Sunday, March 6, 2011

E: Chobani Caesar Salad, Winner & Pregnancy Update

  As always, I hope you’re having a great weekend! We have had a great one so far! Friday night, I made up a Caesar salad of sorts with a dressing made using Chobani yogurt!!

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I got the idea and recipe from this lovely lady (who you may recognize from the Chobani commercial :)). The original recipe was put together by Jamie Oliver and I just slightly modified it:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup low-fat or nonfat Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/4-1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • Directions:

    Whisk all ingredients together and mix into your favorite salad combination.

    The taste is AWESOME! I used the dressing on a spinach salad with broccoli slaw, hearts of palm, Arnolds thins “croutons” (I sliced up an Arnolds thin and baked the pieces at 350 degrees F until toasty) and turkey cutlets rubbed with this mixture & cooked up:

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    The outcome:

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    Friday night, we went to the movies with Mandi & Bryan and saw Hall Pass. I thought it was cute and pretty funny….its more of a romantic comedy than the previews lead you to believe. I think the rest of the group thought it was going to be better. Saturday morning, I taught Pump and then my Mom and I went and registered for the baby.

    Speaking of baby……its a…..

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    GIRL!!!! And the above picture is of her first official outfit that we purchased after finding out the sex (thanks to a gift card from this awesome blogger :)). I don’t want her to be a super pink baby….so I’m trying to get her a nice range of colors :). 33 of you guessed right and the winner of the Itzy’s Kitchen Baked good contest is….

    Natalie!!! Natalie- send me an email at itzyskitchen at gmail dot com and let me know what kind of baked good you would like :)

     Pregnancy Update: Week 19

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    Since this has been a baby heavy post, I’m just going to post pictures of a couple more gifts we received for the little peanut this week. An outfit from my Mama:

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    And a very SWEET gift from my co-blogger, Mandi!

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    Check out this find:

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    I think we need everything they make!! Thanks M!!

    Anyone have any cool baby girl name ideas? We’re now on the search! What are you up to today??

    63 comments:

    VeggieGirl said...

    Aww cute clothes! And darling baby bump :)

    Campinggirl said...

    Congratulations!! I imagine that knowing the sex of the baby just makes it all the more real and exciting!
    I love girl names that end in a... Hanna, Stella, Sara etc.

    Simply Life said...

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! How find to find out it's a girl and get ADORABLE clothes already! yay!

    Averie said...

    congrats on the GIRL!!!! I KNEW IT!!!! I just KNEW IT!! There was never even a doubt, you just will love your little girl and mommy and me moments soooo much! I am so happy for you and what an adorable bump you're rocking! :)

    Jessica @ How Sweet said...

    A girl!! Congrats my love!

    Anna said...

    Yay for a little girl!!!! Congrats, congrats!!!

    Liz Bridges said...

    Congratulations!!! So exciting! There's just something special about little girls. You have to go and get the book Someday for her by Peter Reynolds. It is the perfect gift for new moms of baby girls. Target usually has it. It's SO sweet. By the way, great recipe for the dressing! I'll definitely try that!

    Lauren said...

    YAY!!! Congrats! I knew it was a girl. ;) She is going to be amazing. So happy for you guys. :)

    itsawrapteacher said...

    Awww...congrats on a baby girl! Girls are so much fun :)

    Paige said...

    My heart just swelled!!! Congrats, Erica!! <3
    AHH she's (I just wrote it, but now it can be changed to SHE!) is going to be so cute, like her mama :)

    lee said...

    Congrats! A girl is exciting!

    Heather said...

    Awwwww........Erica, how fantastic. I'm so happy for you guys.
    And I love the dress!!! :)

    Trying To Heal said...

    yay! a little girl!!!!

    i always liked the name aubrey!

    Julie said...

    i've been waiting for you to announce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! weeee :) SO much fun! i love baby clothes haha. can you PLEASE buy her baby uggs? i love baby uggs hahaha and i'm going to live vicariously through your baby shopping and presents :)

    that chobs ceaser dressing sounds amazing! i'm definitely bookmarking it as a to-make in the future! i never think about using greek yogurt as a base for dressings because i always associate it with sweetness but that sounds great!

    have a beaaaaaautiful day mama!

    Christina said...

    awwww congratulations!!!

    Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

    Ahhh she's gonna be the most adorable baby girl in the whole wide world!

    So so so happy for you and Josh.

    KatiePerk said...

    Hooray! Congratulations!! Katie is a nice name. HA!

    Holly said...

    ERICA!!!! Ahhhhh - I am SO, so excited for you!! Both boys and girls are so much fun, but I can't WAIT to see your cute little mini-me! No doubt she will be adorable like her mama. :-)

    Hmmm....I kind of like names that are different, but not TOO different - like Reese, Reagan, Ava.....girl names are so fun!

    lesley lifting life said...

    Ooooh, how fun!! Now the cute baby girl shopping can begin :)

    Priyanka said...

    Congratulations Erica!!The clothes are beautiful and cannot wait to see baby itzy in them.

    Really happy for you and your husband!

    Deva (Voracious Vorilee) said...

    Congratulations! You are going to have an adorable little girl, and you look so happy in your photo :-)

    fitchocoholic said...

    That salad looks yummy!!
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lisa said...

    What a great way to use chobani!

    ...and super cute baby bump :)

    Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) said...

    Your baby bump is so cute!!!!!

    Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

    Ahhhh that's so exciting!!! My best friend just had a baby girl on Tuesday and named her Addison :) Oooo it's going to be so fun buying all the cute lil' baby girl clothes before she's born - so excited for you!

    Also so glad you liked the Chobani Caesar dressing! I mean, what can't this stuff do?? ;)

    Annie said...

    OMG I MUST MAKE!

    i also hear putting ranch powder in fage or other greek yogurt makes a great dip!

    Keelie Sheridan said...

    YAY for sweet baby girls! Congratulations!!!!

    Rebecca said...

    congrats! how exciting!!!!!

    Pound said...

    CONGRATS!!! i looooove the wubbanub that you got! my kids loooooooved them and we eventually had to order more bc we lost them! so excited for you and josh. now - let's just get miss M preggers!

    Jennifer said...

    fabulous dressing! I can't wait to try it!

    CONGRATS ON YOUR BABY GIRL!!!!!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

    Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

    Awww, a mini-me of you :) So sweet, I guessed a boy because of how the baby bump looked, but I guessed wrong.

    How exciting! and how cute is that little tiny dress you got too!

    I like the dressing you made, all natural ingredients. The fiance loves Caesar salad and he always put a lot of bottled dressing. I'll try this one out for him

    Katie said...

    CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to see your new baby girl, Erica.

    How cute is that company name? So perfect for you!

    Lately I've been really liking old fashioned girls' names like Genevieve and Rosemary.

    Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

    Congrats on the baby girl!! I loved shopping for my niece. Girl shopping is just too much fun!

    Faeryme said...

    How exciting!! A baby girl!! Love that you don't want a super pink baby! I am a firm believer in avoiding gender expectations for babies! That little dress is adore.!!

    Congratulations!!! <3

    BroccoliHut said...

    Yay for little girls! I would be busting out the pink paint already if I were in your position.
    That salad looks phenom:)

    TiffersRunsTX said...

    omg noms. Congrats to Natalie!

    I'm not gonna lie: I am loving the crap out of the weekly baby bump pictures. Lol! :D

    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

    Such cute clothes! I love shopping for baby clothes. So much fun! How exciting! :)

    vanillasugar said...

    oh my gosh a girl. are you ready? a girl. oh erica honey congrats.
    fabulous. time to get a ton of girlie clothes! LOL

    Corey @ the runners cookie said...

    Ahhh, a GIRL!! Congratulations to you and Josh, Erica!!!! That is such incredible and exciting news. You (still) look so adorable, healthy and happy! Glowing, seriously. Hope you celebrated your news :)

    Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) said...

    You look beautiful!! Congratulations!

    Cbrady3 said...

    CONGRATULATIONS!! That's so exciting! And you still look fantastic.

    I have always loved the name Grace for a girl...

    Natalie said...

    still so excited that it's a girl and that i picked right :) can't wait to see what came you come up with! i love more non-traditional names

    teresa said...

    YAY! i had a girl first too and she's the best! you're going to have so much fun, congratulations!!

    speaking of itzy, i've always wondered, where did you get that name? it's so cute!

    Stephanie in Suburbia said...

    Oh my gosh, YAY! I honestly thought I wanted a boy, but I have soooo looooved having a little girl. The clothes are the best part! Well that and the little girl snuggles.

    I am so intrigued by your Caesar, what an amazing idea! I may have to try this.

    carolinebee said...

    CONGRATSSSSS lovely!!!! :D :D

    holly said...

    awww i am SOOOOO excited for you! and because girl's baby names are my favorite, here are some suggestions:

    jane
    mia
    claire
    natasha
    willow
    piper
    iris
    eliza
    zara
    kate
    francesca
    frances (frankie)
    josephine (joey)
    eleanor (elle or ellie)
    larisa

    can you tell i'm obsessed? so happy for your my dear!!!

    All Things Yummy said...

    Congratulations on your baby GIRL! I'm sure she'll be adorable in her new clothes.

    candice said...

    YAY!! a girl!!! That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you! You look amazing!!

    One Healthy Apple said...

    Congrats on the baby girl- I love the outfit you got her. As much as I love pink, I can see how it can be over the top!

    You look great and so happy- love it!

    I like classic names for girls...Emma, Anna, Milla, and Sophia are on my top list :)

    Megan D said...

    Ahhh CONGRATULATIONS! SO exciting! You can dress her up in cutesie pink and bows! =D

    Bridget said...

    Ahhh SO excited for you!!!! Congrats on the baby girl :) You're going to have a blast buying cute things for her!!!

    Kerr said...

    you are so cute! your bump is growing, I love seeing the weekly update. Hope your week is off to a good start!

    brandi said...

    aw, congrats!!! :) That's so exciting :)

    fittingbackin said...

    Congratulations!!!! She is going to be a little doll like you! haha 'not a pink baby' - I think that's fun and I love her first outfit and all of the gifties you got!!

    Maria said...

    I am SO excited for you guys! Congrats!!! Love the black and white dress.

    Laural (bhealthier) said...

    Ah! Yes, a girl! I was sorta right? that's awesome and I'm super happy for you. What a cute outfit too! I can't believe the itzyritzy stuff! adorable.

    yogurt for caesar dressing!!!! what a great idea!

    Shannon said...

    love the bump! and have fun picking out baby girl names ;)

    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

    Your baby bump just keeps getting cuter and cuter! Congrats on the baby girl news. Girl clothes are so cute, just like her first outfit.

    Jenn (eating bender) said...

    Girl babies are seriously the theme of my life these days - and I could not be happier about that fact! We just threw a shower for my cousin in St. Louis over the weekend and both my sister-in-laws are having girls, too (one is even having twins)! CONGRATULATIONS!

    I love that you are not trying to make her super pink. That dress is adorable.

    Gosh, I think settling on a name would be so hard - but the process so fun! Based on your last name...I personally love the names Madison (which I know is super popular right now), Mia, Emma, Sophia...I could go on for hours. :o)

    CONGRATS AGAIN! So excited for you!

    The Healthy Hostess said...

    Anna is 10 months already and it is going too fast! I am so happy you are having a girl!! :)
    I wanted to tell you that I going to get trained to teach Body Pump in a few weeks and I can't wait! Any tips for me?

    Nutmeg Nanny said...

    The salad looks great! I love that you used chobani yogurt in the recipe...yum!

    Now onto the baby bump...adorable! You look so happy :)

    A few names I really like are: Lucy, Maggie, Ruby, Beatrix (Bea for short), Adele, Adelaide and Grace. (I like old school names...can you tell?)

    Krista said...

    WAHOO! I knew it was gonna be a girl!!! If I ever had another girl I would name her Rachel. I've always loved that name, but Jason hated it! LOL SO happy to hear you're doing well. You certainly look wonderful, hun!

    Janetha said...

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! yippee!! so excited for you :)