I Love My Potbelly

Hi Friends πŸ™‚

How was your Saturday? Ours was great. As I shared with you yesterday, 8.27.07 was the day that Jason proposed – yes we celebrate almost any anniversary we can think of!

Back in August of 2007, I kept having dreams about the number 827 or $8.27 or 8.27 and it seemed like whenever I glanced at the clock it would read 8:27. Or, my purchase amount for things happened to be $8.27. I wish I was making this up, but it is true!

It was the craziest thing! Finally I mentioned it to J because it was so odd. Later he told me that the day I mentioned my 827 phenomenon was the day he picked up my engagement ring. πŸ™‚Β He took that as a sign that August 27th was THE DAY to propose.

He took me on a picnic lunch that day – and we ate Potbelly sandwiches. If you have a Potbelly near you, I sure hope you have eaten there before. Their food is AWESOME. Now, every year around 8/27 we will eat at Potbelly’s in honor of our little anniversary.

For me: Roast Beef on multigrain bread, with mustard, lettuce, tomato and hot peppers

For Jason: Turkey onΒ white with mayo, mustard, hot peppers

And a few Root Beers πŸ™‚

Afterward we shared this:

I have no way to describe this cookie, except for this: It is the most amazing sugar cookie on the face of the earth. It tastes like cookie dough and just melts in your mouth.

And, one of the best things about Potbelly: their Hot Peppers. These babies are HOT HOT HOT. We bought a whole jar!

Thanks everyone for your nice comments yesterday. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, supportive husband who shows me every day how much he loves me.

We are off to the Minnesota State Fair!

What are you up to today?

Holly

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28 Responses to “I Love My Potbelly”

  1. Kate Says:

    it has been too long since i have had potbellys. good stuff! and what a fun way to remember your anniversary.

    have fun at the fair! i really enjoy eating my way thru the fair but unfortunately don’t think i am going to make it this year 😦

  2. fitnstitchin Says:

    Wow, those sound so yummy! I had never heard of them before reading your post… I will have to try one of those very soon! I can’t believe it is fair season already! Have a great day! ~ Take Care

  3. Healthy Coconut Says:

    We don’t have Potbelly’s here in Cali, well I haven’t seen them around. I go to Subway for my sandwich fix, or a local mom & pop shop.

    Be careful at those fairs! The deep fried stuff knows your name and they call on you until you take a bite of each one, lol. j/k Enjoy, even fried foods are ok in moderation right?

  4. leashieloo Says:

    Aw, that 827 story was adorable πŸ™‚ On another note, I’ve eaten at Potbelly but have never seen those sugar cookies. Zomg, I need to be on the look out! Those look dangerously awesome!

  5. eatmovelove Says:

    I love Roast Beef Sandwiches.

  6. Emily Says:

    We celebrate every little anniversary we can think of too! I’ll take any excuse to eat out rather than cook, and to have dessert!

  7. glutenfreemuse Says:

    Deep fried candy bars πŸ™‚ Classic for the Midwest, right? It makes my heart hurt to think of that glorious little heart attack! Homework is the thing for me today! Wish me luck!

    ~Alyssa

  8. Dorry Says:

    Y’all are too cute – love the number reference. The number 4 or 44 shows up in our life so often that we can’t even believe it. Hotel room, receipts, flights, etc.

    I love Pot Belly! So good – and I agree about the hot peppers. πŸ™‚

  9. mostlyfitmom Says:

    Oh my goodness – deep fried candy bars? That’s like a heart attack waiting to happen. I betcha they’re good.

    It’s so sweet that you celebrate your various anniversaries. πŸ™‚

    Have fun at the fair! I’m doing more organizing of my life today.

  10. erika @ Dr.TriRunner Says:

    I’ve never been to Potbelly!! Which is crazy because a) their food looks DELICIOUS, and b) in high school there was a time when like 12 of my friends worked there. I think it’s because usually wherever there’s a Potbelly, there’s a Noodles & Co next door. Noodles was always my winner. πŸ™‚

    I hope you do a fair recap!!!

  11. lisaou11 Says:

    what a crazy story with the numbers! Sounds like it was meant to be!

  12. Nicole Says:

    I love Potbelly’s! I get the veggie! I always have to have an internal battle about whether or not to get the Dream Bar. So, buttery and delicious…and artery clogging πŸ™‚ I love your story about 827!

  13. Caitlin Says:

    What a sweet story–happy proposal anniversary! And what a cute way to celebrate.

  14. cookeatburn Says:

    There is a Potbelly’s about a mile from where I live… let’s just say I pretend it’s not there so I’m not there every week. Cute engagement tradition though! Chris and I celebrate all the “anniversaries” we can too – day we started dating, day we got engaged, and day we married. If we’re really desperate we’ll start throwing out the “monthiversaries” too ;).

  15. kaztronomic Says:

    That’s pretty intense that 8/27 kept popping up for you everywhere! The universe works in curious ways. πŸ˜€ Too cool.

    I’ve never had Potbelly’s, but their sandwiches sound good. I love sugar cookies; they’re probably one of my favorite kinds. That one looks delicious!

    Have fun at the fair! I’m probably just going to move furniture today, but tonight is going to be a mad rush — school starts tomorrow! Yikes!

  16. Becky Says:

    I’ve seen Potbelly in airports, but never eaten there. Foods with fond memories attached are always some of the tastiest! I’m glad you had a great day. The fair sounds fun, too!

  17. Wendy Says:

    Ooh, MN State Fair. Good times! Did you have one of those fried candy bars?? We went to the MN Fair a few years ago…shorly after Scotty and I got married. So much fun and SO much great people-watching (if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am)!
    Today we SHOULD HAVE gone to church but we didn’t……I did a 5-mile Leslie Sansone walk (AWESOME), then took the longest shower ever and now I’m fixin’ to make some loaded nachos!

  18. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) Says:

    Aww, Happy Anniversary! That is so sweet that you two celebrate things like that. Memories are great, aren’t they! I love little traditions. We try to do things like that with our kids now too. The hot peppers sound so good! I love heat! I hope you had a great Sunday!

  19. Alex @ IEatAsphalt Says:

    Such a cute anniversary celebration. Hope you had a great time at the fair!

  20. 40apples Says:

    That is such a cool story!! And I love that Potbelly is part of your tradition. How sweet! πŸ™‚

    The sugar cookie sounds killer πŸ˜‰

  21. Laury @thefitnessdish Says:

    Happy proposal day!!!! Michael proposed on August 18th!! We always forget to celebrate it though, haha….wedding day was May 10th, so we celebrate that!!

    Hope you had a great weekend!!!

  22. lizlivingvegan Says:

    Why is it that root beer in glass bottles tastes so much better??? πŸ™‚

  23. Tina Says:

    What a great story! I love celebrating things like that too. I remember we got engaged the night before my mom’s birthday….which turned out to be the day M was born a few years later. πŸ™‚ It’s super special to us now and we’ll never forget it.

    That sandwich looks good. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Potbelly.

  24. Angela (the diet book junkie) Says:

    omgosh, did you try a deep-fried candy bar? that’s like the ultimate in junk food experience! (gross.) i honestly used to joke with my husband that i would invent a deep-fried Mars bar, unforuntaely, it looks like i’m too late πŸ™‚

    we used to try to celebrate our “anniveraries” too, but they started being all too close together. (and all in december to boot!) what a cool story about 827!

  25. Stephanie@ avocado nation Says:

    deep fried candy bars?? Holla! I am so happy for you and the hubs. Here’s to many more years together!

  26. Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear Says:

    What a nice story πŸ™‚ and those sandiwiches look so good, what a great way to celebrate!

  27. Naomi(onefitfoodie) Says:

    UM i want that sugar cookie!!!

  28. pursuitofhealthfulness Says:

    Mmm, I love Potbelly! Unfortunately, there aren’t any shops near where I live! Boo… I also agree that the cookies are ah-mazing.


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