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New Friends!

It still amazes me how many different people I have become friends with that I never would have run across in my every day life!  Today I met a fellow blogger – we have been following each others blogs for probably almost a year if not longer?  She lives in Milwaukee, but she and her boyfriend were hitting up Woodfield and Ikea and asked if I would like to meet them for lunch – done!

I knew I was going to split a pepperoni pizza with Hannah, so breakfast was on the small side for me – just a simple egg/meat/cheese sammie!  These English muffins get extra crispy!

Hannah drove today – the older I get, the more I hate driving, and when she drives I get to read a magazine!  I am LOVING the Jan/Feb Cooking Light!  So many great recipes!  Thanks for driving Hanners!

When Mel showed her boyfriend J the huge burger Tony had at the soft opening at The Lucky Monk, he couldn’t wait to try it!   He didn’t even eat breakfast yesterday in anticipation of it! 😀   He ended up getting the 9 ounce Farmhouse – with a fried egg on top!  I know Sophia and Brandi will LOVE the runny yolk!  You can check out their menu here.

Mel got a chicken sandwich on a pretzel roll:

And Hannah and I split a 12 inch pizza – it was big, we still had three pieces left!  We both love the big slices of pepperoni.

Thanks for a great time today Mel and J!!

Me and Mel! 😀

The best part about reading each others blogs is that we already knew so much about each other, it isn’t weird meeting in person – she’s just as cute and fun as she comes across on her blog! 😀

Dinner was Thanksgiving in January – my store had Jennie-O turkey breasts on sale for .99 cents a pound – I got a 6 pound one – my plan is to have it for dinner, then cutting off the rest for sandwiches later in the week for me and Tony – not bad for $6 bucks!

Baked at 325 for 2 hours - low and slow makes a juicy turkey!

My plate with a cup of mashed potatoes and stuffing.

There was a lot of meat on this!  Not only did I get dinner last night, but I have 6 ounces of shredded turkey to add to a soup later on:

And I have 1.2 pounds of chunk turkey breast to cut for sandwiches this week:

Okay so I knew I wanted to make wonton soup for one of my lunches this week.  I decided to puree my Chinese leftovers from Saturday night and use that as a filling.  Guess what? It was delicious!  I just added some spicy stir fry sauce to kick it up a notch.

I dumped it all into the food processor

Then used about 1 tsp. of filling into each wonton:

Eight wontons are a serving:

I steamed them in a covered pan until the water evaporated, about 5 minutes, then added a touch of oil and Pam to pan fry them:

These turned out really good!  You’ll just have to come back tomorrow to see how I put the soup together!

Off to get ready for work – can’t believe it’s Monday again already!  Have a great day! 😀

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  • The Orange Kitteh
    January 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm OMG!! The pictures look AMAZING!! *schlurp* I probably shouldn't have opened your blog first thing this morning!!! My paltry poached egg on an english muffin and a banana are looking mighty sad compared to your pictures. Co-workers walking by had to stop and drool....er stare too!!! Thank you for the nice comment on our blog, I will certainly try the broccoli slaw in a stir fry, that just sounds fantastic! Hope you have a great Monday!!! I'll for sure be stopping by again!!! :)
  • Helen
    January 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm Last Memorial Day I was blessed to meet 4 other women who I got to know through Sparkpeople. One of the women (from Louisiana) had a conference in Boston and well all met here there for 2 days. One of the women traveled all the way from St. Croix! We had a BLAST! In 2011 we are already making plans to meet in Chicago. We have one coming from South Africa for that! Honestly, I can't imagine my life without their friendship even though most of it is conducted online. Can't wait to see how that soup comes together.
  • suzicate
    January 25, 2010 at 3:40 pm As usual, my stomache is growling and I'm drooling...happens every day when I reach your blog!
  • Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
    January 25, 2010 at 3:59 pm Your lunch sounds like so much fun, great to meet blogger friends in person! The wontons look totally scrumptious!
  • Shelley B
    January 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm What a great idea to puree the leftover Chinese food and make wontons...and boy do they look delicious!!! Very cool that you got to meet a fellow blogger - I really hope that we get to meet in person one of these days!
    • biz319
      January 26, 2010 at 1:19 am Next time I go visit my brother in Texas, we'll have to figure something out! :D
  • Melinda
    January 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm So cool that you got to meat up with her. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves.
  • TheKitchenWitch
    January 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm Oh, I want those wontons! Actually, I'd like the burger, too.
  • Mel
    January 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm Both J and I had a ton of fun with you and Hannah! Thanks for meeting up with us, we definitely would love to do it again!
  • Sweet and Fit
    January 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm I love meeting other bloggers =) its so nice that Hannah drove, and you got to read - but I could never read a magazine in the car - i get carsick. that looks like some realllly juicy turkey breast thatll make for some amazing sammies this week =)
  • Jenn@slim-shoppin
    January 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm That's so nice you guys got to meet!! I love the won tons of course too!!
  • Foodie Girl
    January 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm The wontons look fantastic!
  • Christina
    January 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm Yum I'm a sucker for a fried egg on a sandwich or burger. Whenever I see that on a menu I can stop looking b/c I know I'll order it!
  • Sagan
    January 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm Mmmmmmmm yummy!!! I also adore a runny yoke :) It's the ONLY way to eat an egg!
  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    January 25, 2010 at 9:10 pm Oh my that burger is CRAZY! I would be sick, sick, sick! LOL But I do love my runny eggs. Yum! Love meet ups with online friends. And yes, I owe you an email. Going out of town this week and then we'll touch base when I get back. Had a suck-o week of running last week so I could use a boost. Hope this week is better! Gotta love this snow coming down NOT.
    • biz319
      January 26, 2010 at 1:17 am I know, right?? We should grocery shop together!
  • katecooks
    January 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm i still need to get some wonton wrappers! they look so professional i swear. arent blogger meetups fun>? its like online dating but for friends :)
  • Kelly
    January 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm That is so fun that you got to meet a fellow blogger! It is funny because even though I haven't ever met anyone that I blog with I feel like I know everyone! :) Foodie bloggers are awesome!! :)
  • whydeprive
    January 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm Thanks for commenting on my blog!! Im so excited to read more of yours. I have been wanting to make wonton soup forEVER. Also, I LOVE egg on burgers. My brother started me on it, who woulda thought adding something as simple as an egg would make such a difference? Obviously someone because its all over the place now, but you get my point.
  • ksgoodeats
    January 25, 2010 at 10:51 pm Nice job with the wontons! Aren't blogger meet ups so funny? It's just like you're meeting up with an old friend! Glad you guys had fun :)
  • sophia
    January 25, 2010 at 11:10 pm ohmigosh...you know it!!! I'll definitely be ordering that one, with maybe an extra runny yolk, lol. Yay for blogger meet-ups, I had one yesterday, too. It's so wonderful to speak with someone you have been "stalking" for some time! ;-)
  • danica
    January 25, 2010 at 11:54 pm Holy HUGE hamburger - crazy! A day of delicious eats. I LOVE how you always get so creative with won tons. I definitely need to try them out. Every time I see you doing something with won tons, I totally want them :D Yeah for planned leftovers for the week for lunches!
  • teresa
    January 26, 2010 at 1:04 am that is so fun, i really hope that i get the chance to meet some fellow bloggers, including you! i'm loving all the food, as always!
    • biz319
      January 26, 2010 at 1:19 am I could autograph the back of my photo hanging on your wall - ha! :D
  • Nicole
    January 26, 2010 at 1:08 am How fun to meet a blogger! I'm meeting a follower of my blog tomorrow -- she's a nutrition student. I'm excited :) Those wontons look wonderful! I also wanted to thank you for your comment about diabetes. As someone who walks the walk and talks the talk, I really appreciate it coming from you! Have a great night, Biz!
  • MaryBeth
    January 26, 2010 at 2:24 am So cool to me another fellow blogger...That would be awesome. The food all looks so darn good, I am starving now
  • My Year on the Grill
    January 26, 2010 at 2:28 am OMG, I can't get over that burger. I am loving the idea of meat ups with bloggers... nothing for me yet but one day ... maybe a trip to the Virgin islands is in your future =-)
  • Marissa
    January 26, 2010 at 5:41 am How fun that you got to meet another blogger!
  • laurajane
    January 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm Sounds so fun to meet another blogger. I've never been able to do that, but hopefully sometime I'll cross paths with a "blog-friend." By the way, I have the same kitchen scale that you have pictured. I love it! Couldn't live without it.
  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    January 26, 2010 at 9:57 pm Thanksgiving in January sounds good to me! The food is too good to only have once a year.
  • Brandi
    January 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm mm...you're right! LOVIN the runny yolk :)
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