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A Salad To Make Me Smile

by Courtney on September 20, 2010

Tonight’s dinner definitely left me smiling. :-D

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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Best. Decision. Ever. :-D

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

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…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!

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Thanks so much Annemarie!!!!! :-D (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!

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1 jessielu September 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Dancing with the stars! I danced for 10 years and would love to get back into it :)

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2 Lizzy @ LBBakes September 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I think anyone who has ever had buffalo chicken dip understands that it doesn’t photograph tremendously. :)

If I went on DWTS the pro dancer would have their work cut out for them!

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3 Di @ http://thetreadmilldiaries.com September 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

As a fellow weight watcher and lover of pumpkin, I’m going to have to make and EAT those pumpkin muffins. Mmm.

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4 Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous September 20, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I’m not a dancer but I like to pretend I could be so I say DWTS.

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5 Tina September 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm

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!

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6 erica September 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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!!

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7 theprocessofhealing September 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Do you know the details of the pumpkin muffin recipe? Sounds great!!

And that chicken dip is like the BOMB!!! SO addictive! We have it at almost every single family gathering.

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8 Shanna September 20, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I’m warching Dancing right now ;)

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9 Maria @ Kale and Cupcakes September 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Hey Courtney! First time visiting your blog and love it – I also have a major sweet tooth! Everything’s showing up pumpkin in blogland – I need some pumpkin in my own life, stat. : )

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10 Courtney September 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

YES, pumpkin is the BEST! :)
Thanks so much for visiting!

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11 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 20, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Yummy looking salad! That bread looks really good also. Although I would give up both of those things for those muffins. You are lucky to have such a nice co-worker!

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12 kbwood September 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm

love the new layout girl!!

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13 jenny in new york September 20, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Love the new look for the blog!

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14 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] September 21, 2010 at 12:14 am

COURT! Your new layout looks awesome! When did the change happen? && who designed it… you!? Great header – so you =]

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15 Courtney September 21, 2010 at 8:08 am

Thanks Hillary!

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16 Khushboo Thadani September 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

Hi, I dont comment much but I am such a fan of your blog! Love your way of writing and just wanted to say I’m loving the new header- looks fantastic!

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17 Courtney September 21, 2010 at 8:09 am

Thank you so much! :-D

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18 Heather T September 21, 2010 at 6:52 am

Hey!! I love the new layout of your blog, it looks great!!

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19 wnk505 September 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

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.

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20 CaSaundra September 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

I’ve tried that pumpkin muffin recipe before–it’s so easy, and sure is tasty!

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21 gdbliss September 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

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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