Three days ago it was 70 degrees.
Yesterday morning I braved the airport amidst snow flurries. Ok, ok, it was more like slightly freezing drizzle. I hope this doesn’t mean we have a crazy, ice-filled winter!
Today I’m lucky because not only is it my favorite What I Ate Wednesday:
On to the eats!
I love to make muffins, but never am able to eat a dozen alone while they are fresh. My solution is the freezer. You can always bet I have 3-4 muffins varieties just 30 seconds away from being breakfast-ready. Perfect for those of us who aren’t morning people.
Scarfed down in the car to fuel a morning jaunt through Concourse A. 🙂
The beverage portion of my breakfast happened in the airport – my traditional Starbucks coffee treat and some water. Flying dries me out!
Having landed wayyyy before our meeting was to begin, my boss and I stopped in a Starbucks (this time I had an unpictured Orange Blossom tea) to get some work done… followed by a surprisingly delicious lunch near our destination.
Bocci is a new Italian spot in Clayton, MO (a suburb of St. Louis). Their northern Italian-style soups hit the spot after walking through some serious cold St. Louis wind!
I ordered the Aquacotta – a tomato soup with mushrooms, onions, basil… and a poached egg! Italian egg drop soup?! I broke the egg and the yolk ran out, adding a wonderful creaminess to the brothy tomato. With copious amounts of Bocci’s crack foccacia-like bread sticks dipped in olive oil, balsamic, and parm.
Moment of Boss Appreciation: You’ll notice I got a pic. My boss didn’t even flinch when I whipped out the camera to go paparazzi on my food. My job satisfaction went through the roof today.
I made my first chili! It is a vegan tempeh chili… with 2 “secret” ingredients. I could have made it hotter, but that’s nothing a little Sriracha didn’t fix!
Short on time so the recipe will come tomorrow!
We landed right at dinner time, but I wanted to get a workout in. I downed a Sweet Tango Apple to tide me over until chili-time. Sarah introduced me to this variety – if you ever see one grab it immediately! Of course I had my pretzels on the plane too.
I also had a late-night protein shake for dessert:
- 1 C spinach
- 1/2 banana
- 1 Strawberry EAS
- 1 tsp ground flax
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Did you get any snow?
What is the best thing you’ve eaten post-Turkey Day? (P.S. Quit eating leftovers! 6 day post-meal that meal is growing bacteria!)