Lesson #1 – If you put Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter on ANYTHING it will taste amazing.
I smeared it on one side of Oliver’s Whole Grain Bread (dijon on the other) and it brought this sandwich to gourmet status!
Lesson #2 – The best red apples aren’t necessarily the “Red Delicious” ones. They can be PINK!
This organic “Pink Lady” was straight outa Snow White – it was CRIMSON! I know they say the redder does not necessarily mean the better, but this apple tasted particularly phenomenal, partially because I was so taken with her beauty.
Lesson #3 – Any bread is addictive, if heated and served with good olive oil
I’m actually not that crazy about the baskets they bring at Prado, yet I always ask for seconds!
Last night I devoured 3 hunks, dipped in garlicky, herby goodness
Lesson #4 – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I have been to Prado dozens of times, and always wind up ordering the same thing. Have never regretted it.
The Caribbean Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken:
Lesson #5 – Encourage your dinner date to explore different foods…
…so you can steal tastes of something new!
Lesson #6 – If a salad is filled with properly marinated ingredients and chopped finely enough, you won’t need a drop of dressing…
Lesson #7 – Eating mostly protein REALLY satisfies. I polished off all the chicken and brought these salad leftovers home. So satiated I didn’t even need dessert last night (who AM I?!?)
Lesson #8 – Groupon rocks. With tip, this meal cost a little more than half of what it would normally, but we still saved bank!
Lesson #9 – Marry someone like Abe.
Woops, that wasn’t food-related. But it’s the best lesson I’ve learned.