Well they don’t all look alike, but…close!
What doesn’t always look alike is What I Ate Wednesday. What is that? Well, it’s that wonderful party till you’re full party over at Peas & Crayons with the lovely Jenn wearing the hostess outfit! Take a few minutes to visit and enjoy. Most Wednesdays, I go back three or four times to catch up on all of the excitement. Now play nice…don’t just sightsee over there…Be sure to leave some comments, because we all like to know when you’ve come to visit. So here we go…
Why do I say they all look alike? Well, because sometimes it seems like they all look alike! I eat a lot of nut butter things. I put them on apples…I put them on rice cakes…they still look like nut butters. I eat a lot of salads and I do my best to make them look different, I put them in my wonderful Big Purple Bowl, I enumerate all of my ingredients but in the end…they pretty much all look alike! But, hey…what the heck. They taste good and that’s all that really matters!
This was a wonderful salad from over the weekend. It had romaine, tomato, green bell pepper, homemade black beans and leftover stuffing! I like to put a grain in and was about to cook up something, when I thought about it. I had stuffing, it needed to be eaten or I would have to throw it out so…it went in the salad. With balsamic vinaigrette…it was Wonderful! I certainly have made the most of this stuffing! That’s good because my sister, Ele tells me she still has some more! Yikes!
I love it when overnight oats in a jar are done the right way…in a nearly empty nut butter jar. This was a brand from Aldi’s. It was tasty peanut butter, but even better with some O’s added in!
Very yummy and always more filling with the nut butter.
Speaking of nut butters…this following item needs to be listed under TIDNTKE (Things I Didn’t Need To Know Existed) Ralph kept seeing commercials for Nutella and asked if I ever tried it. I hadn’t. I decided I’d get him some to surprise him. Turns out he didn’t wanted it, just asked about it. 😦
I decided to be thrifty and I bought the Shoprite brand. I have to confess…the jar is two-thirds empty.
However…this is the first time I’ve eaten it on rice cakes or crackers or bread or anything that wasn’t a spoon. In other words, I’m addicted to it!! It is just delicious. Now I don’t know if the real Nutella could be any better than the store brand. If it is better please don’t tell me because I’m going to have to lock myself in a closet Right Now!! It is very yummy!
I tried cooking up some quinoa on Monday, which I promptly burned because I didn’t add as much liquid as usual…Duh!! Most of it was good to use. I would have been really disappointed if it hadn’t been. It had that nice woodsy taste! 😉
Again…romaine, tomato, green bell pepper, black beans, woodsy quinoa and shredded cheese.
Looks like a salad doesn’t it. That’s because it Is a salad! Can’t fool me! Can’t fool You!
In life, I like things to be obvious. I like people to be what they seem to be and I like my food to look like what it is. I’m healthy and I’m happy and I enjoy the food I eat. So who cares if they all look alike. I don’t think I do, I like things just the way they are.
So if you want to see some things that don’t look like this, be sure to hurry over to Peas & Crayons…you’ll see lots of pretty foods and hear interesting stories and ideas. It’s some of the best food fun you can have and not have to worry about gaining any weight! I’m on my way there now, myself!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!