Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Preppy NFL and College Football Team Clothing {2014 UPDATE}

UPDATED: 9/16/14

In my quest to find cute, respectable clothing to wear to Jaguars and Florida State football games...I seem to always wind up back at the sports shops that specialize in NFL and NCAA apparel for the very tiniest of girls and made from material that will likely fall apart after one wash.

An ongoing list of sources for those that want something other than the half-shirt with bedazzled embellishments:

Garnet & Gold Dress from shopdressu.com

Please send me your favorite boutiques so we can keep this list growing and find cute clothing for the upcoming football season!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mama Melrose's at Hollywood Studios {Healthier WDW}

In my opinion, eating healthy in an Italian restaurant is not difficult as long as you do not give in to the cheese loaded carb fests that look and smell delicious. SO. HARD.




Mama Melrose's Italian Restaurant in Hollywood Studios is one of my favorite restaurants. They have something for everyone - along the meat eater to non-meat eater lines as well as heavy and light entrees. (My apologies on the WHITE BRIGHT light in the center of the menus, I must have tried 25 different ways to get the shot!)
  

I chose to start the meal with the Red Superfruit Sangria. Bonus: Certified Organic! A delicious refreshing and cold drink made with pomegranate, blueberry, acai, and blood orange juices topped with VeeV Acai spirit. I enjoyed this mellowed version of Sangria. It was not overly fruity nor was it overly sweet. It was the perfect touch to kick off a lunchtime meal on  a warm day.


I wanted a nice cool salad to start the meal with. We saw the Mozzarella and tomato salads coming out of the kitchen like they were giving them away, so we decided to become part of the flock and partake in one for the table. My entree was a different matter. I had a very hard time deciding between the Seafood Arrabbiata and the Whole-Wheat Fettuccine so I let my "Meatless Monday" plan guide my decision and I went with the Whole-Wheat Fettuccine.


The mozzarella and tomato salad was perfect to start the meal. The tomatoes were fresh and firm, the mozzarella was sliced thick enough to not feel like I was getting cheated, but not so thick that I felt guilty eating an entire slice. There were three adults at the table and for each of us to take one tomato and once slice of mozzarella was perfect to calm our growling stomach's, but still left room for our entrees.

The Whole-Wheat Fettuccine absolutely exceeded my expectations! The vegetables (zucchini, squash, olives and spinach) were perfectly cooked. The vegetable broth was juicy - that doesn't sound right - but I was expecting a much drier pasta and this was so flavorful and light! If you have ever had the whole wheat pasta and sauce that is served on the children's menu, then you know that it leaves a lot to be desired. I was afraid that this dish would go the same route. I'll repeat, The Whole-Wheat Fettuccine absolutely exceeded my expectations!

As far as the service and the ambiance, both were impeccable. The service I expected, but the ambiance was so "unDisney" that it was as if we had left the park while we enjoyed our meal.


Disclaimer: I am not a dietitian, nutritionist, physician, nurse or in any way related to the nutrition field. The choices I make when dining at Disney are representative of items that through my own personal research have been found to be the healthier options comparative to other items on the same menu.

The Sweet Lime does not claim to represent the Walt Disney Company in any way and is not employed by or affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. The Sweet Lime did not receive complementary or compensation for this trip to a Disney-area property hotel, for food, or for tickets. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Recipe for {Sun-dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata}

There is a casserole I make every year at Christmas that includes Italian sausage, day-old bread, and lots of cheese. Once a year is ok, not every day. Here is my take on this "Christmas inspired casserole" for every day eating. No bread, no sausage. 


Only 30 minutes in the morning and you have an awesome, Italian inspired, savory breakfast.



Print Recipe

Sun-dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata



Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil drained and chopped, reserve oil
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato oil (reserved from sun-dried tomatoes in oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 sprigs rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 oz goat cheese crumbled
  • salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a high-sided skillet over medium heat, cook tomatoes, garlic, and onion in the sun-dried tomato oil until the onion is translucent.
  3. In a bowl, whisk eggs, rosemary, and mustard. Pour over the tomato mixture in the skillet. Continue to cook for two to three minutes, or until eggs begin to set.
  4. Sprinkle the goat cheese over the egg mixture.
  5. Place the skillet in your pre-heated oven and cook for 10-15 minutes. When the eggs begin to "puff", you are ready to eat.

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