It’s that time again… WIAW! The day of the week where we all come together to share delicious eats and meet new bloggers with similar interests. Thanks Jenn @PeasandCrayons for coming up with such a wonderful idea! It’s such a fun way to learn, about other people, great foods, and ourselves.
This week I ate my usual foods for breakfast and lunch, but I also mixed it up a bit at dinner. This is not normal for me, as I pretty much always eat either plain grilled chicken or steak with just a little bit of salt and pepper, paired with egg noodles or baked potato, and green beans. That’s pretty much my diet at least 5 days a week. Mondays are usually different because I have night class so I try to make homemade pizza bagels, but this week that was a fail because apparently refrigerated tomato sauce gets moldy after a couple of months? Not cool. Sorry I don’t use tomato sauce all the time and I only eat it once a week. So I had to go to plan B. Leftover plain pasta, garlic toast, green beans. Boring. And seriously lacking in the protein department. No wonder why I was so tired yesterday…
Last night after practice, I was really craving something cheesy and delicious. My roommate had been eating Kraft mac and cheese all week and it just sounded so… good. Maybe I was just craving some good old comfort food. I don’t know. But I also wanted it to be a little bit healthier, so I changed it up a bit.I came up with some cheesy goodness instead. I like to call it… “Healthified Mac and Cheesy” There is definitely a possibility that I’ve seen that name somewhere else before, but I’m way too lazy to go look for it.
So I took a traditional box of Annie’s whole wheat shells with white cheddar “cheese” and whipped up a batch. Instead of using the entire pouch of fake processed cheese, I decided to use just under half. I added a splash of milk, probably less than the box calls for because I don’t really like super liquidy mac and cheese, and then through a little less than 1/4 cup of fat free mozzarella cheese in there. Love my Trader Joe’s cheese! It’s the only place I can get full skim mozzarella! I was really angry when I went to Safeway and I couldn’t find it. Anyways, It came out really good. Not quite as flavorful (but that’s a result of the mozzarella which doesn’t pack as strong of a punch as cheddar)
Such a good decision. It’s always hard for me to break out of my normal habits but I’m really glad I did. It helps push that comfort zone with food a little bit more, in the hope that I’ll eventually be able to eat food without obsessing so much.
Of course I couldn’t finish without my serving of Dove Chocolate Caramel squares! Here was last night’s words of wisdom:
I’ve been getting super lame ones lately, so this was a nice surprise, especially with conferences coming up on Saturday. Gotta dream big for those big races!
What was on the menu for your WIAW?
Has anyone ever made cheesy bread or pizza crust with cauliflower?
My roommate and I are thinking of being brave and trying it, but I want to know how different it tastes from regular dough.