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Mini Meals

by Meghann on January 24, 2010

For those of you who guessed in my last post that my family’s business was porta potties then you are correct!

No, it doesn’t give me an excuse to cut in line, but its still fun to know that my Dad or uncles may have had something to do with those getting there. :)

Anyways, today’s lunch was split into two parts.

The first part was a salad I ate on a pit stop in Lakeland on the way to Tampa.


A good tip when avoiding fast food on the road is hitting up the local supermarket instead. Derek and I had to stop in lakeland to pick up his grandmother and I asked him if there was any place I could grab a bite to eat since my tummy was starting to grumble. He started listing off the typical fast food places when I asked him if there was a Publix. I ran in and grabbed a salad, dressing, and tea for around $3.50.


I only drizzled about a 1/3 of the dressing over the salad. It was a fresh mix of greens, apples, blueberries, raisins, and walnuts. It wasn’t too filling but I was expecting a large snack later so i didn’t mind.

While I was eating this little butt decided to jump out the car window and set off in lovely parking lot traffic.


Luckily, I was able to catch her before she got too far, but I now know that Maddie has no problem jumping out of car windows. The little butt.

When we made it to Tampa Derek was ready for his lunch so we headed to Pappa’s Market Cafe.


Pappas is a cute fast food place that focuses on fresh greek food.


I ordered the hummus and considered it lunch part 2.


The hummus was the perfect compliment to my salad earlier. The pitas were warm, the hummus was tasty and it filled me right up.

Derek and I spent the afternoon being lazy. We napped and wandered around the mall. Both of us weren’t very hungry because of the late lunch/ large snack, but knew we needed to grab dinner before the 7:30 start of the hockey game. We ended up deciding to split a veggie/tofu dish from a thai restaurant near the arena as well as some thai soup.



My plate


I may have not bee that hungry for dinner, but there’s always room in my stomach for dessert. My sweet tooth had been out of control all day and after dinner I was on the hunt for chocolate.


I found a peanut butter cup cupcake that was calling my name and dug right in.


Honestly, it wasn’t the best cupcake I ever had. The icing was very cold and stiff and the cupcake was dry, but I ate ever last bite and put my sweet tooth to bed for the night. My sweet tooth thanked me immensely.

I actually broke the bottom part of the cupcake off and made a sandwich out of the icing. When I took the bite Derek commented how it looked like I was taking a bite out of cheeseburger. The joke made us giggle all night. ;)

For christmas I bought Derek tickets to see the Tampa Bay Lightening play. Part of the present was I would go with him.



I had never been to a hockey game before or even seen a real one played. When ever something happened and Derek commented about it refrences to the movie Mighty Ducks would pop into my head. I kept waiting for the flying v to come out from behind the goal box. ;)


During the first part of the game I sipped on half of a shock top


The second part of the game I became sleepy because of the beer in from the first part. You know those little kids that pass out in the last period of games in their parent’s arms? Yeah, that was me. Only it was Derek’s arms I had fallen asleep in.

Good news is we won! Go Bolts!!

More good news is its time for me to go sleep in a real bed, though still in Derek’s arms.

Good night!

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