Green chile festival, skinny funfetti dip, and a VERY sad story.

by Elizabeth on August 12, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend Brooke!!! I hope you have the best 25th birthday with lots and lots of cookie cake :-) Also, my cousin Nicole is being induced with her first little boy, Gavin, today. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers!

How was your weekend? Ours was pretty low key. On Saturday, there was a hatch green chile festival at Central Market so we met the family there for dinner. EVERYTHING had green chile in it. It was awesome! Noah wasn’t so sure about it though…

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We snacked on some appetizers but when the actual food got there we were so hungry no pictures were taken…

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I was so excited because Central Market is right down the street from Sprinkles! I made sure we left dinner in time to get there before it closed and even had a bargaining strategy ready to go since it was almost closing time and what were they going to do with all the remaining cupcakes anyway? Well turns out going late = only the terrible flavors left like dark chocolate and strawberry.

I cried a little too loudly on the 45 minute drive home.

Lunches this weekend were both paninis. One plain grilled cheese and one with green chile. 

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Terrible photo, I know? We were really hungry!

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We had some company over in the afternoon which was a perfect excuse for me to engage in my pinning addiction. ImageProxy mvc

My version of Skinny Funfetti Dip:

  • 1 box of funfetti cake mix
  • 1 tub light cool whip
  • 8 oz fat free vanilla yogurt
  • sprinkles for garnish

Mix together the ingredients and let refrigerate for an hour. Serve with cookies, animal crackers, fruit, etc. and enjoy :-)


1. What was the best thing you ate this weekend?

2. What’s your birthday???

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1 Heather Murphy August 12, 2013 at 6:52 am

Thanks for always sharing easy, delicious recipes! Every time I read the title I think it is going to be complicated, but it always turns out to be doable!
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2 Amy @ Long Drive Journey August 12, 2013 at 6:53 am

Those paninis look delicious!

Best thing I ate this weekend – Indian food
My birthday is in March. Best month ever! And I LOVE cookie cake, too.
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3 Jojo @ RunFastEatLots August 12, 2013 at 7:46 am

I went to Hill Country for a BBQ feast deal that I got online. It was $40 for two people and there was so much food, we were stuffed! The best thing was the dessert. We got a strawberry rhubarb crisp that was AMAZING. By that point, I was so full that I got to bring home a nice portion of BBQ and a bread pudding made with cinnamon rolls!
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4 Amy @ Run Mom Run August 12, 2013 at 8:12 am

I love panini’s. So delicious. It turns a regular sandwich into magic!
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5 char eats greens August 12, 2013 at 8:44 am

I need to get my pinny hat on…and printing (??) of recipes from there haha.

Mmmm…I need a panini press stat!!
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6 Alyssa @ See This Girl Run August 12, 2013 at 8:54 am

We had some yummy steak sandwiches last night. :)

Jan 25! Best day of the year!
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7 [email protected] August 12, 2013 at 9:03 am

Oh wow that is the easiest recipe ever! I think the health food store even has a “healthier” funfetti mix (WW flour, etc). Ill have to give it a go!


8 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 12, 2013 at 9:22 am

That dip looks so fun! I keep wanting to try a dessert dip like that. And I think I’m craving some grilled cheese…
Best thing I ate would have to be the froyo I had Saturday night. Can never go wrong with that ;-)
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9 Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now August 12, 2013 at 9:54 am

That dip sounds amazing … <3
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10 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 12, 2013 at 10:33 am

Ahh funfetti dip! That could be dangerous…even if it is skinny, because I would be going back in that dip more times than I need! ;)
So sorry to hear about the tragic happenings at Sprinkles. Next time, girl. Next time.
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11 Andrea R. @ Morning Runner Girl August 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Best food this weekend was some salsa/guac from my friends garden! It was wonderful.. literally gone in 60 seconds!

Birthday is May 12 :) a spring birthday… far far away from now! I celebrate half birthday’s though too– Nov. 12 !!
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12 Debbie @ DebRuns August 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I like your Funfetti dip idea! Sounds pin worthy to me!
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13 Jen Floyd @ milesandblessings August 12, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I have been wanting to make that dip!!!
I did not have anything that exciting to eat this weekend….but you have to try grilled PBJ on your panini press!!!! It sounds gross but it is actually great!
My birthday is June 26th
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14 Laura @losingrace August 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I MUST try that funfetti dip! Like right meow.
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15 Taylor August 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

So, I was craving your funfetti dip all day yesterday! I think I’m gonna have to go to the store today and get the ingredients. So glad you shared the recipe!


16 Brooke August 13, 2013 at 9:02 am

Thank you L for the birthday wish! And yay for Gavin being born on the best day ever too!:-)
And double yay for green chile season… Another reason why August is a great month! I need a panini maker!


17 Sarah @ A Refining Adventure August 15, 2013 at 5:08 am

Mmmm…funfetti! MUCH thanks for sharing that recipe so I didn’t have to track you down for it!
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