How can it possibly be Wednesday again?
Where did the last seven days go?
Can somebody please tell me how it is already time to celebrate our day of food like we do each week, Peas and Crayons style?
Somewhere in the lost last seven days Mother’s Day happened, and while I’d like to (and probably will soon) write a whole sappy post on how wonderful my boys and husband are, right now I am just going to give the Cliffs Notes version of a really, really wonderful day.
A long morning walk in the sunshine with two dogs, a massage from my kids when I returned, (oh yes, I most definitely did receive a massage table for Mother’s Day),
a brunch-time gluten free berry scone at The Flying Apron bakery in Seattle,
an entire afternoon at Matthew’s Beach park with 75 degree temperatures, a picnic lunch, and this view:
and dinner at my in-laws with Erik’s family:
I was completely spoiled and enjoyed every second of it. I especially loved the extra love from my boys–I received the most beautiful handmade cards, many hugs, and several kisses:
It was awesome.
The next day was Monday. The weather was gorgeous again, so I took my meals outside. And this is what I ate.
Pre-workout breakfast: 8 am
Fresh juice made from romaine lettuce, carrots, apple and lemon.
Post-workout Breakfast: 10:30-ish am
Smoothie made from vanilla Sun Warrior protein powder (look at me mixing things up! Vanilla instead of chocolate! Wahoo!), mixed frozen berries, almond milk and spinach. Perfection in a glass.
Mid-day snack: 12pm
An unphotographed snack happened in the car on my way to run errands–a light cheddar cheese stick and a handful of carrot sticks.
Lunch: 2 pm
Leftover Spicy Peanut Quinoa Salad from Mother’s Day dinner (that Erik made!) and some deviled eggs, inspired by Kath‘s recent adventure. See my little fuzzy friend over there? That is my sister’s dog, Buddy, who we are dog-sitting this week. The boy is always around when food is out! He thinks he is starving, but he’s really not.
I had an afternoon snack of a peanut butter crisp ball with my kids when they got home from school. But I didn’t photograph it. Just imagine a small golf-ball sized, brown ball. Now imagine it being the best thing you ate all day, and there you go.
Dinner: 6:30 pm
I totally forgot to take a photo of my dinner until I was half done eating! I apologize for the photo, but please know, it was much more attractive before I scarfed half of it up.
A stuffed baked sweet potato with cottage cheese, roasted broccoli and roasted orange bell pepper. The rest of the family had cheddar cheese instead of cottage cheese. I thought mine was delicious!
You might notice that I have recently rediscovered my love for cottage cheese. I overdosed on it about 7 years ago doing Body For Life, and haven’t had it much since then. Something made me buy it a couple of weeks ago and now I’m putting it in and on everything. It is a great source of low-fat protein, if you can get past the curds and whey thing.
So, that’s about it for this week’s edition of WIAW.
Party on food friends!
Oh, and if anyone figures out how to slow down the damn clock, please be sure to let me know, mmkay?