I very almost nearly remembered to take pictures of everything I ate yesterday – do you see how much I’m improving? I got breakfast through my afternoon snack down, but then I was a little stressed and still hungry in the evening, and downed a banana before I could remember to photograph it (luckily, I think you all know what a banana looks like, and this should not detract too severely from my overall WIAW post). Then dinner rolled around at L’s house and I was just so excited by it that it didn’t cross my mind until I was brushing my teeth before bed that I was supposed to photograph it – also fortunately, there were leftovers so I got a shot tonight just in time to write this post. Like I said – very almost nearly remembered everything. I think this bodes well for a 100% smooth sailing WIAW post next week.
|I know it's dark - I eat breakfast in my poorly-lit room as I try to get some studying in before work.|
So it all began with a lemon yogurt with a near pound of frozen blueberries added to it, far enough in advance to allow for thorough thawing. The yogurt is Cascade Fresh, my go-to when I’m craving a change from my usual Greek fare – I just take it out of the container when I’m adding so many berries to it since it’d absolutely overflow otherwise. Also, it makes for a quick assembly-free option in the morning by adding the two ingredients together the night before.
By lunchtime, I was pretty hungry again, and enjoyed every bite of my veggie burger (zapped in the microwave, c’est la vie) topped with a hefty amount of thai curry past, a few slices of cucumber and a little pile of mixed greens. I used a whole grain sandwich thin and had an apple on the side, which wound up tasting a little acidic, and I accidentally bit into a bruise. Red flags that it is no longer apple season, and my Costco dried apples and homemade applesauce in the freezer will have to do until next Fall. Oh, and the lettuce looks a little past-its-prime because I just stuck it all in the microwave together (minus the apple, anyway), so it wilted. Still tasted good.
When I got off of work, I was working up an appetite again and found out that dinner was still an easy 3 ½ hours away, so I ate a serving of almonds. By the time I got home and showered, it was only 5:15 and I was still hungry. So a banana went down the hatch with my fingers crossed that I hadn’t just spoiled my dinner.
I didn’t! Delicious homemade minestrone soup full of beans and veggies and overall deliciousness, followed by this lamb/grassfed ground beef patty that was so spicy I forced myself to endure another bowl of delicious soup just to calm my throat down afterwards. It had harissa and cayenne pepper in it, then you eat it drizzled with olive oil, spread with a tad bit more harissa (I was good without that extra bit, phew!) and a sprinkling of homemade toasted cumin. L’s mom is a serious cook. I gladly took the 4 extra burgers home with me and stuck them in the freezer for later on – I’m not a big red meat eater but to keep my iron up, and because I proudly admit to loving ground meat (I know, yet I don’t go crazy over the pricey steaks…), I like to keep some good quality sources on hand.
And that was it! We followed up dinner with a festive round of Christmas tree shopping, settled on a fairly large one for L’s living room, and then I went home and went straight to bed. No time for dessert that night – it was a long day!
|I'm sorry I'm hunched over and L and I both have spooky white eyes from the flash. Not our finest photograph!|