Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WIAW: quick dinner & a winter treat

I fully intended to have a pleasant little "Happy Wednesday! Have a great day!" opener for this post, but then I spent the morning on the phone with the insurance company and the police filing a report about the things that were stolen out of our car last night, and now, well... let's just say I'm not really feeling it. Apparently, a lovely group of individuals wandered through our neighborhood last night causing a ruckus and taking whatever they pleased. People are wonderful, aren't they? So pardon me if I'm a little feistier than usual this morning.

Time for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday! Jenn has a great description of this link-up on her blog, and it is something that I've really started to enjoy doing. As usual, these pictures are from yesterday - typical workday eats.

Breakfast was coffee with a DIY yogurt parfait - I found on Monday that I was hungrier than usual by the time I got home from work, so I tried to add a little extra to my eats on Tuesday to combat that. I took my usual yogurt, but also added a little vanilla almond granola. So good!

On Sunday, I made a big batch of pea soup and divided it up for C & I to take for lunches this week. Looks really gross, but tastes delicious! Also, I had a little left in the bottom of a carton of cottage cheese, so I threw that in my bag as well. Mixed it with some salt and pepper (so good that way) and it made the perfect addition to my mid-day meal.

I didn't eat my usual banana with breakfast, so I ate this on my way to the train in the afternoon - excellent idea, because it kept my tummy from rumbling on the ride home.

Dinner was a little less organized than usual last night. Neither C or I could really decide what we wanted, so we ended up eating different things. For me, I put together a quesadilla with turkey lunch meat, provolone, bacon bits, and pesto. It was delicious! Probably would have been better if I'd managed to not flip it directly onto the stove top instead of the pan, but that's neither here nor there. Added a Caesar salad on the side, and snuck a few leftover TJ's garlic fries from the ones C was eating. This dinner was quick and easy, and it got the job done.

Last but not least, a little treat while watching the Voice - Nutella hot chocolate! I'm pretty sure I saw this on a blog (or possibly Pintrest), but I can't remember where now. Just heat up a cup of milk, and stir in a spoonful (or two!) of Nutella until it melts. This was SO good - might just be my new winter staple. :)

What's your favorite winter treat? What's your go-to dinner when you don't have plans? I can turn almost anything into a quesadilla... it's quite a talent!


Kadee Cramer said...

Favorite winter treat: soup! I'm obsessed.

If I can't figure out what to make for dinner I almost always have stuff to make turkey tacos.. or homemade pizza. :D I make a million kinds of quesadillas for lunch though, love them!

Jessie said...

What a perfect way to end your night. I did the same thing a couple evenings ago, but instead mixed in PB & Co's Dark chocolate dreams w/ dark hot cocoa & then put it in the freezer to ice it up... guess you could say it was more like iced hot chocolate Ha Ha!

go to meal: rice bowls, salads, smoothies, sandwiches/wraps

Have a lovely day

blm said...

i'm big on anything in a tortilla when i'm in a rut--quesadillas, breakfast burritos, pb+j, whatever!

Juli @ 1000lovelythings said...

I truely believe that EVERYTHING is better when you wrap it into a tortilla. Nutella hot chocolate sounds great! My husband always fills milk in the almost empty nutella jar and microwaves until melted. Perfect treat!

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

Yummm!! Your eats look great! And that nutella hot chocolate sounds like an AMAZING creation. I think I'm going to need to repeat that ASAP. (Also, for an "adult" twist - you should check out the Caramel Creme liquor from A. Smith Bowman's. Add that in to this hot chocolate and I'm pretty sure I could die a happy person. PPS - I sound really boozy right now... I swear I'm not!)

Lindsay said...

Iced hot chocolate sounds delicious, too! Kind of like a melty chocolate milkshake... yum!

I have recently rediscovered my love for the good sandwich. Also good for almost any meal! :)

Lindsay said...

That is GENIUS! Why didn't I think of that?? Luckily, I have an almost-empty jar of Nutella in the pantry.... now I know what I'm doing with it! :)

Thanks for reading!

Lindsay said...

Ummm Caramal Creme liquor sounds delicious!! We are definitely going to have to make a trip to this distillery, as it seems like you guys have really enjoyed your experiences there. And it's a stone's throw from our house! I will be stopping by there, if only for that liquor you mentioned. Haha!