Hey Guys! We made it to Wednesday! This week is flying on by if you ask me. There are lots of good things happening over here and I’m pretty excited about them all. It is just perfect running weather this week which makes me so happy and excited for the marathon. I’ve also been on a studying roll this week and am feeling very confident for my test! In food news, Michael and I are having a little date night tonight and going to our favorite Thai restaurant and I couldn’t be more excited! The food is outstanding! Speaking of food…let’s chat about last weeks meals shall we?
What I Ate Wednesday is continuing on with the theme of Loving Your Veggies for the month of March! I find this rather fitting for this month because veggies are green and the Irish wear green! Yes, I am dork. This week’s featured meals certainly have veggies in them! As always, check out Peas and Crayons for everyone else’s delicious meals!
Sunday morning was GLORIOUS. I slept until 9am! It was amazing and I felt so rested when I finally got up for the day. Almost immediately upon waking up I was craving a cup of coffee. For breakfast we decided to use the last of the spinach and add them to eggs with cheddar cheese. Definitely one of my favorite breakfast combinations. On the side I had a piece of Irish Soda bread toasted with butter.
While we indulged there was a tray of corn muffins in the oven. I definitely had one once they came out of the oven! So good!
I happen to have a connection at Panera and all Panera employees are able to buy the food frozen and in bulk. I LOVE the broccoli cheddar soup so I requested some of this on my connection’s last order. When it comes it is basically a giant brick of frozen soup in sealed plastic. I usually cut it into squares and put it in individual sized servings of Tupperware. I took some out to thaw and bring to work for lunch as it is a nice change in pace from my usual meals. On the side I had some Parmesan and Garlic Pita Chips from Trader Joes. Easy, quick and delicious!
For an afternoon snack I had some green grapes and a granola bar. I love that grapes are in season and on sale these days!
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day Michael and I made an Irish themed dinner. I’m not one for corned beef and Michael had it for lunch on Friday so we went with Shepard’s Pie. We used a combination of lamb and beef with celery, carrots, garlic and peas. It was topped with cheesy mashed potatoes! So flavorful and filling! I absolutely loved it!
And yes, we enjoyed a Guinness. Speaking of which, we broke open a can after dinner to investigate the technology. Michael was telling me that the ball inside which looks like a ping-pong ball and is actually called a widget. The widget is responsible for giving your can of Guinness that head. The process uses nitrogen to fill that ball and when you open the can of beer the nitrogen gives your beer those lovely creamy bubbles. It’s a little more complicated but that’s the short of it! Neat, huh?
For dessert we made a Chocolate Guinness Bundt Cake. The recipe was really interesting and fun to make! One of the steps involved boiling a cup of Guinness with a cup of molasses. Once it is boiling you slowly whisk in baking soda. The combination gets all foamy! Then you pour in the mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. The cake is topped with homemade whipped cream that has a little bit of Guinness in it for flavor! It was so good when it was warm out of the oven and was perfect for the holiday! We’d definitely make it again!
So even though we didn’t head out for a bar crawl or a parade we had a great time celebrating St. Patrick’s day together, at home, with delicious homemade food!
I can’t wait to check out what you all are eating! I’m on the hunt for some new recipes! Last week I tried Kale Chips for the first time and LOVED them! I need something new for this week!