-Testing the Waters

-Testing the Waters, Fettuccine, Creamy Mushroom & Grilled Chicken

Day 7, Meal 14

My Rating:

My Rating:To finish my 1st week, I revisited the meal that currently has the worst rating so far (5/10), and wanted to try and determine if it was a sauce issue or a pasta issue (or a quality control issue). I chose Fettuccine this go around paired with Creamy Mushroom and Grilled Chicken: I stopped over to the TAMPA – CITRUS PARK MALL location today for dinner as I was coming from my friend’s birthday celebration as he lives down the street. This was that locations welcome sign in the lobby: I also made sure to give my friend the perfect […]

-Testing the Waters, Cavatappi, Asiago Garlic Alfredo & Crispy Chicken Fritta

Day 7, Meal 13

My Rating:

My Rating:So here we are, day 7, a week of nothing but Olive Garden is almost in the books. Since I had such a good experience from getting feedback from others with their meal choices, I decided to follow that route again from the same person who provided my meal choice that resulted in my last 10/10 meal rating. This meal consists of Cavatappi, Asiago Garlic Alfredo & Crispy Chicken Fritta: Now since this is a heavier calorie meal choice, and would exceed my 1300 calorie (arbitrary) rule limit, as it comes in at 1449 calories (with some grated cheese […]

-Testing the Waters, Whole Grain Linguine, Traditional Meat Sauce & Italian Sausage

Day 6, Meal 12

My Rating:

My Rating:For my 12th meal in 6 days, I decided to give the Whole Grain Linguine another visit since I enjoyed that pasta last time around. I previously scored it a 7/10, which was paired with Traditional Marinara and Italian Sausage/Meatball combo. I decided to try Traditional Meat Sauce and stick with just the Italian Sausage this go around: Definitely an improvement with the Traditional Meat Sauce as well as with the Italian Sausage by itself (plus having 2 helps). I rate this version an 8/10. Since today’s lunch was a post 5k celebration with my dad, I took the […]

-Testing the Waters, Rigatoni, Five Cheese Marinara & Crispy Chicken Fritta

Day 6, Meal 11

My Rating:

My Rating:I was REALLY looking forward to today’s lunch meal, as I ran a trail 5k this morning with my dad. We needed a post meal celebration, so I took him out to eat, at Olive Garden of course, and I ordered a meal that I saw on a facebook group, Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass Holders, that sounded really good to me, consisting of Rigatoni, Five Cheese Marinara & Crispy Chicken Fritta: …and with cheese: So how does it rate? This meal is off the charts!!! 10/10 for sure. Everything about it was perfect for me, it just worked […]

-Testing the Waters, Spaghetti, Traditional Marinara & Meatballs

Day 5, Meal 10

My Rating:

My Rating:Meal 10 has arrived! This is sort of a mini-milestone meal, as 10 meals in 5 days is a bit of commitment (despite having another 102 meals to go), and since I have a 5k run in the morning, I didn’t want to go crazy with the calories and skipped the breadsticks, soup and/or salad. I ended up choosing another classic: Spaghetti, Traditional Marinara and Meatballs: And the cheesy overload version: This visit, I ventured over to the Ocala location which is about half an hour from me. So far I’ve been to locations in Orlando, Ocala, The Villages […]