Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vday Slacker

Well I have seriously been slacking on my blogging.  I have been snapping some photos, just not posting them.  When Keith is here I don't get around the computer as much as I usually do.  

So here's what I've been eating....
...a big bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.

...grapefruit!  With a little bit of sugar on top to add to the sweetness.
... a turkey wrap in a wheat tortilla with swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and Italian dressing.  I absolutely love eating these for lunch.

...chocolate pudding with a frozen banana on top, SO tasty!

Whenever Keith comes we try to plan a new recipe or new restaurants.  When he got here on Friday night we had thai from Penny's Noodles.  It was ok pad thai but I think there are better places to get thai around here.

I've been dying to try Ann Sather.  It's a breakfast place all around Chicago.  It was DELICIOUS.  The portion sizes were huge though.  Most of the breakfasts have two sides to choose from and one side is TWO giant cinnamon rolls.  This weekend they had pink icing for Valentine's Day.  Needless to say we had a doggy bag.

Although the cinnamon rolls seemed like our actual meal it was not.  I had a Mediterranean omelet with a side of fresh fruit and Keith had Southern Decadence which was a biscuit topped with a sausage patty, poached eggs and sausage gravy.  He got a side of tomato slices.

Later on in the day we made some granola.  It was a recipe out of an Ellie Krieger cookbook.  I don't watch the Food Network much and haven't seen her show but I learned about this RD chef lately and so far LOVE her.

She has a very realistic view on eating and her RD credentials make her even better!  Last night we tried her chicken cacciatore with some broccoli on the side.  It was fabulous!  I am borrowing the cookbooks from a friend but definitely will be getting my own soon to try all the recipes.

We also mixed and matched a six pack of beer from TJ's.  It was fun to try different kinds.  Here were two of them...

We tried to make a dark chocolate fondue for dessert but it did not turn out.

Breakfast today was eggs over easy although I overcooked them a bit.

For lunch Keith made me one of my favorites, a grilled cheese with tomato.

Valentine's Day really isn't a big deal to us so we decided we would do a pizza night at Giordano's.  Hannah and Marie joined us.  It was fun!  Although they offered a heart shaped pizza, we thought it might be awkward to cut so we just stuck with the regular one.  MMM deep dish...

I'm off to soak up the last bit of my boyfriend for the next couple of weeks.

Tara (:


  1. That chocolate fondue looks awesome - we had one last Valentines Day are were absolutely stuffed after it.

  2. I wish it would have turned out better. I think we needed a better fondue pot. (:

  3. Wow; the granola looks amazing...I'll have to try that recipe from Ellie...looks like you had a wonderful Love Day!

  4. I did! I hope you had a wonderful Love Day too. Ellie Krieger is wonderful. Definitely try!

  5. Oh my girl... This post made me HUNGRY! You ate so many good things! It really has me craving breakfast :)

  6. Yum, that pink iced cinnamon roll looks fabulous!