Catching Up On Eats

Since I haven’t been posting many Weekly Eats posts in the past month, I thought I would just do one giant post of the food I’ve been hoarding pictures of on my phone eating lately, holiday celebrations excluded. These are in no particular order, and this post is CERTAINLY not all-encompassing. It’s just the highlights. I may take this mass update approach to my food posts from now on instead of doing weekly recaps, but I know some of you prefer the weekly recaps to help you with meal planning.What do you guys think?

Catching Up On Eats

Winter butternut squash and barley salad

Winter Butternut Squash and Barley Salad

Cranberry and pecan quinoa (recipe via Fannetastic Food)

Cranberry and Pecan Quinoa

Colorful farro and edamame salad

Colorful farro and edamame salad

Roasted red pepper chili (recipe via Peanut Butter Fingers)

Roasted Red Pepper Chili

Colorful roasted vegetables

Colorful Roasted Vegetables

Turkey meatloaf with tomatoes

Turkey Meatloaf

Slow cooker turkey tacos with mole sauce

Turkey Mole Tacos

Homemade tzatziki dip

Homemade tzatziki sauce

Plain Greek yogurt with pomegranates

Plain Greek yogurt with pomegranates

Greens topped with butternut squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, pine nuts, zucchini, and pomegranates

Greens with color

Chicken stuffed with roasted red pepper, onion, and goat cheese… with farro on the side

Stuffed Chicken and Farro

Grilled chicken and pear salad with cranberries, almonds, and goat cheese

Grilled chicken and pear salad

Zucchini, goat cheese, arugula, and hummus flatbread on a pita

Zucchini pita flatbreads

Salmon apple burgers on a pita with a side of roasted sunchokes

Salmon apple burgers

Sesame chicken salad with kale, butternut squash, apple, and cucumber

Sesame chicken with kale

Homemade chicken burrito pizza

Chicken Burrito Pizza

Homemade shrimp pesto pizza

Shrimp Pesto Pizza

Mom’s birthday dinner out at Seasons 52

Seasons 52

Date night at Park

Park Restaurant

Hibachi and sushi night at Saga in Patriots Place

Saga Hibachi

And finally, my fav new winter beer

Yard Sale Winter Beer

That brings me up to speed, and now I can go on a deleting spree too.

As always, I base what recipes I share on F&F off of what you guys ask for, so if you see something you want the recipe for… request away. 🙂

–Let’s chat–
What have been some go to meals and snacks for you lately? Do you prefer larger food recaps like this or seeing food shared in a Weekly Eats post style? Which dish above would you most want to try?

Have a great day!

Eats from the Past Week

Let’s talk food, yes?

Last Sunday, I met up with my friend Erin for lunch at Seasons 52 in Burlington. We spent a few hours catching up on life while enjoying a delicious lunch. We started by splitting a plum tomato flatbread, which is always a go-to of mine at this restaurant.

Seasons 52 Flatbread

We each had a glass of wine, but I ordered the lemongrass salmon salad while Erin ordered the chicken caprese sandwich.

Seasons 52 Salmon Salad

Seasons 52: Chicken Caprese

We finished our lunch off with dessert. One of my favorite things about Seasons 52 is their “mini indulgence” concept. Sometimes all I want is a couple of bites of dessert, not a ginormous dish of it. I ordered the pumpkin pie, and Erin got chocolate and peanut butter. Yum!

Seasons 52: Mini Indulgences

Since Erin and I were at lunch for a while, and I stopped by Tim’s sister’s apartment on the way home (which included some cheese and crackers), I felt too full to eat dinner.

On Monday my lunch was a throw together salad. It consisted of grilled chicken, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, and some crumbled feta over spinach. I was pretty much trying to use up leftovers.

Throw Together Salad

Then dinner was a tried and true favorite, white bean and chard gnocchi.

White Bean Swiss Chard Gnocchi

On Monday Tim also spent a lot of time in the kitchen making his own chicken broth for the first time. He broke down chicken backs and everything to make a big chicken and veggie soup. This was my lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Thanks, boyfriend!

Chicken and Veggie Soup

Dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday was meatless, as we made chickpea burgers and topped them with melted cheese and some greens.

Chickpea Burgers

On Thursday I barely ate any lunch because I was running around all day for the health fair at work. I had a banana in the morning and a Kind bar later on. After the fair ended around 3:30, I scarfed down a half sandwich provided by our company’s catering staff. And then I indulged at night, which I felt I deserved after such a successful event! Tim and I got dinner at Bonefish Grill in Burlington, and everything was just great. I will be doing a restaurant review post on our experience soon, but I have nothing but rave reviews for the seafood!

Bonefish Grill

And the wine. 😉

Bonefish Grill

My meals were a little random over the weekend since I was at Mania for most of it. On Friday and Saturday I grabbed a quick Starbucks wrap at the hotel, on Friday night I had some jicama and shrimp salad, and on Saturday night I stopped in at my parents’ house on the way home from the convention and ate a burger and a side salad.

Last week I also made a batch of Lindsay’s pumpkin pie balls, and they turned out great! Perfect grab and go healthy snack, even if a few people on my Instagram thought they looked like meatballs!

Pumpkin Pie Balls

On this week’s meal plan? Grilled chicken salads with avocado and pomegranate, quinoa with cranberries and walnuts, turkey loaf with roasted vegetables, spaghetti squash casserole, roasted red pepper chili, and Friends-Giving on Thursday at Slesh’s.

Readers, let’s chat. Tell me about some recent eats or something on your plate this week. Anyone trying any new recipes?

Weekly Eats {Psyched for Fall Flavors)

Last Sunday marked the first day of fall, and I sure didn’t waste any time transitioning from summer to fall flavors.  I think I got a little too excited at the grocery store:

Fall Foods

At the beginning of last week, I whipped up a big batch of a butternut squash and spinach salad.  I used this recipe, but replaced the wheat elbow pasta with barley and the raisins with dried cranberries.  Both versions are delicious.  But let’s be honest, anything with butternut squash is.

Barley and Butternut Squash Spinach Salad

Barley and Butternut Squash Spinach Salad

This was lunch for the entire week except for Tuesday when my group went out for a group lunch at work.  We went to Beer Works, and I ordered the El Paso salad with grilled salmon.  Yum.

Beer Works El Paso Salad

Dinners were as follows:

Sunday & Monday
Southwestern stuffed acorn squash.  Un-friggin-believable.  Seriously obsessed.  Check back in for the recipe on Friday!

Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tuesday
Grilled flounder topped with the spiced mango chutney that Tim and I bought at the farmer’s market at SoWa.  On the side we had sautéed Swiss chard and heirloom tomatoes with balsamic and basil.

Flounder with Mango Chutney

Wednesday
More butternut squash… soup style!

Butternut Squash Soup

Thursday
I had breakfast for dinner because I was too angry about the events of my day to even think about cooking.  Don’t judge my multiple slices toast slathered with peanut butter and Nutella.  Actually, who’s judging!?  Peanut butter and Nutella is frickin’ awesome.  You’re probably jealous.

Friday
I went out to dinner with Julia, Lauren, and Jen and enjoyed a yummy salmon dish from Seasons 52.  And a flatbread for an appetizer.  I just love this restaurant and am so excited that it opened in Boston.  I know it from my Atlanta work trips!

Seasons 52

Saturday
I wasn’t very hungry for dinner because I went to Monique‘s housewarming party for a few hours in the late afternoon – evening.  I guess my dinner consisted of all the snacks I munched on while I was there!

I also NEED to share my favorite treat / splurge of the week, Patrice’s cherry cheesecake muffins.

Patrice's Cherry Cheesecake Muffins

This picture totally does not do them justice, but Patrice made the cherry cheesecake muffins for Tricia’s birthday at work this week.  Usually I am pretty good at refraining from all the workplace birthday treats, but I am a sucker for cheesecake.  And if I’m going to splurge, it’s going to be on something homemade!  I also really appreciated that Patrice brought in yogurts too (cheesecake flavored) to offer a healthier choice if people wanted it.

That’s it for today… off to the Minnesota office for more trainings!

What are your favorite fall flavors?

For some of my favorite fall recipes, check out last year’s fall recipe collection!