• Ladies Who Lunch

    March 10, 2012

    Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a fabulous Saturday!

    My weekend got off to a great start. I slept until 9:00 AM, ate a delicious pancake breakfast, took Murphy for a long walk around the neighborhood, and then drove out to my grandmother’s house to have lunch with her, my mom and sister. The four of us had a nice time cooking, catching up, and chowing down.

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    My sister offered to cook lunch for us, so she arrived with everything prepared and ready to go to make chicken stir fry.

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    All we needed to do was cook it up!

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    A short while later, it was time to eat!

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    Delicious!

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    For dessert, I baked a batch of Butterscotch Oatmeal Bars to bring to my grandmother’s house, and, of course, I enjoyed one after lunch. (FYI: The recipe is my Oatmeal Raisin Bars with butterscotch chips instead of raisins.)

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    After lunch, we hung around and chatted for awhile longer before I hit the road home.

    Dinner

    By the time I got home, I was starving for dinner, so I threw together a ham sandwich with the most delicious (and surprisingly healthy) Caramelized Onion Dip spread on it. The flavor combination was unreal. YUM!

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    I also poured myself a glass of white wine to enjoy with dinner.

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    After dinner, I ate another Butterscotch Oatmeal Bar.

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    I’m sure there will be another glass of wine in my near future, too!

    I’m off to relax with M & m! Enjoy the night!

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Those bars look amazing – I love the super sweet taste of butterscotch!

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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    mmm those butterscotch oatmeal bars sound great! i always forget how much i love butterscotch…. i think i need to make something butterscotch-y soon. ;)

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    Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona March 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    I made a stir fry last night for dinner too.

    Those Butterscotch Oatmeal Bars look really good, though I’m not sure if I’d be able to leave any for other people if I made them – I don’t think they’d last very long.

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    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Looks like such a fun afternoon! And those butterscotch oatmeal bars sound delish!

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    Bjorg March 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Those butterscotch bars look too tempting, they might be in the making in the future ;)

    After experiencing the huge m&m store in NYC I can’t stop craving m&m’s! Have you visited the store? It’s amazing!

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    Tina March 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    @Bjorg: I think I did at some point? I remember the one in Las Vegas because it had a Bank of America ATM in it! :)

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    Jocelyn March 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Have a great Saturday eve :)

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    Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds March 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Oooo… where did you get the caramelized onion dip? That sounds SO GOOD!

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    Tina March 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds March 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    @Tina: *gasp* HOW?!

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    Tina March 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    @Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds: Just click on the link! There’s a recipe! ;)

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    Megan @ Megan's Munchies March 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Those butterscotch bars look incredible! I love butterscotch. I actually had pancakes with butterscotch chips in them for breakfast!

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    Tina March 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    @Megan @ Megan’s Munchies: Mmmmm… those sound amazing!

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    Katrina @ 'Sota is Sexy March 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Whenever I drink wine with dinner (last night, for example) I always crave sweets. It’s a huge problem. Last night, I made my husband drive me through the DQ drive-through for a giant Oreo blizzard after having two glasses of red wine with my meal! Not my proudest moment…

    So…if it had been me, I probably would have eaten three of those butterscotch oatmeal bars after dinner :) They look delicious!

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    Olivia March 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Is your sister in the Coast Guard?

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    Tina March 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    @Olivia: No, it’s just a sweatshirt! :)

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    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I never think to buy butterscotch chips. I always go for chocolate chips. Might have to pick up some at the store tomorrow to do a taste test! :)

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    Hilary March 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Mmm…homemade onion dip ROCKS and I’m betting those butterscotch squares do too! Sounds like a great day. :)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Mmmm butterscotch oatmeal bars sound delicious!!

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    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) March 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Onion dip! Yum! I’m going to have to make that!

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    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Mmmmm butterscotch ANYthing is good. Those look delicious!

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    katie @ KatieDid March 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I want that sandwich right now mmmm! I can tell I would love that combo.

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Butterscotch oatmeal bar + white wine = I’M SO FREAKING JEALOUS! ;)

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    Jess March 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I love getting together with family for lunch! Even if it is just for a quick visit, it is totally worth it!

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    Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    What a fun family day with the girls! It’s always fun to end the night with some vino!

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    Megan @ weddings and workouts March 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely lunch with the family :-) The Butterscotch Oatmeal Bars look devine!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    What a great day! Nice lunch and the Butterscotch Oatmeal Bars look delish!!!

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    Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 10, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Those butterscotch bars sound like absolute heaven! Cookie saturday? ;)

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    Khushboo March 11, 2012 at 1:16 am

    That dip sounds great- bet it would be yum atop grilled chicken!

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    Clare March 11, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Loving the sound of those butterscotch oatmeal bars.. yum!!

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    Carly March 11, 2012 at 5:35 am

    How was 12.3?

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    Tina March 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

    @Carly: Terrible. :( I’m going to blog about it later today.

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    Carly March 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

    @Tina: yuck. I was sick and the had no time today so just didn’t do it. I will do it tomorrow even tho it won’t count. I heard it was tough

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 11, 2012 at 8:19 am

    That dip sounds amazing! I bet it paired so well with the ham!

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    Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa March 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I have a date with my mom, aunt, and Grandma at the end of the month – I can’t wait. It’s been too long since we have all spent time together, but I guess that is what happens when you live 6 hours away!

    Your dip reminded me of a caramelized hummus recipe I saw yesterday and need to make! They both sound amazing.

    Here is the recipe for the hummus – http://www.veganculinarycrusade.com/2012/03/caramelized-onion-hummus-and-chocolate.html

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    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Those butterscotch oatmeal bars look seriously delicious! And so does that ham sandwich, sometimes plain and simple is the way to go.

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen March 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    That dip looks absolutely amazing. Onion dip is probably one of my biggest weaknesses, so thanks for finding a way to make it healthy!!

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