Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WIAW: Late Edition

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! I'm just a wee bit late to this par-tay, but better late than never right?!

I think it's the short week that's throwing me off....and the fact that my mom & dad are coming for a visit this weekend and I am up to my eyeballs in housecleaning!!!! Oh yes friends, I am one of those girls that lets their house get completely out of control with clutter and then has to stay up to the stroke of midnight for a week before a visit to get everything back in order. Gah! I always promise myself I will be neater, but it just doesn't happen.

So....even though I'm late, I am here ---- enjoy!

First off, my fave bevie of the week has been sparkling water with fresh lime. The carbonation makes me feel like I'm drinking something fancy. It's a nice change from plain ol' water!

I tried two different breakies this week that were inspired by some fab bloggie friends.

First off we have Tina's peach muffins. I baked these up last week at about 10:30 p.m. one night when I really needed some "kitchen therapy". They were easy and super delicious ~ that's obvious by the fact that the entire batch is gone-zo!!! Derek had a couple and I had more than a couple :-D

The other breakie I made was green monster cakes. I found this on Kat's WIAW post last week and I made it that very night (you know how I love my breakie for dinner!) I smothered mine in a bit of Earth Balance and they were absolutely divine!

My fave lunch this week was some leftover fajita guts (peppers, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, garlic)smothered in a mock guac that I have come to absolutely love. Just mash together half an avocado, one Laughing Cow cheese wedge, a scoop of salsa and a squeeze of fresh lime. I got this idea ages ago from Erin and I use it all the time!

On Labour Day Monday, Derek & I both were in a total vegetative state for most of the day, so I fluttered my eyelashes and got my hubster to go pick us up some takeout from Union Burger. I had a veggie burger smothered in swiss, mushrooms, mozza and mayo with a side of onion rings. I had super high hope for this!

It was okay, but for a splurge meal it wasn't the absolute best! My home-cooked dinners are much better. It's amazing how take out doesn't taste quite as fab as it used to now that we enjoy so many awesome, home-cooked meals!

So there you have it. Another week of good eats. Make sure you check back next week because my daddy-o is going to be here and he is definitely where I got my love of food from. It's only going to be quickie visit, but I'm sure we'll manage to squeeze in some delicious eats that I'll just have to share with you.

If you're looking for more good eats, check out Jenn's WIAW page over at Peas & Crayons. Her Wednesday parties are hopping these days!

What do you prefer: take out or home cookin'?

Enjoy the rest of your week,



  1. Isn't it funny how, after spending some time in the kitchen, meals out never taste quite as good as a home-cooked meal? There's just something about home-cooked food that tastes better (to me, at least, haha)!

  2. The only stuff I usually like to order out is stuff I can't/won't make at home. Sushi, for instance.

    But stuff like spaghetti... lasagna... sandwiches...?

    SO disappointing. Especially because it's way more expensive than making it myself.

    I absolutely love the inspiration WIAW gives me! :)

  3. Yum! Late is definetly better than never! Glad you joined the party girl! Looks great :)

  4. Definitely some good eats! I made the same green monster pancakes on Labor Day too and they rock! :) That mock guac sounds pretty tasty!

  5. I love the look of your green monster cakes, yum! And im deff more of a fan of home cooking =]

  6. Yum! Those peach muffins look great!
    I like home cooking more than take out :)

  7. Haha, I saw the muffins and thought how good they looked, then thought the same for the pancakes - and the fajita guts sound amazing - I think I'll just bookmark the whole page!
    And weird how you always think stuff like that is going to taste better than it does - home cooked all the way :-)

  8. I love muffins for breakfast....although I do not bake them often enough. Maybe I need to change that :)

  9. Better late than never!

    Haha it's true, take out doesn't taste as good to me anymore. Honestly, I'd rather make a "splurge" meal myself because at least then I know what I'm actually eating!

  10. yay to mom and dad coming!!! Woo Hoo!!!

    YUM!!!!! Ok, i do like take out, but it makes me feel crappy, so I opt for home cookin' :)