’t wait to try them!!! I love those healthy egg rolls…think I’ll have one today :) LOVE the rainbow light heart!!


Clements Davis January 18, 2013 at 5:52 am

Happy birthday :) Danica!!!!!you turning 39 today or the big 40? Seems like I remember a post previously that said you were
38. Looking forward to seeing how you spent your wonderful birthday, have a great birthday weekend!!!!! And EAT SOME CAKE YOU SKINNY MINI!


Clements Davis January 18, 2013 at 5:57 am

Forgot to ask, where’s your electrical heart hung? Is it in yalls den?


DanicasDaily March 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

HI Clements,

We actually have the electrical heart hanging in our big kitchen window.



Lisa G. January 18, 2013 at 6:43 am

Happy Birthday, Danica!
Have a wonderful day!!!


Samantha January 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

Happy birthday!!!!


Nancy A. January 18, 2013 at 8:11 am

Happy Birthday and I share it with you! Do you know what retail outlets the light wine will be in…. it looks good!


Claudia January 18, 2013 at 8:21 am

Happy Birthday. Mine was yesterday (17th) and I didn’t eat well at all. Hee hee. Enjoy your day!


Marcia January 18, 2013 at 8:24 am

Happy birthday from Mexico! Hope you have a great one tomorrow!


Barb January 18, 2013 at 8:27 am

Happy Birthday; look forward to reading about all the fun!


Stan Williams January 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

Dear Danica,
Please forgive my confusion- “a rose by any other name…”-
I thought I read your birthday was March 25 . You are truly blessed to have so many
friends and birthdays;) My birthday wish is for you,is that everyday feel like your birthday and Christmas all in one. The very best birthday wishes for you my friend.
Happy Birthday,
your friend,


Cassia January 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

Have a great birthday!! Many, many more!!


Sharon January 18, 2013 at 9:07 am

Happy Birthday!


Jani January 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

Wishing you the best ever!


Lynette January 18, 2013 at 9:25 am

Omg that wine sounds awesome! I know what I’m gonna have to celebrate baby being born! I can’t wait for August! Miss you Danica! Give my love to the crew and hug Christine for me!! I’ll come visit the meeting around valentines day:)


Marne January 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

I’m excited for the wine to come to Chicago! My husband and I are going to Napa next year for our 2nd anniversary and Mary’s Pizza Shack is on my list of things to do. Your posts of it look soooo good! We’ve never been to CA so are really excited!


Marne January 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

Whoops, hit send before saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *<:-) Oh, and we're coming this summer to Napa, not next year (when will I remember it's 2013???) lol!


Deborah Christy January 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

Happy birthday!!!


Dolores January 18, 2013 at 1:17 pm

The happiest of Birthdays!


Pat January 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Happy Birthday Danica, have a great weekend!


Colleen January 18, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Hope you have an awesome Birthday, and many more Danica ! To you all the love and Blessings always!


Diane January 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Happy Birthday Danica! So happy to know you even though it is online and glad you were born too! Have a great day and know that you are one of the best things about joining WW that I look forward to everyday. So glad I found your blog!


suzanne January 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

Happy Birthday Danica!!
I wonder if that wine is available in Canada?


DanicasDaily February 2, 2013 at 10:19 am

Hi Suzi,

We launch this wine in the US next month. I am waiting to find out if we will be selling it in Canada too. I will let you know as soon as I hear back, but, my thought is it will eventually be there as we do sell our other wines in Canada now.



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