Good Morning and welcome to the May 22 edition of What I Ate Wednesday! Ok, so I’m being excessively cheery. I’m trying to make up for my less than cheery Week In Review on Monday. I’m happy to say that the food will sound better than the week did. Isn’t it all about the food anyway?! 😉 Well it is on Wednesdays!!
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We were happy to spend last Wednesday afternoon with our monthly group of Ralph’s family, sisters, cousins, nieces…and of course there was food!
This was a wonderful layered Caprese salad. So good! There was a drizzled balsamic reduction on it that was just enough, I didn’t need to use the dressing they gave me on the side. Yum.
Ok…so there was birthday cake. This was really delicious, very chocolate-y. Glad I got a “smaller” piece.
A mixed cheese salad with balsamic vinegar. Really tasty and very filling. One of my favorite choices which is why I have it so often! 🙂
I actually fed myself once…an apple with cinnamon…breakfast, lunch…I don’t remember, but I love it this way. It lasts longer which makes it very filling.
Saturday (after recovering from the Relay) Ralph and I headed to the diner. I got my fave…egg white omelette with mushrooms and spinach. I was feeling the need for some extra protein, so I added a side of cottage cheese. Great combo!
Ok, so we also felt the need for ice cream. This was key lime pie…so yummy. I’m allowing myself one visit on the weekend. It’s so good, I’d be in trouble if I didn’t restrict myself!
Sunday night, Ralph and I were in need of some comfort food. This is an example of “If you ask for what you want at a restaurant, you just might get it.” I remembered that one time, Ralph had one time gotten an entrée at this pizzeria that had mixed sautéed vegetables for his side. I asked it they could just mix those veggies with pasta. The answer was yes! The veggies were cooked in garlic olive oil and this was just yummy! Filling too, I had to save half and bring it home. I was very happy with this!
Monday was my sister Ele’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Ele!!) and we took her to the local Chinese restaurant. This was called Family Style Bean Curd. Sounds appetizing, right?! Of course, it was tofu with veggies. I asked for brown rice on the size. This was very good and I did NOT take any of it home. I purposely didn’t get any soup, just wanted my entrée.
My fortune cookie from the Chinese restaurant. I liked my fortune…very true…
I have to admit, there was also ice cream after this, but no pictures, please…I was trying to fool myself, but I need to do true confessions here. Caramel Apple…they had to scrape the bottom of the tub to get my serving out. Is that sort of like Broken Cookies and therefore doesn’t count?!?! I think that should be the rule! 😉
So that’s What I Ate Wednesday for this week. Let’s hope that next week is better in general and that the food continues to be so good. Well, I do need to cook more, but that’s an ongoing give and take! Be sure to visit Peas & Crayons to check out some other blogs and leave some comments!
Happy What I Ate Wednesday!!