Stumbling Into WIAW

I’m still working hard to get myself back on track.  It’s hard to settle back into life in general after being away for a month and I am still a zombie-like, focus-less being but I’m getting better.  Getting back into routines helps.  What has become one of my favorite routines is What I Ate Wednesday…the big time all out food party led by Jenn at Peas & Crayons!!  After reading BCDC, go join the party over there.  It’s food, food, food!!  I love participating!

Peas and Crayons

My WIAW is going to be a little odd and disjointed, much like I am at the moment.  Stick with me though.

Monday night we needed something quick and easy.  This was quick and it was certainly easy.

It’s probably sounds like cheating, but this was dinner.  Whole wheat pasta, a jar of pasta sauce and romano cheese.  It was there.  Can’t explain it any better than that.

I thought it was delicious and Ralph thought so too!  This cheese was not my beloved Locatelli cheese, but I’m trying to be thrifty and it was about half the price.  It was pretty good. I don’t even have any of the Locatelli in the house so this is it if I need cheese on something for the time being.  I give it a general thumbs up.

Last night’s dinner helped me start to feel like I’m back on track.

Yes, yes, YES!!  That is my beloved Big Purple Bowl along with the red bell pepper, plum tomato and romaine lettuce!  I’ve missed it so much!  I thought about taking it to New Mexico with me but I was afraid I would forget to bring it back with me!

All chopped up with the addition of ground black pepper, dried basil, 1 cup of my lovely pinto beans and light balsamic vinaigrette.  (Note to self:  ALL dressings do NOT have the little shaker tops on them.  Be sure to LOOK before you SHAKE!)

It all turned into a lovely, hearty salad, just the way I like it.  I’ve missed these so much and I feel so much better and so much more on track when I eat them. 

My last offering will actually be breakfast on What I Ate Wednesday!!

This was my first time adding pumpkin to my overnight oats.  I started with my usual-1/2 cup of oats, 1/3 cup FF vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup soymilk, 1 1/2 tsp of chia seeds.  I added pumpkin pie spice (oops forgot it in the photo!) and 1/2 cup of pumpkin.  I’m trying the store brand of soymilk (trying to save money again.)  So far I like it for my OOIAJ.  I’ll have to try it with hot oatmeal and oat bran (mmm…oat bran…I forgot about that…) to see how it works with them.

The finished product.  It certainly filled up my jar!  I find OO filling the way I usually make them.  This will hold me for several days!! 😉  Just kidding, but I am looking forward to it!

So that’s Me for WIAW!!  I have GOT to get myself on track.  I think I should share something that should be listed under What I DIDN’T Eat Wednesday.  Ralph in the sweetness of his heart brought me home an apple fritter from the Wa Wa.  Do I love the apple fritters?  Yes!  Do I NEED an apple fritter??  NO!!!!  I told him I was going to save it until after my weigh in on Saturday, he gave me this face… 😦  .  I was almost tempted to eat it last night due to the pressure put on me by the Phillies playoff game but I resisted.  It’s waiting till Saturday.  It’s wrapped up…it’ll keep!

Now to focus and get my tiny little act together!!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!

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19 responses to “Stumbling Into WIAW

  1. Loving the whole wheat pasta, pasta sauce and romano cheese combo! Soo good! 🙂

  2. I make my OOIAJ in the exact same jar and have been loving the pumpkin addition over the last few weeks. Like you said, pumpkin really bulks it up but it also makes it…almost rich! Yummm…must buy more pumpkin…

  3. I’ve been eating my oatmeal in the morning ,too, but this morning I had two pieces of home made bread toasted and an eggie. Not great for my fat reduction regime but it sure was tasty!

  4. get it together woman!!!! hehe just kidding love! Happy WIAW!!!!

    i’ve totally done that with spices and dressings and had to scoop out my food from being drowned by toppings! haha =) i just added romano cheese to my shopping list! YUM!

    • No, Really, Jenn! I DO need to get it together! The BEST brand of the romano is Locatelli. You can’t find it everywhere, but you could order it online. It’s pecorino romano which is made with sheep’s milk. IT IS THE BEST!!! I won’t be able to stay away from it forever, but I got this romano at Aldi’s and it’s pretty good. Happy WIAW!!!

  5. Yumm I keep forgetting to buy pumpkin at the store!

    Happy WIAW!

  6. I think your pasta meal looks wonderful. Whatever gets the job done!
    I like pumpkin better in hot oats, and yes it practically doubles the size 🙂

  7. valerie andruss

    need to try that OOIAJ!

  8. As I cheese lover I appreciate the recommendation. I’ve never thought too much about Romano but I am going to look for that brand. Glad you’re getting back on track food wise. It’s always nice to be home and have all your go to food.

    • I’m feeling better about my food. Funny, I just saw Locatelli cheese mentioned on the Food Network last night. It was always a family favorite, but I’ve never heard of it anywhere else before! I was excited!

  9. I tried pumpkin oats for the first time yesterday. Honestly? I didn’t like them. They kind of looked like baby poo. (Sorry for the visual) I tried again today, and they were more palatable because I smothered them in maple syrup. They’re not going to be a stable in this house! I hope you like them more than I did.

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