I haven’t posted a What I ate Wednesday in over one and a half years. My blog was going through a little identity crisis at that time and I wasn’t even sure I would pick up blogging after my annual summer break again. Turns out I did.
Yet I didn’t go back to share what I ate in a day. The answer to that question at this time would have probably been Avocado Toast all day any day anyway.
I obviously like sharing food! Online and in form of pictures. In real life, not so much…. no I am kidding. I always share. But I digress…
The truth is it didn’t feel right for me anymore. I was over to being committed to a certain post on a certain day of the week. I was over taking pictures of everything I ate religiously in order to show an accurate picture of how I feed myself. I simply didn’t enjoy it anymore.
But this was over one and a half years ago and what I do enjoy is symmetry. And my OCD side never completely got over the fact that I stopped dead after 99 WIAW posts. So in the back of my mind I always had this little nagging voice that I owe myself one last full day of eats. And today is the day! My OCD is very pleased with me!
My alarm rings at 6 am like it does every morning. Even when I work from home I am an early morning person. I roll out of bed and make me a cup of coffee. I sit a bit in the dark and watch ‘New Girl’. After a while I get hungry and make me breakfast. The making part is a bit misleading. I actually just fill a bowl with leftovers from my Veggie and Cheese Brunch Skillet. Cold obviously because that’s the only acceptable way to eat leftovers for breakfast!
After working on my thesis for a few hours – I am now writing on a part where 1 page per day is awesome progess – I get prettry hungry again. I decide to bake banan bread. I have a bunch of very overripe bananas and I don’t want the fruit flies to take over my kitchen again. So they have to go. Because I am already starving I eat the last piece of a batch of protein bars I made last week while preparing the dough.
I have worked for another two hours. I talked with my colleague on the phone twice and I have managed to write a little more. But constant distractions make my brain go into shut down and so I need a break. I have two slices of banana bread and then Stefan and I quickly go to the supermarket to buy ingredients for dinner.
When we come back home I make another work call and answer emails and then we watch the last episode of the new Gilmore Girls season on Netflix while having coffee. By the way I hate the end!
I don’t get much work done after that so I call it a day rather early. I retreat to the kitchen and make Gnocchi in Sage Butter. It’s one of my favorite recipes ever and today they are extra good. I pour me a glass of white wine to enjoy along my gnocchi. White wine compliments the sage butter so nicely. Dinner is a pleasure. An old picture because the gnocchi looked like plastic in artificial light.
As we want to make the best out of the Netflix trial month we watch a bit of ‘The mind of a chef’. It’s an episode about Ramen noodles. I am not hungry at all but I would dive into a bowl of those right away. I see a bit of Netflix on my to-do list for the next month. There are several documentaries I have layed my eyes on. To satisfy my ramen cravings I have dessert. Two leftover Lindt truffles from Stefan’s Advent calendar. They remain unpictured as it was dark in the living room and I would have had to move in order to reach my phone. I am a lazy person! I had nougat and brittle. My favorite flavors.
I later go back to the kitchen and steal an few cold gnocchi from my lunch box. I will hate myself for that today but yesterday me surely didn’t care.