What I Ate Wednesday #13

Every four years, we as American citizens have a responsibility to exercise our right to vote for the president of the United States (in addition to other things…).  Today, Harper and I took a stroll down to the polls to make our voice heard (in our Chucks of course…)

I hope you were all able to take some time out of your day to collect a cool sticker and make a difference in our country’s history.  It’s fun to rock the vote!

And after all that hard work, there was lots of yummy food to be eaten.  So let’s take a look at the food that fueled my tummy on this special election day.

Breakfast:

Hootenanny

Side of Bacon

It’s been a while since I have enjoyed this delicious and ridiculously easy to make breakfast.  I love that with only a few ingredients and 25 minutes (all of which take place in the oven), you have a protein packed meal that can go sweet or savory.  I drizzle mine with pure maple syrup and serve it with a side of bacon (which I also cook in the oven).  It’s a a pretty great way to start the day :)

Snack #1:

1 Pear

Handful of Raw Almonds

I love nothing more than biting into a juicy pear.  And while I am not normally a fan of the skin, this skin wasn’t too bad.  After having Gestational Diabetes, I learned to pair my carbs with fat and protein, so I grabbed a handful of nuts to accompany my sweet mid morning delight.  A lovely autumn combo :)

Lunch:

Tropical Iced Tea

Fettuccine Bolognese

Gorgonzola Walnut Salad

In order to celebrate Harper’s first time voting, we decided to pick up food from our favorite local cafe.  Harper loves “sketti” and I love salad and iced tea. So needless to say it was the perfect ladies lunch.  I make a mean homemade bolognese myself, but when I don’t have time to sit over the stove and cook, this hits the spot.

Snack #2:

Chobani Strawberry Banana Greek Yogurt

After winning a box of Chobani yogurt from Savor Life’s Flavors Giveaway, I have a fridge full of Chobani goodness, and more than a few flavors to choose from.  Strawberry Banana is one of my favorites and it serves as a great snack to get me through until dinner time.

Dinner:

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Cornbread Muffin

I wish I could take credit for this AMAZING meal, but I can’t.  My lovely friend and neighbor whipped up this seasonal dish for our family and boy was it special!  I will be getting the recipe and sharing it with you shortly.  But until then, you can drool over the pictures and imagine how gooooood it is :)

In fact, this dinner was sooooooo good, it has me wishing Thanksgiving was right around the corner.  Instead, I have to wait a little over 2 weeks to enjoy my favorite holiday of the year (it’s true, I have an official countdown).

Which reminds me…what will you be cooking up for Thanksgiving?  Looking forward to reading your responses.

Happy WIAW!

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44 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #13

  1. Carli says:

    I’ve never heard of hootenany. I’m still thinking beyond my turkey. I hope to get everything settled and the shopping done this weekend.

  2. Everything looks tasty! Happy WIAW!

  3. Turkey pumpkin chilli sounds good.

    I must try some chobani, I see so many people blogging about it.

  4. Turkey pumpkin chili is definitely a favorite of mine:)

  5. Fruit and almonds is a favorite snack of mine! :)

  6. I think I need a pair of red Chucks. Love that picture.

  7. Lynn says:

    That turkey pumpkin chili looks amazing! Looking forward to the recipe – what a perfect autumn meal!

  8. That chili does look amazing! And I’ll be cooking cornbread when I got home for thanksgiving because it’s my mom’s favorite and easy to make gluten free!

  9. Yum! Turkey Pumpkin Chili sounds delish! We aren’t sure what our Turkey day plans are yet. The past few years we’ve hosted and since I’m a control freak, I pretty much cook everything. This year we might be jumbling around from house to house so we’ll see.

  10. Catherine says:

    I’m starting to think what you’re calling hootenanny is a dish that everyone everywhere has had but it’s called all different things! We always called that Finnish pancakes, and I’ve learned that Dutch babies are pretty much the same thing. And actually I was just thinking of making it again (it’s been a while, I lost my recipe but recently got another copy from someone) so maybe now I will. Maybe even for lunch.
    Or maybe turkey pumpkin chili… but that would have to be tomorrow’s lunch.
    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  11. Ang says:

    Everything looks so good!

  12. Bec says:

    I’m definitely a lover of spaghetti too. I’ve heard of Hootenanny’s, but never had one. I don’t think we have them over here!

  13. Wow – all your eats look fantastic! Turkey Chilli is where it is at!
    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  14. Chili and corn bread….what a great pair. It looks delicious. Happy WIAW.

  15. Happy WIAW! Love the looks of your turkey pumpkin chili. :-)

  16. Oooo can’t wait for the recipe for that chili – looks delish!

  17. You have got yourself a sweet & excellent chef of a neighbor :)

  18. I hadn’t read your post on gestational diabetes before, but I just did. Man, that was almost a year ago! I saw that your two comments were from your Aunt and Dad… Do they still read your blog? It was so cool that you were able to make those various changes to your life by way of diet and exercise, and ultimately accomplish your goal of having a home birth and healthy baby.

    Let’s see… what to say after that? Lol. I’m jealous of your pear! I finished mine off at the beginning of the week and my dining hall never has any.

    And I am going to try out Chocolate Covered Katie’s crustless pumpkin pie recipe that she posted this morning. Other than that, I’m having to bring my own packed lunch for Thanksgiving. Booh :(

    • inherchucks says:

      Thanks for the encouragement. I wrote that post soon after I started my blog and had only a few followers. My dad and aunt are still two of my biggest fans (as is my mom!).

      I have yet to try any of Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipes but they always look delicious. Good luck with the pie. Pumpkin is one of my favs :)

  19. Awesome lookin’ eats! I’ve never heard of hootenanny but will definitely have to try it sometime. :)

  20. backpackbee says:

    Yum! Chili sounds perfect right about now too! Love your cute red chucks!

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