I Helped Pick New Vegetarian Menu Items at Johnny Rockets

New Johnny Rockets Veggie Patties

ever since i became a vegetarian last year, going to restaurants has been a new experience. my boys and i still love going to our favorite restaurants, especially because they all still eat meat, but i on the other hand have had to find new menu items to enjoy.  it isn’t alway easy, because i do still crave some of the meat options like burgers and chicken salads, but my body does’t do well with it. most of the time i end up with a veggie pattie or grilled cheese…unfortunately, veggie patties are not always very tasty.

one of our family’s favorite burger restaurants, Johnny Rockets has awesome burgers. when we go there, i almost always just get my favorite burger with a veggie pattie. Johnny Rocket’s veggie patties are some of the better veggie patties i’ve had…but, they can be better. and luckily, Johnny Rocket’s wants to make dining for vegetarians even better!  so they invited me and a bunch of other bloggers and foodies to taste test some new choices of veggie patties. we also talked to chef Calvin to tell him what we liked and were looking for in a vegetarian menu. Johnny Rockets is going to use our favorites in their NEW Johnny Rockets Vegetarian Menu Offerings!

i am so excited for the new veggie patties and vegetarian options coming to Johnny Rocket’s. this is one of my favorite options, a mushroom swiss burger with a veggie pattie. and soon it will taste even better.

Johnny Rockets Mushroom Veggie BurgerJohnny Rockets Veggie Burger

Johnny Rockets Veggie Burgersof course, you can’t go to Johnny Rocket’s and not get fries or their new hand-breaded onion rings. both vegetarian. and my new favorite is their loaded tater tots. normally they come with barbecue brisket on top, but you can always order them meat-free. actually, you can also substitute an avocado instead of chicken on their cobb salad. both yummy options.
Johnny Rockets Tater Tots Yummy Johnny Rockets Tater Tots

and i can never leave without getting a hand spun shake or my favorite….a cherry coke!

Johnny Rockets Cherry Coke

be on the lookout for the new vegetarian options coming to a Johnny Rockets near you. i am so excited!!!!!

A Killer Time at Zombee Donuts & Bakeshop in Fullerton

Best Donut in OCa couple of weeks ago, i asked my Facebook page followers some suggestions of the best places to get sweets, treats and donuts in Orange County. everyone answered with lots of yummy places to try out, and i decided that i was going to do my best to get to all the places that were suggested. well….last saturday, the boys and i wanted to get some donuts and thought that we ought to try out Zombee Donuts & Bakeshop in Fullerton. it was on the list, and my boys are big zombie fans, so it seemed like a place we would enjoy. we went early because donut store are notorious for selling out the best donuts early on in the day, and i am glad we did because not soon after we had gotten our donuts, the line grew to the outside.Where to go for Donuts in Orange CountyDanger Beware of ZombiesZombee Donuts HoursZombee Donuts and Bakeshop in FullertonZombee Donuts & Bakeshop is so fun. of course it is zombie themed, and and there is zombie decor throughout the store. apparently they want you to kill some time with them, so it is fun to take the time and eat in the store. besides the donuts….which i will get town a moment, there is also zombie and donut themed merchandise for purchase. there are also tables and couches to enjoy your donuts and/or coffee on.

Zombee Donuts StoreZombee Donuts CoffeesZombee Donuts Merchandise
now for the donuts! they are what makes this place really fun. they are all zombie themed with fun names that remind you of the walking dead. i am not sure if they change the flavors daily, as we have only been once, but i have a feeling they have their standard themed flavors.Zombee Donuts

now check these donuts out….Cereal Killers LOL….Death by Chocolate…..Eyeballs….there are so many fun zombie flavors.

Zombee Donuts Cereal Killers

Zombee Donuts in FullertonVariety of Zombee DonutsZombee Chocolate Raspberry DonutBacon Maple Donutsthe Zombee donut is their signature donut with a glazed body, raspberry jelly filled brains and a chocolate face. they are almost too cute to eat. Zombee Donut

and how adorable are these Zombee babies!!!!

Mini Zombie Donuts

we couldn’t resist buying a dozen of the zombie donuts…are they so fun!

Fun Donut Stores in Orange CountyZombee Donuts of Orange County

the donuts of course were very yummy…better than the average donut store in my opinion. and overall, i feel the experience made it even better. fun family time, exploring new places and oohing and aahing over the fun zombie donuts. check out these amazing creations…..
Samoa Donut at Zombee DonutCampfire Smore DonutZombee Death By Chocolate DonutBleeding Heart DonutBest Donuts in FullertonCaramel Apple Donut at Zombee DonutsFun Donuts in Orange CountyMini Zombie Donutmy boys loved the Campfire Smore donut and the Death by Chocolate donut, and my personal favorites were the chocolate raspberry donut…the raspberry filling was “to die or”, and the caramel apple donut really tasted like a caramel apple. my hubby loved the coffin donut, which was a chocolate bar filled with bavarian cream. my little guy thought the mini zombies were the cutest. i agree. YUM YUM YUM.Zombee Donuts review

and that was are outing to Zombee Donuts & Bakeshop. it was a fun way to start off our saturday and weekend. we definitely will be going back…it was a “killer” of a morning.
Zombee Donuts and Bakeshop

Pie Sale at Marie Callendar’s

Marie Callendars Pie Salethere are two months during the year that i always look forward to, February and November. do you know why? because that’s when Marie Callendar’s has their Pie Sale! in college, my water polo friends, Amy and Stacy and i, would head over to Marie Callendar’s after practice and get Whole Pies To-Go and eat them while watching the television sitcom, ER. ever since then, i always have to get at least one pie at Marie Callendar’s during their Pie Sale. luckily, my hubby’s birthday falls in October, so i always have an excuse to go to the Pie Sale. but i have to admit, we go more than once.

so last week, we headed over to Marie Callendar’s to get a coconut cream pie for my hubby (his favorite) to celebrate his birthday, and also to eat dinner. you don’t have to ask me twice not to have cook!

we started off our meal with warm corn bread topped with honey butter and a yummy appetizer.Marie Callendars Corn Bread Marie Callendars Appetizersthen it was time to order our meals. the hubby, my oldest and i ordered off the “Crave and Save” menu that has some great smaller bite choices that come with a side salad or soup. a great deal at only $6-9 per plate. they were the perfect size for us, and there was a good choice for each of our own flavors.

Marie Callendars Menumy husband ordered Marie Callendar’s famous shepherds pie, and my son got his favorite, ravioli!
Marie Callendars Shepherds PieMarie Callendars Dinner the younger two were happy ordering off the kids menu, and i was a little jealous that Vann got to get breakfast for dinner.Marie Callendars Kids Meals
then it was time for what we were all waiting for…PIE!!!!! we all ordered a slice with our meal to celebrate hubby’s birthday. it was awesome that the kids meals included a slice of pie. i got mine al a mode, cherry for the win….MY FAVORITE. so many slices of pie. key lime, cherry, banana cream, apple and lemon meringue were our family’s choices.

Marie Callendars Pie
Marie Callendar’s has soooooooo many pie flavors to choose from.

Marie Callendars Pie FlavorsMarie Callendars Pies
after dinner, we couldn’t leave without taking a Pie To-Go. with Marie Callendar’s Pie Sale, you can get one for only $7.99.Pie Sale
i think someone is excited.
Marie Callendars Pie to GoMarie Callendar’s pies are legendary! they make great dessert for any occasion. and with the holidays coming up, make an easy desert that everyone will love. how about taking one to your Halloween Party?!Marie Callendars Pie-to-Go

Chad left a happy guy. a Whole Pie To Go is an awesome thing, especially if it is a coconut cream one. however, i am sure that everyone will debate what is actually the best Marie Callendar’s Pie. the great thing is, you can still get any Whole Pie To Go for only $7.99 this month…so hurry soon.

Pie to Go

i’m busy eating mine in bed. hopefully i will be able to save a little for the hubby when he gets home. if i can resist that is.

Coconut Cream Pie

{ Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. My family and I were posted to experience Pie Sale for this post. }