Mastro’s Recap

Hey guys!

Sorry I haven’t kept you all posted about my dinner at Mastro’s last night! Been super busy spending the day with Alana, her boyfriend, Chase, and a few of his friends!

We went miniature golfing!… unfortunately, I was having an off day and LOST!

Here’s what I ate yesterday though. Lots of good stuff!

Breakfast

I made breakfast for mom, Alana, and I. A mini whole wheat and corn tortilla with a plain egg, black beans, laughing cow cheese, a small amount of shredded cheddar, and salsa. All wrapped up into pure deliciousnesss 🙂

At school, I live right above a little grocery store called Highland Market. They’re known for their breakfast burritos which are filled with a variety of meats, cheese, and potatoes. People get them at any time of day… even at night  ESPECIALLY at night. Try 3 a.m.!

Anyways, they’re amazing but HUGE and super fattening. This is a lighter version that is just as satisfying without all the unnecessary fat and calories!

Lunch

Amazing rainbow salad with beets, red bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, blueberries, dried fruit, feta cheese, and slivered almonds. + some pan fried tofu (unpictured).

DELICIOUSSSS.

Dinner

Let me just say that Mastro’s Steakhouse is my new favorite restaurant. And that is not such a good thing because it is super pricey and it’s one of those “special occasion” places.

This dinner was to celebrate my Dad and my cousin, Scott’s birthdays.

But everything, as I expected, was great. The service, the food, the atmosphere. EVERYTHING.

We started off with an enormous seafood tower that had lobster, jumbo shrimp, oysters, and Alaskan crab legs.

Plus, some pretzel rolls. My fave. ❤

For my entrée, I ordered the petite filet done medium well (I don’t like much pink in the middle. I like my meat cooked veryyy well).

Plus I had a little bit of each of the side dishes that everyone shared family-style.

Lobster mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, roasted brussel sprouts, and baby mushrooms! The steak was so soft and moist and the side dishes were all TO DIE FOR.

The brussel sprouts were my personal favorite!

And here are a few pictures from the night:

Mom and Dad 🙂

My aunt Jill, Alana and I

(from left to right) Scott, Maury, my uncle, Jill’s best friend Valerie, cousin Josh, Jill, Alana, Me, Mom, Dad, and Jeremy 🙂

After dinner we went back to their house to open Hanukkah presents (a few days early!). We had so much fun and I want to thank my family for the cute Splendid leggings they got me, as well as for the amazing dinner! Such a special treat!

I’m SO tireddd so I’m off to sleep! Talk to you guys soon! Goodnight!

Day with Mom!

Hey everyone!

So, as you can see I bought a new theme! This one is called Pretty Young Thing and I absolutely love it because its super girly and fun!

Anyways, I woke up this morning from the most awful sleep I’ve had in a long time. The winds were so strong last night that they were shaking my balcony doors constantly! I hardly got any sleep! Hopefully the winds will be tamer tonight!

Breakfast

On the bright side, Alana made a delicious breakfast this morning. In the mix? All of my favorite things!

Oats with dried fruit (cherries, raisins, and apricots), cinnamon, milk, a touch of brown sugar, a chopped apple,and toasted pecans! What better way to start off the day? 🙂

After breakfast, I showered and got ready to go shopping with my mom. We went to a new store that opened while I was at school and then we stopped at Trader Joe’s to buy some cookie butter that Allie raves about!

We were disappointed to hear that they were all out for a month! 😦

I’m checking 2 other locations tomorrow! HA!

Lunch

We got home and we were all starving so I quickly made my homemade soup! So healthy and perfect for the cold weather!

Tofu Shirataki Vegetable Soup

makes 5 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags of Tofu Shirataki Noodles
  • 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • pepper for taste
  • cooked chicken or turkey cut into chunks

Procedure:

  1. Drain the noodles and set aside to dry.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil.
  3. Add chopped veggies and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the noodles and chicken or turkey meat.
  5. Season with pepper to taste and serve!

Sadly, I didn’t get to fit in any exercise today but I’m glad I’ve been exercising more than I did while I was at school!

I’m off to see my best friend and catch up on college life! We’re going out to Indian later, so I’ll be back with another post 🙂

But until then, here are some eats from the past few days that you may enjoy.

Failed attempt at a salad from AEPhi. But still satisfying!

In the mix: romaine lettuce, beets, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, green beans, dried fruit, cashews, feta, and parmesan cheese.

Nana’s Swedish Meatballs over whole wheat Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Pasta. Sprinkled with parmesan and shredded cheddar!

Turkey, cheese, lettuce, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and whole grain mustard spread on squaw bread! DELISHHHH!

And in case anyone is wondering about my Recipe Page, I’m working on it! I promise!

See you all tonight with a dinner post! xo

 

 

And the packing continues…

I swear I am a clean person. I am organized and like to keep my room neat and tidy.

This is what my room looked like while I was packing. IT WAS A COMPLETE DISASTER.

I couldn’t find anything I was looking for and I was stressing out. I leave for Arizona on Friday morning for early move-in since I am rushing!

After much cleaning, I accomplished to get things packed neatly and efficiently.

SURPRISINGLY.

This is all my stuff minus my clothes. I think I did well!

My clothes are another story…

I’ll take care of that today 🙂

Anyways, here are yesterday’s eats!

Breakfast

The bowl consisted of Arrowhead Mills Organic Puffed Wheat, KASHI Golden Goodness and KASHI Cinnamon Harvest + low-fat milk and blueberries.

Lunch

A very yummy and beautiful salad of lettuce, carrots, red bell peppers, edamame and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

Alana and I shared the salad and had some Stacy’s Pita Chips on the side.

I don’t think I’ve told you guys about my love obsession for these perfectly baked chips.

Firstly, I only buy the ones from Costco. For some reason, they are much thicker and after tasting the ones from there, I will refuse to buy them from anywhere else.

If I don’t control my portions, I could literally polish off the entire bag, but let’s never go there 🙂

After lunch, Alana, my mom and I grabbed some groceries, which consisted of mainly just a few essentials for the remaining 3 days that I’ll be living at home (YIKES!) The summer has flown by so fast, especially since Jeremy’s Bar Mitzvah.

I grabbed Lucerne yogurt, green apples, bananas, butter (I’m cramming in some baking before I leave!), whole grain bread, and milk.

The rest of my day I devoted to television. I missed Food Network Star on Sunday night!

Dinner

Steak and shrimp stir fry with mushrooms, green cabbage, tofu, carrots, and green onions. YUM!

I’m savoring the last of my home-cooked meals 😦

After dinner, and a little more packing, I watched the new season of Bachelor Pad with Alana and my Mom. We all enjoyed a bowl of popcorn and a healthy Fiber One Brownie. I never got my starch at dinner!

I ended up staying up past midnight since the show was three hours long!

Today’s attractions:

  • more packing
  • going to the Container Store
  • seeing Friends with Benefits?
My days here are limited so I want to make the most of it by spending time with my wonderful friends and family 🙂
Have a great day everyone!
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