Can I still wish you all a Happy St. Paddy’s Day a date late? Well, I’m doing it anyways since I never mentioned it yesterday.
Did anyone do anything fun or festive? Outside of making sure we all had some green on (I never bought Lucas any cute, festive outfits…he just got a random Jets shirt we found in his closet…oops), we didn’t do much of anything. Didn’t even drink a beer?! I really could have gone for a reuben sandwich, but I just didn’t get my act together in time so we missed out on that. Ahh well, it was still a good day!
So I decided to share somewhat of a WIAW sort of post with you guys today, even though it doesn’t include some random snacks and has some food from a couple of different days. I think you’ll still get the gist of it though. Thanks for hosting, Jenn!
I will say though…I’ve really been lacking in the creativity and planning this past week when it comes to food. My veggie intake is lacking, my desire to cook is also lacking, and I’ve been finding myself resorting to a lot more meals that are quick, convenient, and “no frills.”
For example…a quick breakfast option I’ve been enjoying is a Flatout 5 Grain Flax Foldit, filled with peanut butter, banana, and raisins.
Since I keep PB in my desk at work, I just grab the other stuff on my way out the door in the morning and assemble once I’m at work. Quick and yummy.
I had to run out on my lunch hour the other day and never ended up packing a lunch, so I stopped in to Subway for a sandwich. I’ve always been a fan of their Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki, so I got that, loaded with some veggies, and some baked sour cream and onion chips on the side.
By the way…sour cream and onion chips? Heck. Yes. Who else is with me?
An afternoon snack favorite the past few days has definitely been this trail mix from Trader Joe’s. It’s good, and it’s dangerous…before I know it, I’m already a few handfuls in!
Speaking of Trader Joe’s…we just tried out this sweet potato gnocchi of theirs the other night and WOW. Just make sure you go pick up some of this stuff the next time you head over there, okay?
And just a heads up…the bag says there is 3 servings. There is definitely not 3 servings. At least not in our household.
We threw this meal together super quick (again, I didn’t plan ahead so we were wingin’ it) and I paired the gnocchi with some frozen tilapia that my dad brought over for us recently. I couldn’t tell you the name brand of it, but it was pretty good.
I also, recently, came across a tin of flavored Tootsie Rolls that I’m pretty sure I got from Christmas. They’re stale as stale can be, but I just can’t bring myself to throw them away because they’re still totally delicious.
My love for flavored Tootsie Rolls (specifically, the vanilla ones) runs deep, you guys. And now after reading that old post, I want munchkins.
As I’m writing this post up on Tuesday evening, I’m pretty sure I can guarantee there will still be some sort of chocolate/dessert before the night is over, as this has been the norm these days. Or cereal.
So there’s a peek at some random food as of late. While it hasn’t necessarily been bad, per se, it’s amazing how much different things go when I don’t have things planned or prepped. Hopefully things will be back on track for next week, but for now, we’ll just be plowin’ through this week with what we’ve got and doing things on the fly.
What about you guys? Are you team Meal Planning? Or team Wing It?