A Dog, a Walk and a Dinner Date

Combine those three things and you’ve got yourself a DogWalkDinnerDate. πŸ˜‰

SinceΒ the weather wasn’t too frigid outside, Ryan and I decided to take Sadie for a 2.5 mile walk around the lake by our apartment, stopping at Panera halfway through for some dinn-ah! (Gotta love Panera gift cards! πŸ˜€ )

Posin' by the Lake

You Pick Two

Sadie was obviously not allowed in Panera, and it was too chilly outside to eat on the patio, so we brown-bagged our grub and brought it home to continue our DogWalkDinnerDate in our cozy lil’ kitchen.

Brown Baggin' It

I always order the You Pick Two option and generally select either a half-salad or half-sandwich to enjoy with a hot bowl of Panera’s tasty soup. Today I opted for a half-sandwich with my soup, and selected the Smokehouse Turkey panini (hold the bacon).

Smoked turkey breast, smoked bacon, smoked cheddar & sun-dried tomato ale mustard grilled hot on our Artisan Three Cheese bread.

Smokehouse Turkey Panini

Smokehouse Turkey Sandwich

Artisan three cheese bread = phenomenal.

After debating between several different kinds of soup, I ultimately suck with the ol’ fallback: chicken noodle. You can’t go wrong!

Chicken Noodle Soup

What do you typically order at Panera?

I love hearing what people order at different restaurants. It always inspires me to try something new!

Ryan and I requested apples instead of the bag of chips and it was the perfect touch of sweetness at the end of the meal.

An Apple a Day...

Of course that wasn’t enough of a dessert for me, so I popped open a cup of my obsession.

Jello Dark Chocolate Mousse

The perfect way to end a meal. πŸ™‚

Giveaway Winner

I selected the winner of the Progresso prize pack giveaway using Random.org’s random number integer generator, and the winning comment came from Dena who said,

“I’m all for chicken noodle soup! Yummm :)

Dena, please email me (pbfingers@gmail.com) with your address so Progresso can ship your your prize pack. Congrats!

Big Ol’ Lunch

I love eating. I really do.

I think I could eat all day long, which is probably why I gravitate toward the five to six mini-meal plan rather than the typical three square meals a day. I can’t imagine only eating three times a day. The thought just makes me sad. 😦

Do you eat mini-meals throughout the day or the standard three big meals?

When I began eating vegetables, I loved that fact that I could eat and eat (and eat and eat!) and know that all that eating was actually good for me. My body wants those vitamins and minerals!

Today I enjoyed a big ol’ lunch full of veggies.

Spaghetti Squash Bowl

I had a large helping of spaghetti squash, topped with portobello mushrooms, tomato basil marinara sauce and lots of Parmesan cheese.

All Mixed Up

My tummy is stuffed… with good stuff. πŸ˜€

Giveaway Reminder

One last reminder to enter the Progresso soup, mug and jump rope giveaway! I’ll announce the winner after dinner tonight. πŸ™‚

Where’s Waldo?

Where’s Waldo Sadie?

In Here?

Could she, once again, be hiding from the cold under a big, thick quilt?

"What's the Big Idea!?"


Clearly this dog takes after her mama and is a big baby when the weather is even slightly chilly.

For the past two weeks, after our morning walk, Sadie has run inside and dug herself a little cocoon to hide under until her nose and ears return to a normal temperature.

It’s still in the 30s outside but oddly enough it didn’t feel nearly as cold today. Maybe I’m actually adjusting?

Since I (surprisingly) wasn’t chilled to the bone, I decided to enjoy a cold breakfast.

Wednesday's Breakfast

My breakfast included strawberry Chobani Greek yogurt, Emerald cocoa roast almonds and a tangerine.

The strawberry Chobani Greek yogurt is my favorite Chobani flavor… but oddly enough I prefer just the yogurt part with a slight strawberry flavor without all the goopy strawberry stuff on the bottom stirred in (I still stir it in though πŸ˜‰ ).

Progresso Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway by this evening for a chance to win a Progresso prize pack!

Progresso Prize Pack

All you have to do is make a comment on this post telling me what kind of soup is your favorite! πŸ™‚