Well you guys. The comments on last Friday’s post were really all over the place and I’d like to take a little more time to sit with it all and get my thoughts together so that I can respond in a meaningful way.
For today, thanks for being here and I hope that this recent eats round up gives you some ideas and inspiration for your own meals. There are some new and different things here…and lots of good food!
Half of a Dave’s Killer plain bagel with butter and cream cheese, two eggs scrambled with cottage cheese, Wild Brine sauerkraut and grapes.
Plain 4% greek yogurt, honey, banana, blueberries, strawberries, granola and peanut butter.
Trader Joe’s frozen steel cut oatmeal with mashed banana and blueberries mixed in and topped with raspberries and peanut butter.
Blue Harbor tuna with plain greek yogurt and mayo and chopped sweet pickles. I put the tuna on top of some multi-seed flatbread crackers from Aldi. Apple and cheese slices on the side.
Butternut squash and apple soup with avocado toast on sourdough. I got the soup at The Fresh Market and it was super creamy and rich.
Ham sandwich on whole wheat with mayo, avocados, cheddar and tomatoes.
One of my favorite lunch salads in a long time. This one was so delicious! Chopped romaine, hearts of palm. olives, pistachios, deli turkey, tomatoes, avocado, cottage cheese and creamy Italian dressing.
Snack plate with a hardboiled egg, half of a mashed avocado, some Spanish cheese slices from Trader Joe’s apples and crackers.
Peanut butter, honey and banana sandwich on wheat with potato chips. I recently welcomed Ruffles back into my life for the first time in many years and they are so good! I have been on a big kettle chip kick but the Ruffles are a reminder of how good “regular” potato chips are too!
Salad with spinach, arugula, hearts of palm, chickpeas, dried cranberries, pears, avocado, pistachios and feta. White balsamic dressing on top from Whole Foods.
My first time breaking out the slow cooker this year! I made Julie’s Easy Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Corn Chili minus the corn because I didn’t have any. It was super simple and delicious. I topped it with extra cheese, plain greek yogurt, cilantro and avocado.
Grilled bone-in ribeye, sautéed mushrooms and onions, roasted asparagus and baked potato with butter and sour cream. I prepared everything on this plate except the steak along with a big green salad for a dinner with some friends last weekend.
Honey balsamic glazed chicken, roasted acorn squash with butter and maple syrup and steamed green beans tossed with butter and seasoned with the Trader Joe’s lemon pepper grinder.
This was my favorite dinner of recent weeks…cabbage rolls! My grandmother used to make cabbage rolls when I was growing up and I have been craving them for months now. I actually made these on Halloween but I’m just getting around to posting the photo now. I used Leslie Ann’s recipe because it was a lot simpler and straightforward than many. My tomato sauce got a little dry on top because I left them in the oven warming while we were out trick or treating. Regardless, they still tasted amazing! I ate this + a couple more straight out of the pan.
I was telling my mom that I was making cabbage and she thought it sounded so good that my dad put them on their dinner menu the next week! I served them with roasted potatoes and sprinkled everything with parmesan. It would have been nice to have had a green salad too but that just wasn’t going to happen on this night! 🙂
Thai delivery from Aroy Thai after getting Finn down one night. I had red curry with extra veggies and tofu. This was so tasty!
And finally, only one random bowl creation for this round of recent eats…can you believe it? 😉 This is one of my favorite combinations…pine nut couscous (from a box), shredded rotisserie chicken, sautéed spinach, avocado and hummus.
This cheese plate was the appetizer on steak night. Isn’t it beautiful!? I love putting together cheese plates. They’re just the perfect combination of visually appealing and crowd pleasing.
And this bourbon pecan pie was the dessert on steak night. Let me tell you, I thoroughly enjoyed the leftovers for the next two nights.
Have you made any soup, stew or chili recipes yet this fall? If so, which ones!?
Favorite type of pie?
Have you ever tried cabbage rolls?