Thursday, March 10, 2011

Petite Treats

by Meghann on March 10, 2011

Fun Fact: Last month I registered my Starbucks Gift Card only because I knew they would send me a card for a FREE birthday drink if I did.

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Another Fun Fact: Since I registered that gift card (on February 4th) I’ve been promoted to the Green Rewards Level

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At this rate I’ll be GOLD by summer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I cashed in that FREE drink coupon today for a Grande No-Whip Non-Fat Green Tea Frappuccino

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i wanted to use my free coupon for something new and fun and this drink definitely hit both points. It was cold, refreshing, and the perfect treat on the rainy drive back to Tampa.

AND while I was ordering my drink the sweet barista reminded me it was free Petite Treat Day (as if I would forget!) and offered me one of the four or five different petite options to sample with my drink.

Even though I had been giving the decision a lot of thought, when he asked which treat I wanted, I froze. He politely stated all the options again and, without even thinking about it, I blurted out that I wanted to try the Rocky Road Cake Pop.

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Chocolate? Marshmallows? Nuts? It sounded good to me!

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The chocolate ‘cake’ was so moist it reminded me of a chocolate fudge brownie. I loved the hard chocolate coated with the crunch of the nuts and soft marshmallow bites. It was delicious and I’m very tempted to return to Starbucks tomorrow to try the Salted Caramel Bar that also caught my attention (the promotion goes through the 12th!).

Did you try any of the treats today? Any favorites? Any misses?

Dinner tonight was inspired by Heather and Mark of Hangry Pants and their adorable calzone how-to video. I’m easily influenced. Obviously. ๐Ÿ˜‰

As soon I got back to Tampa I prepped some pizza dough for the calzones following the recipe on the back of a packet of pizza crust yeast I had on hand.

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Then I split the dough in two. One for Derek and one for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I didn’t exactly have all of Heather’s ingredients, so I improvised with what I had on hand.

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Red Onion, Carrot, Mushrooms, Olives, Yellow Squash, Ham, Spinach, and Mozzarella

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Into the oven at 420 for 15 minutes

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Check out that horizontal cross section! So many pretty colors mixed with the melted cheese. Yum!

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Served with some dipping marinara sauce

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So glad I read Hangry Pants today. This dinner made my mouth and belly very happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

I dug into the Girl Scout Cookie for dessert.

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Apparently the original plan of Derek polishing the box off was an epic fail. Doh! Oh well, more for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Off to pretend like I understand what they’re saying on ESPN.

Good Night!

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