Enough of you have told me you missed What We Ate Wednesday that I’m bringing it back twice a month (or whenever I remember to take photos before the food is eaten which is, surprisingly, not as easy as it sounds). And speaking of your feedback, have you taken my super-short Reader Survey? If not, hop over here and answer five quick questions so I can better tailor this blog to what you want. Now on with the show!
For breakfast, I had a drink made with a cup of milk, a frozen banana, a couple of scoops of Jif peanut powder I got free in the mail, and a shake of cinnamon. I volunteered at my son’s elementary school then stopped by the local polling place to vote. When I got back, I had a small bowl of some granola a friend made for me. It had cashews and pumpkin seeds in it and was very filling.
For lunch, I ate my salad-of-the-moment. I had this combo at a restaurant recently and recreated it: greens, roasted butternut squash, quinoa, and walnuts. (I made a big batch of quinoa and roasted squash last week then ate this salad many days in a row.) I usually make my own dressing, but I spotted this organic Tahini Goddess dressing at ALDI recently and wanted to try it. YUM.
Afternoon snacks included this beautiful red pear and this flourless chocolate chip cookie my older son dubbed “the cookies that aren’t very sweet” (but everyone still ate them–here’s the recipe). Later, I had a spoonful of homemade peanut butter-chocolate from a batch I made for a friend (get the recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter). Our dog Hopper looked on longingly.
While making dinner, I mashed up a small batch of guacamole with avocado, lime juice, and seasonings (get the simple recipe: No Fuss Guacamole) and we ate it with some chips. Dinner was a mix of wide egg noodles, chorizo sausage, spinach, and parmesan cheese that we threw together and which my husband generously deemed “much better in concept than execution”. Sometimes that happens. I had some broccoli on the side plus two wedges of in-season-somewhere cantaloupe.
Dessert was a piece of chocolate fudge I bought from a friend’s fundraiser (because c’mon, it’s for a good cause). Fun fact: For a few summers during high school and college, I worked at a candy store in Bethany Beach, Delaware that made homemade fudge. I gained ten pounds my first summer working there and never lost my taste for fudge.
Yes, I ate a lot of chocolate items today. So sue me.
For a peek at what all my guys eat: