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-Dine-In, Spicy Calabrian Chicken Breadstick Sandwich (with parmesan-garlic fries)

Day 59, Meal 145

It’s Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day Eve! Yes, that’s a thing 🙂 I’m over in Orlando and for lunch I’m stopping over at my normal go-to at the ORLANDO – WATERFORD LAKES NEAR UCF location for dine-in. I had Autumn, one of the servers I’ve had on a couple of occasions. I ended up trying a Breadstick Sandwich, my first time since my very own Stickwich Week, where I created Olive Garden sandwiches using the Never Ending Pasta Bowl sauces/toppings and their Signature Breadsticks. I decided to try the Lunch Duo, where you can create your own lunch combination starting at $6.99. […]

-Dine-In, Ravioli di Portobello

Day 58, Meal 144

For dinner tonight, I decided to head back to Olive Garden, after missing an entire day inside the restaurant. Since I had a Leftover meal yesterday for lunch, a To-Go order for dinner, and another Leftover meal today for lunch, I guess I shouldn’t really be craving the OG… But for some reason, I am. I was trying to decide between the new limited Five Cheese Tortelloni al Forno or the Ravioli di Portobello. At the suggestion of my server Christina, I went with the latter and couldn’t have been happier: This is described as “filled with portobello mushrooms, topped with […]

-Leftovers, Rigatoni, Five Cheese Marinara & Meatball/Italian Sausage [Refill]

Day 58, Meal 143

It’s day 2 of having leftovers, and I’m still craving pasta! I missed it so much, I even ordered ToGo last night. My #2 leftover meal is a refill of Rigatoni, Five Cheese Marinara & Meatball/Italian Sausage (Fresh): And here it is in full frozen fashion: And now reheated, ready to eat: I didn’t even thaw it out, and just threw it on defrost in the microwave. I’m rather surprised how delicious it came out straight from the microwave. There was still plenty of sauce, so the Five Cheese Marinara holds up better than the Alfredo does. The Meatball and Italian […]

-To-Go, Cheese-Filled Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken

Day 57, Meal 142

It’s the first day without dining-in at Olive Garden in 8 Weeks, and as you saw earlier I had some leftover Cavatappi, Alfredo & Grilled Chicken for lunch. I apparently lost track of time and meals today as I realized very late in the day that all I had was 630 calories, from that single meal earlier. While I have a ton of meals in the freezer, I want to restrict those to 1 a day. Since a new promotion started today featuring FlavorFilled Pastas, I opted for a ToGo order of Cheese-Filled Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken: This is described […]

-Leftovers, Cavatappi, Alfredo & Grilled Chicken [Half]

Day 57, Meal 141

After 8 Weeks of Pasta and 140 visits, I was able to amass a decent amount of leftovers. Surprisingly, ALL of them came from just the past 10 days. For the first 46 days, I almost never put in a refill and typically just got a single refill portion. But the last 10 days, I got a full size order, ate half (as indicated) and ordered a unique refill. That is my leftover stockpile, which took over the family freezer, and I have enough to last ANOTHER 8 Weeks. I’ll review a single frozen meal each day, and hopefully it […]