26 October 2011

What I Ate Wednesday Turns 40!

 breakfast
toasted sourdough w/ whipped cream cheese
black coffee
water
snack
a medium banana
lunch
Super Speedy Veggie Panini!
Instead of loading two slices of bread with cheese + meat [a typical panini], I folded a large slice of pumpernickel in half, loaded it with leftover sauteed veggies that needed to get used up and topped it with a slice of provolone cheese before popping it into the panini press [works just as well on a skillet grilled cheese style!]  Instead of pairing it with chips I  simply added more veggies to the plate.  Quick, easy and under 200 calories if you're like me + happen to view veggies as a calorie-free food ;)
snack
a glorious Chocolate Chip Cherry Torte Larabar
dinner
salad x2, one garlic bread stick, + a rockin' bowl of seafood brodetto

Olive Garden on Urbanspoon
Two servers actually approached me to ask about this dish.  They said they've been dying to try it based on looks alone.  Sadly my photo doesn't do it much justice but oh. my. gosh. YUM!  I passed on the ciabatta bread since I had already eaten a bread stick with my salad, but the meal was so filling I didn't miss the bread!  The white wine broth had carrots, onions, spinach, mushrooms and herbs in it and tasted absolutely amazing.  I would totally get this again =)

Happy 40th What I Ate Wednesday!!!
New to the shindig?  [Click here for a How-To!]
Mandatory: add the WIAW button + link somewhere in the post you are sharing so your friends + readers can see what you're up to and join in on the fun too!  Or simply so they can stalk everyone's posts like we do =)  Don't forget to make sure any recipes you link up are part of a what-I-ate post and not solely a recipe.  This way we can keep WIAW food diary focused... since that's what it's all about!   Feel free to email me at PEASandCRAYONS [at] gmail.com or Tweet if ya need help! MWAH!

Can't wait to see your food diaries! <3 You guys are so inspiringdiverse!
So much in fact, that I wait until Wednesday to make my grocery list & meal plan for the week =) Blog land inspiration is my favorite!

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41 comments:

  1. woooo hooo! 40 wiaw's :) you started something really amazing jen!

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  2. I can't believe it's already the big 40!! I feel like I should have made all black food in honor of being over the hill... ;)

    Congrats, pretty lady. Best idea ever.

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  3. Really? You liked the seafood brodetto? That's what my friend got when we went to Olive Garden to celebrate him kicking my butt in bowling. I tasted it, but neither one of us were very impressed. Of course, Clarksville's OG isn't really known for it's highest of standards...

    I can't believe WIAW is already 40!! It'll be retirement age before you know it...well have to buy it a beach house in the Bahamas! ;)

    And I agree, veggies are most definitely calorie free!

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  4. Happy 40th WIAW, Jenn! Your panini looks very tasty!

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  5. Oh my gosh! The panini looks so good!!! Mine never turn out looking that nice:(

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  6. I love just about anything seafoo, considering I'm originally from the East Coast of Canada that makes perfect sense :)

    Happy 40th lovely lady!

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  7. Where did you get that adorable Larabar bag? Happy WIAW!

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  8. That seafood bordetto looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe Jenn!!

    Oh, and happy 40th birthday WIAW! Congrats girl on so many people linking up with you! That's awesome :) :)

    xoxo

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  9. aw, I remember when WIAW turned 21!! ;)

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  10. Once midterm madness is over I really want to start participating in WIAW! I love how you say that you consider veggies a calorie-free food - - I TOTALLY agree! With veggies, it's always the more the merrier! :)

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  11. She does it again!! You always have the most interesting breakfasts- I always seem to go with the sweet things.
    that lunch looks fab. I don't think veggies should count. you burn them off breathing, haha.

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  12. I'd never heard of brodetto before, but I want it!

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  13. Happy 40th Jenn!! Thanks for starting all of this fun and friendship. It's acually way more fun than I should be having sitting in front of my computer! Happy WIAW!! ;-)

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  14. 40 is fabulous (so they say), I'm inching closer but not there yet. I love looking through what everyone ate, some creative folks.

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  15. Good morning my love! Happy 40th WIAW =) The panini looks fabulous!

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  16. Woo hoo, happy 40th WIAW! Thanks for doing this every week!

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  17. Happy B-Day WIAW! Time flies...how can it be 40? Seriously....that seems like a whole lot of Wednesdays!

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  18. Mmm, I want some sourdough bread now! And happy 40th!!

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  19. Woohoo, congrats on # 40! So glad I found your blog and this feature because I LOOOOOVE scoping out what others are eating. Variety is the spice of life! :)

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  20. Oooo! That seafood brodetto looks really really ridiculously good-looking. I know people hate on the Olive Garden, but I love it-- even after working there. :) And, congrats on the big 4-0!

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  21. Happy 40th!

    I can't believe that sandwich is 200 calories. Amazing - it actually looks quite filling too!

    xxx

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  22. almond joy says HAPPY 40th WIAW! lookin stellar!

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  23. Happy 40th WIAW! How awesome! You are amazing! xoxo You should be proud of how much its grown!

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  24. aww I wish I could particpate in the 40th party but my computer is broken this week. I'll be back for the big 41 though!

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  25. Happy birthday! And yes, veggies are of course a calorie-free food! Love paninis too...mmm!

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  26. Friend, your creativity with the food inspires me everyday to be healthier. True story.

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  27. Happy WIAW! Can't believe it's 40 already!!!

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  28. You have created such a fun blog hop Jenn! Hugs to you and your artistic creations!!!

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  29. YAYAYA HAPPY 4OTH BIRTHDAY!! I'm super late in the game, again, but i"ll upload mine shortly!

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  30. Happy 40th WIAW! :-)
    I can't believe you've been doing it for so long, I'm only on my 14th!
    Love you <3

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  31. 40! Wow - amazing!! So annoyed I couldn't participate over the last few weeks although it's great to part of the (ever increasing) gang again. It's my tenth one:)

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  32. Something about pumpernickel bread always makes it look like the best bread ever made.
    Happy 40th! Your real one should be no sweat now ;)

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  33. Lookin' good for 40. Seriously, what's your secret? (Seriously, I need to know. I'm coming up on 40. Well, in 7 years. But still.)

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  34. Happy Birthday WIAW!! Excited to participate in the party! :-)

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  35. How did WIAW turn 40 already??????? Craziness!
    I'm late to the party, but what's new? :) Writing a post right now! Luv ya!

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