That’s What She Said

28 Aug

Thursday breakfast, I ate like a queen! I recently bought these Pops Mix It Strawberries flavored cereal. I am not much of a cereal person and if I do indulge, will have the healthy kind like Kashi Go Lean. Fruity Pebbles will forever be my favorite kind of sugary cereal —mostly because the milk gets a stained glass look afterwards and that’s just fun! But I never buy the Fruity Pebbles and only bought this kind since it was $1 for the bag.


It tasted good but didn’t keep me full at all.  When I got to work, I had plans to meet up with an old co-worker of mine for coffee. We went to Einsteins and when I got there I remembered that a coupon for free hash browns and free coffee when buying an order of Chicken Mini’s at Chick Fil A. If you don’t get their calendar and love the Chick Fil A, you need to get on that around Christmas time. It’s become tradition that my parents get me that every year and that’s fine with me b/c I am easy like that (that’s what she said). Tip—if you buy a $25 gift card, you get the calendar for free. The Chick Fil A near me takes expired coupons as well so I am still using some from last years calendar.


Chick Fil A was also the highlight of my lunch on Thursday with their fat free honey mustard dressing.

I love you Chick Fil A..

Has anyone out there heard about the Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt?


I know this is a heart attack waiting to happen but I am going to try it. One of my sorority sisters will be in next wknd and she is crashing with me and we have made plans to make a late night trip to Denny’s (sober unfortunately) and have a go at it. We talked about splitting it but who knows if that will happen. All I know is I am so excited!!! And I am going to enjoy every last bite of it since I love all things cheese. The fact that it’s only $4 doesn’t hurt either.

Thursday night I made a Taco Casserole for dinner with macaroni, ground turkey, black beans, mushrooms, jalapenos, shredded cheddar, onions and sour cream. Wow, that’s a mouth full right there (that’s what she said). I’ve never made this before but it seemed like a really good recipe to try since I had all the items on hand and could mix everything all together and save for later.

I added some cayenne pepper, garlic and Tabasco to it for a little kick and kept me full for hours.




 I made the mistake of watching Dexter Season 4 Thursday night. I was sleep deprived since the sugar from my adult drinks kept me the night before but needed to watch it.  I always tell myself I am going to only watch one or two episodes but five episodes later I was on the season finale and wow. That’s all I can say. Such an amazing show, I love the story lines, the dark humor and the character development.

I got up at 530A on Friday only to find I was out of coffee. No bueno. I need to jump on that asap b.c me in a house with no caffeine is just not right. At least was up with me…….well, kind of.

I made yet another egg and cheese sandwich topped with ketchup and green onions but got a little creative with the presentation


I am so happy I am a 30 yr old woman with the mentality of a 14 year old boy

I missed my bus but had Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang to keep me company. I just love her so, she is just so crass. My dream lunch (or happy hour) would be with her and Kathy Griffin, I just know we would be besties!!

Friday was unbearably slow. By 945A I was done with all my catch up work and had nothing to do. Thankfully, I remembered the hippies were outside and took a break to go read some more Chelsea and get some hippie loving.


All of this for $8. I love hippies long time. I got green tomatoes and of course am going to make fried green tomatoes. I’ve had them before and they were delish and can’t wait to make them this wknd! I asked how long they are going to be out this year because they usually go away in September but she said they are going to be there as long as they can with their winter produce available. That made me happy.


Lunch was leftover enchiladas, just as good the second time around!!


Then one of my co-workers brought me over a piece of her carrot cake she had from the night before. It was so yummy, I thought it was Cheesecake Factory quality but turns out it was Food Lion, go figure.

Does anyone remember the Pizzeria potato chips from the 90’s? They looked like Doritos and has different flavors like Pepperoni, Supreme, etc. These Wheat Thins taste so much like them its freaky!! I wish I could find Pizzeria’s on-line but don’t think they exists anyone, sadness.

I was itching to get out of work since I had happy hour plans after work and had a little overtime this week so I got to leave a little earlier than normal. I got out a little early and was waiting at the Charlotte Transportation Center (AKA Blvd of Broken Dreams) and I feel uneasy whenever I’m there. Someone is always smoking something, I get eyed like I’m a fried pork chop and I feel like a riot is about to break out. I was just sitting there with my ipod and big sunglasses not making eye contact with anyone and waiting for the bus to get there. The bus never showed up and I thought I was going crazy but turns out it was 15 minutes late which was cutting into my happy hour prep time. I don’t like that.

I started with some Abita Light. I never tried this beer before but love their Purple Haze so thought I would give it a go. It was a decent beer and kind of had a nutty flavor to it.

Then we went to Piccaso’s Sports Bar for drinks and grub. They claim to have the best wings in Charlotte so I had to give them a go. I got the Hot BBQ wings

Mmmmm, look how messy they look! I devoured these babies and they definitely lived up to the claim. I was still hungry afterwards and may have had some of my friends onion rings. Good times had by all.

Again, I woke up this morning with no coffee. But I did have food so I made a slammin cheese and green onion omelet topped with avocado and tomato

Hope everyones weekend is off to a great start!

13 Responses to “That’s What She Said”

  1. Katie August 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    I love all the pictures of your food!! There were tons of great ones, looks like some great eats!

  2. Monique@She's Going The Distance August 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    I don’t know if I can handle that sandwich haha. You’re brave 🙂

    • simplyshaka August 29, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

      I’m pretty confident I can stomach it all but just want to see what it’s like 🙂

  3. April August 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Fried cheese melt…hmmmm…tempting LOL!

    I laughed at the banana pic and then saw your caption. Great mind think alike 😉

  4. Amy @ Second City Randomness August 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Fried cheese melt? Holy crap… I’m not so much intrigued now. But I think I would absolutely hoover that thing after a few adult beverages… I always crave cheese and carbs in that state- it never fails.

  5. Jessica@tastyandtrim August 29, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    Your taco casserole looks so yummy! I definitely want to give that recipe a go 🙂

    • simplyshaka August 29, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

      Thanks! The original recipe I saw for it was in a Kraft magazine and called for their shells and cheese mixture but I figure cut down on the processed stuff and use real cheese instead. I can’t wait to have it as leftovers!

  6. Ashleigh August 29, 2010 at 9:03 am #

    Dairy and I don’t always get along so I def don’t think I could eat that sandwich, but mozzarella sticks inside? That sounds so good, yet so bad!

    Your produce looks so yummy! I have never tried green tomatoes- so they taste the same?

    • simplyshaka August 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

      I know, I need to try it just to see how it is!

      Green tomatoes are just regular ones but really really ripe. They are more firm and easier to work with 🙂

  7. dianacheung August 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    jesus I love wings. BTW I LOVE trying disgusting foods like the KFC double down and etc!! Let me know how that heart attack meal is…oh and balls/penis jokes? Right up my alley. And Glenn is trying to get me to start Dexter..I STARTED it but haven’t had time to watch them all…and they are on netflix now! Not the new eps yet though.

  8. genesis August 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    haha. i love your artistic presentation with the banana 😉

    i love fruity pebbles but never buy it. im afraid that I wont keep my hands out of the box and then in no time ill have inhaled it all. maybe they should sell little bags of it…


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