No More Crying
July 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
Whew! The party prep and food prep are all done. It took about 1.5 hours to navigate through the packed grocery store and 3 more hours to prepare everything. There is so much food! I hope everyone is hungry 🙂
I worked on the veggie platter, guacamole prep and cupcakes.
While I was chopping the onion for the guacamole, it was making me cry as usual. What’s a girl to do? Put on the chem goggles!
I am a huge nerd.
They worked surprisingly well! No crying 🙂 Even my mom tried them out…she wouldn’t let me take a picture.
Finished veggie platter. I’m proud.
You will have to wait to see the cupcakes in all their glory!
Before mom, dad and I headed to the store, I had a peanut butter and jelly pita and some plain old kettle chips for lunch. I was STARVING after spinning and we had some errands to do after so, sorry, no pictures! Plus, I don’t want to bore you since I’m positive you can all visualize a pb&j.
In the midst of chopping and mixing, I stopped for a smoothie break.
- 1 ripe nectarine
- 1 big handful of frozen strawberries
- A couple ice cubes
- Grapefruit juice
I am not a fan of frozen food for dinner but we have been preparing food all day so a Newman’s Own thin crust margherita pizza will have to suffice! I could pronounce everything on the ingredient list so why not give it a whirl? It’s a little high in sodium but since it’s not something I eat everyday, I’m not going to stress about it.
Fresh out of the oven.
The verdict: The pizza as a whole was better nutritionally (calories and ingredients) than most frozen pizzas on the market. The crust was nice and crispy just how I like it. I felt that the sauce lacked flavor and tasted pretty bland. We added our own basil to the top because there wasn’t much on there to begin with. I probably wouldn’t buy this pizza again. Sorry Newman’s Own, I really like your cereal and salad dressings though 🙂
I’m off to Troy’s for some relaxation and to make a playlist for tomorrow. What’s a party without music? See you in the morning!