Well, that’s the first time I ever……

by DanicasDaily on July 4, 2010

*** HAPPY 4th of JULY all ***!!!

Do you ever just have days that don’t really seem to work for you + cooking?!  Ummm, that was me tonight of all nights.  I LOVE MY GRILL and as you all know grill any chance I get to avoid doing extra dishes :D I can admit that LOL…..

I was so excited to grill tonight because I had been marinating a fantastic tri tip in Chaka Sauce and Chicken in TJ’s Island Soyaki for over 24 hours (lots of flavor).  But, I LEARNED that…..

HOT GRILLS + SUGARY SAUCES LIKE SOYAKI = CATCHING YOUR GRILL ON FIRE!

We are not talking just a little flame, we are talking 3-4 foot flames that don’t go out even when we dumped water on them *sigh* I have to admit that’s the first time I’ve ever set our grill like ON FIRE!

I sadly had to toss out ALL THE MEAT and go shopping ALL over again (Dinner Impossible Style) with only 45 minutes to spare.  Luckily it all worked out and everyone pretended to LOVE my charcoaled tri tip that they wouldn’t let me toss out LOL.  The Husband just can’t let go of his tri tip even if it’s burnt to a crisp LOL.

I can laugh now, but, I probably wasn’t the most pleasant person this evening :D

Moving on…….the rest of today was FUN!

I really, really, wanted a Starbuck’s this morning, but, figured I should save my points for our July 4th BBQ.  I whipped up a Mock~ a ~ Latte by mixing 1 cup of fat free milk with ice & decaf French Roast and a little caramel drizzle :D (2 pts)

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Since I didn’t really eat breakfast, I was STARVING by the time lunch rolled around.

Have you all ever heard of Quizno’s “Toasty Bullets?  They look and sound a lot simpler than their regular sandwiches and after checking out the nutritionals I thought, why not, it’s less than 400 calories. 

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I LOVE that they are fortifying their breads and spreads to make them better for you.

I picked the Turkey Pesto for only $3, but, I am not sure it was worth 7 points.

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I paired it with their Pan Asian Salad which is this sad looking salad.  The dressing they use is just ok, but, I guess it’s what you get for $2? (2 pts)

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Mid afternoon snackage was FREAKIN’ AWESOME if I do say so myself :D  Recipe and details coming tomorrow as part of my Summer of POM series.

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After whipping up our appetizers and salad, I thought it would be REALLY COOL to set everything on the grill on fire :(  I guess, at least I learned……

After running to the store to re-buy all our meats, I figured I deserved a drink ;)

New to me Izze flavor ~ Blackberry!  MMMMMM ~ I LOVE these!!!

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It’s one of the few drinks I am willing to spend points on drinking. (3 pts)

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I can see I had a little I DON’T CARE ATTITUDE when I plated/took pictures of dinner tonight ~ oops :D  I am better now though…promise ;)

2nd Tri-Tip of the Night made with Whiskey Pepper Steak Sauce & a Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage (5 pts)

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A super secret salad to be revealed tomorrow too :D

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Corniness! (1 pt)

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Plus Watermelon x’s 2 (1 pt)

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Dessert came from one of my FAVORITE Weight Watcher Cookbooks ~ Best Ever Desserts!

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Very Lemony Pudding Cakes!

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These little 4 point treats would be AWESOME topped with fresh berries or even a fresh berry sauce.

Very Lemony Pudding Cake

The texture is really light and creamy, but, rich like a lemon cheesecake.

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MMMMM…..A perfect ending!

Get ready for round TWO tomorrow of the Summer of POM Recipe Series!

Time for *FIRE*WORKS*!!!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 janetha July 4, 2010 at 11:59 pm

it all looks SUPER good. and i agree on the izzes. one of the few calories ill drink.

2 Jen July 5, 2010 at 5:10 am

Awww! So sorry about your fire!! Everything else looks really yummy! Can’t wait to see the recipe for the super secret salad and snack :)

Jen
http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

3 Lauren July 5, 2010 at 5:17 am

Oh no!!! Sorry about the grill mishaps. Sounds like something that would happen to me. That is why hubby handles all of the grilling! The webber kinda scares me ! :) Happy 4th girl! :)

4 Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) July 5, 2010 at 5:58 am

Oh, no grill on fire! Glad you’re ok, and the rest of your food looks deeelish :D

xo
Kris

5 Meghan@traveleatlove July 5, 2010 at 7:18 am

Mmmm can’t wait for the snack recipe! And the corn looks sooo good. I am actually posting a new favorite corn topper this week, to die for!

6 Sarah July 5, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Sounds like you handle your mishaps a lot better than I handle mine. I had a serious melt down on Fathers’ Day (which was supposed to be about celebrating my father, not me, of course…sigh).
Oh, and your menu? YUM!

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