Wednesday, November 17, 2010

E: December Blogger Baked Goods Exchange

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Happy Wednesday! How is your week coming along? Mine has been busy, but good. Frank developed a bad ear infection on Monday night, so I spent part of the night with him in the pet ER getting treated.  We got home at 2 AM, exhausted! But I am just so glad he is feeling better.

In terms of eats…there was  brinner action on Monday night:


Potatoes, onions & bell peppers cooked in a hint of olive oil and topped with Greek seasoning and scrambled eggs/egg whites. Eaten with an un-shown side of yogurt & fruit. Oh and lots of ketchup (note to self: buy organic, high fructose corn syrup free ketchup):


Tuesday night, I met up with Lindsay for dinner at Sesame.

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Sesame is a very cool spot in North Charleston that offers tons of tasty options. As their website notes, they have:

  • Hormone free, ground in-house beef patties
  • House made Condiments
  • Over 60 Beer choices
  • House roasted meats for sandwiches
  • House made salad dressings
  • Tons of vegetarian options

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I had such a tough time deciding what to get, but went with the  black bean burger in a bowl (on top of lettuce) with cheddar, tomato, pineapple & red onion and pineapple vinaigrette on the side:

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Sesame Burgers & Beer on Urbanspoon

Lindsay and I tried to take a picture of ourselves three times outside in the wind. The comical results:

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Thank you for an awesome dinner Linds!

Lots of you showed interest in participating in a Blogger Baked Goods Exchange in December, so here is the deal…If you are interested in participating- send an email to itzyskitchen at gmail dot com by November 24 at noon. Send your blog name, address & any dietary needs/food allergies/baked good preferences ;) you have. Mandi and I will work our magic and match up bloggers. On November 28, we will send you the name of the blogger you will be sending your baked good to.  You will have to get your baked goods sent out to your blogger by December 10. I think this is going to be so much fun! If you don’t mind, please share information about this exchange on your blog!!!!

And a VERY special thank you to Ms. Janetha! She sent me the mystery egg cooker I received the other day. :) :)


Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Oh no, I'm so glad frank is ok!!!!! Love the windy pics too haha :)

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Awww, glad to hear Frank is okay!

I do love a good black bean burger. Yum!

Heather said...

Poor Frank! Glad he's feeling better....
And those pictures are darling! Super cute. :)
Have a great Wednesday!

Holly said...

ahhhh brinner is one of my faves! I have it at least twice a week. So so good!

I'm SO glad Frank is okay. How scary! You are such a good fur mommy to take care of him. :-)

Britt @ Runnerbelle said...

Hope Frank is doing better today. Poor pooch!

Cute pictures! You ladies look great windblown and all!

Kerr said...

Sesame is great! I work down the road and it is a frequent lunch spot for my coworkers and I.

Julie said...

oh god! i'm glad frank is feeling better! pet hospitals are like black holes if you ask me. you go in there and get sucked into an animal timewarp for like 12 hours! but glad everything is okay now :)

i think we need to start our Brinner menu design

Faith said...

I'm glad Frank is feeling better, ear infections are so painful! Such yummy meals, brinner looks especially amazing! (I'm definitely craving it now, lol!)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Those mixed veggies looks great! Heinz is now sold HFC free! It's about time...taste so much better.

I'm interested in this blogger baked goods exchange. I will be sure to send you an email.

Lindsay @ said...

Holy hilarious pictures Batman. It was sooo good to see you. <3 You!

Tracey said...

Poor Frank, it's the worst when pets aren't feeling well. They can't tell us what's wrong. Glad to hear he is on the road to recovery:)

That burger place looks so good, YUM! I've never tried a black bean burger but I've been tempted many time.

Naomi(Onefitfoodie) said...

sending hugs and kisses to Frank!!! what a great idea for a gift exchange! I will email you soon! :)

that place looks awesome and I love the idea of pineapples on that salad! YUMMMMOOOOO

Natalie said...

You guys have so many cool restaurants in the area---Sesame looks awesome!

Holly said...

ohhh i LOVE the addition of pineapple in that burger! hope frank is doing better :)

off to register in the blogger exchange - happy day lady!

love ya,

teresa said...

loving the look of that burger, you two are too cute!

Bridget said...

Awww poor Frank, hope he's feeling better!!

That burger looks delish...and pineapple vinaigrette? YUM!

Man I'd LOVE to do the Blogger Baked goods exchange!! JUst have to see if I can fit it into my schedule...but pretty sure I'm in :)

I also had Brinner last night haha! It's our go-to easy dinner when we don't know what to do.

Renee Paj said...

Glad to hear Frank is ok...

I love that you review restaurants in the it! makes me want to try them all!

I am still confused on this exchange thing. So we would be sending baked goods already made then? or do we just exchange recipes and then each make the other's recipe and blog about it?? Sorry, I am so slow on

Simply Life said...

oh that black bean burger looks great!

Krista said...

Poor Frank!!! Glad to hear he's feeling better. Give hime a hug for me, K?

Renee Paj said...

ah, ok, I think I got it. :)

Kris | said...

How fun is this baking exchange! What a great idea :)

You two are just too cute in your pics :)

Isn't it gross when you actually look at the ingredients in regular ketchup? Ugh....why do they always need to use corn syrup??


Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Windy pictures! So funny. The burger looks super tasty and hearty.

I'll be sending you an email shortly for the exchange!

BroccoliHut said...

Ooh! Sesame looks like such a cool place to dine!

Pound said...

i love black bean burgers but i revert to the morningstar farms burgers... they are super tastey tho!

Elpi said...

The food you've featured above really looks delicious!

Aggie said...

That Sesame place looks awesome! I wish there were places in my area that offered goods like that. Love that have lots of veg options at a burger joint! :)

And...your brinner is looking good, I love your side of veggies. They go so good with eggs!

Cute pics!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Oo that burger looks good--it looks tropical. Yummy!

Valerie Ceballos said...

Do you have to have a blog to participate in the exchange? I have one but I am mostly just an avid commenter on other blogs :)

Erica said...

You DO NOT have to have a blog to do the exchange :)

erica said...

I'm glad Frank is okay! Looks like you and Lindsey had a fabulous time as always. Your food looks amazing!


Janetha @ meals + moves said...

I would be devastated if anything happened to my Frank. Yes. My Frank. Ok, Ok.. not mine. In my dreams. Randy has ear troubles a lot. Sad.

ashley nicole said...

for the Baked Goods Exchange:

blog name: Ashley Avenue


dietary needs: eat clean

food allergies:gluten-free, dairy-free please

baked good preferences: anything new and yummy!!!

i can't wait!!!