Happy Wednesday! You’ve made it – you’re halfway through the week. And some of you lucky dogs are more than halfway if you have Friday off … not me.
I may not have Friday off, but I’m celebrating – because it’s What I Ate Wednesday! The day for sharing a checking out a random day of eats (and spying on all of your food too…because I love seeing what everyone eats).
For breakfast, I had some fruit salad and nuts and a little yogurt on top of the fruit salad. I still can’t get enough fruit and Siggi’s. That’s probably the theme of this pregnancy – fruit, Siggi’s and dessert.
For a snack before lunch, I had a handful of mixed nuts. Wow, look at all that salt!?
Lunch was a mishmash. I had some roasted veggies, tofu and a barley salad. And then some leftover black bean soup from Panera that I hadn’t finished for dinner the night before. I don’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent and this was the perfect filling meatless meal!
A mid-afternoon snack included an apple.
AND of course some peanut M&Ms.
For dinner, B and I had plans to have Dave and Anson over – they were going to help us with our baby registry and B was going to make fish for a Lenten Friday meal. While he cooked the meal, we snacked on some cheeses and bread (bread not pictured).
And our dinner – SO delicious. Mashed cauliflower with some gruyere, asparagus and shallots and scallops. My apartment still smells fro the scallops but they were SO GOOD.
And dessert? Some of these Bailey’s St. Patrick’s Day themed cupcakes! And maybe a Samoa or two (unphotographed).
That was a delicious Friday!
Some questions for you:
- Do you go meatfree once a week? What’s your favorite meatless meal?
- What’s your favorite afternoon snack? Sweet/salty combos – nuts and fruit or even peanut M&Ms!
It was a great weekend in CLE! Yes, it was cold. Yes, it snowed. (Yes, it’s February) BUT my parents were in town from NY so I got some good quality family time in, which you can’t beat. Here’s a quick recap of the weekend, in photos. I’m going to attempt just 3 words (or fewer) per photo. Here we go!
Friday night pizza.
My favorite treats.
Saturday weather check.
Family bump photo!
My favorite breakfast.
Parents +Inlaws Dinner
Valentine’s Day baking
My favorite lunch
Beautiful museum atrium
Love my momma
8 years old!
Phew, that was hard! I’m not good at not rambling, I suppose.
Anyway, what a GREAT weekend. It’s so nice to have my parents in town – I miss them a lot these days and am so glad they came EVEN in the cold winter. But hey, at least it was warmer than NY?
Some questions for you:
- Did you get any good treats for Valentine’s Day?
- Do you do meatless Fridays during Lent?
As usual, I’m linking up with Erin for my weekend snapshot post, Katie for MIMM and the weekly wraps.
It’s another Lent and I’ve given up eating meat, another year in a row. I’m excited for the challenge, and already regretting it. I already had a craving for buffalo chicken salad AND pepperoni pizza – and it’s been less than a week.
That being said, I have been pinning up a bazillion NEW vegetarian recipes (in addition to the few I already have made) that I hope to get a chance to make sometime in the coming weeks. Here are just a few of the ones that have been inspiring me. I can’t wait to try some of these out!
Vegetarian fried rice (but it’s really quinoa) from sheknows.com
Cauliflower and Chickpea Stew With Couscous from Martha Stewart
Kale with Caramelized Squash and Onions from She’s Cookin
Vegan Lentil Loaf from eat live run
Wild Mushroom Lentil Burger from My New Roots
Creamy Cauliflower Soup from Skinny Taste
Roasted Cauliflower Lentil Soup from Vegan Yack Attack
Mushroom Lentil Spaghetti Squash Casserole, also from Vegan Yack Attack
And of course, some questions:
- Which look the most appetizing to you?
- Place your bets – which do you think B would even try?
- Do you have any favorite vegetarian recipes? Please share! I want to try them all out!
- Do you give up anything for Lent?