Happy Wednesday! So I have to make this quick since I totally forgot it was already Wednesday! You can blame on that on the fact I had Monday off from work, so I think it’s really Tuesday. Let’s get to it!
WEDNESDAY: Celebrating the Hallmark Holiday late, I made my man red velvet chocolate chip pancakes. Indulging is bliss. They turned out really well actually! I’ve never made pancakes from scratch before (I grew up in a Bisquick household) and I was kind of impressed with myself – ha. Conclusion? IMO, still: French Toast > Pancakes. Also no veggies, but having dessert for dinner is something we can all do every once in a while.
THURSDAY: We traveled to Northern Africa (in our kitchen) on Thursday and made Israeli couscous. We decided to make some orange-glazed tempeh and roasted vegetables to the mix. Rich in protein, fiber and nutrients, this was a successful dish that I happily added to the recipe box. It will most certainly be making another appearance in our kitchen!
FRIDAY: We made mushroom risotto on Friday night. Instead of used dried Porcini mushrooms like most recipes suggest, we used fresh Baby Bella mushrooms. It was so good, meaty and full of protein! Another one to add to the list!
MONDAY: I had Monday off work so I made what I called Presidents Day Soup. OK, not really. It was just spiced vegetable lentil soup. Lots of root veggies, brown lentils, simmering away for an hour…mmm! Warmed me right up. I still have leftovers that I’m happily eating for lunches at work.
In between the dinner madness I’ve been sticking to my usual soup and yogurt for lunch. Leftover soup, my Fage 0% blueberry and acai and I have all become best friends. I think it’s getting serious.
So there we have it! If you want to participate in What I Ate Wednesday, head over to Jenn’s blog at Peas and Crayons and find out how! More veggies to love this week! Trivia tonight with some friends and the start of Lent! I’m not Catholic, but I do give up something to try to “humble” myself or whatever. This year? Sweets! No more sweets for 40 days for yours truly. Last year REB and I gave up pizza and then decided to go without pizza until October when we were in Italy for the second leg of our honeymoon – the wait was worth it ;) This year, however, I am not giving up pizza. Unless I’m feeling uber adventurous. Have a good week everyone! <3
Are you giving up anything for the next 40 days?