what i ate wednesday: hectic and sugary

Is anyone else having a crazy hectic (short) week at work? Man, it’s like we’re trying to fit a full week’s worth of work into three days. I tend to like crazy days on the job—they go by quickly and are fun and fast-paced—but pair that with prepping for a holiday? No beuno. I finally got around to putting my pumpkin pies in the oven around 9pm last night. By the time they were out and cooling, it was way past my bed time. Of note, I did make my own pie crust, but I went for the canned goods for the filling. Such is life. Maybe I’ll do the 100% from scratch pie next year…and take this week off from work.

Onto the eats…


Quiche breakfast sandwich, banana and a clementine. Obviously this is not the photo of my breakfast sandwich from 7am yesterday morning, but it looks somewhat similar.

Mid-morning snack

No photos of cake balls, because I was too busy, but cake balls rock. One of our project managers makes them. They are sugar and chocolate and frosting and everything good in the world. As you can tell from the drawing, I tried both the peanut butter and mint.


Turkey vegetable soup (recipe coming this afternoon), roll and some Fage with Cherry Pomegranate. Delicious, but nothing will ever top the Fage 2% with Cherry (which is tied for my favorite yogurt ever with Chobani Pineapple).

Afternoon Snack

I had a raging headache by the time the afternoon rolled ’round, so I made a mug of green tea to try and caffeinate away the problem. It didn’t totally remove it, but it dulled it enough to where I could focus on the task at hand. A little later I dug into my snack of an apple, roasted pumpkin seeds and some Peanut Butter and Chocolate Puffins (bought them on clearance).


Parmesan-crusted tilapia, quinoa and some roasted Brussels sprouts.


Two and a half Lofthouse cookies. So yummy and fluffy. Babyface had never had one before. He’s been living in the U.S. for almost five years and we still find things that I think are normal and common that he’s never experienced. I mean, everyone’s had a Lofthouse before, amiright?


I’ve always hated that when you make pies you can’t really test them out before serving, but I fixed that problem by using pie crust scraps and a few tablespoons of filling to make mini pies. Woohoo! Perfect taste testers. I had one with a mug of tea before bed.

Holy cow, that was a lot of sugar for one day. Which could explain the consta-headache.

What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?

It’s a tie between the peanut butter chocolate cake ball and the Brussels sprouts. Is that weird? I love Brussels sprouts!


  1. says

    I’m kind of convinced I am the only person on the planet who doesn’t like those cookies. I’m a total dessert/ sweets person, but those are just too much for me!

    The best thing I ate yesterday was a giant salad from the Jason’s Deli salad bar topped with a side of their chicken salad. I pretty much wanted to curl up and live inside that salad.

  2. Shelley says

    Re: your pies… I have a quote up in my (science-theme decorated) kitchen that always gives me comfort:

    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. – Carl Sagan

    That is, using canned pumpkin is ok. 😀

    • Cassie says

      I think they were a big thing when they first came out because it was impossible to find soft cookies in the grocery store. So everyone was in awe of the fact that there were soft cookies for sale.

      I think they are pretty decent for store-bought cookies, although, I’m afraid to look at the ingredients to see what makes them stay soft on the shelf. *shudder*

  3. says

    I had never tried a lofthouse cookie until maybe two years ago? I don’t even remember seeing them around Chicago until the last few years, either. How strange! I like them well enough – but I have an insane sweet tooth.

  4. says

    I love brussels sprouts, too!!
    Best things I ate yesterday? Well, I try to eat lots of food I look forward to, so here goes: I had some white cake with ‘buttercream’ frosting, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, sushi & tofu pockets, and homemade curry stew. Yeah, pretty sure those were the best eats from yesterday 😀

  5. says

    I’ve never heard them called Lofthouse cookies before, but we have them in the groceries stores here! I worked in the bakery dept of a local grocery store when I was in high school and I ate those ALL THE TIME. Yum.

    My week has been SO CRAZY too. Glad it’s almost done!

    Best thing I ate yesterday? Ted’s crock pot chili. We’re having it for dinner tonight, too!

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