what i ate wednesday: rainy day

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 in Food

Sometimes rainy days can be so swell. Like when they happen to coincide with an empty to do list, a stack of good books and a hot beverage. But other times, when your to-do list is the length of your arm and you have to just power through, rainy days really suck. Really suck. Why is it so hard to get motivated when it’s all gray and damp?

I tried to brighten up my rainy day with some colorful, healthy food (and a roaring fire in the fireplace). Here’s my eats:

  1. Coffee x 3. I know, I know. I really need to back that train up and take down the coffee consumption. It seems like every week I’m adding more and more coffee to my daily eats. One (or two) cups is fine. But three is getting a little obnoxious. It’s not even that I’m craving the caffeine, I just really like the taste and warmth of coffee. Must buy more decaf. Or tea! Tea is good.
  2. Breakfast: yogurt bowl with Chobani 2% plain, strawberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seed granola.
  3. Morning snack: orange, dates, Babybel, cashews and a side of banana.
  4. Lunch: roasted red pepper and tomato soup (from TJs) and a grilled cheese.
  5. Lunch Dessert: a hunk of the best dark chocolate ever in the history of ever.
  6. Dinner: Some kettlecooked chips (yum!) and two chili dogs. And I didn’t have to make it! Woohoo! My parents came over to watch basketball and came bearing dinner and beer and cookies. The benefits to living 1/4 mile from your parents? Too numerous to count.
  7. Dinner Dessert: Copious cookies! Mama’s chocolate chip. I probably had four? Or five? OR THIS WHOLE PLATE? No, not the whole plate. But I did have a few sips of beer to wash them down, too.


What’s the best thing you’ve eaten so far this week?

16 Comments

  1. Hands down, the best thing I’ve eaten this week is the pumpkin ravioli from Trader Joe’s that I made last night. YUM.

  2. Ohhh plate #3 is my favorite! Were those first few shots done with natural or artificial lighting? The lighting is great and I’m having such a hard time now that it’s winter getting enough natural light onto my table so I was thinking of investing in artificial.

    • Natural lighting! You can tell that the sun went down before #6 & #7! I need to bring out our lightbox.

  3. Made an awesome carrot ginger soup last night, oh was it delish!
    I used to be a pot of coffee before I could even start my day AND then cups thru the day. Couple of years ago I made the switch to tea, every now and then I get the craving for some coffee and indulge BUT I have to say I really enjoy my tea. It does satisfy the whold “warm cup and warmth”
    Your breakfast looked yummy and don’tcha just love those babybel’s?

    • I’m kinda obnoxiously obsessed with Babybels. I want to figure out how to make them myself!

  4. I made a roasted butternut squash soup (sauteed a lot of randoms in my basket – apples, onions, carrots, peppers, garlic in S&P and chili flake) added in the roasted squash and pureed with stock until smooth. It was a one pot wonder I made on Sunday and enjoyed last night – DELISH! Enjoy the rest of your week :)

  5. I literally had to scroll back to #6. Those chili dogs look delicious!

    • Dude, I love chili dogs. LOVE.

  6. I love babybels. I had a goats cheese one with my lunch today.

    Everything looks really tasty and pretty.

  7. I just found your blog and, after exploring it extensively, I am completely hooked! I will absolutely be back for more. Keep up the good work! :D

  8. I was never a huge fan of hot dogs growing up, but when I learned that you could add chili or sloppy joe mix to the top… That opened up a whole new world of appreciation :) Now I’m allergic and can’t be suaded anyways… But. If I could, I would still be eating my 98% fat free hot dogs in a makeshift bread-bun. Lol.

    And those cookies look fabulous! I’m always amazed at how everyone’s chocolate chip cookies look so different, and yet the probably contain almost the exact same ingredients!

  9. So happy I found your blog! It’s amazing and your pictures are too cute! I love that dark chocolate:) Happy WIAW!

    • Thanks, Sunnie! And, OH MY GOD, I’m totally obsessed with you now. *adding you to my reader*

  10. WHAT is the recipe for those delicious looking cookies? Need. Right. Now.

    • My Mama made them! She’s trying out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe with less sugar and they were ROCKIN’. She’s still tweaking them, but I’ll definitely get the recipe up when she’s finished.

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