Despite my flair for the dramatic, I like things to be simple.
I appreciate when people get right to the point, my own blogging aside of course, and I value efficiency.
While I weirdly, and in some twisted recesses of my mind, enjoy watching the Housewives of Whatever County, I never want that kind of drama in my life. Truth be told, a good day is one where I knock a lot of items off my list, especially when those items involve things like read book, eat dinner, and make Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars.
I appreciate the days where I get a little, or even better a lot, of monkey loving, days where I get in a spin class and then come home and hang with the kitties in the yard, preferably next to my exploding cucumber patch and blossoming tomatoes. That my friends is an ideal day for me and simplicity at its finest.
I’ve decided to stick with that theme for today’s What I Ate Wednesday and share my Monday eats. It was three straight up meals, no snacks, no gimmicks, just easy and simple. Please give a warm welcome to Jenn, our lovely hostess with the mostess…and a chickpea, and a feline and a pilot. Now that’s a menagerie.
And away we go.
Breakfast should have been a banana, followed by a bowl of homemade Lemon Blueberry Granola, a dollop of Greek yogurt and fresh blueberries. Sadly I went to work and left breakfast in a bag right by my back door. Fricken, fracken. Out of desperation, I hit up the lunch room’s vending machines and went with a banana (no surprise there) and two cheese sticks (again no surprises). A bit unusual, but it did the trick. I’m actually thinking if I upgrade to a better caliber cheese, this could become a regular occurrence.
For lunch, I was fortunate and had a rare meal out at Ken Stewart’s, where I dined on Farro Risotto with baby kale, corn, edamame, and roasted tomatoes. Oh and my coworkers didn’t even bat an eye when I whipped out my phone and photographed my dish. They’ve become desensitized to my ways, which pleases the crazy in me to no end.
Dinner was a special treat and one I haven’t indulged in a quite some time. I ate an entire head of cauliflower, the one in the very first picture to be exact, which was harvested from my very own backyard garden. I roasted it and then covered it in a Blue Cheese Vinaigrette dressing. It was sensational and yes, I am still talking about cauliflower. Go ahead and try it, then we’ll talk.
There you have it, my friends: three simple meals for a simple gal, living a simple life, or something to that effect.
Do you prefer three solid square meals and nothing else or a bunch of small meals or perhaps even both? Do you like the simple life or do you prefer some drama in your day?