I’ve decided to follow the rules today. I’m going to share a full day of meals for What I Ate Wednesday. I can’t remember the last time I actually did this, so it should be interesting.
Back in the day when I was a rule abiding citizen, I almost always doled out my meals from either Saturday or Sunday because let’s face it, weekend food is where it’s at… ♫ “I got two turntables and a microphone. Where it’s at.” Sorry, Beck always makes me bust out into song; at least in my head. I saw him perform when I was in high school, and the parts I remember were really good. The parts I don’t…well let me be a lesson to you about underage drinking. Don’t do it; back away from the Boone’s.
I digress. We (or really me) was talking about my weekend eats. I like to reveal those because I have more time to cook, I can stage my photos and I take my entire plate of food outside for a better picture. Oh, the things we do for a good shot. Every so often though, I like to break the mold and show you a “real” day of food, which means I didn’t plan anything and I certainly didn’t stage it. I think it’s good for me, you, and everybody involved. Just go with it; it’s easier.
The whole concept behind WIAW isn’t to have the prettiest picture or the best looking fruit salad (although I’m still going to try because my competitive side doesn’t just shrivel up and die overnight; actually she gets stronger after a good night’s rest); the purpose of WIAW is to share a simple day’s worth of food and maybe inspire a few folks along the way. While these meals might not necessarily be inspiring, they are certainly real.
Today’s post is entitled “The Working Girl Edition” because every single one of the meals I’m about to share was eaten at the office. I spent just over twelve hours there yesterday, so it was a good thing I had supplies handy (i.e. food). Totally honestly now, I always have supplies handy.
First up, my breakfast was a (paper) bowl of Orange Cranberry Granola (recipe still to come), two spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt and one freshly sliced peach. It helps to keep a cutting board at work.
I think this is just about the most perfect bite. Crispy crunchy granola, tangy creamy yogurt, and a sweet juicy peach. Damn, I wish I had more peaches. I would trade all the Boone’s in the world for another peach. Hell, I’d give away all the Boone’s in the world. Underage drinking: don’t do it.
Lunch was a couple of hours later, and it started with a huge pile of red leaf lettuce. Yep, it’s official; I’m back on the salad train.
I topped it with banana peppers, carrots, cucumber, green bell peppers, shredded Parmesan and a hard-boiled egg. Then I poured a generous amount of Annie’s Tuscany Italian dressing over the whole thing. It was finger-licking and fork-smacking good, and apparently I like to abuse my utensils.
After lunch, I snacked on more cheese: two little balls of Babybel to be exact. Ignore the tomatoes, I didn’t eat those; not yesterday anyway.
I ended up grabbing dinner from a local burrito joint and bringing it back to the office. Think Chipotle, minus the industrial interior. In the mix, and ultimately my belly, was brown rice, black beans, sautéed veggies, more cheese, pico de gallo, spicy salsa and black olives. Basically, it was a warm bowl of comfort food towards the end of a long day; it hit the spot.
Since I got home after nine last night, I didn’t do much more, other than feed my frenzied felines and crash. Man, it felt good to crash and by crash, I mean sleep because sleep is where it’s at…♫ “I got two turntables and a microphone. Where it’s at.”
What does a “working day” of food look like in your world? Do you have a preference in what I share for WIAW: a random and not staged day of food or my photo friendly weekend eats?