Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Recap and a Giveaway

Good Morning Everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. What did you think of the Oscars? Personally, I was disappointed and why do they seem to go on and on and on. The dresses were gorgeous though. I loved almost everything Anne Hathaway wore.
These are the perfect Monday morning mugs. Filled to the brim with hot coffee. We got them at Disneyland when we went for Valentine's Day. I love everything about Disneyland. The rides, the shows, the decorations and of course the food. We were able to go to Club 33 which has the most delicious dishes and you get to be away from the crowds for a little while. Stupidly, I forgot to charge our camera before we went so all I have are a few really bad photos from my Blackberry. But, I have these cute mugs to show for our trip and they make me smile (even on a Monday morning).
For dinner on Saturday night I made Chicken Milanese. It's from Giada's latest cookbook and it's delicious. The recipe called for fennel and this was my first time trying it. The flavor is nice even though I'm not a huge licorice fan. The dish isn't very figure friendly though, as none of the food we had this weekend was. We are both finally recovered from being sick and our appetites are back so we went a little crazy. Back to the gym tomorrow, pending any laziness or desire to sit on the couch for one more night.
Sunday morning we had bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and toast. The weekend just wouldn't be the same without bacon.
I must give credit to the Two Boos Amanda and Andy for this purchase. I had seen this on their blog so when I saw it at Target I thought I'd give it a try. It was quick to make and tasty. I'd definitely keep a box in my pantry for an easy meal.
Sunday Night- Oscar Night. I made french toast for dinner. Cause you can never have enough breakfast. The toast is topped with apples, pecans and powdered sugar. The powdered sugar was my hubby's recommendation since we watched Brunch at Bobby's Sunday morning. Everything Bobby makes I instantly crave and want to try as soon as possible. I hope he comes out with a brunch cookbook so I'll have all his ideas in one place.
And now, The Giveaway. I've passed the 200 posts mark so I figured it's time for a giveaway. I've decided it's going to be a surprise. I'll be packing up a box full of my favorite goodies (hint- most will be from Trader Joes) care package style to the winner.
To enter (sorry, it's only open to residents in the U.S) just leave a comment telling how you spent your weekend and/or one of your favorite things you think I should try. Extra entries if you follow my blog or my twitter. I'll pick a winner Friday night. Good luck.


  1. I need those coffee mugs.
    and wow! the chicken milanese looks awesome!

  2. Oh my word I need those coffee mugs too cute!!!


  3. Congrats on passing that 200 post mark!! That's a great giveaway.....A surprise box of yummy Trader Joe's stuff. I love anything that comes from Trader Joe's. If you haven't tried, you should try the pizza dough. It is great! And the frozen Mango....yum, I make a great drink for the summer with the frozen Mango and rum:) So what did I do this past weekend......didn't go anywhere, I cooked! Tried some recipes I picked up on blogland:)

  4. The coffee mugs are adorable ;) That's dedfinitely how I feel in the mornings!

    The french toast you made looks amazing- I want some now!

    Thanks for your comment today- I'm such a proud dog mother :)

  5. Great idea - I've been thinking about hosting a giveaway but I'm at a loss as far as what to put up!

    Obviously you have a TJ in your area, so I'll spill on my newest TJ addiction. They sell sweet and spicy pecans, and I've just decided that they're so good I can't buy them anymore. I can easily rip through a pack in a weekend, which may answer your other question...

  6. So jealous of your trip to Club 33!!!

    Glad you liked the Annie's Mac & Cheese. It's my favorite!

    This weekend we had a fun beer tasting party. I loved it. As for new things to try, Trader Joe's has amazing gnocchi. I love it!

  7. Those mugs are so great!! Such a bummer your camera wasn't charged, that happens to me a lot. Oh well, I guess you'll have to get back there soon. ;)

    Trader Joe's is my favorite!

  8. Congratulations on passing that 200th post mark!! A care package from Trader Joe's is a great idea! Love the mugs you got at Disneyland! The french toast sounds delicious!

    I spent the weekend with one of my longtime friends celebrating her birthday. We had a fabulous time. Speaking of camera issues, I ran out of memory during my visit with her - very frustrating!

    ~ Tracy

  9. I love breakfast for dinner!!!!
    I have made Giada's pork milanese recipe before, but never the chicken milanese. I am sure it is good though. In my eyes, you can't really go wrong with anything breaded and fried :)
    Unfortunately, I was working all weekend, so nothing fun to report!

  10. Mugs look cute!
    A very nutritious breakfast and delicious as well!

  11. Normally I'm very pro-carbs, but I'm doing a weird diet right now, mostly out of boredom, that is no carbs (Except on my one cheat day a week). So, that's why the hot dog had no bun. It was messier, but very delicious.

  12. Your trip sounded so fun. And I have been drying to try the fennel sauce of Giada's - hubby isn't a fennel fan so I'll have to wait until he's out of town. Your pork looks delish. Thanks for sharing!