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Dinner With Ashley

Knowing I was having dinner out and still doing operation clean out the fridge, this 5 point breakfast kept me full for quite a while – go protein ??


I hit the ground running at work.  I started working for this firm November 3, and I’ve only had two days off since then, not including holidays, so I am more than ready to go on vacation.  It was warm and humid so my sister and I walked Macy’s.  my favorite colors are blue and yellow – love these dishes!


I found a pork tenderloin in my freezer and grilled that up with my beef over the weekend.  That hummus is buffalo hummus – so good!  Lunch came in at 5 points.


Before I knew it, it was time to meet Ashley at her hotel. The best part about a blog meet up with another blogger (vs a blog reader) is that you know just as much about them as they know you.  So it was like meeting an old friend.  Let’s not worry that I am old enough to be her Momma – foodie friends have no age limit on friendship ?

I wanted to take her to Cindy’s Rooftop for a drink and the view.


We would have stayed there for dinner, but the dinner menu was $$$$ so after our glass of wine we walked to Tavern in the Park and sat in the Tree Top which is their outdoor patio.


We chatted the night away, and I was happy to get to know her better.  She’s going to be a new bride in September, she’s my new Beach Body coach after I signed up after my free trial was up, and she quite possibly loves food as much as I do.

She got the BBQ brisket sandwich – I had a bite of the meat and it was so flavorful and tender.


I got the Chicago Fire burger – fried avocado and pepper jack cheese with habanero jam – which I asked for the jam on the side which I am glad I did because it was way too spicy, and that’s saying a lot from me!


My guess is that the burger was probably 25 points, I ate just over half – my guess is that dinner and wine set me back 30 points, which put me 10 over for the day, thanks to a low point breakfast and lunch.


It was a gorgeous night to be outside.  We were glad the rain stayed away.


And before I knew it, it was time to head to the train station – our three hour get together went by in the blink of an eye.  She’s training for a marathon and was going to run the Lakefront this morning – it’s a beautiful day in Chicago today.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me Ashley – enjoy the rest of your work trip in Chicago and hope you have a chance to try Lou Malnatis pizza ?- hands down my favorite Chicago pizza.

I walked off and left my “throw shit in a bag” food for the day on my kitchen counter.  I left my lunch bag at the office yesterday so I may be able to put something together – we shall see!

It’s my Friday!  The kadults and I are leaving on a jet plane tomorrow.  So I will be taking a bit of a blog break until next Wednesday.  My sister might do a guest post while I am gone.  Until then, you can follow me on Instagram (mybizzykitchen).

Make it a great day!!

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  • ashley | the Pike Place Kitchen
    July 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

    It was so fun meeting you in person! I’m glad the evening FLEW by because we had so much fun 🙂 Enjoy Virginia! Talk to you soon <3

  • Carrie @ Season It Already
    July 11, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Cindy’s Rooftop FTW! 🙂 Beautiful.

  • Shelley B
    July 11, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I’ve never had a blogger meet up in person that didn’t go well, and where we didn’t fall right into conversation. It’s a pretty cool thing about blogging – how fun that you got to meet another blogger!

    Have a wonderful vacation! I’ll check in with you on Instagram. 🙂

  • Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    July 11, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Hope you have an awesome vacation!

  • Lynne
    July 11, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Have a great vacation! Safe Travels to you all 🙂

  • Kym
    July 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Be safe, have fun and enjoy yourself! So glad you were able to meet up with another blogger. It looks like you had a great night. The brisket sandwich looks amazing.

  • MaryBe
    July 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

    How cute are you two! What a lovely evening. Enjoy your vacation, I’ll be following on Insta ?

  • Lisa
    July 17, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Wow what a great day! Love the photos of Chicago. 😀