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I don’t write Simply Maren to make money, it’s more of a personal endeavor. But I do make sure that my blog is self sufficient. I didn’t buy my own domain until I knew I could make enough money through my ads to pay for it every year. I also don’t buy any software or theme stuff until Simply Maren makes enough- dough. It feels good to know that I built this blog and it can sustain itself financially, kinda like being an entrepreneur, but not really ;-).
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I don’t know about all of you but I generally try to stay away from Caesar Salads, they just aren’t that healthy with the creamy dressing and the huge chunks of parm. But today I just NEEDED a simple Caesar Salad!
My Dad returned home last night from his 10 day camping trip so the family all went to lunch together, we’re all so busy that if we don’t have lunch together a couple times a week we really don’t see each other. We went to Bahama Grille.
We snacked on some of the fried tortilla chips dipped in sweet and sour sauce while we waited. I was good and didn’t have too many ;-), I was waiting to HAIL! my Caesar.
Then my giant Caesar Salad came complete with chicken and some balsamic reduction to go with my Caesar dressing.
I asked for the dressings on the side because restaurants always add so much, I do NOT like salad soup!
The first time I had this salad I thought why does this have a balsamic reduction? Caesar salad definitely doesn’t need it, it’s already good. Boy was I wrong! The reduction makes this salad and takes it to a new level. :mrgreen:
Caesar Salad: ~700
After lunch I did some of my reading for class and I helped my Mom run some errands. We went to the Grocery Outlet and found some amazing stuff including my 4:30pm snack. ;-)
I needed a little TLC, grocery shopping is hard work for my recouping ankle. It’s raining and sore. Yay Kashi! for coming to the rescue.
Snack and my amazing Caesar Salad kept me full ‘til 7pm :shock:. That makes me a happy girl. Because I’m trying to get my late night snacking under control, I’m trying to do better with my meals throughout the day and trying to eat dinner a little later.
Tonight’s meal was ‘tilla pizza!
Ahh, it looks so good. Here’s what you need.
- Crust- I used Mission mini tortillas (or known as fajita tortillas)
- Sauce- I used Newman’s Own Pesto and Tomato
- Cheese- I used Tillamook shredded mozzarella
- Toppings- 4 grape tomatoes (sliced), 1 mushroom (sliced), 2 marinated artichoke hearts (sliced), 1/2 sausage (sliced)
- Seasonings- basil and cracked pepper
Having those multi-colored tomatoes makes everything seem so colorful.
This is a chicken sausage with roasted red peppers, asiago cheese and mesquite smoked flavor. I only used half on my pizza but I ate the other half while it cooked :mrgreen: it smelled too good to put in a Ziploc and stow away in the fridge.
Voila! Dinner. This was pretty filling from all the veggies.
A little tip for making pizza on a tortilla, broil the tortilla for like 3 minutes on one side then flip and repeat. It makes the ‘tilla a little crispy so that it holds all the toppings better. Then broil with the toppings on for 5 mins. You can cook some of your raw veggies first if you don’t like the strong raw veggie flavor. But I went with ‘em raw.
‘tilla Pizza: 355
I will leave you with this yummy picture of ‘tilla pizza :-D!