Posts Tagged: Moe’s Southwest Grill


The Past Two Weeks in Food

Michael and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary on September 30th.  We decided to enjoy two lunches together instead of one dinner.  Bonus!  We got to spend more alone time together AND we had two spectacular meals.
Thus begins this food essay….
This was my plate from Atlanta Hwy Seafood Market.  I had the shrimp and crab-cake plate.  Michael had the grilled Mahi-Mahi and shrimp plate.  This food was just as good, if not better, than some of the down-home seafood we’ve had in New Orleans.  For real, child!
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I had a bowl of Gumbo, and Michael ordered a bowl of Red Beans and Rice.  When we were half way through our bowl, we switched.
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On Sunday, we went to our local sushi joint.  This was the aptly named Lover’s Roll.
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Later on I presented Michael with this dessert.   A banana split made with love (and a lot of nuts!)
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The next day I made some stuffed bell peppers.  All of the ingredients were bought at Aldi.   Which?  God, I wish they would open an Aldi in our town.
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I’m sure, by now, you know that I am a Moe’s Ambassador.  This is one of my favorite ambassadorships.  Not only do I love the food and stand behind their freshness, I love our local Moe’s for the people that are they employ.    Great food, great atmosphere and kids eat free on Wednesday.   SCORE!
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This week I finally made Banana Bread.   I adapted a from a recipe I found on Brown Eyed Baker (whom, coincidentally, is one of my favorite baking recipe sites.)
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This past week Olivia, Davey, and I went to lunch with my friend Maria and her daughter.  Livey didn’t like her Hot & Sour soup.   Guess who loves Hot & Sour soup, though.  Me!!!
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My mom sent us a care package with three jars of Ajvar (hot pepper spread) and one jar is almost gone already.  It’s a little spicy and goes super well with toast and feta cheese.
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After almost 2 weeks of Michael being gone for work he took us all out for dinner, to Cheddar’s Casual Cafe, and I was able to cure my big, bad, burger craving with the Hickory Smokes BBQ Burger.
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Yesterday, I drove through Billy’s Country Kitchen – Home of the Heavenly Biscuit for the first time ever.  I don’t know why I’ve never been here, in our over five years of living here, but I will definitely go back.  Not only for the biscuits, but the wonderful man that owns the place.  Our experience, at the drive through, was nothing short of blessed and favored.  The best thing about it is that we paired these Heavenly Biscuits with preserves that Michael brought back to us from Nashville’s Loveless Cafe.  The Peach Preserves are to. die. for.
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Thank God for my gym membership!  For real.

 

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One night last month while I lay in bed  “visiting” walls on Facebook (you can’t tell me you don’t go around “visiting” your friends’ walls late at night.  Sure, [you] might call it “stalking” but I call it “visiting”—whatevs!)    I went to one of my social media “boards” (I call them “boards”, but that’s because I’m an old school bulletin boarder.  Sure, they might be “groups”, but I’m calling them “boards” and you can’t stop me, but I digress.)   That’s when I saw a post from Stacie asking who was local to Atlanta and liked Moe’s (as in Moe’s Southwest Grill).
Ok, first thing’s first, you have to know how much my family loves Moe’s.   We’re in there, at least, one time a week.  Some weeks we are in there more.   We love our Moe’s crew, we love how relaxed we can be in there, and we love the food.
So, back to me in bed, iPad in hand, Stacie’s post on my Facebook “board”….
I didn’t even bother to answer the post, I went right to my message box and sent this:
“For serious, the Moe’s thing,.. I’m dying to know more!”
And, with that I was in.   I was to become part of the official Moe’s Blogger Advisory Council.
That weekend [we] were invited to go down to Moe’s where we met the head chef and all the executives.   It was amazing.   I already knew how awesome Moe’s was, but to really learn ( just. how. awesome.) all the good stuff they believe in and do was the icing on the cake (or should I say the queso on the chip?)
Seriously, did you know that Moe’s has a Food Mission which reads, “Moe’s Food Mission is to bring the highest quality ingredients to every guest, every day, everywhere.  We’re always focused on the best possible option – from vegetarian to low calorie ingredients to a variety of ingredients without rBGH, steroids, added preservatives or MSG.”
Now do you see why we eat there as much as we do?

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It started with the new black dress that I got for $20.00.  I drove down to the Westin Perimter and met all the bloggers involved.  We had some cocktails (which for me was just club soda with lime since I was just coming back to life after having the bubonic plague), talked about ourselves a bit, and then we headed down to Moe’s where a special night was planned out just for us.    When we walked in were were greeted by the spectacular Moe’s executives including the CEO and their head chef.    Waiting for us was a chef jacket with our names on them.   We were all so seriously jazzed about them that it didn’t take long for each of us to put ours on as we prepared to be dazzled by the planned event.   We mingled, ate chips, salsa, queso, and guacamole, played with the Coke Freestyle machine, had a little friendly salsa competition (my team, aptly named ‘The Salsa Superstars’, totally won, yo!), and then we tried out some new items that Moe’s will be unveiling soon.   With our bellies happy and full of good stuff we each gave the burrito assembly line a roll (pun intended!)   So. Much. Fun.
I didn’t want the night to end, but I knew that I had to get home, digest all the food I had eaten,  and get some sleep.   The next morning Mikey and I would set off to Atlanta to meet our group for breakfast before heading to the World of Coca Cola, but I will have to tell you about that in my next post.

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For now, I wanted to share some swag!  Moe’s gave me a 2 GB iPod Shuffle.  In our house we all have iDevices, so I wanted to share this with one of my lucky readers.   All you have to do to be entered to win is tell me what you order when you go to Moe’s!   And, don’t worry if you don’t have a Moe’s.  If you don’t, all you have to do is visit their Food Menu online, and tell me what you would order if you could!
The giveaway will end on Cinqo De Mayo!

Disclosure:  Moe’s provided my travel expenses and hooked me up with some swag for participating in this event.   The opinions expressed are purely my own, and even if I didn’t become part of the Moe’s Blogger Advisory Council, I’d still go to my local Moe’s on a weekly basis!   It’s all in the, “WELCOME TO MOE’S!”



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