What I Ate Wednesday #33
When I participate in What I Ate Wednesday I try to come up with a bit of a theme for my post. I will scroll through the pictures from the day and see if I cam form a puzzle. I like to see if there is a cute theme I can create. Maybe I tried a new food or recipe. Perhaps I was traveling or on the go throughout the day. Sometimes those bits and pieces can offer some ideas for those about to hop on a plane, train or automobile.
Yesterday was kind of a ho hum kind of day where there was not much was going on. Usual eats I guess you could call it. However, the theme of my entire day was rain. So much rain. Does that count?
I thought Texas was supposed to be kind of like the dessert. You know you conjure up an image of a girl in jeans stomping her foot on a sandy ranch. Oh, well maybe that is just me. I have seen quite a few movies in my lifetime. In the movie of my life in Austin yesterday there was an array of rainy day eats.
Next month I will have been living in Austin a full year. It is kind of amazing how quick the time has gone by. Every year that I get a little older it feels like everything is moving at a frantic pace. The days can be long, but a year is a flash in time. I started coming down to see Scott when he moved to Austin three years ago to get his Master’s at the University of Texas. It was actually a bit of a quaint city at the time. Now the highway is a battle of traffic, and you have to book a restaurant weeks in advance. Seriously – they book up as fast as you can say appetizer!
So in my little part of the woods of Austin yesterday I was doing battle against the rain. Below are the drinks, meals and snacks I consumed as the storms raged on outside. Apparently fruit is my comfort food in the rain. A bit of an odd choice, but I guess there are worse things. I just happened to notice when I was scrolling through my pics. Again, another attempt at a little bit of a theme.
When I wake up now, I am trying to eat before I hit the coffee. So I got up and had a glass of water and checked some emails and such on my computer. I got lost a little bit in the thing that is the web, and before I knew it I had been starting at the screen a while!
It was time for breakfast (of course), but I just wanted something simple. This may be my first WIAW post that does not feature some type of eggs. They were strangely absent yesterday. I settled on a piece of Paleo Bread – toasted with almond butter and jelly. I brewed up a full French press of coffee afterwards and split it with Scott. Snagging a picture apparently slipped my mind. I’ll blame it on not being caffeinated.
I cleaned up the kitchen, did some more work and took a break to workout around late morning. Sometimes I grab a snack before I work out, but yesterday I did not feel the need. I filled up my water bottle and off I went! Well, sort of. It was all a bit dodgy with the thunderstorms. I tried to keep it all together with my water and the umbrella. It felt very ungraceful.
After I got back I decided to put together a quick salad for lunch. Spinach, beets, carrots, baked chicken, apple slices and a few walnuts. The chicken and beets were already cooked so I only had to chop them up. My salad dressing extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar. I grabbed a glass of Kombucha too. We had fun mixing some of the flavors at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday so this was a creative concoction.
Next up was a 2nd cup of coffee with some banana chips as a mini-dessert. I had this combo the day before too, and it was really tasty. My coffee cut back did not last too long. I felt like I was in a daze. Now it is back, I am just trying to make sure to have it with food or afterwards. Drinking it on an empty stomach does not go well for me.
I worked through the afternoon until Scott arrived home, and then I chatted with him for a bit. His hours have changed for the summer since he is primarily training young athletes. He works with them during the day so it has been nice to have him home at night. I grabbed a few pieces of melon while we put together our meal.
Our rainy night dinner included pork chops seasoned with mustard and dried rosemary and cooked over the stove in coconut oil. Sides included plantains cooked like fries and baby broccoli.
I grabbed two pieces of my dark chocolate from the refridgerator as a small dessert. This bar was Lindt brand and hit the spot.
We turned on the TV to watch the NBA finals. I got a little hungry mid-way through so I had a few almonds and grapes (unpictured). I multi-tasked by eating my snack, watching the game, and booking my flight to NJ. I will be going home to visit for a week next month. I am really looking forward to my visit to the garden state. As I have mentioned before my sister is planning her wedding so we have some bridesmaid dress shopping on the agenda.
So there you have it! A day of uncensored eats via WIAW from the rainy hills of Austin. Rain, rain go away…
Question of the Day:
- What is your go-to comfort food?
- Thoughts on rain – love it or hate it?
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