Happy Friday! Can you believe that this time next week Thanksgiving will be over and the Black Friday shopping madness will be underway?
I was happy to read your comments on last week’s recent eats post about how much you guys enjoy these posts and find them useful. It’s great to hear and I’ll keep it a regular thing. I’ve kind of transitioned it to my weekly Friday post so that I can recap what a whole workweek of meals looks like. I also enjoy writing these because it challenges me to keep my meals fresh and not to repeat the same things over and over. (Minus breakfast…which I will remain a creature of habit with 99% of the time.)
So here is the recap for this week! I’ll start with dinner since it’s more interesting. 🙂
Leftovers for dinner on Sunday night. Rice bowl with jasmine rice, roasted butternut squash, steamed asparagus, shredded turkey, avocado and hummus. This was a little random but really good.
Monday night was sauteed shrimp, roasted brussels sprouts and roasted parsnips. We did Blue Apron this week (forgot to cancel our delivery) and one of the meals was shrimp dumplings. Judging from the online reviews they were rather time-intensive and I didn’t get home until 8:45 p.m. from teaching so I just sauteed the shrimp and served it with some veggies. I’ll buy more shrimp and make the dumpling recipe when I have more time.
This Blue Apron recipe for Vietnamese meatballs with sweet potato noodles sounded a little out there but we ended up hovering over the pan of leftovers after dinner with our forks and finishing it all (tell me I’m not the only one who intends to have leftovers but then eats them all). I had to modify the recipe some because BA left the daikon radish out of my delivery so I used a potato. I also doubled up some of the spices/sauces. It all worked out and was surprisingly delicious.
I never get excited about Blue Apron chicken dinners and then they always blow my socks off. I highly recommend making this recipe for seared chicken with roasted honeycut squash and rice for yourself. The green mole sauce on top totally made the dish. It was a mix of toasted pepitas, cilantro, honey and lime juice.
I met my girlfriends for dinner on Thursday night. We tried to go to our favorite spot, Foxcroft Wine Co., but it was so slammed we couldn’t get a table. We ended up at Namastay Kitchen where I had the chef’s special. It was almond crusted speckled trout over polenta cakes with asparagus and a citrus beurre blanc.
I had lunch at the studio on Monday. This was a Thai coconut veggie soup.
And I had an arugula salad with salmon cakes.
On Tuesday I had a massaged kale salad with roasted butternut squash, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, apples and avocado with a drizzle of balsamic.
I have a new favorite salad combo! I bought this avocado vinaigrette from Whole Foods and it inspired me to go a different direction with salads this week. I chopped spinach and topped it with quinoa, avocado, black beans, carrots, radishes and crushed tortilla chips.
I repeated the salad the next day and added a spoonful of salsa on top.
Protein smoothie and espresso. My smoothie was a mix of frozen banana, frozen strawberries, frozen figs, peanut butter, half a scoop of Premier Protein Chocolate Milkshake protein powder and coconut milk.
Two scrambled eggs, grapes and buttered sourdough toast.
Sweet potato breakfast bowl x3. I have eaten this three times this week for breakfast!
Snickerdoodle cookie from Sunflour along with some hot tea. I wanted a little treat on Tuesday afternoon so I took the girls on a little field trip to the bakery. (I totally gave them cookies of the dog variety too!)
Apple and cashew butter.
Have an amazing weekend!
Here’s a Sullie face smush for you! TGIF!
What’s your current favorite salad dressing?
What did you eat for breakfast this week?
Also, I have five free one-week trials of Blue Apron sitting in my account to send to friends. First five people to comment that you want it…it’s yours! (Only good if you’ve never tried BA before.) This post is NOT sponsored and there are NO Blue Apron affiliate links included. Just spreading the love. xx