The Ritz!

28 Mar

Ritz Carlton

Today we had a lunch at the Ritz Carlton Resort for the boyfriend’s grandmother’s birthday! I hadn’t been there yet and was super excited to go. It was a long drive and situated right up against the mountains.. it was beautiful! Spring is here! The trees are turning green and there were wildflowers everywhere!

wildflowers

The food and service were excellent and we all had a great time.. the weather was perfect! When we got home we looked at our fruit bowl and veggie drawer and decided it was time to juice. I shop once a week and whatever we don’t think we’ll eat before my next trip (tomorrow) gets juiced.

great for composting!

We juiced carrots, celery, a cucumber, a tomato, mandarin oranges, a lime, a few blueberries, and ginger. It tasted so fresh and packed a lot of ziiing! After finishing our juice and cleaning the kitchen we hit the pool to relax and soak up some sun!

Because we had such a big lunch we decided to take it easy and have some of the pasta salad I made Saturday.

In the mix are cheese tortellinis from TJ’s, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, artichoke hearts, olives, feta, basil, crushed red pepper, and artichoke pesto. I like to make this salad in the summer because it’s a yummy, quick, cool meal perfect for hot days.

I’m off to bed.. have a great week everyone! 🙂

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4 Responses to “The Ritz!”

  1. Cynthia March 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Hey, thanks for visiting For the Love of Mom! I’ve never thought of juicing! We never eat all the fuits and veggies we buy. A couple questions: how long will the juice store in the fridge, and do you have to have a juicer? I don’t own one.

    Stop by anytime! http://www.fortheloveofmom.wordpress.com

    • Laughin' In The Rain March 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

      We have Jack Lalane’s juicer and we really like it. I think it was $90 at Target.. totally worth it!
      The juice keeps for about a day. We add lots of lemon to try to strech it out, but I think the longer its sits the more nutrional value it loses. I recomment carrot and apple juice.. so good!

  2. FitnessLovingMom March 31, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Beautiful!

  3. Babygirl April 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    That is so cool that you got to see The Ritz.. I hope it was nice. And I always wondered if the Jack LaLane juicer worked. Now I am considering getting it. Nice post 🙂

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