I hope your Monday is off to a great start. I’m getting myself settled and ready for my first full week in Charlotte in several weeks. It’s also my first week back to my regular teaching schedule due to a forced four-week break after my toe surgery. You can find my current teaching schedule here.
I’m really looking forward to my classes this week, and this coming weekend I’ll be graduating my Charlotte Yoga teacher trainees from their 200-hour program! 🙂 FYI if you’re in the Charlotte area, the studio just underwent some awesome renovations and improvements last weekend so be sure to stop in for a class soon.
Alrighty, today’s eats post is a collection of things I ate during my travels to Tennessee and Florida.
Oatmeal from Panera. I asked for a side of peanut butter (I knew they had it because they make kids PBJ) and they gave it to me for free!
This was my first time trying Quaker’s overnight oats cups. I appreciate that they make a super basic, unsweetened option with very few ingredients. Overnight oats are so easy to make at home so I wouldn’t pay for these cups at home but they’re a good option to grab for an easy travel breakfast.I added milk, a container of FAGE 5% peach yogurt and some peanut butter.
Breakfast almost always seems wrong if there’s not a bagel or toast of some sort included but on this day I just wanted eggs and fruit.
This is much more realistic when it comes to my breakfast choice. Leftover bacon and cheese quiche, half a Dave’s Killer berry bagel and berries.
Homemade plain yogurt, homemade granola, berries, bananas and almond butter.
I ate this for lunch both days in Tennessee. It was a sweet kale salad kit add avocado, grapes, hardboiled eggs and smoked turkey.
I didn’t take photos of my lunches in Florida because I ate sandwiches every day but one afternoon my mom and I grabbed lunch while we were out. I had lots of chips and salsa and some delicious fish tacos!
On this day Finn discovered his love for cheese quesadillas. Related, how do you stop yourself from eating your child’s leftovers. Haha.
I picked up this pizza from Pie Five one night while I was in Tennessee. It was Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and olives.
The first night we arrived in Florida my dad made a bacon and cheese quiche for an easy dinner. I had a salad on the side.
This dinner my dad made was different and really good! He made a grilled beef kofte with tahini yogurt sauce from Cook’s Illustrated. They recommended serving it with a corn and tomato salad for a summer spin on kofte and pita. I didn’t know how everything would work together but it was great!
Grilled chicken thighs (my dad brined them first) with roasted cauliflower and baked beans. I hadn’t had baked beans in a long, long time and I really enjoyed these.
One night I just made myself a big salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, goat cheese, dried cranberries, honey almonds and balsamic vinaigrette.
On the final night of our visit, my dad made one of our favorite fish dishes…sea bass Hong Kong style. It’s a replication of a dish we used to love at Atlanta Fish Market when my family lived in Georgia.
Pimento cheese is an excellent snack!
I don’t know where I’ve been but I just tried Perfect Bars for the first time when I was on the way to Tennessee. I am not a big bar person…but sometimes they’re convenient and easy. I thought these were pretty good.
Who’s surprised? Polished both of these off in a few nights in Florida. 🙂
Do you like pimento cheese?
Favorite travel breakfast?
Do you like bars? If so, have you tried Perfect Bars? What are your favorite bars?
Pimento cheese is the BEST! I had never had it until we moved to FL 2 years ago and I am hooked. Costco has giant tubs of it and we can fly through one pretty quickly!
Yes, my parents usually have one of those giant tubs from Sam’s Club. So good!
ahh not finishing your kids foods gets even harder as they get older!!
I can only imagine!
Perfect Bars are a staple in my household! In fact, I am a Perfect Bar Ambassador! There is a referral link in my Instagram bio where if you order them from there you can get them cheaper the first go round than just buying in the store. My favorite flavors are Mocha Chip and Blueberry Cashew and Choc Chip Cookie Dough!
Awesome Rachel, thank you!!!
Oh I love pimento cheese. I just recently started making it myself instead of buying it at the store. It’s so simple, and just takes a few minutes to put together, and it tastes better too. I found a recipe for jalapeno pimento cheese on Pinterest. I highly recommend it! I cut the batch in half, and that seems to last me a week or two if I’m just snacking on it with chips or crackers. https://easyfamilyrecipes.com/spicy-pimento-cheese/ Enjoy!
We recently started putting jalapeños in ours too and we are never going back.
Oh I so agree with you on homemade pimento cheese! So yummy! Thanks for the recommendation for this recipe. I’ll try it!
If you figure out a way to not eat the kids leftover food please let me know! I hate wasting food!! I must say I don’t think I have ever tried pimento cheese but boy did that look good. Also, the Perfect bars are heaven, they make kids bars and my 2 yr old son absolutely loves them. And if your a pumpkin fan, their seasonal pumpkin pie bars come out soon 🙂
Have a great day!
Haha, I feel the same about food waste. Zoey gets a lot of it too. 🙂
I’ll look out for the kids bars and the pumpkin pie flavor!
If you use Cartwheel, they frequently have Perfect Bar discounts!
I just tried Perfect bars for the first time after seeing them at Aldi! I thought they were pretty good. And pimento cheese – yum!
I got mine at ALDI! They had them for a great price.
My mother recently threw a party to reveal her newly remodeled kitchen and had a ton of leftover food including a truly ridiculous amount of pimento cheese. I’ve been very instrumental in helping to get rid it ?
I’ve been eating it on everything including near daily grilled pimento cheese sandwiches. Bliss.
Haha, I love this and YUM to grilled pimento cheese sandwiches. That sounds divine!
As a south GA girl, pimento cheese is a staple. My favorite is to add it to fried or scrambled egg sandwiches.