There’s nothing better than coming home from work and smelling the delicious scent of your dinner cooking in the crock pot. Especially when you’re super tired and the last thing you feel like doing is thinking about cooking. So I was glad when I walked in the door last night and I was in that very situation 🙂 Yes, casserole was on the menu for dinner this Wednesday. I even made enough for two nights so I didn’t have to do much for dinner on Thursday. Casserole always tastes even better the second night too.
What I ate Wednesday is a day late, because after eating dinner and briefly trying to do a bit of writing, I decided I was simply too tired to blog and went to bed soon after 7.30!! Some days you’ve just got to listen to your body.
So here it is, my yesterday’s day on a plate.
Porridge is going down a treat at the moment. I like to mix and match my toppings and for Wednesday it was LSA, probiotic yoghurt and some stewed plums I defrosted and added on top. I also added some milk after I took this photo. A delicious, filling combination.
I decided I needed a bit of a coffee fix this morning and grabbed a single shot flat white from the local cafe. I had with it one of the chocolate cashew bliss balls I made in the weekend (recipe is on my Facebook page). Those bliss balls are seriously my favourite ones I’ve made so far I think. And really simple to make too!
This is one of my go to quick, easy lunches. I boiled two eggs when I made breakfast, grabbed a tomato and an avocado plus some Vogel’s bread. I just toast the bread at work, spread with avocado and top with tomato and egg. I ended up eating one of the eggs and the rest of the tomato as is because it was topping overload and I made a mess eating the first piece. I wish avocados weren’t so expensive! My teeny one was $2.50 at the markets, but it was teeny that’s for sure. Why are they so much more expensive this year compared to last?
In the afternoon I had some celery dipped in peanut butter. I really love the Ancient Grains version by Mother Earth. The grains give it a nice texture. I also had a small handful of a nut/seed/chocolate mix – I ate a couple more nuts than this, this is an old photo.
Dinner was a yummy beef casserole which included tinned tomato, mushroom, carrot, onion and garlic. I steamed then stir fried Brussels sprouts and broccoli in a little olive oil as well as peas for my vegetables. And I had a delicious dollop of kumara/potato mash. My husband bought a loaf of bread at the bakery in the morning and I had a slice of this with my dinner too. I’d like to say it was a low GI sour dough but I’m pretty sure it’s just a plain white loaf. Bread with dinner is not a normal occurrence, and white bread is definitely is not either, but it was delicious dipped into the casserole gravy! I ate half of my slice of bread before dinner when I was cooking, and the other half with dinner.
I don’t count how many glasses of water I have a day (I don’t think there’s any point if you’re hydrated and a water drinker anyway) but I did drink plenty throughout the day.
So that’s it for another fortnight guys! I’ll be back in two weeks with another episode of ‘What I ate Wednesday’. Hope you found it interesting 🙂