Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some New Snacks & The Last Date Night of the Year

Last week, I received this in the mail:




I won Nicole’s giveaway of Newman’s Own Organics products, and my family was all excited! It’s funny because hubby opened the prunes right away. And I hardly ever see him eat prunes. He really liked them, and I have to agree that they are sweet, juicy, & yummy. He also enjoyed the Soy Crisps, but most of them were eaten by the teenager and the toddler. Now as far as the chocolate goes, I hid it for a special moment. Well, I didn’t really “hide” it, but I placed it in a spot in the fridge where I don’t think anyone will come across it… Thanks for letting us try some great products, Nicole! Can’t wait for my “date” with the chocolate.


Speaking of dates, a few weeks ago, hubby and I had our last date of the year. December is so busy that there just isn’t any time for us to sneak away. But we truly enjoyed our last date. Like in the past, we had a very late lunch and therefore just split a few appetizers and splurged a bit on dessert.


Hubby had some red wine, and I enjoyed a passion fruit green tea. I loved that they served the iced tea in a pretty glass. It looked like a fancy cocktail!





We split a salad with pomegranates, pumpkin seeds, and goat cheese. It tasted, fresh, light, and delicious.





We also had some Mini Beef Wellingtons.





We ended our meal, with an eggnog crème brulee. I love crème brulee but don’t like eggnog when it’s too overpowering, so I was a bit worried when we ordered this dish. But it had just the right amount of eggnog flavor. I limited myself to a few spoonfuls as I didn’t want to upset the gallstones…





And here are the decorated palm trees on our way to pick up the toddler.





Questions: What was the last new product you tried? Did you like it? And, do you like prunes?



Be well,

Andrea

30 comments:

  1. I do like prunes. (I also like that they are a decent source of iron...) I don't eat a lot of dried fruit during the summer, but I really like it mid-winter -- dried figs, dried dates, and prunes.

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  2. YUM! Your date meal looks great - as does that package!!!

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  3. Glad you got to get in one more date night! The food looks fantastic. I didn't know you had gallstones, I must have missed that. Ouch. Do those just dissolve? I should probably know that...

    The last new product I tried was the Med. Tarra chips. And yes, i LOVED them, I just bought another bag :)

    I love prunes. I especially love them dipped in some yummy pb.

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  4. Lovely night out!!


    I'm a fan of prunes!

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  5. I enjoy prunes every now and then.
    What a great date night! That salad has three of my favorite foods... pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, & goat cheese!

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  6. I love prunes but I would probably kill for that dessert! lol I love it when my non-alcoholic drink is given the same respect that the mixed drinks get. That glass looked beautiful.

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  7. Fair Trade Organic Raw Honey was the last new product I tried after winning it on a blog giveaway. :) It was delicious! Would love to have a caseful!

    I do like prunes, and so do my girls, but I learned the hard way that they are not a good snack for road trips. Diaper blowout - not pretty.

    Blessings!
    Amy

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  8. Mini beef wellington!!! How adorable and yummy!

    Yay for fun mail!

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  9. That looks SOOO yummy!! (I am always hungry after coming to your blog.)

    The last new thing I tried was Spaghetti Squash (after coming here, I had to try it!) and I LOVED it. We will be eating it more often around our house.

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  10. I've never been much of a prune fan, but I do eat it. The last thing new I tried was persimmons. Tried it for the first time ever and I liked it.

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  11. Oh, I want some of that creme brulee! :)

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  12. Love the mini beef wellingtons! I may have to recreate that at home!!

    My daughter LOVES prunes - I never think to buy them though!

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  13. I got to your blog and was like, "I know that box!" : ) We're giving away new glucometers to ALL our diabetics at work, so I have a BILLION of them (no exaggeration!). I'm so glad you and the fam likes the NOO's products. I am so impressed by Newman's Own Organics -- wonderful people and food! You will fall in looooooove with that dark chocolate!

    I tried Krema peanut butter for the first time yesterday and it was really good! A bit liquid-y for me, but wonderful flavor!

    P.S. Date night with hubby looked delicious!

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  14. Wow, everything looks so yummie, specially the mini beef Wellington...and the creme brulee...so much fun :-)

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  15. I love prunes. I don't eat enough of them. Thanks for the reminder! I'm on fibre overload today between Fibre 1 for breaky and lentil chili with black beans for lunch so I don't think I'll run out and buy them today but still. :)

    Glad you had a nice date night.

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  16. Ooooh those palm trees are so pretty and festive :) I want to visit a place with palm trees, it's been too long!

    That salad looks wonderful, as does the Newman's own goodies!

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  17. Eggnog creme brulee? Interesting flavor. I love creme brulee, so I would love to try this as long as it wasn't to eggy.
    Prunes always get a bad rap, as if they should only be eaten if you're constipated. I actually think they're a great snack, and are naturally sweet and delicious. I like to heat them up in the morning and put them alongside oatmeal. That is a fiber breakfast of champions!

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  18. I love date nights! We don't do them frequently enough to be sure.

    The last new produce? Does a yellow meat watermelon count? It was really fabulous!

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  19. What a lovely meal for your date night - I love creme brulee too.

    I haven't tried anything new recently. I am boring.

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  20. Awesome package from Newman's Own! I love their products but since I've been out of the country, I am not familiar with their new stuff. I love prunes. My husband always teases me that they are a geriatric food, but I just love 'em!

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  21. Ooooh...eggnog creme brulee sounds delicious! I'm not sure if I like prunes? I can't remember the last time I had one? The last product I tried was Gnu bars and they are great!

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  22. Your dinner sounds fabulous with mini beef wellingtons and the eggnog creme brulee, yum!

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  23. I'd love to try some newman's own products - GREAT score!! I don't think I've ever had prunes... nope! As far as new products, I can't think of anything - just been sticking to the basics lately!

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  24. Eggnog creme brulee? Mmmm, now we're talking. I bet I know where you got that, too. I eat at that restaurant now and then with one of my best gal pals. We always order dessert, too.

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  25. I love those Newman's Own Organics Prunes!! They are so good, soft and chewy. I never had a prune until I got a box of NOO goodies, loved them!

    The last new product I tried? I'm blanking! An artichoke sandwich was probably the newest "new idea" I've tried and it was awesome!

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  26. That passion fruit iced tea looks so refreshing!

    The last new product I tried was Campbell's V8 garden veg soup. It was just OK to me but my daughter loved it. And yes, I like prunes...

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  27. Everything looks fab! I enjoy prunes. I wish they would gain a better reputation. They truly are very good dried fruit!

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  28. What a great package and yes, I love prunes!

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  29. Great package! Last new product I tried? Hmmm...not exciting, but Planter's Nutrition nut mix. Good, but not special. The last new "thing" I tried is making green smoothies - and I'm addicted! I vary what I make, but banana, spinach, mint, parsley, and a splash of POM juice is wonderful! And I love prunes. I could eat too many of them though!

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