She’s Having A Foodbaby

7 Sep

This wknd a food baby was conceived. I was fine but from meal to meal, it was all eating out and some of the decisions were not the best. I’ve been outing out more since I moved to my new home a couple of months ago and definitely not eating at home as much as I previously have been. I have people in town all weekend which resulted in going out from restaurant to restaurant and eating more than I normally do. Friday night I went to PF Changs with some girl friends to celebrate one of them rejoining the work force. We all started with the PFX-X-RATED Fusion Liqueur, Mango Vodka and Pama Liqueur shaken with a splash of Sprite

Isn’t it cute? It looks like a pink lemonade. I had to stop myself from slurping it down in three sips.

We split an order of the chicken lettuce wraps and split entrees:

Lucky Cat Martini-Vanilla Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple Juice. This was a perfect finish to a tasty meal.

One of my best friends was in town and we went to The Flying Saucer  for lunch on Saturday afternoon. They have a kick ass selection of beer but Saturday was going to be one long day so I stuck to Diet Coke and got an order of the Bratwurst Nachos

Very tasty and it came with a side of jalapeno sour cream. I love jalapenos and love the sour cream so I was in piggy heaven. I hate how there can be a million thing on a menu but once I see nachos, my mind is made up. Since my friend is a Yankee and never heard of Cook Out, I felt compelled to introduce her to the wonderfulness of their shakes.

She got the Oreo Mint, I got the Chocolate Cherry

And wtf is up with the shadows on my forehead?

I saw The American on Saturday night. It was good but more like a foreign film than any of George Clooneys movies I’ve seen.  And you know what? Watching George Clooney do a prostitute doggie style with your dad right next to you is totally awkward. Just saying.

On Sunday, lunch was from Dean and Deluca. When my parents come into town, we go there to get free samples since  A) they are amazing and B) no pesky sales people watching you circle the place. When we arrived there, they must have known because there were no free samples. Thumbs down. Not to fear though, I got sushi and dessert to go

We went to Brio Tuscan Grille   for dinner. They have a lovely outdoor area where you can have adult beverages while you wait.  After watching The American (which is set in Italy), I was jonesing for some wine. I have a smooth glass of Trivento Pinot Noir

 I am really not too big of an Italian food fan since I can make it at home but they had a varied menu so I found something I was happy with-Artichoke Crusted Beef Medallions

Holy balls, these just melted in my mouth. This was as delicious as it looked but it was quite heavy so

Some of you may recall about my desire to check out Denny’s Fried Cheese Melt. I didn’t think we had Denny’s in Charlotte but apparently there is one in the hood. After dinner on Sunday night, I met up with another friend who was in town this wknd to conquer this bad boy and this is where the food baby was conceived.


A) It did not look like the pictures I saw online

B) It did not come with the marinara sauce to dip it in

C) It was disgusting and not anywhere near as great as I thought it was going to be.

D) Even though my friend and I split it, we couldn’t even finish our halves. On the way home, she decided she had a cheese baby settling in his stomach while my food baby was just starting to sprout.

And she brought me pepperoni rolls from WV! I love my friends 🙂

I tried a fabulous new beverage, Sweet Leaf Tea. I had the Lemon flavor—it’s organic, has 70 calories per serving and while flavorful, it wasn’t as sweet as Arizona Iced Tea which is too much for me.

While at Ross on Monday, I saw something great

In Phoenix, I saw only the Tupac set but here they have the West Coast family set ??! Loves it!! I will be back for you, friend.

Lincoln got a new baby to add to his collection

For dinner, we hit up Cabo Fish Taco on Monday night.

I got the BBQ Mahi Tacos. I absolutely loved the shells they were on—they were light and fluffy yet crispy and durable. How they did that? No clue but I am a fan.

All in all, a terrific weekend. I would like this foodbaby to leave my body though, I am sick of wearing flow-y clothes.

Peace out.

26 Responses to “She’s Having A Foodbaby”

  1. Nicole September 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    Wow…tiger brownie..Lucky Cat Martini…bratwurst nachos. YUM! What a weekend 😉

  2. dianacheung September 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    maybe we can do zumba on saturday morning when I go next week!! anyways, holy f*ck..I didn’t know dean and deluca was in charlotte! You must let me know where to shop and etc!! And i hate it when I go out of town and when people come into town cause I do eat out and I do eat bad…but sometimes, it’s good to realize that at the end of the day “i had tons of fun with my besties”. smile. start healthy tomorrow!

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

      I like your mentality! Dean and Deluca is right near the mall I emailed you about it—-and Pinkberry is in the same shopping center!

  3. Laury @thefitnessdish September 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    Ok, that brownie is giving ME a foodgasm…lol….I crack myself up 😉

    My hubby was JUST watching this special on Tupac and Mike Tyson and how they were so similar to one another, literally just finished watching it like 10 minutes ago…haha

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

      That is verrrrrry strange. But now I’m intrigued and want to see what they have in common 🙂

      and honey, foodgasms and food envy are a normal thing in my world!!

  4. MelissaNibbles September 8, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    Girl, you are going to have a beautiful baby! All that food is amazing. Your foodbaby is going to grow up to be a model 🙂

    Looks like a fun weekend. I want to hang out with you!

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

      LMAO thanks for the laugh. I saw this first thing this morning and couldn’t stop laughing!!

  5. April September 8, 2010 at 6:15 am #

    I love food babies!! Did it have seeds? Okay, that’s going a little to far. I’m from Indiana though so you know I get a pass for that one.

    Boomer loves getting new toys. How do they know their news ones? They are so smart and silly.

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

      I’m from Indiana so I will let it pass!

      They totally know they are new babies but then forgot they have new babies then go back to the OB–original baby.

  6. Amy @ Second City Randomness September 8, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    You always have such packed weekends! I don’t know how you do it, because I would probably be exhausted… but that’s the old lady in me talking… 😉

    Sorry about the fried cheese disappointment. But think of it this way- if it were good, you’d be in some serious trouble! The idea of it sounds amazing, but yeah, if I tried it and liked it, they’d have to start rolling me out of the restaurant…

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

      And I’m older than you so there’s hope for you 🙂

      You bring up a very good point regarding the sandwich, diggin your glass half full outlook!

  7. Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt September 8, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Wow! All of those meals look fantastic! Those nachos are insane looking.

    Lincoln is looking as cute as always!

  8. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 8, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    That chocolate cherry milkshake looks incredible. YUM!

    The artichoke-crusted beef medallions is way different than anything I’ve ever seen. I would have ordered that too!

    Lame that the cheese stick grilled cheese wasn’t good. Boo Denny’s.

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

      For real, they were amazing. And they texture was more like bleu cheese sauce which just rocked.

  9. Mo Diva September 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    i gave birth to a booze baby… my parents would be more proud of a food baby.
    I love that face on lincoln. He looks really proud like “yeah. my toy rocks”
    and all the food up in here is orgasmic.
    Confession: the image of milk shake totally made me wanna go hold my stomach and rock back and forth on the bathroom floor.

  10. christina September 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    man!! i just conceived my baby too! when’s your due date? have you thought of names yet? i’m thinking of naming my food baby after your puppy. haha.

    those aren’t shadows on your forehad – you are part of an african tribe – that’s why you love tupac so much.

    • christina September 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

      let’s also discuss how you should send me a tiger brownie!

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

      Awww so that means you need to name your foodbaby Lincoln Continental since that’s his full name!!

  11. Monique@She's Going The Distance September 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Yeah… that sounds pretty awkward haha. I bet I can top that.

    My BOSS took me to see Bruno one summer with my bf. That was weird. And a situation I’m never, ever going to put myself in again!

    • simplyshaka September 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

      Oh my. You did top mine. I watched that movie at home alone and it had me blushing…..and that takes ALOT!

  12. Katie September 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Woahhh look at all that yummy food!! I would comment on something but there’s so much good stuff that I’m not sure which one to choose! Oh wait, yes I do. The Oreo mint milkshake, holy yum!!

  13. Kelsey September 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    haha random shadows! totally thought u got into the war paints or something.. or possibly did ur eyeshadow at 2 in the morning haha JK
    mmmmmm sips of ur shake for me too? no wait, i’ll have the brownie!! i cant believe the food actually gets better than that with the GRILLED CHEESE! comfort food at its best. geez u werent kidding with the food baby YUM~! ❤


  14. sweetandcurly September 10, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    Oh my! All that food looks soooo delicious!!!

  15. Thislady25 September 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    I used to talk about my food babies all the time! haha. That brownie looked really good. Actually, it all did. This post made me hungry. Glad you’re having a good time with all of your visting friends! It all looks really fun.

  16. janetha September 14, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    holy post of delicious! wow. i dont even know what to say. but marshall says he loves that tea. and we call penny’s toys her babies too!


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