Happy What I Ate Wednesday my little sugar cookies.
I think it’s safe to assume I’ve dipped my toe and maybe even a calf into the winter sweets-fest extravaganza happening pretty much everywhere right now. Y’all know I’ve got a thing for sugar. I’d need an entire set of dentures to get rid of my sweet tooth, and since I’m definitely not that old yet… Not even close, by the way.
I’m trying to temper my sugar dabbling ways with some healthy eats and exercise. So just to prove my healthy meals weren’t a one time thing this week, I’m sharing Sunday, a day where leftovers made an appearance at every meal, so I can at least say I ate healthy on two separate occasions.
When you are done here, head on over to Peas and Crayons and throw a little comment loving Ms. Jenn’s way for hosting this ridiculously popular shindig. One hundred and seventy-five link ups last week. That’s a crazy amount of daily eats and obviously the place to be in a Foodie town. On that note….
For Sunday morning’s breakfast, I scraped together the last of my remaining granola from the week and topped it with plain Greek yogurt and fresh berries. I also had some champagne leftover from my Beet Juice mimosa’s so I kept it traditional and just added orange juice. It’s safe to assume I had alcohol for breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday. What can I say; I like to live on the wild side. Although apparently not too wild since it took more than two days for me to finish a bottle of champagne. We can thank god and whoever invented those crazy expanding corks for my habit.
A little later in the day, I whipped up some fried eggs, reheated my leftover parmesan roasted sweet potatoes and toasted the last of the multi-grain bread, which I then covered in Raspberry Jalapeno and Basil jam (magic does exist, and it comes in this little container). Mimosa’s and yolk porn on back to back days this weekend; I think I’ve died and gone to Heaven. Also, anytime yolk porn is involved, I’d call the meal a screaming success (in an “Oh God Oh God” kind of way).
Later in the day, I snacked on an apple, which I failed to photograph. I know, bad food blogger, bad. I think everyone is going to survive though, myself included, but just in case, there’s any concerns, it was red on the outside, white and juicy on the inside, and overall crispy and refreshing. I also drank mass quantities of water throughout the day; gotta rehydrate after those mimosas.
Fast forward a couple of hours and I felt, or rather my stomach told me, a second snack was in order. I stuck my head in the fridge and came out with the remnants of Jenn’s Asparagus Pesto. I paired this delicious and flavorful pesto with Back To Nature’s Harvest Whole Wheat crackers and went to town. Mmmm…..so good.
I was feeling hungry again a short time later (can you say tape worm), so I stuck my head back in the fridge to see what I could throw together for dinner.
We had some CSA tomatoes on their last leg (if tomatoes had legs, mind you), a leftover opened can of artichokes, at least half full and a handful of Kalamata olives just begging to be used. Normally, I’d throw them all together with some whole wheat spaghetti, a little bit of feta, a lot of garlic, but I wasn’t really feeling pasta, so instead I threw everything on top of a garlic infused pizza crust and called it a day.
For those of you who are very observant and actually read the first couple of paragraphs, you’ll notice no sugar was consumed (other than the natural fruit kind) because I really am trying to hold back on my sugar cravings. Full denial though: absolutely not; this doesn’t work for me. In the past week or so, I’ve had a couple of frosted sugar cookies, which I would eat because of the frosting alone, a toffee bar brownie, a generous handful of Werther’s Originals and an equally generous handful of Andes mints. I’m trying not to eat something sweet, no matter how small, on a daily basis though because then I start craving sweets like a MoFo and lord knows they are readily available right now.
Some people can eat just one, but I know myself, and I’m not one of those people. If you leave me alone with a bag of sweets, I will eat the bag, after I consumed all the sweets inside. Hello, my name is Meghan, and I have a sugar addiction. It’s a thin line, but thus far I’m enjoying the holidays without going overboard. Hopefully I can stay on the right side of the deck, and I’m not sure how boats made their way into this post, but there you have it.
What’s you favorite kind of leftovers? How are you handling all the sweets this time of year? Do you dive right in or show some restraint? Anyone else want to cop to a sugar addiction?