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June 27th, 2010 - Daily Dish

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Hey everyone! I have had a busy week as I stated in my last post..I got offered 2 new jobs (and had to pick which one I wanted, talk about a blessing!) …Got in an accident, (I’m OK thank God!)… And started my new job all in one week! It was a whirl-wind!

Needless to say, I’m still here, and so thankful for life, and God providing an awesome job that I think i’m going to really love! So far I love the people I will be working with and loved all that patients I’ve met!

That being said, I was due for a much-needed date with my hubby! So after breakfast we went to church, and then out to the mall and a date~ Olga’s, then a movie (Karate Kid), and then out to Applebee’s for dinner! (Talk about a great “date”!!!) :)

I of course started my day with one of my new favorite shakes~ an Orange Cream Cooler (which really is too funny since I had no idea we would be going to Olga’s for lunch!)

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After church we went to the mall, and I got a Decaf Americano! (Thanks for the gift card Josh!)

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We went to Williams and Sonoma (Where I feel like a kid in a candy store!) And I got these cute pink and yellow dish towels and oven mit on sale! :)

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After shopping for a bit (and I do mean a bit…Sean has limited ‘shopping time’ ;)) we stopped in the pet store to cuddle this cutie, and stopped at Olga’s for lunch!

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I got a Chicken Salad with Feta, Apple Slices, Pecans, (everything is tossed in and hidden!) :) With a side of Fat-Free Olga Bread, (Not the healthiest side, but I get it every now and then, and it’s definitely better than the regular Olga Bread~ a whopping 300 calories less to be exact!) So if i’m going to splurge on the bread, I am always sure to request the fat free version!

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Sean got a Olga Burger~ He is a child at heart when it comes to food, what can I say.  :)

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For a snack I had a pack of these~ 100 Calorie Pack of Cocoa Roasted Almonds! (These are heavenly, all natural, and slightly sweet! You get quite a bit for 100 calories, so it makes a good snack!)

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We went to Applebee’s for dinner, and I got one of my usual favorites~ The Garlic Herb Chicken Breast, with a Side of Broccoli! (They usually serve it with potato’s, but I am a broccoli lover from way back, so I ask for just broccoli!)

They usually give me a whole head of broccoli instead of the potatoes, (which I LOVE), and I like to dip it in ketchup~weird I know!

(Sorry this picture is from the website…I forgot my camera!)

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I came home and had some Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream!!! I used 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup strawberries, and 1 cup almond milk and stevia.  I simply gave them a quick whirl in my blender, and put them in my new ice cream maker, and 20 minutes later…voila~ low sugar, high protein, creamy and delicious~Ice Cream!!!

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I also had some Vanilla Chai Tea, with Whipped Cream to hit the ‘sweet craving’ that I so often get after eating out, (usually because the meals are so salty!)

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I start my first full week tomorrow, so prayers are appreciated! :) Have a blessed week!!! Be sure to stay tuned for a loaded baked potato salad recipe coming this week! :)

20 Comments

Natalie @ cinnamonbums said:

hey katie! i adore your pretty lavender top! the rosettes are great, and you look gorgeous in it!

also, that puppy… is making my heart melt

June 27th, 2010 — 8:32pm  |  Reply

Kelly said:

It sounds like you guys had a fun Sunday! I have been debating buying that exact ice cream maker, but after reading your post and seeing your picture, I am definitely going to buy one!! It looks so good!!
Was the Karate kid any good? I feel really old since I can remember the original Karate Kid. I even remember my friends with all their Ralph Macchio posters on their wall…LOL!!
Good luck at work this week!!! I’m going to lift up a prayer as soon as I finish this comment:).

June 27th, 2010 — 8:33pm  |  Reply

katie said:

Soo yall are the most adorable couple EVER! yall are going to make beautiful kids one day, just sayin! SO glad you are better after your wreck, love!!! LOVE those dark chocolate almonds! SO GOOD!

June 27th, 2010 — 9:23pm  |  Reply

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said:

Congratulations on your new job!!! And I’m so glad you’re alright from the accident!

June 28th, 2010 — 5:50am  |  Reply

Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life said:

Oh I completely understand kid in a candy store at WS! I love love love that place!

I never use my ice cream maker because I don’t know any healthy recipes… I didn’t know you could make things light, like your strawberry ice cream- how cool! (pun intended ;))

June 28th, 2010 — 6:35am  |  Reply

Sarah said:

Congratulations on the new job! It’s crazy that it was the same week as your accident, but I’m glad you’re ok!

June 28th, 2010 — 8:06am  |  Reply

Emily said:

KATE!!! so thankful for your daily dish so they can really catch me up to what you have been doing the past week while I was on my mission’s trip! I have missed you so much. Looks like you had so much fun. Glad to be back with you :)

June 28th, 2010 — 11:45am  |  Reply

christina said:

sean looks SO excited about his burger!!

good luck on your week!!

June 28th, 2010 — 12:28pm  |  Reply

lisa said:

that strawberry icecream looks SOO good. I never thought to use greek yogurt as a base with fruit, and now I dont know why I haven’t! thanks!!

June 28th, 2010 — 6:54pm  |  Reply

Allison R. said:

Where did you get that purple shirt? It’s GORGEOUS!

June 28th, 2010 — 7:28pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Allison..I got lucky…I found it at Marshall’s! :) $13.00!

June 29th, 2010 — 6:29am  | 

court&whit said:

You are so pretty in every pic!!! And totally hooked on all your recipes now. We would love to have an ice-cream maker. What is the best kind to buy brand or model wise?

June 28th, 2010 — 8:53pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Girls! :) I have the cuisinart model! :) I LOVE IT! It freezes frozen yogurt style in 20 min! :)

June 29th, 2010 — 6:30am  | 

Megan @ Healthy Hoggin said:

I’m really excited to try making frozen yogurt, too! I have the same ice cream maker, but now that I have a smaller freezer, I need to plan ahead for when I want to freeze those bowls! Your strawberry version sounds delicious!

June 29th, 2010 — 10:22am  |  Reply

Sami said:

I’m glad you’re alright! God always has us in His hands, that’s for sure! :)

I LOVE cocoa roasted almonds! It’s been far too long since I’ve had those!

Have a great week, doll!

XO.

PS- Your shirt is adorable!

June 29th, 2010 — 12:51pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

You look gorgeous in all of your pictures! I love that top you’re wearing, and congratulations on getting the job.

June 29th, 2010 — 6:22pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

Thanks Jennifer! :) xoxo

June 29th, 2010 — 9:22pm  | 

Ana Maria said:

i love the vanilla chai tea! and i can relate to the williams-sonoma feeling! I’m going to attempt to make some ice cream soon!

March 17th, 2011 — 11:53am  |  Reply

Debbie Cancino said:

I love the Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks but, of course not really “light eating” friendly. What brand of Chai Tea do you buy and how do you prepare it? I have been reading your website all week and just signed up for your meal plan. I have to lose a bunch of weight before having a 2nd back surgery. I think I have finally gotten inspired to tackle this battle that I have spent a life time battling. Thank you!!!

April 6th, 2013 — 10:42pm  |  Reply

Sarah said:

Would You happen to know what dog breed that is? Thanks.

October 11th, 2013 — 6:41pm  |  Reply

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