Saturday, June 12, 2010

That's a lot of groceries

by Meghann on June 12, 2010

This is why grocery shopping on an empty stomach is bad.

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Umm… yeah… $95.73 for one person? Trust me this is not a weekly occurrence.

In my defense my fridge was empty and I did just return from a week long vacation where veggies were limited.

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I couldn’t walk away from the produce section! Everything looked so beautiful and fresh. God I love summer!! ๐Ÿ™‚

The drive from Captiva to Tampa flew by this morning.

It was a quick two hour trip that seemed a lot faster thanks to the new Boggle application I downloaded on my iPad last week. Anyone else out there Boggle freaks like myself? My family is obsessed with the game! It’s a vacation staple that we’ve been playing since as long as I can remember. Our games can get pretty intense.

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The photo above is from my 2004 family vacation. The photo below is from the same vacation.

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I’m currently growing my hair out to look like that again. I miss my long wavy hair. ๐Ÿ™

Anyways… where was I going with that? Oh yeah…

So the boggle game made the trip fly by. ๐Ÿ™‚

With all the fishing that was happening last week, I was really craving seafood! Actually, I was really craving crab legs. I’m the weirdo who sees the crabs on the beach and automatically begins daydreaming of how tasty they are covered in butter. Mmm…. Does that make me a freak? Probably.

Unfortunately the seafood place Derek and I stopped at when we got into Tampa didn’t have crab legs. ๐Ÿ™

They did have crab cakes and I ordered one atop a salad.

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The crab cake was good, but it wasn’t the same as crab legs. Oh well.

Our meal came with muffins.

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I had 1.5 mini muffins. ( I shared one with Maddie)

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I also stole a couple of Derek’s fries.

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Shhh.. don’t tell!

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<3 him! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tampa – Orlando

This drive went quickly thanks to the mini concert I gave Maddie along the way. Wicked and Spring Awakening soundtracks anyone? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Beside seafood, I was also craving pizza all week.

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I used a tortilla as my base and added tomato sauce, spinach, eggplant, mushrooms, and feta before baking at 400 for 10 minutes.

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Yes, I used raw eggplant. No, the eggplant wasn’t cooked all the way. Yes, I still enjoyed it. No, I would not serve this to another person. Yes, I would make it again the exact same way just because I can.

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And as long as we’re scratching things off the list that I was craving on the island you might as well add ice cream to that as well.

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Fresh Strawberries + Blueberries + Vanilla Ice Cream + Peanut Butter Powder

It feels good to be home. I also feels good to be home on Saturday and not Sunday. Now, I have a whole day to chill and prep for the full week I have a head of me. Blah. I miss vacation already!

Have a great night everyone!

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North Captiva Island Review

June 12, 2010

This morning my family said good bye to the house we’ve come to know and love the past week. As I’ve mentioned before my Mom and Dad discovered our beach house online. They were googling vacation rental properties up and down the Florida coast and came across the site for North Captiva Island. The house more ยป

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