M&M

25 Aug

I am really digging making my own breakfast at home. I love that I can whip up an egg and cheese sandwich within minutes and am no longer spending $6 for a box of some frozen, preservative ridden sandwich pack. Now if I could only get motivates to make some bacon or sausage with it…

I don’t dig bringing a lunch of leftovers that I know isn’t going to be anything special. I brought over the rank chicken from the other night but this time covered in Heinz 57 sauce (because cmon, it makes everything better) with a side of brown rice.

Can we all say “Boooooooring” in unison? Lets! It was decent, it somewhat filled me up but it was more meh than anything. Thank god there were no pineapples in it because I might have thrown up.

I am so happy I stocked up on kiwis the other day at the store. I love kiwis so much (yet hate kiwi flavored stuff) and is a reminder that summer is almost over. Anyone else just take a bit right out of one? Or is it just me? I always heard growing up most the vitamins are in the skin so I just eat like an apple.

Unlike yesterday, it was busy today. Pet peeve of the day-when I am busy with my own work and have the highest volume work load but people still ask me to help them with their stuff. I am doing double what you’re doing and I’m not asking for help, someone please explain this to me? I was in no mood to be messed with, I had at least four people complaining about one person on our team and kept giving out my managers info so they could speak with her directly. I can’t help that some morons are still working on our team (note—it wasn’t Stinkalicious although were some complaints about the stinker today)

Yummy coconut pineapple bread on top of Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt. I brought in the rest of the coconut pineapple bread so I wouldn’t eat the entire loaf. We have many a hungry people in my office so they were willing to take it off my hands. I heated up the slices for them and they kept telling me how good it was.  I will admit, I like the compliments, it makes me feel good.

I had a $30 Groupon for the Deck, a local beach themed restaurant in Dilworth offering seafood and summer style foods.

The Deck is a somewhat newer place and in a location that one would think would be good but businesses never seem to last there. I was itching to use the Groupon and in the mojito so my friend and I walked over there to see what it was all about. We wanted to enjoy the rooftop deck (hence the name of the restaurant) and there was a little wait. We wasted no time and headed straight for the bar. $5 Mojito’s and $6 Martini’s on Wednesday nights? Don’t mind if I do……

I started off with a French Martini. I had a few sips of my friends for the first time when I was in Phoenix this past weekend. When I heard $6 martinis I knew I needed to try this! It was absolutely fabulous.

Martini and Mojito love

A table finally opened up and up we went! They had an awesome singer outside playing great music like DMB, Jack Johnson, Pink Floyd, Sublime and The Beastie Boys. I was in heaven! I could just sit there drinking mojitos and listening to Mr. Magic Hands sing songs of others. Oh yeah, I can’t do that. I have a little thing called work getting in the way of my schedule. Boo.

Next drink on the agenda was the Mora Negra Mojito-muddled blackberry, lime, sugar with mango juice and Bacardi Superior. Do I ever have to tell y’all that it was delicious?

I chowed on some chips and salsa while my friend had the She Crab Soup and dinner came shortly.

I got the Honey Wasabi Tuna Burrito-honey marinated yellowtail tuna with rice and pico de gallo in grilled flour tortilla. Look at how gorg that tuna is!! It was late by time my friend got off of work and I was starving but I guess my eyes were bigger than my tummy. Our server was peculiar, he came up to us asking if we were mad at him because we weren’t eating. He kinda sounded serious maybe he is buddy buddy with the cook? It was great but I just wasnt in the mood for scarfing down the plate of food (What has happened to me?? Did I just type that!?) It was a nice Mexican alternative to the usual fried, cheese ridden Mexican food I find in many restaurants.  As I am a Florida girl, I love anything beach themed and everything on the menu was looking mighty fine.  I was happy with the food but the drinks were the highlight for me.

Has anyone ever tried shrimp and grits? Supposedly, theirs is the best in Charlotte but the idea of it kinda skeeves me out. I like shrimp and I like grits. But together in unison? No thank you.

So I’m watching LA Ink right now and this is my first time watching it. Has Cat Von Dee always sounded so……gruff? I am sure homegirl slice could kick my ass but she sounds a little man-ly. And who says we don’t learn something new every day?

And how did I not know about M&M’s Premiums?  When did they come out with all of these? They have Mint Chocolate, Raspberry Almond, Triple Chocolate and more! I don’t know if I should thank or curse Christina for sharing this link with me but I will say thank for now (untul I go up another dress size at least) I wonder if they will ever make a chocolate espresso flavor or gahhhhhh…..cookies and cream! I will be in M&M heaven. I must find a Costco soon so I can go buy a feedbag of it and be in M&M heaven! Or perhaps I should just walk over to The Deck and be in another M&M kind of heaven. Ohhhh……M&M flavored Martini……now we are talking.

Happy humping :)

12 Responses to “M&M”

  1. dianacheung August 26, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    girl…you always know deals and you always pick the RIGHT restaurants to go too…boo that you couldn’t really stuff yourself. BTW good job with taking the baking to work..I do that with stuff I don’t want sometimes..hahah I’m so evil…stuff I don’t want=FAILS. yea m&m premiums are good but have you tried the new godiva ice cream parlor TRUFFFLEEE bars?

  2. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 26, 2010 at 8:12 am #

    The M&M premiums are amazing- triple chocolate all the way!

    And I love making my own breakfast. Even eggs don’t seem like a big deal to throw together now… and yes, soooo much cheaper! I have no idea why I find it ok to spend $10 on an omelette when eggs are like 10 cents out of the grocery store. Yet I’ll still do it. Sigh…

  3. christina August 26, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    haha YES!!!!! you are welcome!!

    omg shrimp & grits yummmmmmmm eat some!

  4. Katie August 26, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Oooo that mojito looks so good! It sounds like a great combination of flavors!

  5. janetha g. August 26, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    there are few things that i like the “Flavored” version of.. it never tastes even remotely the same as the real thing. some that are especially off when it comes to flavor comparison are banana runts (gross) and watermelon jolly ranchers (i like them, but they taste nothing like watermelon).

    that is a pretty creative burrito combination!

  6. genesis August 26, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    i hate bringing boring lunches to work too. i makes me so unmotivated to eat…boo

    thank you for alerting me to my new guilty pleasure…m&m premiums…

  7. Mari August 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    I am dying to try those m&m’s but it is one of those things, that maybe it is better that I don’t know how good they are lol

    I have not had cheesy eggs in FOREVER! I think I want some now lol…

    Miss you!

  8. Ashleigh August 26, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    Egg sandwiches are the best for breakfast!! I need to start making them more during the week.. I usually reserve eggs for a weekend treat because they take more time than my regular yogurt.

    Those drinks look delicious, I just love groupon!!

  9. BikiniBy30 August 27, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    ‘Just say no’ to Costco size bags of M&Ms! If I want something indulgent I buy a bag of whatever it is, eat a few then throw it away. Waste of money-I guess so but I get my nibble then throw the temptation out the door-literally.

    Martinis are one of my weaknesses!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE. THEM.

  10. Monique@She's Going The Distance August 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    I don’t know if it gets any better than a martini AND a mojito :)

  11. Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt August 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    I’m fascinated by people who eat the fuzz on kiwis! That never even dawned on me until I saw it on another blog recently. *Shudder*

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