Continuing our trend of renting British movies, we rented The Queen tonight – it was fantastic! I remember when Princess Diana died, and it was the first time I’d watched a “period film” (if you can call 1997 a period yet!) where I’d lived through the historical event and could remember my own emotions. Fun!
This afternoon, as promised, we went to a wine tasting! We tried 6 wines - all were great!
Across from the wine shop I checked out this new dessert cafe that just opened by a famous pastry chef. They had tons of free samples! I snagged two pound cakes – a lemon that was just OK and a cranberry that was dry – and split them with the husband.
We took my mother in law to Trader Joe’s to pick up some things. I hadn’t been in a while, so we stocked up on things we can only get there -
Tiny whole wheat pitas, butternut squash (well, it was $.79/lb and that’s good!), raspberry-chocolate trail mix, TLC’s, frozen cod, frozen salmon, Good Earth Tea (can’t wait to try it!), strawberry preserves (this is my favorite jam), dill (1/3 the price of Harris Teeter’s), pom, honey and plain 0% greek yogurt, laughing cow cheese (1/2 the price of Harris Teeter!), frozen mixed seafood, sliced almonds (also HALF the price) and walnuts.
Tomorrow I’ll go to Harris Teeter for produce.
I am SO excited to try this seafood blend of calamari, shrimp and scallops!!
And I found these greek yogurts made with honey and pomegranate. They are 110 and 120 kcal for 5 oz. I’ll give my review when the time comes
After quite a few homemade pizzas always leaving us wanting more, we thought it was time to make a BIG one. So we invited my MIL over to help us devour it. The pizza is topped with some deli pepperoni, mushrooms, shredded colby cheese, shredded reduced-fat Italian, and herbs.
The best part: CRUST
The dough took a while to rise so I had a few nuts while I waited to take the edge off my increasing hunger -
Worth the wait!
Plus a side salad made with pre-made butterhead and endive lettuces, sliced pear, homemade balsamic dressing and toasted almonds -
Plus a small glass of Chardonnay that we bought at the tasting -
All together -
Each slice of pizza was about 200 kcal, so this photo shows about 625 kcal (including the wine)
But I have to say, I was still hungry.
Sweet dreams y’all