Happy What I Ate Wednesday! It's been awhile since I linked up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons for my favorite link-up. Last Friday, I mentioned that my mother-in-law is in town for the entire month of December to help out with the new baby. The first week or two, she did most of the cooking, but now that I'm feeling more like myself, I'm helping out with a little cooking here and there, mostly by preparing sides or salads. If you're looking for ideas for sides, check out this week's meal plan.
I'm hungry all the time thanks to providing milk to Baby O, so I'm just going to show you a smattering of what I've eaten over the last two weeks or so. I won't lie, I've been eating quite a bit. Beyond breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there have been afternoon snacks and middle-of-the-night snacks... I'll stick to sharing the main meals!
The first meal of the day is pretty standard: eggs in some form, bacon or sausage, and occasionally a smoothie. Photo 1: egg & tomato on an english muffin with tater tots. Photo 2: huevos rancheros at one of our favorite brunch places here in Denver.
The general habit is to have leftovers from the previous night or two. My mother-in-law is very good at reinventing new meals from leftovers, but sometimes, we just have exactly what we ate the night before. Photo 1: arugula salad with cheese. Photo 2: chicken broccoli casserole. Photo 3: lunch out! Mediterranean salmon.
Dinner is the real deal of the day. At first it was my mother in law alone in the kitchen making everything, but now my husband or I try to jump in to help with the cooking while the other plays with the three-year-old in the room next door. We're getting pretty good at making great dinners with multiple courses: soup or salad, entree, and a couple of sides. Photo 1: chicken marengo. Photo 2 & 3: salad, steak, and roasted brussel sprouts. Photo 4: roasted cauliflower, green beans with candied pecans, and roasted cauliflower. Photo 5: mini cheesecakes and mousse cups from the Whole Foods dessert case.
And let's not forget dessert!!
Looking back at these photos, I see that we've been pretty good at incorporating some color into our meals (veggies, salads, etc.). What do you do to ensure variety in your meals?