The Big Kid Dinner….

by DanicasDaily on November 15, 2012

Happy Friday Eve all!  I am so glad I was able to take you all along on yesterday’s post for the Barefoot Contessa Book Signing and Holiday Lights Festival.  It really was a fun day and I cannot decide which recipe of hers that I want to cook first.  Every single picture in the book makes me think, Oh, make this one, no wait, that one or how about this LOL.

Have any of you ever made any Barefoot Contessa Recipes?  If so, what did you make and what did you think of it?

I woke up 100% happy that today was my rest day this morning because I am just tired today.  Instead of hopping on the treadmill, I savored 2 cups of…..drum roll please…..

Starbuck’s 2012 Christmas Blend in K-Cups!!!

Christmas Blend @Starbucks K-Cups!!

It totally made my “healthy egg roll” seem spicier though LOL. (SF + 1 WPA) – 4 points+


My morning flew by so fast that I never snapped a picture of my banana.  I am pretty sure it is because I was dreaming all day about this Chipotle Bowl.  I have been craving their chicken and salads so I couldn’t wait to dive in.


You can determine the points+ of anything you put in your bowl by visiting  My entire bowl is 8 points+.

I count this bowl as Simply Filling because everything in it ~ is!

  • romaine
  • fajita veggies
  • chicken
  • 2 types of salsa ~ corn & pico de gallo
  • I skipped the cheese, beans and rice because I didn’t “need” them

I totally blame my hair dresser for my new Starbuck’s Drink addiction ~ The Salted Caramel Mocha!


LOVE! Espresso and steamed milk, blended with mocha sauce and toffee nut flavored syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt.

If you order a tall as is, it is 9 points+ or SF + 6 WPA, however, that is way too sweet for me.  Save on points+ by getting only a 1/2 pump mocha with 1 pump toffee nut.  This reduces the points+ value by 2.  If you skip the whip, you save another 3 points+.

6 points+ or SF + 3 WPA since I ordered mine with whip so the caramel, sugar & sea salt could float on top of it… really is as good as it sounds!


The Husband was in charge of picking dinner tonight and I totally love that he was like a little kid when he did.

We started with Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup. (SF) – 3 points+


Then, moved on to mac n cheese (SF+ 5 WPA) – 5 points+


And finished with a “fall” fruit salad that included Fuji apples, persimmons, Asian pears, oranges and pomegranate seeds.


The “Big” Kid Dinner that totally hit the spot!


STATS (12 am – 10 pm):

  • 2,573 calories burned
  • 7,865 steps taken
  • 9 WPA used, 0 WPA remaining (26 daily points+)
  • AL – 4 Activity Points, 88%

I cannot believe that we leave for Jamaica tomorrow night to celebrate Thanksgiving and our anniversary!  I am so excited but have so much to do, ummm, like packing, lol.  I have some fantastic guest posters and a really cool Active Link giveaway planned for you all while we are gone and I may pop in with a few recaps here and there. 

I will catch you all on the flip side when we return and I am ready to get back in the Simply Filling Zone ~ I know I will need it after 8 days of all inclusive food & drinks.  Wish me luck!

Night all!

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