Day 11, Meal 22

Day 11, Meal 22

My Rating:

For tonight’s Olive Garden visit, I ventured over to Port Richey, FL in Pasco County, which is the 7th County I’ve been to since last week. My 2 girls Chloe & Olivia were excited to take a drive (they love going in the car).  I did some calculations earlier today to figure out remaining sauce options, and here is the break down of what I have left:

  1. Alfredo/Asiago Garlic Alfredo
  2. Creamy Mushroom /Alfredo
  3. Creamy Mushroom /Five Cheese Marinara
  4. Creamy Mushroom /Traditional Marinara
  5. Creamy Mushroom /Traditional Meat Sauce
  6. Five Cheese Marinara/Traditional Marinara 
  7. Traditional Marinara/Traditional Meat Sauce
  8. Traditional Meat Sauce/Alfredo

…and what I’ve had so far:

  1. Creamy Mushroom/Asiago Garlic Alfredo
  2. Five Cheese Marinara/Alfredo
  3. Five Cheese Marinara/Asiago Garlic Alfredo
  4. Five Cheese Marinara/Traditional Meat Sauce
  5. Traditional Marinara/Alfredo
  6. Traditional Marinara/Asiago Garlic Alfredo
  7. Traditional Meat Sauce/Asiago Garlic Alfredo

…Of the 8 available choices, for tonight’s meal, I went with Five Cheese Marinara/Traditional Marinara paired with some Gluten-Free Rotini & Crispy Chicken Fritta:

Yum! This was a fantastic meal! I am still surprised with how much I truly like the Gluten-Free Pasta, despite not caring at all that I am eating gluten (totally soaked up a breadstick in this meal).

First time ever at the Port Richey location, and I was really impressed with the entire experience here:

Upon walking in, the hosts were the friendliest I’ve ever had (across 7 restaurants), and my server, Thomas aka Tommy, was super awesome. Of the 22 visits I’ve had, tonight was one of my favorites for experience. Very energetic, friendly, personable and came across as genuine. And the huge part that always wins me over, is how they interact and respond to my kids. Plus I could see him going above and beyond for all his surrounding customers. Scored 100% in all areas. I made sure to leave a good survey for him on the Ziosk, and a 35% tip (remember to tip on the costs BEFORE discount).

In other news, my AWESOME “I ♥ PASTA” shirt came in the mail today:

Of the 7 remaining choices of 50/50 in green above, I have to select 6 more and pair them with Angel Hair 2x, Whole Grain Linguine 2x, Spaghetti, and Gluten-Free Rotini again, along with any topping. Feel free to comment below what you think I should have!

Here  is the Ziosk showing a cost savings of $14.96:

Here is the nutritional information for this meal (with 1 breadstick):

Day 12, Meal 23
Day 11, Meal 21

Stats

Meals(+60 Leftover)
Days(9/25-11/19)
Saved(w/Pasta Pass)
Calories Consumed(2-3 Meals/Day)
Carbs (g)(Energy)
Protein (g)(Repair)
Fat (g)(Yum)
Locations Visited(Across 5 States)
Ending Weight (lb)(Started 153)
Calories Expended(Including BMR)
Miles(Run/Walk)
Active Minutes(Avg 45 Min/Day)
Steps(fitbit)

Jeff

After losing 70 pounds this year, I'm going on a journey of enjoying carbs and dining out twice a day for the next 8 weeks, for free, while still living a healthy lifestyle. I'll be at the gym daily, and my goal is to not put on a single pound. "Everything in moderation, including moderation" - Oscar Wilde

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