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Picnic at the Park

by Meghann on October 5, 2008

Ahhh… Sometimes computers just suck, especially mine lately. I had this great entry all typed up and when I went to upload my pictures my computer went crazy and crashed! I love my laptop, but lately it has really been acting up and it’s so frustrating.

Let’s see if I can remember what I typed. I’m sorry in advance if it sounds rushed, ๐Ÿ™

Before my afternoon plans I tried a Kashi Pumpkin Spice Granola bar.

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It was great! It had a nice pumpkin taste to it complete with crunchy pumpkin seeds.

This afternoon I met up with Caitlin, her FH and a couple of their friends for a nice picnic lunch in the park. I haven’t had a picnic in forever. It gets too hot in Florida during the summer to eat outside in the sun, but the fall season is upon us and today the weather was perfect.

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The dogs even tagged along!

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Abbie had been cooped up in the apartment all weekend and was dying to be outside. She was so excited to be there. We made the mistake of letting her out of her leash once and she took off in circles playing the ‘come and get me’ game. She had a ball!

Upon arrival (first things, first) Caitlin handed me a Harvest Moon beer.

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This was my first pumpkin beer of the season and I must say I was in love. It’s so sad they only sell these for a short time out of the year. Autumn is definitely the best beer season.

Caitlin and the boys did a great time prepping the lunch for the picnic. My lunch included a cheddar & provolone cheese, turkey, ham, lettuce, tomato & onion sub.

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And several handfuls of Blue Corn Tortilla chips and medium salsa.

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These chips are so addicting. I must admit that I lost track of how many times my hand went in the bad for another tasty chip.

While the boys played ‘football’ Caitlin and I decided to relax on the picnic blankets and break into our second beers.

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There’s something do relaxing laying on the grass and enjoying a beer. It was fun to play catch up and just enjoy the last day of the weekend.

After the park I was pooped and crashed on my couch as soon as I came home. After an hour or so nap I got up to prep dinner.

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I had Sundried Tomato Ravioli with tomato sauce, to which I added eggplant, okra, mushroom, and onions. I topped the pasta with some low fat Gorgonzola Cheese. I love adding extra veggies to any tomato sauce to up the nutritional value.

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On the side I had a quick garlic bread. Just whole wheat toast topped with smart balance butter and some garlic salt.

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For dessert I munched on a wonderful organic chocolate fudge cookie. (You can see my first entry attempt in the background)

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Well I’m pretty sure my first post was better, but I got all of the stuff out I wanted to say.

Has anyone seen Run, Fatboy, Run? It’s about a guy trying to impress his old girlfriend by running a whole marathon in less then three weeks. It’s ridiculous and hilarious at the same time. I am currently enjoying it while typing both of my posts. I can’t wait to see if he can pull it off. I highly suggest this to any avid runner looking for a good laugh! ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Laura October 5, 2008 at 8:49 pm

I love Harvest Moon too! Wegmans has a huge case of seasonal beers and I feel it’s my duty to try each and every one of them.

Your pasta dish looks really good!

2 lauren October 5, 2008 at 8:55 pm

haha – i just watched Run FatBoy Run last night – it was silly good! It made me excited for my marathon (this saturday!) and I have to finish – even if I am limping and it gets dark outside…ha.

3 jenngirl October 5, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Oo I really want to try some pumpkin flavored ale sometime soon!

I love making garlic bread that way, it feels so innovative! Enjoy your night ๐Ÿ™‚

4 VeggieGirl October 5, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Ahh, so sorry about the technology issues ๐Ÿ™ Hang in there!!

Cute dogs + Sundried Tomato Ravioli + great company = fabulous picnic!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Never seen that film, but it sounds funny, for sure!

Enjoy your evening, Meghann!

5 Hangry Pants October 5, 2008 at 9:20 pm

I like those kashi bars a lot!

I don’t know if I would like sundried tomato ravs but yours sound good!

About the cupcakes I made – remind me when your birthday is coming up and I will definitely send you a sweet treat!

6 Megan October 5, 2008 at 9:27 pm

What a fun picnic!

Love the addition of veggies to your dinner!

7 glidingcalm October 5, 2008 at 10:04 pm

aw park-time is so fun! and those chips ARE addicting. I definitely LIVED on chips and salsa as a kid.

And ugh, I HATE when blog entries get deleted. It seriously is one of the most frustrating things EVER.

Your din din looks yummy!!! Okra is one of my new favorite veggies!

And no I haven’t seen that movie….I’m so lame with my movie list…I gotta get to watching. I’m the one that people always look at in disbelief all , “WHAT?! you haven’t seen it?!” I’m THAT person. Sheesh people I don’t have a lot of time! ha.

happy Monday!! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 Melissa S. October 5, 2008 at 11:00 pm

what a great picnic! you and caitlin have made me want to go on one soon!

and dinner looks yummy!

9 caitlin (seebriderun) October 6, 2008 at 7:01 am

hahaha maggie looks like a fat cow in that one picture.

i wanna see run fatboy run! is it a neflix DVD that you can hold on returning until you loan it to me?? ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Jordan October 6, 2008 at 8:52 am

that ravioli looks sooooooooo good.

i have yet to try that beer, but i want to!

i can’t wait to hang out with you guys thursday =]

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