What I Ate Wednesday: There’s a first for everything…

I love to know what people ate. Is that weird? When husband goes to a business lunch the first thing I ask him is what he ordered. My favorite book in the Little House on the Prairie series is Farmer Boy because it has so much detail about food. I love when books give the details of what the characters had to eat! I don’t know what it is, but it’s a love and I’m not ashamed to share it with you.

A few bloggers that I follow do a fun “What I Ate Wednesday” post, and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. I thought there was no better time than now to start! It’s a fun way to get a little peak at the everyday. Plus, there’s no way I’m the only one who enjoys hearing about what other people ate. So for you, fellow lover-of-knowing-what others-ate, this post is for you 🙂

This is what I had last Thursday.

7:30 am – Breakfast

A small bowl of cream-o-wheat with a drizzle of pure maple syrup on top. We have been dedicated oatmeal eaters for the last 4 or 5 years and honestly, we are all a little sick of it. My brother, who lived with us last year, wanted some cream of wheat and so we bought it and made it. My family fell in love! It was something I had eaten in childhood but had never made or really thought of since. Best discovery of this winter, hands down.

I had to get May off to school so I didn’t make time for much else.

WIAW breakfast

9:30 am- Mornin’ snack

I’m starving after a light breakfast so I grabbed a homemade fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt and added some chia seeds. Sooo good. Recipe coming next week!

WIAW snack

11:45 am – Lunch

This whole salad-in-a-jar thing has changed my lunches. I’ve had a salad every day for lunch for the last week and a half and I’m totally in love. It’s just so dang convenient! I also had a boiled egg, some of that addicting 3 ingredient yogurt dip and an apple. I could eat this lunch 3 times a week for the rest of my life and die a happy woman.


WIAW lunchs

3:30 pm – Snack Time

May is home from school, the boys are done with quiet time, and now it’s time for playing and a snack. We popped some of the popcorn that we grew this year. The kernels are small and it had lots of old maids in the batch, but we still think it’s pretty fun to say we grew popcorn. I also pulled out the store-bought stuff to top off the bowl. Add a little melted butter and a heavy hand of salt and you have yourself one amazing snack.

WIAW popcorn

WIAW popconr

6:00 pm – Dinner

Dinner was a quick stir fry over brown rice. Can you guess what that meat is? It’s lamb. Our lamb to be exact. It’s taken some getting used to but I’m getting better at cooking it and I’m liking it more and more. I’m still not sure if I would raise lambs again for meat but Thomas sure thinks it was worth the effort. In other words, I’m cooking it well enough that he’s really enjoying it! And my, aren’t after dark pictures awful?

WIAW stirfry

9:17 pm – snack (which I wanted until the next day to take a picture of… isn’t natural light so much better?!).

A giant banana and a little piece of good dark chocolate. Mmm. Why are chocolate and banana so good together? And water… lots and lots of water all day long.

WIAW treat

See! That was fun wasn’t it?

If you are interested in seeing more WIAW posts just pop over to Peas and Crayons. She’s the one who started this fun and shes’s where everyone goes to share.

Thanks for letting me indulge and have a great day!

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I ate “Bear Mush” (aka cream of wheat for kids) growing up and every time it snows here I crave a bowl. Something about the weather makes me nostalgic for it 🙂

I came over from Peas and Crayons – I do find seeing what everyone eats to be fun. Your stir fry looks good – and – your own lamb? Cool… Now you have me thinking of getting some at the Farmer’s Market…

farmer boy is one of my favorites for the same reason. I’m loving this series!

I’ve fixed a german chocolate cake fixed according to package with 3/4 of the frosting in the cake. When it was done after it cooled, the remaining frosting was microwaved a few seconds then poured over the bundt cake. It was awesome. My seven year old who is a picky eater, loved it. The frosting was coconut pecan. So easy so such a comfort food.

Tillamook yogurt has pomagranate/blackberry yogurt flavor that is awesome. (well, all their flavors are awesome, they use Oregon berries in many of their flavors, even their vanilla is yummy ) They also have a low cal naturally sweetened that really tastes good. I don’t know why most low sugar yogurts taste so bad. Hopefully you live where you can get it. It is so good, there isn’t enough to go around.

Dannon has a light ‘n’ fit Greek yogurt line and the toasted coconut and vanilla flavor is a-MAZ-ing. It’s probably not as wholesome as your homemade stuff, but it is seriously so good.

Today was my first WIAW too! 🙂 Fun, fun. That salad looks like a great idea!

Mmmm, cream of wheat. I haven’t had that in ages!

I just pinned about a million of your recipes. New follower! Thanks!

I’ve been loving Spaghetti Squash! I eat it like pasta with a little red sauce and some shredded mozzarella cheese. It’s really good!

Oh and popcorn! My hubby gave me an air popper for Christmas and I love it! And my daughter shares my deep love of popcorn so it makes it even more fun to make. I use a little of the seasoning salts they have now with a little melted butter. I challenged myself not to eat any desserts for 30 days (I’m on day 5) and this has really helped me get through it!

I love making Israeli couscous risotto style, topped with lots and lots of roasted veggies. Mmm!

You and I are a lot alike- I also favor books that discuss food! Like the first Harry Potter book and farmer boy and Anne of green gables. I think about food a lot, especially and taste and texture combinations, and it makes me feel so happy!

I love the whole salad in a jar thing. I keep meaning to give it a try!!! I am assuming it makes prepping for work lunches super easy?

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