Tuesday, 22 July 2014

What I Ate Wednesday [on Tuesday]

Happy Wednesday everyone! I had some pretty big plans for cooking at the beginning of the week [lots of recipe testing]. The weather and the Toddler have caused me to change my mind. I stuck with more simple and tasty food, but my recipe testing will certainly happen next week. 

Speaking of next week! Hubby has two weeks off from work! Even though this time will be used for house related things rather than a holiday, I'm really looking forward to it. Oh and by the way, still no key officially, but we have measurements to start prep work at home like the new kitchen perhaps! We'll be heading off to ikea the first day of his holiday to pick out a few details like door handles, and a few larger bits like counter tops. 

So with all of these plans going on... I am a nervous wreck. I haven't been able to sleep, get caught up on my Toddler's 'school' activities, let alone actually being active enough to play with him. This may also explain my lack of willingness to cook. I mean, aside from that whole not officially owning the house situation [which has caused many sleepless nights], I am also the most indecisive person ever. The colours I had previously decided upon for our bedroom now seem horrible so what if I hate the kitchen after Hubby assembles it. Oh, and door colours? What color doors should we buy for the house? Okay end #firstworldproblems. 

I really shouldn't be complaining about being in a position to pick out all of those things. It is awesome. But it is quite overwhelming at the moment. Most of all, because the house is so old and in such a poor condition, I have only a slightly unrealistic paranoia that the house will collapse. 

Anyhow, while we wait on the house front, I'm sharing some eats from yesterday. Because of all of the above, like I said, I really didn't get too much cooking done. There may or may not be progress on the paperwork front soon, though, but I'm keeping that information to myself until it's official! Here's the food folks: 


Breakfast


Zucchini latkes [again] with about three huge mugs of coffee because I wake up at 4.30 in the morning to blog. Yes. I am a crazy pants. It's the only quiet time I can get in the house without feeling guilty for the lack of chores getting done. 

Healthy Zucchini Recipes: Zucchini latkes by Welcome to Mommyhood

My apologies for the recycled photo! 


Lunch


I mentioned a particular green bean dish in my meal plan last week. Well, it was supposed to be yesterday's dinner, but it also became lunch. That's because we removed about one bucket full of green beans from the garden so I had more than enough to sneak an extra bowl for lunch. 

Healthy Recipes: green beans by Welcome to Mommyhood


These green beans are mixed with onions, bacon [optional for my vegetarian/vegan friends], garlic, mushrooms, chili peppers, and paprika powder. So easy. So good! It's also the basis for a paleo no-bake casserole I'm working on. 


Dinner


Dinner consisted of another bowl of the green beans above with rosemary zucchini chicken [another veg that needed to be eaten because it's absolutely taking over the garden!]. I intended to serve the green beans with steaks, but this dish was a spur of the moment decision following a garden stroll. 

Healthy Recipes: green beans by Welcome to Mommyhood

Given all this vegetable talk, I think I'm going to cleverly combine Friday's toddler post with a garden stroll so you folks can see the absolutely wonderful garden/backyard that my mother in law has and all of it's gorgeous veg! I also discovered a cute little gardening shop in the village where we live that has some baby raspberry plants that I will buy once we have the house key! 

Okay, okay, I'm done now! As always, I'm linking up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons for this week's What I Ate Wednesday!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Yuliya