As soon as I walked in the door, I knew I needed a nice cool, refreshing Mocktail. It’s over 106 degrees here today, but, does that even matter….once you get over 100 it’s just all hot, right?
I used a splash of my POM Wonderful 100% POM juice with some Perrier Fizzy water and lots of ice!
It was so good and refreshing! I LOVE POM juice because it is 100% juice and naturally sweet. The Husband quickly downed the rest of my two bottles :)
Then, it was time to break open the TWO fun packages I got in the mail today. I feel like it’s my birthday lately with all the cool stuff I am getting!
The first package was from C.G. Foodie. It was my prize for winning the June Mystery Ingredient Challenge with my Filet Mignon in a Strawberry Mushroom Marsala Sauce over Chive Butter Noodles.
* A super cute card, fun mug that was stuffed with TEA, tea mix-ins, lots of bars and a high fiber vitamin lollypop (interesting!). LOVE it – Thanks, C.G!
Next up, was a package that I was completely not expecting! Hikari – YOU ROCK!!!!! I noticed last week that Hikari at Sonoma Crisps updated her blog and raved about the new Raisin Crunches! I already thought they were fabulous as they were, but, they added CINNAMON and took out the wheat flour. The ENTIRE BAG is STILL only 2 Weight Watcher Points!
I couldn’t resist breaking open a package right then and there. I “almost” didn’t get a container, but, I remembered my rule to never eat straight from the bag. OMG – these are SOOO AMAZING – I LOVE the new mix. The hint of cinnamon really makes them that much better. They remind me a little of Raisin Bran, I think. They are crunchy and “pop” when you bite into them. I do have to warn you all though – they are highly addictive. I am definitely going to have to stock up on these!!!
I couldn’t figure out why I have been craving Chicken-less Nuggets and BBQ sauce, but, then I remembered I have been reading ALL YOUR fantastic comments on how you will use the Annie’s BBQ sauce. So, tonight’s dinner, I decided to make based on what you all have been recommending! I broke out some of these and heated up the house (ugh – not my brightest moment!)
While the “nuggets” cooked, i made up a BIG salad loaded with a lot of crunch and flavors.
In the mix:
* Fresh Corn
* Shredded Carrots
* Cucumber slices
* Green Onions
* Tillamook colby cheddar
* Red Bell Pepper
* Cherry Tomatoes
* Raisin Crunch!!!
For dressing, I decided to take your recommendations and top my salad with some fantastic BBQ sauce!
All dressed up with some Annie’s Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce ~ YUM!!!!
Ok ~ so the funny thing about this salad is that I didn’t tell The Husband that the chicken nuggets were “chicken-less”. He ate them but said they sure didn’t taste too good like real nuggets :D I thought they were good LOL….He just saw me typing this ~ woops!
After dinner we took a little drive……for something cool and something fun!
I think whenever the temperature is over 100 degrees there is a definitely need for a 3 Weight Watcher Point Low-Fat Vanilla Ice cream cone!
We also picked up a little scratcher fun too! No worries, I won’t be retiring tomorrow – I only won another $2 ticket *sigh!
* Amanda is giving away some fantastic running gear. Click HERE to enter.
* Lauren is celebrating her Blogiversary with a cool giveaway – Click HERE.
* Enter to get your Annie’s Mac & Cheese & BBQ Sauce pack by clicking HERE!!!
Help me win the Best Desserts contest ~ Click HERE vote for the Nectarine Raspberry Sorbet over Fruit!! Be sure to tell all your friends and have them vote too!!!
Alright all ~ I am off to relax with The Husband and read my Body For Life book ~ so far I am completing digging it! Thanks for the recommendation Janetha!
See you all tomorrow morning after my run and before our STONE MASSAGES!!