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Food Lately // Week 28

July 8, 2016
AUTHOR: Emilie
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See my last Food Lately post here.

Breakfast, yum. On the left, you have a pita with bacon, egg, and tabouli that my handsome Casey made for me for my birthday. On the right, it’s just two strips of bacon and one egg. This picture is kind of misleading because that is never enough breakfast to fill me, but it looked pretty.

Interestingly enough, when I was living in Baltimore, I was eating two or three eggs for breakfast every single day. I just haven’t really had it in me to cook first thing in the morning since moving, though. I’m not sure why or what it is specifically, but it is definitely a thing. I’m thinking about making these breakfast bites to get me to eat better for breakfast again.

We ate out a couple of times since I last shared my food with you (4 weeks ago!!). The big, fancy occasion was a double-birthday celebration (Casey and I are 10 days apart). We went out for hibachi at Mikoto. There was so. much. food. This picture to the far left is my leftovers, aka what I took home to eat for three more meals.  Can you believe that there was more that I didn’t eat?!

After liking Zoe’s Kitchen so much when I went out to lunch with a group of Officer’s Wives, I dragged Casey out there too! This mushroom and spinach Piadina with a potato salad was perfect! I like how the potato salad wasn’t slathered in mayonnaise, but was still delicious.

When I was in Charlotte for RCTs, we went to Azteca Mexican Restaurant with all the referees. (Group picture here) Probably my favorite things about this restaurant was this guacamole cart that made fresh guac as you ordered it, so 1. you order guac, 2. the guy with the guac cart rolled over to you, 3. he made fresh guac on his cart right while he was standing right next to you, 4. you eat fresh, delicious guac. Strong recommend.

I’m obsessed with Indian food, but now that I live in a more rural part of the country, I decided I was going to try to make my own Naan. I followed this recipe, with some adjustments for things we had in the house. Because we didn’t have the right pan, we decided to do it on the grill. I was really happy with how it came out, but there are two big things I’d adjust if I could: 1. I’d make the pieces much thinner. We don’t have a rolling pin, so I used a bottle of wine, but it’s not exactly the same thing, haha. 2. We definitely overdid the garlic powder. A lot less garlic powder.

Casey made these homemade burgers with toasted buns that were so good. He really is the better one in the kitchen. These homemade fries were the peeeeerfect match for these burgers. They were so delicious!

We were in Nashville last weekend for the Fourth of July. It was so great to be back with good friends who have been around since Casey and I first started dating. We’ve done these shrimp bakes a handful of times and they’re always such an easy way to make a lot of food and almost always a huge hit. Who doesn’t like onions, potatoes, shrimp, and corn? Heartless people, that’s who.

 

Have you eaten anything good lately?

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Emilie is a data engineer by day and lifestyle blogger by night. A Jersey girl at heart, she is currently living in her fifth home in three years, Savannah, GA with her college sweetheart. She’s learned the hard way that home is wherever the Army sends them. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV.