You guys. I had an actual productive day. If you know me, you know that this isn’t a big deal. I am not usually a person who sits still and does nothing (including binge TV watching) … but since FW was born, I’ve gotten used to the fact that I can’t get as productive as I would like. I can no longer make plans and assume they’ll get done … between napping, crying, eating, etc. I never now what I’m going to have time for. BUT this Monday, all the moons/planets/babythings aligned and I had a productive day! So, I bring you – Monday’s eats for What I Ate Wednesday!
Breakfast was some yogurt, granola and LOTS of fruit – peach, fruit salad, etc. My parents visited over the weekend and left me with some of my mom’s homemade granola.
I also had some more granola as a snack after eating the parfait. It’s too good. I’m going to finish it before this week ends!
FW and I took some time during the afternoon to take a walk with B during lunch. It was nice to get out of the house and go for a drive – and then a walk. It was really nice to get out of downtown and walk in a new part of the town. And then, lunch was this bowl of veggies and some cheese. Disclaimer: I had about twice as many roasted veggies as this, but forgot to take a picture until about halfway through.
Snack during the day included some of these peanut butter energy balls. Anson made them for me and I’ve been hooked!
I also had a spoonful (or two) of peanut butter. Yup, peanut butter twice in one day.
During the afternoon, FW and I hit up the West Side Market to buy supplies of dinner. And then, FW took a long afternoon nap, and I managed to have time to prep dinner AND make dessert- this lemon zucchini bread! I haven’t baked with FW around unless B was home yet, and yes, maybe I should’ve been napping, but baking felt so good!
A pre-dinner snack of some cheese.
Dinner was some salmon, salad, corn and orzo salad. And a glass of white wine. And because FW had been so good during the afternoon, it’s no surprise that B and I took turns eating while FW screamed. Ahh well, you can only have a happy baby for part of the day, right?
And dessert? Some of this lemon zucchini bread from Two Peas and their Pod. It came in my inbox in the morning and when I bought zucchini at the market and FW napped, I knew I’d had to make it!
And that sums up my day of eats. Now, some questions for you:
- What do you make when you have a bunch of zucchini on hand?
- What is your favorite kind of nut butter?
5 thoughts on “WIAW: An Actual Productive Day with Baby”
My favorite nut butter is sunflower seed butter, but I guess that is a seed! So I’d say peanut. You just can’t beat the classic!
I love homemade granola so much! It never lasts more than a few days for me.
That dinner though! And a loaf of bread? Are you sure you have a baby over there!?
I jinxed it! The rest of this week he has been fussy and wants to my attention constantly. I’m glad I was productive and baked when I had the chance
Homemade granola is good! I could literally eat it all in one sitting unless I portion control. And my favorite nut butter is probably almond, but sometimes I get cravingssss for PB.
Salmon with summer corn is a great combo. I have actually not had any corn on the cob yet this year. Thinking I need to grab a cob or two this weekend.