Bowl Me Over…It’s WIAW!!

Good Morning, Everyone!  Is this our favorite day of the week?  Well, if it’s not, it’s pretty darn close.  What day is it??  What I Ate Wednesday of course!!

Peas and Crayons

That’s the day when all of the fun happens over at Peas & Crayons presented by the lovely Jenn!  When you’re finished getting your fill here at BCDC, please wander over to P & C to read some blogs, get some ideas and leave many comments!  Don’t just be a lurker…everyone likes to know that you’ve visited!  It’s fun, I tell you!

It seemed that the foods I wanted to share with you all happened in a bowl, hence the title…Bowl Me Over!

Monday night I was very hungry for some reason.  I wanted pasta, but pasta meant some waiting time.  I started with a ready-made but very delicious salad.

It was actually the side salad that came with Ralph’s dinner on Sunday night.  He doesn’t like the way Picasso’s makes the side salad.  I happen to think it’s delicious and since they gave me extra balsamic vinaigrette, I was perfectly happy to do away with it while I waited for my pasta to cook.

I was turning whole wheat rotini pasta into what we call in our family “stinky feet” pasta.  It gets that name because of the Locatelli cheese that we use.  It tastes delicious regardless of how it smells.  I made it with some of the special olive oil I got in St. Petersburg this summer from the Kalamazoo Olive Company.  The variety I used was Tuscan Herb.  It was so good.  All you do is cook the pasta and drain it, then you add the amount of olive oil you like.  Then you sprinkle with the cheese.  I also like to add some crushed red pepper flakes.

Mix it all together and it is just the best.  I think I love it because it is so simple.  It also tastes good!

Tuesday morning I was up early working on NaNoWriMo.  I knew I had a busy day ahead of me and I wanted to add as much to my word count as possible because I wasn’t sure if I’d have a chance to get back to it later in the day.  I also figured I needed breakfast early for the same reason.  I put together something that I love.

It looks a little strange I realized.  It’s cottage cheese and apple butter.  It probably sounds a little strange to some people too.  However, it is very tasty.  So sweet and creamy that it tastes decadent although it’s not.  It’s something I’ve loved for a long time although I’m usually hard pressed to convince other people.

I took it into the computer and ate while I worked.

That’s my view lately.  I’m kind of liking the view I think!  So as you can see, I’ve been a little bowled over, but I keep working!

Now don’t forget to make your way over to Peas & Crayons see what’s happening and say hi to all of the fun people.  They love to hear from you as much as I do!

I’ve got to get some more work done on my novel.  Enjoy your day!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!



34 responses to “Bowl Me Over…It’s WIAW!!

  1. Everything is better when it’s eaten out of a bowl! Cottage cheese and apple butter sounds delicious to me. I really likes anything paired with cottage cheese though – it’s one of my favorite foods!

  2. I’ve never tried apple butter before! Are they like pureed apples?
    Being a Chinese, I eat almost everything in a bowl! When I use a plate, my food somehow manages to find its way to the table! 😉

    • Vien, you’re so funny! That’s why I eat in a bowl most of the time…somehow my food has a life of it’s own! Apple butter is apples and spices cooked and then probably pureed. I buy it in a jar, but my sister used to make her own. It’s yummy!

  3. Mhmm, I love whole wheat pasta! Especially if its topped with lots of veggies, tomato sauce and cheese!

    Happy WIAW to you too!

  4. I love jam with cottage cheese (or now my tofu cottage cheese!) so that doesn’t look weird at all, I bet it was delish!

  5. If I were to count up over the course of a week, I think that 80% of my meals are in bowls! I also eat a lot of “one pot” meals (ie. Mix all the stuff together and cook it until it smells good).

  6. Looks great! I’m going to have to try cottage cheese with apple butter- it sounds good and I’m always looking for something to ‘spice’ up plain cottage cheese~ I like to use crushed pineapple, but apple butter seems more ‘winter appropriate’!

  7. You are a girl after my own heart with that pasta and cheese. Romano and whole wheat rotinini is truly one of my favorite things. I have, in fact, been known to eat romano cheese with a spoon.

  8. Oh my you cannot go wrong with pasta and cheese…. so so good! You reminded me that I need to have apple butter back in my life!

  9. You’re salads always look so fresh and crunchy. And I am a big fan of cottage cheese and any mix in, not weird at all. Hope you’re enjoying Thanksgiving Eve.

  10. I love eating out of bowls! I don’t know why, but I think everything tastes better out of them. And I most certainly won’t judge cottage cheese and apple butter, because chips dipped in cottage cheese and salsa was a favorite combo when I ate dairy–and trust me, you get some weird looks when you try to explain that one, too.

  11. The combination of cottage cheese and apple butter sounds fantastic!!
    Sweet and salty mmmm.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  12. That’s a nice day of eats.
    I have lived in St. Pete/Tampa area for 12 years and I have yet to go into the Kalamazoo Olive Company! What’s wrong with me! IT looks so cute, I just checked out their website! Thanks for the info, I am going to have to check it out soon! Happy WIAW! 🙂

  13. I would definitely try some of the cottage cheese with apple butter!

  14. Looks like a day of good eats!

  15. I eat just about every meal out of a bowl! I swear it tastes better than off a plate!

  16. (pssssst, hello, fran!!!!)

    the cottage cheese combo looks divine. i’m thinking cottage cheese & the peach butter i just opened from the farmer’s market this summer. 🙂

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