What I Ate Wednesday Party July 1 2015

Morning loves! I’m actually hosting our weekly WIAW party today. Shocking, I know! Things have been positively batty lately and I have been leaning extra hard on Arman, Meghan, and Laura, who have been bailing me out by hosting this crazy little party and keeping things running so I can focus on family and house hunting/moving. They’re the best!

Speaking of houses… we found one!!! Cue confetti. BUCKETS OF CONFETTI!!!

Now I just have to figure out a million other details and we’re good to go! Whoo!

What I Ate Wednesday

Fresh Summer Watermelon

Today’s WIAW is a throwback to just before our FL house hunting adventure. With the big move coming up, I’ve been working my way through the pantry and freezer, while still keeping our fresh pile-o-produce pretty stocked on a weekly basis [can’t let that one slide!] — Expect to see a lot of clean out the pantry recipes coming up soon! I finally knocked another box of pasta off the must-make list as well as the last of my frozen bread. We’re also not officially out of seasoned almonds and I’m fairly certain I may break my ban on purchasing pantry staples in the name of tasty snacking. It double as road trip eats so… totally necessary right? Plus, helloooo protein!

Mini Phyllo Quiche Cups

breakfast :: Watermelon [the chickpea insists we eat it every meal of the day… smart kid!] and nearly a dozen mini phyllo quiche cups with a jumbo mug of black coffee.

Confetti Pasta Salad

lunch :: More watermelon [always more watermelon] and a heaping bowl of pasta salad. I played around with my favorite Confetti Pasta Salad recipe and will be sharing the revamp soon on the blog. SO GOOD!

Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds

snack :: Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds. Loving these sweet, spicy, salty nuts!

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich on Rye

dinner :: Grilled ham and cheese on rye. I’ve been obsessed with these lately for some reason. I originally bought the ham for omelettes and wound up making an obscene amount of grilled cheese instead. It’s not exactly typical summer fare but is oh so good!

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  • I’m fairly new to blogging & I’ve seen lots of bloggers do “What I Ate Wednesday” often. I want to start doing this occasionally! Would I just say that I’m linking up with Jenn from Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday at the top of my post? Please bare with me!! I want to be sure I don’t piss anyone off in the blogging world!!!!

    • Jenn

      Join any time Jackie – We’d love to have you! Check out the WIAW page on my blog’s tab bar for a little more info [there are multiple hosts and I won’t be hosting much during my move which is going on right meow! eek!] You’ll want to simply link back to the party itself and, to link up, you’ll want to click the little blue button that says “add your link” at the bottom of the WIAW post you’re joining. It’s super easy =) Hope to see ya soon! xo

  • Yay!! So happy you found a house!

    PS I don’t even like watermelon, but I want to try is soley based on that photo!! <3

  • That grilled cheese made my mouth water! That looks delicious!

  • Yess!!! Watermelon with all the things! And congrats for finding your house 🙂

  • Honestly, I’m pretty sure those kinds of grilled cheese close-ups are illegal. I can even pretend the ham was of the vegetarian variety ;).
    Congratulations on finding a new home and good luck for your move!

  • Congratulations on the new house. That is awesome news!!

  • I’m obsessed with watermelon this summer. I just bought one at the farmer’s market on Saturday and I’ve eaten it every day.

  • welcome back Jen and congrats on the house. lovely to see your posts and your eats. they look awesome. love xo

  • Denna Engel

    Hey Jenn! Great post. Congrats on the house! That’s super exciting.
    I am so glad I found your blog and WIAW is a cool linkup. I’m not sure why my links haven’t been approved yet though??

  • Yay for a new house, how exciting! Sounds like you have your hands full at the moment. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the pasta salad recipe, I can’t seem to get enough pasta salad these days!

  • Trish

    Congrats on finding a house!

  • YUM. Watermelon is a summertime favorite 🙂

  • Hi Jenn! So exciting you found a place! And yes, cleaning out the pantry with weird meals is a must. Enjoy that! 🙂

  • jillian

    mmmm i cant get enough of watermellon lately! xo jillian

  • Cody @ onehungryrunner

    Yumm that pasta salad looks amazing!!! Congrats on the house 🙂

  • Congrats of the house! That watermelon and salad seem like the perfect summer food! Thanks for hosting this week 🙂

  • Thanks for hosting. I have been watermelon crazy lately too!

  • YAY! Congrats on the new crib (house crib, not baby crib)! I am drooling over that ham and cheese sandwich… A classic that I need to revisit!

  • Must be a huge relief finding a house. Congrats! And those ariracha almonds…don’t even get me started on them. Those things are addicting!

  • Glad to see you back Jenn and congrats on the house!!
    Your grilled cheese looks so delicious – simple and yummy.

    We just finished up dinner here and made your mexican baked potato soup – delicious.

  • Oh my goodness, those mini quiches and tha confetti pasta!! YUM!! Best of luck with all the moving madness. Thanks for hosting WIAW! 🙂

  • Wonderful news about the house! Thanks for hostinthis week’s link up.

  • Yay! Congrats on the house – my husband and I have just started to look and it can be so stressful. Those almonds look so so good – I must try that salmon recipe you shared. Yum!

  • Yay for finding a house!! House hunting can be so stressful. We have been loving the fruit here too- especially the cherries!

  • Yay for finding a house! I vacation in FL every summer and absolutely love it… would love to move there!!!

  • Congrats on finding a house! So exciting 😀
    Also, there’s always room in the pantry for tasty snacks, esp since you’re cleaning it out 😉
    p.s. Thanks for hosting!

  • Congrats on the house! My kids are watermelon crazy too. Thanks for hosting the linkup 🙂