A Salad To Make Me Smile

Tonight’s dinner definitely left me smiling. 😀

Thanks to some heavy errands/projects to do this week, Jay and I don’t really have too much planned in the way of dinners. I’ll take care of tackling the rest of the week as it comes, but tonight was absolutely perfect.

While Jay took care of polishing off some leftovers from yesterday, I happened to snag a few swipes of his amazing buffalo chicken dip


Geez, it looks so completely unappealing when it’s photographed…I wish it looked that gross as I was shoving it in my mouth. :roll:

For dinner, I made myself one of the most amazing salads I’ve created in a while.


Starting with a spring mix base, I added 1/2 a fresh tomato from this weekend’s Farmers Market, red onion, Italian marinated chicken, diced red pepper, and some fresh shaved mozzarella cheese.


I “dressed things up” with about 1 tbsp. of Ken’s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette…totally a favorite of mine. :)


On the side, I toasted up a slice of my Farmers Market Italian bread and smeared it with a little butta…



…but then I decided to try breaking up some of my bread and tossing it into the salad bowl.


Best. Decision. Ever. 😀

And you want to know what’s almost even more exciting? I have unexpected DESSERT for tonight…


…and it involves PUMPKIN!!! My co-worker, Annemarie, was apparently listening all three gazillion times I raved about my intense love for pumpkin ANYTHING, so today she actually greeted me bright and early with some pumpkin muffins! She said they’re a Weight Watchers recipe, which involves using only a box of Spice Cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and water. LOVE IT!


Thanks so much Annemarie!!!!! 😀 (She actually gave me 3, so since you only see 2 pictures, I’m sure it’s no secret that I immediately attacked one of them on the spot…) 😉 I’m already planning to use the last one in tomorrow breakfast…yummmmm!

Dancing With the Stars is on tonight! I’m really looking forward to this season!

Fun Question for the Night:

Which show would you rather be on: “Dancing With the Stars” orAmerica’s Got Talent?

No question for me…after dancing for 18 years of my life, it’s Dancing With The Stars all the way!


  1. says

    I’ve done that spice cake + pumpkin thing before. Its good! And I was so happy I found pumpkin at the store today. Can’t wait to have some in my oats tomorrow and then start baking with it!

  2. says

    dancing with the stars! i’m no dancer, but i’d like to see if i’d be any good…you actually need some skill to get onto america’s got talent!

    and i have to try making those muffins! i’ve been looking for a pumpkin muffin/cupcake recipe!!

  3. says

    I love bread and that looks so thick and yummy.

    I’m not going to lie I would say neither. The stars on dancing with the stars need some serious work.

    I don’t’ usually watch those shows but I did with my mom last night. hahaha the situation was worse than expected.

  4. says

    I nnneeeeeeedd that buffalo chicken dip recipe, yes it looks funny but it has to be delicious….. can you get your brother to cough up the recipe pretty please!!

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