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a cook out & cape cod chips

August 25, 2009

so this weekend tommy and i drove out to connecticut to attend a birthday potluck/cook out.

i had a plummie on the drive there…

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and arrived a hungry hungry hippo!

luckily, there was lots of food ready to chow down on…this was a veggie friendly cook out so there were lots of salads, and grilled seafood!

i helped myself to a garden salad, broccoli salad, grilled veggies, and grilled local trout. trout is my favorite fish- especially when it’s fresh caught- yummy!

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i was so excited to eat, i almost forgot to snap a pic- this is a half eaten plate!

for dessert, i ate the pineapple and cherry off of a pineapple upside down cake…

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i gave tom the cake part in order to save room for several pieces of this yummy zucchini bread.

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in addition to the eating, i kicked some ass in bocce ball and played with this puppy.

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his name is mousse, isn’t he pretty?

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after all the fun, we dropped by to say hello to tommy’s parents and hung out in his hometown a bit. we also stopped by d’angelo to grab dinner. i got a greek salad…i asked for dressing on the side…but apparently that fell on deaf ears 😩

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when it comes to greek salads…i prefer lots of feta and just a little dressing. oh well…i had the salad with half of the pita shown.

sunday was filled with lots and lots of shopping. we went to a gazillion stores in a few different towns looking for these ugly shoes that tom wanted. i started my morning off with some fruit and yogurt topped with toasted coconut.

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tom and i drove around all afternoon. he was on a mission and there was no time for lunch so we snacked on these cape cod potato chips that i was sent to sample.

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potato chips are definitely my guilty pleasure. i just love them, especially if they’re the extra crunchy kettle cooked kind, so i could not resist when i was offered some samples.

i wasn’t expecting to be sent nine bags of cape cod potato chips and popcorn!

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holy cow!

i tend to eat sweet snacks more than salty snacks- but that’s only because i can (usually) eat sweets in moderation (too much gives me a headache!) but when it comes to salty or crispy snacks- well i just have trouble stopping at one portion, so i try to avoid keeping them around. well…talk about a cabinet full of temptation! i know i can enjoy these chips in moderation though, i’ve done it before, guilt-free during vani’s forbidden food challenge, and i’ll do it again! 🙂

it also helps that i live with another cape cod lover who will no doubt help me munch my way through all those bags.

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🙂

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  1. August 26, 2009 5:02 pm

    Chips are definately my cryptonite. I’ll by the baked ones, cuz reality is I’m going to eat the whole bag. Better 600 calories than 1200!

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