*outtake* from The Original Carrabba’s Cookbook shoot - Sausage & Peppers - Mr. C’s grilled Italian sausage.

cut on the diagonal and serve as an appetizer or main course.
Did you know that you can purchase uncooked, house-made Italian sausage, linked or crumbled at Carrabba’s or Grace’s?

Just ask for it!

props / styling / photography 2016 © debora smail

I’ve posted this before, but I don’t particularly care. If you’ve had it before, you’ll understand the craving is strong :)

Carrabba’s Scotty Thompson Appetizer

  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 sleeve of goat cheese (about 4-6 ounces)
  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
slice french bread into single servings brush sides of bread grill until each side has slight char lines rub garlic cloves over each side (this will give a faint garlic taste) In a small serving dish pour heated spaghetti sauce top with sliced goat cheese and serve immediately with bread for dipping
Hi Everyone!

I know I’ve been quite over the last few days - please forgive.  I’m still doing well and staying on track.  I’ve just been really busy at work with month-end activities.

Today we went to Carrabba’s for dinner.  I love Carrabba’s.  Tonight, I actually had pizza.  Since I love just about anything at Carrabbas, I never really considered ordering a pizza.  Wow, sure wish I had done this sooner.

NO, it was not incredibly healthy.  But you know what?  I’m in the for the long haul, and I’m not giving up pizza for life.  So, really good pizza (as this was) is very much worth the points.

I Love Carrabba's...

And you know what?  I’m ok with that :)

Some would say that going to someplace like Carrabba’s and eating healthy don’t mix.  Well, I totally disagree.

We are all striving to eat healthy forever, right?  Well, that means that you need to not eliminate anything, and always remember that in order to maintain this lifestyle forever, you need to indulge once in a while. 

Tonight, I tried a new dish - Scallops and Shrimp in a Champagne sauce over pasta.  It was absolutely amazing.  I only ate about a 1/3 of it, so I’ve got enough for 2 more meals.  Had a couple of glasses of wine, and life is good.

Remember - watch what you eat, keep track of it, but also remember that you have to be in this for the long haul.  Everything in moderation.  Nothing to excess.