I had really big plans to be extra witty and maybe even a little “supercalifragilisticoespialidoso” in today’s post. You know what they say about the best laid plans though. Yeah, me neither. What I do know is all hell is breaking loose at the office, and I spent a good thirteen hours chained to my desk yesterday (not literally, although it felt like it) and likely will do so again today, which means my creativity is now out the window or maybe even swimming with the fishes. I’ll try to resurrect it later this week, but for now, it’s going to be all about the pictures. Three cheers for visual stimulation. Throw in a half-hearted attempt at a “Rah, Rah,” and we’ll be good to go.
Happy What I Ate Wednesday Gang. As always, special thanks to Jenn at Peas & Crayons for hosting. Insert more “rah, rahs” here.
Today I’m sharing my Saturdays eats because I’ve got pictures of everything. Let’s begin.
First breakfast was a smoothie with, from the top down, frozen mango, farmer’s market spinach, fresh strawberries, frozen bananas and some pineapple juice. It was truly tropical, and when I closed my eyes hard and tight enough (wink, wink), I could almost imagine myself on a beach, basking in the sun, while an island boy (i.e. the Hubby) fanned me with giant palm fronds. Hey, it’s Holy Week, so palm leaves are hot right now, which means there’s a chance (don’t take this from me).
Lunch was a short while later and from Aladdin’s Eatery, which is marketed as Middle Eastern cuisine. I got a big old salad of “mixed greens, calamata olives, cucumbers, and sliced tomato, topped with feta cheese, and scallions.” I also got a trough size vat of hummus, which I proceeded to eat pretty much all day long, with pita bread (not pictured). I know my salad and hummus was hugely adventurous. Snort.
Second breakfast (yes it came after lunch) was my very last Orange Cherry Oatmeal muffin. I savored each and every bite.
For dinner, I was actually inspired by a blog I recently discovered through Ms. Peas and Crayons herself, so it seems only fitting, I showcase her food on my WIAW post. The blogger is Kat, the blog is Breakfast To Bed, and the inspirational post was Walking is Overrated. She made a veggie hash, which had me swooning and pretty much ready to lick the screen. My laptop is a touch screen, so I was forced to restrain myself. It wasn’t easy.
In any event, I made something similar on Saturday, using a few different veggies and my oven more than the stove. It was delicious, and Kat is ridiculously funny.
I also followed in her footsteps and topped mine Roasted Veggie Hash (I’m not sure I can call my version a hash, but I’m going to anyway) with a perfectly coiffed fried egg. I had a couple of yolk porn pictures, but I can’t bring myself to share them. Let me just say, when yolk porn looks good, it’s game on, but when yolk porn goes bad, you don’t want to witness it. Eating it, on the other hand, is still perfectly acceptable. Just close your eyes hard and tight (wink, wink).
Since I had a salad for lunch and veggies for dinner or truly because Heather somehow managed to get ice cream stuck in my brain, I did what any good old Clevelander will do in the dead of winter (you can call it Spring, but I’ve got snow on the ground), I bundled up in several layers, a warm woolen hat, some gloves and went out for Gelato at The Sweet Spot (I didn’t make this name up, but oh how apt it is).
I got not one, but two flavors of sweet awesomeness: the Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and a Cinnamon Caramel Swirl and the Creamy Peanut Butter. It was divine, and there was no need to close your eyes hard and tight.
What have you been noshing on? What new blogs have you discovered lately, and what’s your favorite gelato flavor?