Monday, August 3, 2020

Weekly Eats: Breakfast Sammie Edition

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  In this week's edition I'm crushing on egg sandwiches, chickpea salads, and harvesting some garden goods.

Lately I've been running a bit longer and a bit harder than normal, so the second breakfast is becoming more common.
Breakfast 1 of 2 (pre run): coffee and a Cliff bar
Breakfast 2 of 2 (either post run or a bit later in the morning): an egg sammie.  The grocery store was out of English muffins this week and now I think who needs 'em because I'm crushing hard on the sammies.  What you're seeing in the picture above is one egg with some mushrooms (frozen from Trader Joe's), mozzarella, and fresh garden basil.

For Saturday's long run I kinda wanted French toast but also didn't feel like washing dishes so I raided the freezer for the next best thing.  My husband's homemade waffles.  I was just sitting down to it when he got up, so I was able thank him for making me breakfast.

Something new!  A "salad" of rice, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, and an impromptu chick pea salad.  That's a can of chick peas, kalamata olives, feta, a fresh garden tomato, and a dressing of oil and red wine vinegar.  It's the kind of thing that gets better and better the more time it has to sit around as leftovers.  Served outside since the weather was so nice.  Later in the week I added a cucumber and salad mix to the equation to bulk things out and spoiler this is my lunch again this week.

Monday: the infamous "beef fajita Instant Pot stew" leftovers from last week.  I mean there was nothing "wrong" with it and it fed us so there's no reason to hate on it, just that it should have been better.

Tuesday: chicken parm, individual style.  We all had Costco panko chicken cooked up in the air fryer and then pasta of choice.  Hubs had marinara, the kids had buttered noodles, and although you can't really see it, I had a mix of pasta and zoodles thanks to our first garden zucchini.  Mixed with pesto.

Wednesday: grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Thursday: it was just the adults that night since the boys were with their mother.  In theory we *could* have finished the beef fajita stew but I sweet talked my husband into going to the drive in hamburger place instead.  It was an easy sell.

Friday: chili mac

Saturday: family get together with SIL's # 3 & 4 and families.  We had everyone over to our house and got pizza and fried chicken.  I made oreo balls for dessert.

Sunday: leftovers!

The plan for next week
I have a busy work week on tap, so we'll eat off our bounty of party and chili mac leftovers.

Garden Update

Lol, it's not really an update since I don't think I've said a word about gardening since 2018.  After many years of disappointment we are finally having a good tomato year!  And a manageable zucchini crop.  Hurrah!  Though I'm not sure what was up with the triplet cherry tomato.

A bunch of random YouTube videos and Becoming on Netflix.  It was alright, I just felt like there was a lot of "life on the road and backstage" footage and not enough Michelle.

Eh, the book that I was so into last week ended up being a "page through it to find out what happened" kind of read for me.  There was some good suspense and since it was about an author there was some good insight into the writing process, but the further I went the less it held my attention.  Can't win 'em all.

BUT...I'm definitely winning with my current read, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.  Absolutely everyone on the planet is reading this right now and there's a reason.  I cannot wait to get back to it.


  1. I'm reading this and I'm hungry and I want all the food on your blog but I don't want to make it haha. I just want someone to bring it to me already made. :-p

  2. That "salad" is the winner of the week for me! It looks great and I'm sure it tasted amazingly. You should invent a name for it.
    I have never heard of The Vanishing Half. I just read the summary and I'm intrigued. How could the one black twin sister pass for white? Sounds like a good read!

  3. I love rice salad! It definitely soaks up the flavors and tastes better the next day. I haven't made it in a while but I might add that to the list for next week :)

  4. We've been enjoying the bounty of our garden! Basil and lots of tomatoes. The Vanishing Half was a great read!

  5. We are in dire need of something new to watch. We've hit many duds lately and now we've resorted to Selling Sunset. Pretty much trash but I do enjoy looking at the amazing properties in the Hollywood Hills.
    I'm only doing container gardening this year and my tomatoes have just started ripening.

  6. Oooh, such inspiring food. I should know better than to read your blog when I am hungry for dinner. I need to check out that book recommendation for my upcoming vacation.

  7. I really like egg sandwiches too. That salad looks good. We are also running out of things to watch!

  8. Yummy breakfasts... I hardly ever make eggs for breakfast, but maybe I should!