Monday, November 10, 2008

"That Sandwich was Money!"

Yes, those were the exact words out of my mouth as I finished my dinner haha! I had bought some honey maple turkey and ham at the deli this weekend for some lunch sandwiches. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a delicious smell in the kitchen when I got home from Birthday Shopping 2008 with my mom yesterday. Roomie was making chili! Turkey and White Bean chili to be exact, and it turned out awesome! So that was my lunch today, so I dove into the lunch meat for dinner.

I made a half sandwich with

- 1 slice of Arnold Double Protein bread
- Dijon mustard
- thin slices of brie
- thin slices of apple
- turkey and ham

AMAZING! It was sweet, salty, tangy and over all deliciousness! To go with my sandwich, I had a bowl of broccoli slaw with Annie's light honey mustard vinaigrette, and I had the rest of the apple sliced on the side.
Since I started with dinner today, I'll just go backwards... As I mentioned above, I had a delicious serving of turkey and white bean chili with a dollop of light sour cream. I decided to not post the picture because as good as it was it's VERY unphotogenic. However, on the side I had some beautiful sugar snap peas...Then I got a fun surprise! My future in-laws sent me some birthday cupcakes!! These cupcakes are amazing, from The Cupcake Boutique in Andover. You can't see all the cupcakes, but along with the flowered vanilla and chocolate, the rest were all different! I ended up cutting pieces off two different ones....a gingerbread cupcake (which had an adorable mini gingerbread man cookie stuck into the icing), and the lemon cupcake. YUM!!

Breakfast was a satisfying cereal medley...including a new one for me!

Medley included:
- Kashi Autumn Wheat
- Kashi Vive!
- Annie's Honey Bunnies
- 1/2 large banana
- skim milk

This was my first time trying the Kashi was a great addition to my medley. Not to mention it has 12g of fiber per serving!! This cereal is a Probiotic Digestive Wellness Cereal. It contains active probiotic cultures, and apparently broccoli extract! It was a tad too sweet to eat a whole bowl on its own, but since I hardly EVER do that, I love the addition to my medley!

During the shopping excursion, mom and I had lunch at the Met Bar and Grill in the Natick Collection. They had a delicious menu, but the more interesting part is their burger menu. You can make your own amazing burger with SO many options. I went this burger design was...

- grilled chicken breast (so not exactly a burger, but they had regular, Kobe beef, turkey, and veggie as well)
- in a bowl (no bun) with arugula
- buffalo sauce
- cucumber
- tomato
- sprouts
- pickles
- blue cheese dressing
This was really really good, and really spicy! I love buffalo sauce, but I'm not a huge spicy food fan...however I will put up with it for the tangy buffalo flavor.

My mom got an amazing wood grilled chicken with a cornbread sweet potato stuffing and green was amazing! The stuffing was made with bacon which gave it a nice smoky flavor that went really nicely with the sweet potato.
Back track to Saturday night... Birthday dinner with friends! A group of 6 of us went to Rustic Kitchen in downtown Boston. Man this was a great food weekend because, again, this was AWESOME!!Yum...Prosecco!

3 of us girls split a plethora of menu items, including a special that day...butternut squash soup, and this was probably the best butternut squash soup I've ever had! They even portioned it out into 3 small bowls for us :)They also portioned out our salad...arugula, avocado, tomato, red onion, feta and a lime vinaigrette!Arancini (risotto balls) with a tomato sauce...mmm.
Prosciutto!! A delicious board of it...
Topped with fresh mozzarella...heaven!
We also shared a pizza but I guess I was too excited to take a pic... it was a Fresh Fig Pizza: fig preserves, goat cheese, mozzarella, caramelized onions, and wild arugula.

Wow, long post...but lost of yumminess involved so I think it's ok. Time for a little bday cake and Gossip Girl...could it get any better?


  1. Gorrrrgeous cupcakes, restaurant meals, other eats.... yum!! And that chili sounds particularly enticing :0)

    Hooray for Gossip Girl!!!

  2. Those really are some beautiful cupcakes!

  3. I love the double protein arnold bread! I bought it last week and Josh and I were in heaven!

    The cupcakes are adorable! that place must be new since I left- so cute!

    Sounds like you had just a fabulous birthday weekend :)

    Have a good night gal!

  4. Those cupcakes look wonderful! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

  5. i'd say the same thing about that sammy :) and i'll have to remember that restaurant!! happy cupcakes :)

  6. That sandwich does sound good!!! Pretty cupcakes too!

  7. your meal looks great - again! the fig pizza sounds incredible.

  8. I'm glad you had a great birthday!

    Those Cupcakes are ADORABL! ANd Fig Pizza?!?! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! :)

  9. CUPCAKES look soooo good! I have a queston about ham though--do you eat it often? is there protein in it? as much as turkey? I am very curious about it.

  10. Sounds like it couldn't get any better! :)

    And - it seems you have some pretty cool future in-laws - those cupcakes look PHENOMENAL!

  11. i totally want a cupcake now - but one that looks as pretty as that!

    love your "money" quote - meals that excite you like that are the best!

  12. yum your food looks so good!! and I'm glad I found some one else who is a food blogger and is planning their wedding at the same time! When's the big day? Mine's October 17, 2009. Check out my blog for more details!