Howdy, y’all — ok, I know that makes me sound like a cowboy, but I’ve been homesick like woah lately, and I find that phrases like “howdy” randomly pop up in my mind.
Let’s put it like this: I had to un-“like” Colorado- and Texas-related pages on Facebook, because the pictures that were showing up in my news feed seriously bummed me out. I had to hold back tears every time a picture of the Rocky Mountains or Texas Hill Country popped up on my computer, so I decided it was time to limit my exposure to such things. Sigh.
But enough of my Debbie Downer motif! Happily, since it’s Wednesday and all, my count-down to the weekend is officially on. Also, thanks to Jenn at Peas & Crayons, it’s time for my favorite mid-week tradition: What I Ate Wednesday. Yay!
My seriously awesome find for the week came on Saturday, when it finally (albeit very, very briefly) became warm enough to contemplate getting fro yo. I mean, warmer weather is awesome in and of itself, but it’s made even more so by the fact that THERE’S A FRO YO SHOP IN MY APARTMENT BUILDING. I’m not even kidding. This is cause for a serious happy dance.
Needless to say, on Saturday I made a trip to this magical place to sample their offerings. I left with three tubs of different flavors: Nutella, blueberry cheesecake, and salted caramel. They were all spectacular. Holy mother of God, I love that stuff.
But ok, before I carry on about the glories of fro yo, here are some other meals:
Breakfasts consisted of green smoothies galore, and on the weekend, an egg white sammich.
My favorite lunch this week was spicy grilled chicken served on a ginormous bed of organic romaine and topped with what was probably a ridiculous amount of guacamole. (If there’s one condiment I can’t live without, it’s good guac. If it weren’t so highly perishable, I’d choose it as the one thing I’d want to have with me if I were stranded on a desert island.)
Dinners have run the gamut from spinach and feta turkey burgers to the Easter dinner gluttony we had with our friends (roasted pork tenderloin with spinach salad, potatoes au gratin, and cooked carrots):
Easter gluttony continued with dessert, and between the GF brownies (made with Bailey’s, no less, which made them uber-delicious) and all the Easter candy, I’m pretty sure I single-handedly gave myself diabetes in the course of one afternoon. I owe my pancreas a major apology, but it was totally worth it. I REGRET NOTHING.
And now, for the crowning glory: the fro yo. I tried to add some fruit into the mix to make dessert a wee bit more respectable, but as you can see, the ratio of fruit: fro yo was definitely more skewed than it should’ve been. Once again, though…I regret nothing.
It’s supposed to finally (finally!) become more spring-like this weekend, so a return trip to the glorious den of frozen vice (aka: the fro yo shop) will almost certainly happen. I can only imagine how I’ll be once summer arrives: Brandon will find me passed out on the floor with a spoon in my hand and melted Nutella flavor fro yo all over my face. It’ll be uuuuuuugly.
In the meantime though, I hope everyone has an awesome Wednesday!
Some foodie questions for you lovely people: What are your thoughts on fro yo? Do you like Easter candy? What’s your take on guacamole?