Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My 7 Week "Diet"

I'm one of weirdos who waited ever so patiently online to be one of 1,000 people who got the #PastaPass from Olive Garden. I'm now a self-proclaimed OG VIP.
I was thrilled to live off of pasta, soup, salad and breadsticks for 7 straight weeks. The ladies that take to-go orders have come to know me in the last few weeks and I've yet to go in the for an actual sit down meal, but free lunch every day it right up my alley. The days of making sure I have leftovers after dinner are gone, at least for another 5 weeks and I'm pretty happy about that. 

My lunch lately has been the most amazing Pasta Fagioli to ever be made. Yes, Olive Garden's is the only kind I've ever tried, but if it ain't broke don't fix it!
And my go to meal has been Chicken Fritta with Alfredo
That's basically been my lunch every single day for the past 2 weeks. I'm definitely nearing the end of my pasta lunch streak. I'm not a huge fan of the other sauces or toppings but I have tried Spaghetti & Meatballs, Shrimp Fritta & Alfredo, Alfredo & Meatballs and I've even gotten adventurous with Italian Sausage Alfredo. 

Am I the only person you know who bought into this craze?  I will say that not stressing about leftovers allows me to make some of my favorite recipes, like Chicken Pot Pie, which is on the menu tonight :)