with all of the amazing meals i told you about on monday, i’m surprised i have anything left for you today, but oh boy i do! 🙂
i’m extra pumped about this week’s wiaw because it features a delicious recipe from miss jenn herself!
so let’s get to it! 🙂
sorry guys, nothing new here… oats!
this time topped with delicious fresh strawberries! they are chocolate oats thanks to chocolate almond milk instead of regular. i was feeling fancy i guess! 😉 there’s also a little chocolate goodness granola thrown on there for good measure.
brad and i had brats for dinner one night last weekend, and there are a couple still leftover. so i used my normal method of eating up leftover burgers/brats/etc….brat salad!
this was a salad beast with spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, hard boiled eggie, cottage cheese, and a cut up brat. i had jealous looks from my office mates while i was eating it!
with a side of pickled beets + goat cheese <– amazing combo if you haven’t tried it yet!
and now here’s the exciting part! as soon as jenn posted her recipe for crispy baked shrimp wontons, i knew i’d be making them soon!
i followed her recipe almost exactly except i wanted them to be like crab rangoons (which are my and brad’s favorite treat to get for take-out!), so i used imitation crab meat instead of shrimp.
i also used a lot more green onion and garlic than she suggested – 4 full green onions chopped and probably 3 or 4 cloves worth of minced garlic.
brad helped me assemble the wontons.
and then we baked them for about 15 minutes – we like them crispy!
our veggie side dish was pretty epic too. asparagus fries – ashley (edible perspective) style! i cut asparagus from my friend’s house again last night and got about 5 pounds, so we needed to get to work on eating it right away!
i followed ashley’s recipe pretty closely, but made the following modifications: i used breadcrumbs instead of ground millet bc i didn’t have millet and had lots of breadcrumbs! i also didn’t use rosemary or thyme because i don’t have any… and i just used two whole eggs to dip the asparagus in because i didn’t feel like de-yolking just one.
and you know what? these were pretty amazing!
brad and i each probably ate a pound of asparagus (and we have the stinky pee to prove it! what? tmi? sorry….).
we were pretty silent during this meal, which definitely means it was a keeper!
biggest loser spoiler alert
on a completely separate topic, did anyone watch the biggest loser last night?! i am so so excited that olivia won! i’ve been a purple-team fan since the beginning and i was hoping it’d be her or hannah! plus, wow – they both looked totally hot last night.
apartment project sneak peek
we’ve been working on finishing up our apartment lately – we got a couple furniture pieces that we’ve been contemplating since we signed our lease, and now i just have to do a little cleaning before i show you the finished product!
in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the project we worked on last night.
capone was not a fan of us spending our night assembling furniture instead of playing with him. poor puppy….