Ok, so: I woke up this morning thinking it was Tuesday. For about 30 seconds, I was seriously bummed out and was all “Omigod, it can’t only be Tuesday. It seriously feels like Wednesday.” Then, as I groggily stumbled around the kitchen getting my coffee ready, I realized: it is Wednesday!
Insert huuuuuuge sigh of relief here.
Since it’s Wednesday (thank God), it’s time for What I Ate Wednesday, hosted by the lovely Jenn of Peas & Crayons. Oh, and because I’m inordinately excited about the arrival of spring (despite the persistently wintery weather that’s all up in our grill in DC), I have a few spring flower pictures to throw into the mix. Rest assured, though: I didn’t eat said flowers, despite their presence in a post dedicated to showcasing what I ate.
But I digress.
Like last week, this is a bit of a mash-up of my meals of late — and you’ll notice a theme here: chicken. I love, love, love chicken. My mom said she was once at a baby shower where they played a game of identifying baby foods based solely on smell, and that she was immediately able to identify anything involving chicken. Apparently I chowed down on insane amounts of it when I was a wee lass. As she tells it, I’d eat almost anything — as long as it involved chicken. As you see from these meals, that trend continues today.
As always, I begin my day with coffee (aka: nectar of the gods). I looove nut-flavored coffees, and either amaretto or hazelnut flavored coffee will have me drooling like one of Pavlov’s dogs in a matter of seconds.
I normally have my beloved green smoothie, but yesterday I tried using organic baby kale from Earthbound Organics instead of my usual full-leaf kale. EPIC FAIL! It tasted awful. I mean, it was so bad that I made a face and violently shook my head in disgust each time I took a sip. I tried to fix it, but it was truly a lipstick-on-a-dying-pig situation: no amount of fruit, yogurt, or honey could redeem it. I tried holding my nose when I drank it, but the then aftertaste lingered in a truly heinous way.
At that point, I realized it was time to throw in the towel on the failed smoothie and just eat something else. Sooooo, I had some Cinnamon Chex with almond milk. If there’s one place where I can always find solace, it’s in a box of Cinnamon Chex.
Other breaky offerings have included egg whites with GF toast, and, prior to the baby kale fail, the usual green smoothie:
Oh hai, here’s a random picture of some pretty flowers!
I’ve been on a soup kick lately, which has included chicken and rice soup with added spinach.
This weekend, though, we had rotisserie chicken from Costco (seriously, they have some of the best rotisserie chickens ever) with organic baby greens, raspberries, and avocado. It was soooooo effin’ delicious!
Dinners have run a wide gamut lately, since Brandon and I are trying a bunch of new recipes. We’ve had Moroccan-spiced chicken with a carrot and chickpea tagine, chicken crusted with za’atar and served with Greek salad (both of which come from Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Fresh cookbook — she’s one of my favorite chefs, and her cookbooks are the bomb diggity), and tacos al carbon from a new Tex-Mex cookbook that we bought in an effort to soothe Brandon’s homesickness for Texas and our shared longing for good Mexican-ish food.
Oh hai, here’s another random picture of pretty flowers!
Anywho, I hope you’re all having a lovely week — and, of course, happy Wednesday!
Have you ever had a smoothie go seriously wrong? What’s your favorite kind of coffee?