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! :D   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!!

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! :D

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! :D