Kind of a weeeeeeird day of eats I had on Monday. A lot of cleaning up leftovers, weird cravings and odd combinations. But hey, food is food and what your tummy – and fridge contents – call for, your fridge and tummy calls for. It was a day off for me so I got to let those weird cravings run wild and eat from home! I even had time to cook something…
Wanting to clear my fridge of a few random items that were too big to throw out yet too small to stand alone – and also really not having an idea of what I wanted to eat (what!?) – I put together a leftover smorgasbord breakfast bowl. Threw in my last banana chocolate chip avocado muffin, crumbled ontop of the last 1/2 cup or so of my gingerbread slow cooker oats, stuck them in the microwave to warm them all up and then topped them with banana, peanut butter, and a (post pic) drowning of almond milk. Basically tasted like chocolatey gingerbread bread pudding. All that melty chocolate. That’s the ticket right there…
Chocolate chip banana muffin + gingerbread oats + banana + peanut butter + almond milk
P.S. I have now moved on to round two of gingerbread oatmeal (#cantgetenough) only this time I threw in a bag of Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice Tea to steep in the water.
Hoooo baby that was a smart idea.
Sometimes, I do have them.
I was feeling some totally random cravings coming on for lunch. And since I was at home for the day, I was excited to have the
world kitchen as my oyster! But…. I was still lazy.
I really wanted bread. Not toast…. bread. And cream cheese. So I topped a piece of whole grain cornmeal bread with a slathering of whipped cream cheese and served it with a hard boiled egg and raspberries. In my brain it just felt like a nice combination. And you know what? It was.
Bread with cream cheese + hard boiled egg + raspberries
Can I just say though….
WHERE’S THE OTHER HALF OF MY EGG!?
I would have been angry. If it didn’t look so cool…
Afternoon snacking included a cookie combo from my latest baking escapades: one oatmeal chocolate chip, one pumpkin chocolate chip, and the last of my savored sweet potato brownie bites. Just a few treats to wash down my coffee as I took a pit stop in-between a few errands.
Cookie coffee time
DINNER was a mix of cleaning up old and making new! I’m entering a – hopefully – big phase of soup making, and I’ve been wanting to make a homemade wild rice chicken soup for eons now. Now that I’m settling down, I finally picked up any ingredients I didn’t already have and took off from this recipe. I made a few tweaks, mostly with the herbs, but otherwise stuck to the recipe and it turned out just as I was hoping. Savory, comforting, and super super filling. Had myself a big bowl with a simple piece of bread and butter. Oh Canada.
Wild rice chicken soup
I finished off the night with a, potentially, strange combination? I’ve mentioned on here many times how steamed kabocha and peanut butter is one of my ultimate favorite food combinations, and have been very surprised at the amount of you who have been intrigued/shocked/surprised (?) at this combo. I really didn’t think it was such a unique thing!? Regardless – the same goes for sweet potato. Sweet potato with peanut butter is also three thumbs up. It’s even better when you add chocolate. Duh. So to end the night I put those two ideas together and had some grilled sweet potato with peanut butter & co.’s dark chocolate dreams. Done deal.
Sweet potato + chocolate peanut butter
And that was my day off day of eats.Random combinations, using leftovers and making soup on a day off. #whatiatewednesday #foodie #strangebutgood #eeeeeats Click To Tweet
Are you the type of person that knows what you are going to have for breakfast the night before? Or do you basically make up your mind in the morning, on the spot, depending on what you feel like? I’ve been starting to play around more with the latter, and I’ve got to say, it feels really freeing…