Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Latest Love........

Pillsbury Sweet Moments - Chocolate Caramel Brownie Bites

Friday, February 18, 2011

Yes, you can have your "PIE" and eat it too!

O'Charley's Ooey Gooey Caramel Pie. Enough said. I could eat the EnTiRe piece....hey, maybe even two! But this piece of pie is usually rather large, and I just cannot "hold it" after indulging in my dinner entree'. I LOVE O'Charley's and AlWaYs get the same thing: salad with their signature honey mustard dressing, bowl of "overloaded" potato soup, and the famous chicken tenders. Oh, and I snag a couple of their yummy yeast rolls, too. So after all of that, who in the world has any room for dessert? I guess I should have it as my appetizer. :)

But wait! I have found a way to incorporate this dessert into my dinner! Check it out:

This O'Charley's famous "Ooey Gooey Caramel Pie".....

....has produced offspring!!

Now don't let your eyes be fooled. This pie only produced ONE offspring (the one on the far left), but it's close relatives Brownie-Lover's Brownie and Cinnamon Sugar Donuts have AlSo produced offspring! You can have this amazing trio for dessert (if you have room), or you can choose one of these minis to accompany your dinner (which is what I did). The mini caramel pie was the perfect size/compliment to an already delicious and filling dinner. And the best part? It was a mere $1.99. Y.U.M.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope each of you have had a wonderful, blessed day full of LOVE today! I cooked dinner for my two valentines, nothing special - grilled chicken, baked potatoes, sweet corn, and cornbread muffins (in V-day cupcake liners for that special touch!) - and a cake for dessert. Now I did make the cake extra special -- a 2-layer white cake with chocolate frosting in the shape of a heart. :)

My husband gave me my Valentine's Day gift last week so I could enjoy it. I had to start a 3-day special diet today because I have to take the dreaded 3-hour glucose screening on Thursday (for my pregnancy). Yuck. So I was very happy to get to enjoy my present early! Here is what he got me:

And yes, they are all gone! I had a little help from hubby and my little fella, but enjoyed quite a few myself. Hey, it's fruit which in my book means it's healthy! :)

What did your sweetie get you for Valentine's Day (or what did you get your sweetie)?

Friday, February 4, 2011

McAlister's Deli = YUM!

One of my favorite deli places to eat here in the 'ville is McAlister's. This restaurant not only has sandwiches, soups, and other "deli" favorites, they also have salads, Spuds, nachos, chili, pot roast, desserts, and their McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea!

Tonight, my hubby and I and our little man ventured to McAlister's Deli for dinner. My "little guy" slept the entire time (he hasn't been feeling well), which meant Mommy got to enjoy a "hot meal" with Daddy for once! Oh the little things in life. :)

This particular McAlister's is fairly new and one we have not been to before. The food was hot and a little better than the food at the McAlister's we usually frequent, yet the people were not as nice/friendly as those at the other establishment. The workers at the other establishment go above and beyond what they are supposed to - stopping by to refill your drinks, checking on you every so often, greeting you with a smile and chit-chat. Oh well, we still had a good experience overall. :)

Hubby had the McAlister's Club -- smoked turkey, hickory ham, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, swiss, lettuce and tomatoes with signature McAlister's Honey Mustard and lite mayo on toasted, sliced white bread -- with Baked Lays and a Diet Dr. Pepper.

I had the Choose Any Two combo -- 1/2 sandwich and a bowl of soup. I had the Broccoli Cheddar soup and 1/2 of a Horseradish Roast Beef and Cheddar panini with a big ole glass of sweet tea. And then......I had a piece of their "oh my gosh this is to die for" cheesecake. It.Was.Devine. That was truly one of the best pieces of cheesecake I have ever eaten! (And no, I'm not just saying that because I am pregnant and was craving cheesecake!).

Needless to say, we had a great time tonight. I just love getting to have a nice dinner with my family (even if a certain toddler does sleep through the entire meal!).