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Are you ready for some photo recap action of my Friday and Saturday nights?? Let me explain a bit before I get to the photos. To be honest, there are so many pictures, I'm just doing a gallery with captions at the end of this post, so feel free to skip ahead.
Thanks for checking out all the pictures... sorry some of them were SO bad, but the lighting was awful, and honestly? I was quite intoxicated. There are other "food blogger in action" photos out there somewhere... I'll post them as soon as I get them! I'll be back in a few hours with a fun dinner! Also, thanks to Roni, I now know about this amazing WW Points tracking program she developed using Twitter! I started a new Twitter account, and if you want, you can follow what I eat! Just follow me @WhatMaraEats. Then, I input my info on Roni's cool tool here. Check it out!
Welcome back to the 21st installment of Cute Food Saturday! Apparently, Cute Food Saturday is now legal to drink. If you've missed the other installments, or would like to catch up on past cuteness, just click here to see ALL the entries! I thought long and hard about what the "theme" for this week should be. I thought maybe vintage food ads like this might be fun:
But that's just scary. Then I thought about just finding amazing gourmet desserts and foods to share with you all, like this:
But then it hit me, like a pie cake in the face! It's my birthday week (my golden birthday at that, 29 on the 29th!) so why not find the most adorable birthday cakes?!?! I fully intend on celebrating this WHOLE week!That's all for now! You'll have a monster post (or 2) to read tomorrow with my Camp Anniversary Party Recap, as well as a recap of what I'm calling "little old me meets celebrity bloggers." I'm meeting Kath, Jenn, Roni, Carla, and Mary for dinner tonight, since they're all here for the BlogHer conference! I started blogging long after tickets went on sale, or else I'd have my booty there too right now!! Today also has a pedicure in store, as well as a possible fruitless battle to straighten my crazy hair. Did you all meet VeggieGirl's new puppy?!? She's freakin' adorable (and the puppy's not bad either). Not cute food... but definitely cute!
Have a fantastic Saturday all!!!
You all know how much I love my burgers. I probably eat burgers in some way, shape or form far too often for any "normal" human being... but you also all know that I am far from normal! I love turkey burgers, buffalo burgers, beef burgers, and heck, even bean burgers. What did I want for dinner tonight? You guessed it (was it that obvious?) BURGERS! I didn't want just any burger though... I wanted to go to the international market and get some of the freshest ingredients I could find to recreate one of my favorite burgers out: the Guacamole Bacon Burger from Red Robin. The main reason I haven't had one in a SUPER long time is because they have about 4,000 calories and a gazillion grams of fat. What I made tonight was by no means a "health food item" but it was significantly more healthy than the restaurant version! On this gorgeous bun from the market's bakery was:
- a 90% lean beef patty made with egg, seasoned salt, and Worcestershire sauce, cooked in a small amount of reserved bacon fat
- 1 thin slice reduced fat Swiss cheese
- 2 crisp slices center cut Boar's Head bacon
- 2 slices fresh tomato
- Guacamole made with fresh avocado and about 1/4 c. salsa
Wednesday in Numbers! The first Wednesday in Numbers was so popular, I thought I'd bring it back! Campers on the bus: 57 Campers that behaved themselves: 30 Campers in attendance today: 228 Photos taken in the climber/ball pit: 15 GOOD photos taken in the climber/ball pit: 4 Hissy fits thrown over a broken headband: 1 Game tokens played: 260 Tickets won: 1644 Prizes won per camper, on average: 3 USEFUL prizes won per camper, on average: -36 Tweets sent during the day to plan meetup lunch/dinner: ~15 Slices of pizza eaten for lunch: ~3 (officially 2 and some leftover crust) Campers wearing mismatched socks: 1 (one polka dotted, one striped) Times I heard "Hokey Pokey" being sung in prep. for our Friday performance: 7 Times our camp was commended on campers' good behavior: 3, that I heard Tiny t-shirts purchased: 10 Tubes of puffy paint purchased: 6 Tubes really needed: 10 Adult sized t-shirts purchased: 3 Total shirts painted: 11 McDonalds ice cream sundaes eaten: 1 Containers of leftover PF Changs food eaten: 2 (one rice, one ground chicken/eggplant) Fun days had: ONE! Time for bed!!! G'nite!
I came home to the most wonderful surprise today! Adam had cooked ME dinner! Rather than prepping and thinking of what to make, I sat down and relaxed with this: And then this was presented to me: A bowl of gnocchi with tomato basil sauce and ground beef and a side of mixed veggies. It was delicious, and so very appreciated. Adam, you're the best and I love you!! I wanted to introduce you all to someone today... Steve! We managed to find him (or a clone of him) today, as well as 4 friends that were named Sally, Froggy, Slimy, and BrownButt. We had a blast today practicing the Hokey Pokey (along with a hip-hop remix), and then having an apple bobbing contest. Needless to say though, I'm quite tired...though in a much better mood than yesterday! I had a major "case of the Mondays" that happened to last all day. Have a great Tuesday!