I'm linking up for What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) again this week, so.... bring on the eats!
3/4 of the items in this picture are real shockers, aren't they?? No? Well... whatever. That top-right picture should throw you off a bit, though! Yesterday at work, I kid you not, there were three giant boxes of doughnuts from Dunkin' and a giant bag of Halloween candy. The fact that I managed to go the whole day and only have half a doughnut should be considered nothing short of a small miracle. My sweet tooth was sad.
Lunch was leftovers, per usual, and was really delicious! Since we had Monday off work, we decided to grill, so I pulled a package of bratwursts out of the freezer. We paired that with steamed broccoli and mayo-less potato salad (which I absolutely love). The potato salad turned out better than usual - I may have to recreate and get that recipe up here for you guys! It's quick and easy, and makes a great weeknight side dish.
Mid-afternoon, I went for a paper cup of pretzels (like a kindergartner, right??) - these are actually "pretzel puffs" with air in the middle... kind of weird. They made my mouth dry. Not the best snack I've ever had. Womp, womp.
Dinner last night was exactly what we were needing, given the frigid temps outside: homemade chicken noodle soup, courtesy of my sweet husband, with cheese toast on the side. I had some smoked Gouda in the fridge that I needed to use, and I pictured this getting melty and delicious... ummmmmm, no. I think something about the "smoked"ness of the cheese prevented it from melting the way regular Gouda does, and it just started blistering and getting weird instead. It still tasted delicious, but it definitely wasn't what I was imagining. C'est la vie!
We've got lots of soup left, and it will make perfect leftovers this week. At this point in the season, I can pretty much just leave my soup pot on the stove, because it will be in use constantly! There is truly nothing like a warm, hearty bowl of soup / stew / chili when the weather gets cold. What's your favorite recipe?