Alright kids, so here’s the deal: I have no plans to stop doing What I Ate Wednesday posts. I love them, they keep me accountable for my food-related goals, and I like reflecting on a day of eats.
It’s also the absolute best way for me to drag myself out of a food rut. Chances are if I’m eating the same thing so often that my WIAW posts begin to take on a Groundhog’s Day-esque monotony, I’ll shake things up. I like that… and honestly? I kind of need it too.
For me, it’s also always been kind of fun to see what people eat, and I mean REALLY eat behind the scenes. We may snap Instagram-worthy shots of a fancy Sunday brunch or blog our most fanciful creations on the regular, but what that very same person shoves into their face while rushing out the door in the morning, or what snacks fuel them through the day, fascinates me. I’ve always found the WIAW ordeal very inspiring, especially in the snack department. Plus I now know that it’s completely acceptable to wash dishes with a spoonful of peanut butter hanging out of your mouth, because quite a few of you do it too! High-five for making me feel like less of a weirdo.
Ok I’m still totally a weirdo.
When it comes down to it though, I just don’t have enough hours in the day to do all the things I’d like to accomplish [or NEED to accomplish, like washing the dishes… UGHHHH] while moderating a link party that clearly needs a little TLC. Luckily I have a few awesome friends that are going to jump in and help me host the party. We’ll be rotating blogs so stay tuned for an update on the schedule! I’ll still be posting mine as well, so I’ll be able to help point you in the right direction if you get lost. Big thanks to all of you that offered suggestions and insight, and especially those who simply dropped me a sweet note to encourage me and my crazy blog antics. Let’s try a link party blog hop, shall we!? It’ll be fun!
Since some of you are new, or just hopelessly linking up the most random of posts, today I am simply sharing a What I Ate Wednesday post of my own. The partying will resume next week assuming everyone still fits into their party pants and wants to get wild and crazy with their food.
Until then, here’s what to expect when you’re What I Ate Wednesdaying:
Don’t be fooled by those gorgeous strawberries and the glisten of sweet maple syrup. These pancakes sucked. Yup. I said it! I tried a new recipe from a magazine that was so pretty and held so much promise. It had was made up of ingredients I loved [oats, bananas, nuts, berries, cinnamon, MAPLE SYRUP, and a sprinkling of powdered sugar] but tasted like absolute cardboard. I followed the recipe exactly but I’m embarrassed to say they just didn’t do it for me. I was still starving an hour later so I made a snack plate: