A Weekend Filled With Strawberry Picking & Goat Feeding!!..

Hi there!  Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  What did you do this weekend?  The weather on Friday was absolutely atrocious!  I couldn’t see how to drive home.  It was torrential downpours and it made for really bad driving conditions.  It took me about an hour and a half to get home.  I was so afraid driving on the highways because when a large truck splashed your car, you literally couldn’t see anything on the windshield in front of you until it cleared.  That was very scary.  I don’t like feeling like you are loosing control of your car.  I am so thankful that a couple of months ago, I replaced the tires on my car.  If I didn’t that would have made for an even scarier drive home.  I am so glad that I decided to get new tires.

Once I finally got home, the entire outside of our house was flooded.  So my shoes, and pants were drenched.  It was quite gross.  We sat at home for a little while and then decided to grab dinner once the rain slowed down.  It slowed down until we approached the restaurant and then we got soaked running into Red Robin.  We hadn’t been there in a while and we both wanted burgers.  Mike tried a new burger that they came out with for the movie Wolverine.  He really liked it.  It went with my usual turkey burger.

An old picture of the same turkey burger

An old picture of the same turkey burger

After dinner, we went right home because my stomach was bothering me and the rain didn’t look like it was going to stop any time soon.  We actually went to bed kind of early on Friday night.  We were both exhausted and it was nice to fall asleep to the sound of rain.

On Saturday morning, we both got up somewhat early and made plans to head to iHop for breakfast!  I had a coupon for a free breakfast.  So all we had to pay for were our drinks and Mike’s breakfast.  I completely forgot to take a picture of my breakfast.  I got 2 blueberry pancakes, eggs and home fries.  I think next time I will get just the double blueberry pancakes.  Those are my favorite.  Mike, Melissa and I each won $5 gift cards from iHop on twitter!  So I’m looking forward to going back there soon and getting my pancakes!  I love going out for breakfast.

After breakfast, we ran some errands and stocked up on items at Aldi, and grabbed a rotisserie chicken at Sam’s Club.  We didn’t have to fight for this one!  Yay!  We ran home and dropped things off and ventured to a local farm.  At the farm, I was able to feed a goat!!  I should have taken a picture but sadly I didn’t.  We also went strawberry picking.  It probably wasn’t the wisest choice going after a massive rain storm.  We were both covered in mud!  EW!  However, the strawberries were 99 cents a pound! So we got well over 3 pounds of strawberries and they had a huge bag of string beans for $1.32.  We have almost 3 pounds of string beans!  Not a bad deal if you ask me.

This looks small in the picture but trust me, it is a LOT bigger in person

This looks small in the picture but trust me, it is a LOT bigger in person

We cleaned off at home and started on roasting some veggies for dinner.  We had our rotisserie chicken, roasted veggies and some french fries leftover from Red Robin.


My dinner plate

My dinner plate

For dessert, we got gelati’s from our new favorite local water ice place.  I swear they really have the best water ice.  It’s becoming my favorite place to go for dessert.  Next time, I want to try their frozen yogurt in a cone.  I keep seeing people order it and it looks delicious!

On Sunday, I spent the day with Melissa and my mom.  We went shopping and had lots of laughs.  Melissa finally got me to try smelling the “bacon” candle at Yankee Candle.  EW!  I HATE the way bacon smells and tastes so it was torture to smell it but I did it to be a good sport.  I didn’t enjoy it!  Haha!  ;)  I didn’t get many good deals to feature tomorrow.  ShopRite didn’t have very good sales this week and we didn’t need that much stuff.  I got a few random things to incorporate into meals.  I want to try making some meals I’ve seen on Pinterest this week.  I’m excited!

I decided to take some of the rotisserie chicken and made enchiladas with it.  I sauteed spinach and mushrooms and mixed them with the chicken and some enchilada sauce.  That was the filling.  I was using foods that Mike and I like and that more specifically would be gentle on my stomach.  Then I rolled up the enchiladas and covered them with more enchilada sauce and cheese and some sliced tomatoes.  I shouldn’t have used as much enchilada sauce because it was WAY too spicy.



We roasted vegetables and I made our favorite Chi Chi’s Corn Cake!

Corn Cake Mix

Corn Cake Mix

Corn Cake!

Corn Cake!


My plate

My plate

We have leftovers for dinner tonight.  I’m going to try overcooking the enchiladas a bit to make them more crispy tonight and maybe since it will be sitting in the fridge, the sauce won’t be as strong.  Fingers crossed!

Do you remember Chi Chi’s restaurant?  It was seriously my favorite Mexican restaurant.  I would go there ALL the time!  I would beg my parents for us to go there.  We celebrated numerous pictures there.  I remember they would put a sombrero on you and bring out fried ice cream for dessert and take a family picture!  It was so much fun.  I also remember, I guess it was on Friday night’s, Melissa and I would sing karaoke.  It really was fun.  I was devastated when Chi Chi’s closed.  I always hope, wish and pray that one day it will come back.  It really was the best atmosphere and had great food.   I think it would do well if it were open now.  One can dream ;)

Oh and if you haven’t had a chance, check out Google today!  They are celebrating Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday with images from his book!  I used to love “Where the Wild Things Are!”  So fun!

Have a great Monday!

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8 Responses

  1. Now I feel like going to IHOP! ;)

  2. Yay glad I found you again!
    Where did you go strawberry picking? We were gonna go this past weekend in Marlboro but didn’t because of all the rain. Strawberries look delish!

    • Yay! You are back! :)

      We went to Shadybrook Farms. We should have probably waited a weekend because it was so muddy. The strawberries taste great though. So it was worth getting a little dirty for ;)

  3. Yessss where did you go strawberry picking? I live in the Philly area and would love to go? I only know of Linvilla..

    • I went to Shadybrook Farms. They had a huge field full of strawberries and I they have other fruits to pick towards the end of the month. I also like going to Terhune Orchards in the Princeton, NJ area. :)

  4. That is a steal for strawberries! Nice! Your dinner looks delicious even if it was a bit too spicy!

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