Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dempster's Thin Bagels

A few weeks back I received some fun mail that included 3 varieties of Dempster's Thin Bagels for us to try...
We love when Dempster's products show up at our house!  The fam has been eating Dempster's whole grain bread exclusively for some time now so we're familiar with the company and their amazing products.  You can also check out my review for the Oven Ready Baguettes here.  It's not too clear in the picture, but I was sent the White with Whole Grains:

Multi Grain 100% Whole Grains:
And the favourite among my boys; cinnamon raisin!
Seeing as I no longer eat gluten, Jason and the kids jotted down their thoughts for me to share with you:

-really good snack, great taste but on the small side
-delicious toasted with cream cheese
-tough to toast because they’re thin
-raisins ones are very good plain…don’t need any topping

Further to that, these bagels have less than half the calories of regular bagels and can be found in the bakery aisle a major grocery stores across Canada.  They typically sell for $3.59-$3.99.

Here are a few recipe ideas that would be well suited to these little guys...

Berry & Greek Yougurt This Bagel

-1 Dempster's Cinnamon Raisin Thin Bagel
-1 Tbsp Greek style plain yogurt
-2 Tbsp of mixed fresh berries
-2 tsp honey
-pinch of cinnamon

OR you could try Thin Bagel & Lox:
OR Thin Breakfast Club Sandwich:

At only 100 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of fibre and 3 grams of protein, these bagel thins make for a fabulous snack of base for your favourite sandwich!  Have you tried Dempster's Thin Bagels?  

Bye for now!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Works

This past Saturday we went out to dinner (and a movie) to celebrate Jason's birthday.  A new burger joint called The Works, which originated in Ottawa, just opened up in our area and we'd heard rave reviews so decided to try it out.

What a GREAT place!  The service was top notch, the decor funky, the atmosphere laid back and the food spectacular!  Check out the neat salt & pepper shakers:
No sooner did we get the menu's that the kids zoomed in on milk shakes.  I was leery on letting them get one because I didn't want the bellies too full, but the waiter convinced me that the small ones were not too big.  And wouldn't you know that they came out in Pyrex measuring cups?!  Noah went with Oreo (even though you could create you own combo!):
Sarah was a tad more adventurous and ordered chocolate, chocolate chip blackberry:
Even my water came in a 2 cup measuring cup!
Now, I had heard that the menu options were quite extensive; 60 choices to be exact, so we all took a peek at the menu online earlier in the day.  Here's what they have to say about their patties:
And the protein options to choose from:
Armed with our decisions, we order right away since the place was filling up and we needed to out of there in time to make it to our show.  Noah ordered the "Mac & Cheese" which we all assumed was just that.  Oh no!  What came out was a burger TOPPED with mac & cheese and cheddar:
After giving it a really strange look he shrugged his shoulders, grabbed the ketchup and proceeded to polish it off.  He didn't make it through the fries, though!  Sarah, who unlike me loves meat, ordered the "Richie's Butt Burger" which was topped with grilled Canadian back bacon and cheddar cheese:
She made short work of that!  I just can't figure out where she puts it all!  Jason went with the "Sorento Sunset" which had fresh avocado slices and Monterey Jack cheese on it:
I chose the "Johnny Be Goat" with no bun.  Thankfully, there burgers are gluten free!  Mine was topped with roasted red peppers, spinach and goat cheese:
As delicious as it was, I'm just not a huge fan of meat so I made it through most of the burger and ALL the toppings.  Jason had no problem finishing of my patty.  ;)  We all had sweet potato fires except for Noah who had regular ones.  And now for some goofy family pictures!

The movie we went to see was "We Bought a Zoo" with Matt Damon.  what an amazing movie!  Have you seen it yet?  When we got home there was just enough time for Noah to get a quick snuggle from Pepper:
Have you tried a new to you restaurant lately?

Bye for now!!