What (I Wish) I Ate Wednesday

by Sarah on April 20, 2011 · 19 comments

OK, fine. I’m jumping on the blogger bandwagon. But if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it Sinatra style. You know—my way. [Because, as we all know by now, “It’s my blog, I do what I want.”*]
*Thank you, Bridget.

So, in that vein, I present to you…What (I Wish) I Ate Wednesday.

Y’all know I love cereal. But did you know that many of my favorites are supposed “kiddie” cereals? Well, the new obsession is this deliciousness known as Cascadian Farm Clifford Crunch and there is no doubt I wish I ate it this morning.I don’t know why I love it so much. After all, there are no Clifford-shaped pieces to be found. And it clearly follows the rule of “not shown in actual size” on the box.But it fits quite perfectly in my goldfish container. [A double dose of kiddie cool right there, don’tcha know?]And it tastes absolutely beyond amazing when mixed in Total 2% Fage yogurt. Seriously, I don’t get it. Maybe because the Clifford Crunch has the perfect blend of sweetness and crunch, and mixed with the creamy tartness of the yogurt it creates a “my mouth is happy” taste that starts my morning off just right.But it’s probably just because it sticks so well to the yogurt and my spoon and is really fun to eat.Either way, they are a match made in cereal-and-yogurt heaven.So why do only I wish I ate this (now looking longingly at photos of the reenactment of what happens–not in The Smart Kitchen–but at my desk every morning)? Well, I bought the box of cereal on sale, and now they’ve jacked the price back up to $6.00! $6.00! I can’t rationalize that…especially when I already have twelve boxes of cereal to be opened in our storage closet. (#iwillbepreparedfornuclearmeltdown)

I did eat yogurt, but I wish I ate my favorite kind–mixed with a little peanut flour?Sadly, I don’t think they make this anymore. Meaning, I will be wishing on a Straus-family star that they start producing it again and Maple Nonfat Yogurt makes a glorious return to Sprouts.
Luckily I was able to find this new ‘generic’ brand of Greek yogurt being produced by Safeway/Randall’s.
It’s VERY tasty (and comes in 1%)…and I have found it on clearance multiple times over the past few weeks. :)
I wish I ate some of this incredible Mrs. Renfro’s Peach Salsa.Too bad I ate the whole jar in approximately 36 hours.I wish I ate (OK, drank) some of my beloved fizzy water.But, alas (or hooray!–depending on your perspective), I have gone two whole weeks without a drop of carbonated beverage. No fizzy water, no soda. Just water, coffee, and a little wine here and there. Sorry to break it to y’all, but I don’t feel any different. [AND I didn’t ever have any problems with allergies until I stopped drinking “fizzies” (curiouser and curiouser…)]

I really wish I ate some spaghetti squash.…with or without Bavarian-style slightly sweet sauerkraut.But alas, I have given them up for the summer. Instead, I ventured into new tofu territory.Would tofu spaghetti give me the texture I miss? I should have been skeptical when I saw the words “parboil or heat in microwave to eliminate the natural aroma,” but I persevered.I mixed the “noodles” with hummus and served it on salad doused quite liberally with nutritional yeast. Which I ate from a pie plate. [Yes, I am that awesome.]
Not a good substitute for spaghetti squash, although I guess it is a good substitute for spaghetti. On the nutritional front, however, it doesn’t offer much of anything. No protein* like you get from “real” tofu. On the plus side, it does have calcium. On the negative? For the amount I got in one package it’s still more cost-efficient to by an off-season spaghetti squash.

And don’t worry, I remedied my lack of protein-aside-from-nutritional-yeast with some Banana Graham-a Peanut Butter.
Which I always wish I ate (and usually do).

Last, but definitely not least, I wish I ate the rest of this Safeway Select Caramel Caribou ice cream. (Toffee ice cream with caramel swirl and caramel cups? Yes, please!)And I wish I ate the entire remaining portion in the carton with a very tiny baby spoon.

Luckily, some wishes really do come true!


Thanks to Miss Peas + Crayons for letting me join the WIAW “Party”….in my own special way. :)