Food Freebies!

Good Morning!

It’s a rainy, chilly day here in Connecticut and I’m seriously considering stays in my pj’s all day Smile

Yesterday was a busy day full of shopping and eating out, so I’m going to share some tasty eats with you now!

Yesterday’s Breakfast:

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Hehhehehehe, Yes, I put a post-it on my breakfast Rolling on the floor laughingI didn’t want to risk someone throwing it out (or eating it!)

I finished off a jar of Trader Joe’s peanut butter on Sunday night while baking the Cooking Light Peanut Butter Banana Bread Muffins, and I couldn’t wait to use the jar for overnight oats!

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In the jar:

  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 3/4 c. skim milk
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. flaxseeds
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 small apple, chopped

Yum! It would have tasted better in Texas though…where I still eat cold foods for breakfast almost every day (it’s too chilly here!).

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After completing Julie’s Saturday Morning Circuit Workout, I enjoyed a container of blueberry greek yogurt. Mmmm.

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Oh, and I put my peanut butter jar post-it on my row of cupcakes (didn’t want to risk someone eating mine by “accident” Smile)

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Mom and I went to BRIO for lunch before doing some shopping at the mall. This is the same restaurant (but different location) where we had our wedding rehearsal lunch, just a few months ago!


We decided to do the whole frosting on the face thing at the rehearsal, instead of the reception Smile 


And we recreated the Lady & The Tramp spaghetti scene Red heart

So, back to yesterday’s lunch!

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BRIO has reallllly good bread. The mini loaf was warm and fluffy, and the triangle flat breads in back had a good cheese flavor and a nice crunch!

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BRIO has a new rewards program, and when you sign up they give you a free appetizer (up to $12!)

Mom and I decided on the roasted red pepper and mozzarella bruschetta. It came with 6 pieces, which was the perfect amount for 2 people! (well, if more people were there with us, I suppose we could have shared Smile with tongue out)

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They were pretty incredible. The bread had a nice buttery flavor, and the mozzarella tasted like a high-quality piece of cheese! (I’m no cheese expert…but these tasted fancy!)

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I ordered the Harvest Tuscan Salad, with no bacon & mushrooms. It was a winner!

In the salad:

  • Lettuce
  • Chicken
  • Slivered almonds
  • Apples (if I see apples in a salad, there’s a good chance I’m going to order it!)
  • Cranberries
  • Gorgonzola
  • Tortilla strips
  • Italian dressing (ordered on the side)

This salad was delicious!

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*Except for the piece of chicken that had some weird red blood spots on it…those gross me out!

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After lunch, Mom and I popped into the mall to get a few freebies (mostly for her).

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For my monthly free chocolate truffle at Godiva (you can get one too with their rewards program!), I got a dark chocolate truffle with raspberry filling. This was very very very good. And it tasted even better because it was free!

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Check out this awesome cat tower we got at Target yesterday! My parents’ cats have been going a little crazy lately and scratching the stereo speakers, so we decided to get them something else to play with!

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Sammy started playing with it right away!

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Then he went into the little hut thing.

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And hung out in there for a while!

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Toby watched from afar…he was more interested in keeping the newspaper warm Smile 

Question of the Day:

Do you ever label your food so other people don’t eat it?!


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