I seriously canNOT believe this is the last WIAW post for the year of 2011! Where did the time go?? I still can’t even believe that I turned 27 on my last birthday…although the 3 gray hairs that I’ve plucked in the last 3 weeks have served as a cruel reminder…
Anywho! Get out your noise makers and party hats…it’s time to go out in style..
Foodie style that is!
Be sure to stop by Peas & Crayons and thank Jenn for such an amazing job hosting WIAW each week in 2011 and gear up for even more delicious link-ups in the new year! If you have a blog and you haven’t joined in on the fun, please PLEASE check out the “how-to” on P&C. It’s so much fun to get new ideas for meals and snacks and/or just sit in front of your computer and drool over everyone’s food (if you happen to be a total food nerd like me anyway)!
Like I mentioned in my Christmas post, I worked the night shift on Christmas night so this is my “24 hour WIAW”
1am is dinnertime on the night shift and the hospital cafeteria was kind enough to give us a complimentary meal for the night…I only wish they had been kind enough to put a little flavor into the food.
The green beans were terrible and the turkey tasted like something out of a microwave meal, but I was totally craving those mashed potatoes once I caught a whiff of them in the cafeteria and had no problem putting away that and the roll slathered in gravy!
Around 3am, I needed a little pick-me-up so I helped myself to two little treats from a co-worker (my favorite holiday treat I might add…BUCKEYES) and I also had a cup of unpictured black coffee.
And I rode the caffeine/sugar high all the way to the end of my shift at 7am! 🙂
After I got off work, I decided to run to the grocery store and pick up some eggs because I thought I was out. And then somehow I found myself in the middle of the “Post Christmas” sale aisle!
Only I can go to the store for eggs and come out with eggs, coconut milk ice cream, and an electric griddle!
In my defense, I had a FREE coupon a So Delicious product (thanks to Jenn’s giveaway a few months ago) and c’mon, just look at the price of that griddle! How could I, a self-proclaimed pancake queen walk away from that??
Back at the house, I discovered that I DID in fact still have 1/2 a carton of eggs. I blame my fuzzy memory on lack of sleep…and yeah, I’m pretty sure some of my brain cells have been plucked along with those gray hairs.
So then, I get this massive craving for French toast…and if there’s one thing I’ve come to realize while working night shifts, it’s that you don’t deny yourself a craving…because you simply don’t have the brain capacity to fight it! 😉
8:30am: 2 egg French toast, bananas, and
peanut flour sauce (2 tbsp peanut flour + 2 tbsp almond milk + 1 tbsp maple syrup)
After I practically licked my plate clean…wait, I did lick my plate clean…I was out like a light for solid 4 hours. May not sound like much but I had to get back on schedule to work days again for the rest of the week.
I woke up feeling a bit zombie-like, but it was nothing that a good cardio sesh couldn’t cure
Thank God for elliptical programs…no thinking required…just sweating!
After a good workout I almost always crave veggies. Luckily I had stuff to put together a little salad that went perfectly with leftover bean and beef enchiladas that I made on Friday.
Enchilada topped with sharp cheddar and black olives.
Salad topped with Naturally Fresh ranch dressing.
And the verdict?
Soooo good! Perfectly sweet with a subtle lemon flavor!
My last meal of the day before passing out around 9pm…one can only hang on for so long without coffee…came around 5pm and wasn’t really a meal at all, but that was A-ok with me because there was a particular Christmas leftover in the fridge calling my name:
The last of Evan’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Dessert Hummus with a nice big, juicy Honeycrisp apple
I swear, you guys, this stuff is seriously addicting…make it now!
And you know, since my “meal” wasn’t sweet enough, I had to end it on a SUPER sweet note:
All I can say is, it’s a good thing I only had ONE of these in my possession! 😉
What’s the last craving you had? Did you go for it?