I wasn’t really sure if I would have a What I Ate Wednesday post for this week.
I eat a lot of the same stuff all of the time and just when I think it’s different, I realize it’s the same ingredients arranged in a different way.
How many bowls of oatmeal can you look at?
None of this really bothers me at all. I like what I eat.
I can’t imagine eating completely different foods at every meal every day or conjuring up creative casseroles not because I crave it but to scream to the World Wide Web Hey look what I made! Look what I eat over here!
I never liked casseroles. Or meatloaf for that matter. My parents were big on making meatloaf for dinner but I never wanted it. I should have known then that I was destined to be a vegetarian.
The more I think about it, my diet is probably more varied now than it ever was in terms of the wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables I consume on a regular basis.
Somewhere down the line I lost my picky nature and will try just about anything and even eat something called quinoa. I would never have touched something called quinoa as a kid. It sounds wrong.
Anyway, right before deciding to skip WIAW, I took a look at some of the pictures I have taken over the last few days and actually found we have some stuff to talk about it.
On Monday I woke up thinking I was in the mood for my three-ingredient pancake before my run instead of oatmeal.
Remember that pancake? I ate it a lot last year.
Only it didn’t come out looking like the above picture this time.
I guess my three-ingredient pancake flipping skills are really rusty because it didn’t flip and ended up a pancake mash in a bowl.
A pancake mash with peanut butter can never really be a bad thing, it’s only bad if you want to take a picture.
I redeemed myself for my son’s breakfast when he requested chocolate chip waffles with sprinkles in the batter.
I was out of Kodiak Cakes mix (among a ton of other ingredients – I really wonder what I buy each week at the grocery store) so I made the waffle batter from scratch, very loosely (and I mean very- I always end up modifying) following this recipe for oatmeal pancakes from Chocolate Covered Katie.
He grabbed the plate before I could get a good picture for you.
These waffles reheat nice the next day in the toaster so if you want to make extra, I recommend doubling (or tripling) the batter and making enough to freeze/refrigerate.
I brought a little lunch with me to the Islanders game on Monday (they won again! I can’t even believe it).
I always bring something to eat for day games because I can’t deal with the price they have the nerve to charge for stadium food.
Very often I will pack a salad of some sort but I wasn’t in the salad mood at all.
I wanted a toasted English muffin (which I knew I was going to eat almost like a sandwich and cold but I didn’t care) with peanut butter, apples and a side of strawberries.
Eating exactly what I am in the mood rather than what I think I should be in the mood for always hits the spot.
I have been a in very fruit and peanut butter mood lately which I guess isn’t new but this week it’s been especially popular in my kitchen.
Diced apple sprinkled with cinnamon and a side of peanut butter is still my favorite.
I have been adding LOVE GROWN Cocoa Goodness Oat Clusters to the peanut butter. Do it.
With strawberries still at a good price, they have been making the perfect snack combo with banana and peanut butter any hour of the day.
I got lucky last night because I didn’t have to cook. We were out in the area of Whole Foods and hungry so we made a dinner stop at the food bar.
All the good stuff in one place – roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, a chick pea salad something, guacamole and even some tofu.
I never eat tofu but it looked good. Look at me eating something different!
I did make banana soft serve the other night for a change.
I blended frozen bananas, frozen berries and peanut butter with mini chocolate chips and whipped cream on top.
And you should know that I just finished my mug of coffee basically in two sips. I hate when that happens.
Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating today!
Are you a picky eater? Were you a picky eater as a kid?
Do you forget everything you need when you are at the grocery store?
What did you hate to have for dinner as a kid? Did you like meatloaf?