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It’s Coming

by Meghann on October 1, 2012

You know you’re a Disney nerd when this email pops up in your inbox and you let out a little squeal.

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More like a big squeal. :)

Not going to lie, the promise of a passholder preview event for the New Fantasyland was a major selling point when I decided to renew my expired annual pass last week. After following the process of the expansion via the Disney Parks Blog for the last two years, I’m so excited to finally see all the completed attractions in person (particularly the Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid portions :) ). Since space is limited (you have the option to register for a 3-hr time period on any of the days offered), I’m hoping the crowds will be minimal so we can quietly enjoy the experience before the mad holiday rush takes over, but even with a promise of crazy crowds, I’d still be there (didn’t stop me from being at Wizarding World of Harry Potter on opening day!). I just want to see it!

Is anyone else as excited as I am?!

We had a full of fridge of leftovers from the weekend that were dying to be made into something good for lunch.


I had a serving of the tomato, artichoke, and spinach salad I made for yesterday’s cookout and some of the veggies and hummus from Saturday’s tailgating.


The artichoke, tomato, and spinach salad was part of the Publix Apron meal they were sampling at the store on Sunday. I was told to bring a salad to the cookout, so when I saw all the recipe displayed with all the ingredients lined up in the cooler at the front of the store – I was sold. It was really basic too, just a couple of cans of quartered artichoke hearts, some tomatoes that I quartered, some feta (this was my own addition), and a bag of spinach. I combined the artichoke hearts, tomatoes, and feta, coated them with a few spoonfuls of pesto, and placed everything on top of the bed of spinach. The whole process took 5 minutes and the results were very tasty.


If you need to make something quick for a get together, I would highly recommend it. :)

I gave Derek’s brother and his family a ride to the airport after lunch and they were nice enough to leave behind some cubans for us. I had 1/2 of one after I dropped them off.


Considering there’s a Cuban sandwich shop on almost every corner in town, I don’t eat them nearly enough. It was delicious. Thank you, Tyler!

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