WIAW: Klutz in the Kitchen

A party sounds really good right about now don’t you think? Maybe a fruity drink or two? Is it just me, or is this week going a wee bit slow? So far this week I have broken dropped a glass peanut butter jar in my pantry and knocked a huge bottle of olive oil onto the kitchen floor. Broken glass + slick oil is not fun to clean up. At least my floors are shiny. I hope my glass breaking streak is over! I think its time to step out of the kitchen and share some eats… WIAW style. No glass involved:) Thanks Jenn for providing a virtual party. I think this is safer for me than a “live” party. Given my track record this week, I’d probably drop a beer bottle on the floor!

Peas and CrayonsBreakfast

20111025-095008.jpgOne perk of a 9 am doctors appointment… I get to eat breakfast at home, in a bowl instead of in front of the computer.

20111025-094953.jpgI think this is my favorite breakfast I have made in a long time! I made a buckwheat bowl, per Courtney’s fool-proof recipe. If you have never tried buckwheat, I urge you to head over and check out Sweet Tooth Sweet Life for the recipe. Since I made these yesterday, I ate them cold topped with frozen blueberries, pumpkin butter, and crunchy peanut butter. Yes, it was the peanut butter in the broken glass bottle. I salvaged it from the wreckage. It’s now being stored in a Tupperware. And yes I ate a cold breakfast in October. Houston is having a late heat wave… 90 degrees in October?!


20111025-095026.jpgA new favorite salad beast combination: Spinach base topped with roasted potatoes, roasted carrots, a slice of cut up turkey loaf, and homemade red pepper hummus. Growing up I always ate turkey loaf with homemade cranberry sauce and a baked potato. Although this combination will always be dear to my heart, I love the turkey loaf on top of salad! And I do have the potato element too. Maybe I need to make a cranberry vinaigrette to round it out.


20111025-095019.jpgCold leftover pizza from last night’s pizza party. Just as good the second time around. Especially the extra thick crusty part that I dunked in extra marinara.


20111025-095105.jpgMy new favorite after dinner drink: hot almond milk mixed with cocoa powder and a tad of honey. Tonight I added almond extract. Chocolate mint is such an awesome flavor combo. Even though I am sweating while drinking it… it’s so worth it.


20111025-095050.jpgServed in my new candy dish. Except not really. My co-workers would be slightly scared if I started eating out of a giant pumpkin:)

20111025-095042.jpgAn apple (I swear my stash is neverending!) and a new to me Lara bar flavor.

20111025-095057.jpgBanana bread. I give it a B. Definitely can’t hold a candle to any of the flavors involving peanut butter or chocolate.

20111025-095036.jpgMy current yogurt obsession: Oikos Key Lime Pie. It may even beat out Chobani Pineapple. Maybe..

Question: Are you klutzy in the kitchen?

29 responses to “WIAW: Klutz in the Kitchen”

  1. Tara says :

    That salad sounds awesome! I can see why it’s your favorite. I love the addition of roasted potatoes – they’re so good in salads! I also LOVE the oikos key lime pie. It’s so creamy!

    I’m not terribly klutzy in the kitchen, but I have broken 2 or 3 blenders. They always fall! I can’t get them in the base straight or something.

  2. Shannon @ Healthiful Balance says :

    Yummy eats! I love your mug…so cute! 🙂
    Yes..Im klutzy around the kitchen! 😀

  3. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance says :

    Wow– where have I been? I did NOT know that there is a banana bread flavored Larabar!

  4. brokencookiesdontcount says :

    Haven’t tried the Oikos yogurt yet…I’ll have to give it a try. Happy WIAW!

  5. Haley @ Health Freak College Girl says :

    i’ve never even seen banana bread larabars! and that key lime yogurt sounds delicousss 🙂

  6. Brittany says :

    I love that pumpkin!!! SO CUTE! I would want to bring my food everywhere in that guy. I also need to try that drink creation..sounds delicious!

  7. Toni @ Not Yet A Mommy Blog says :

    That drink sounds so good! I am a sucker for any warm drinks, especially on cold nights (which it sounds like you definitely did not have), but this is a great alternative to regular tea or hot chocolate. Thanks 🙂

  8. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says :

    I would totally eat PB off the floor to salvage it.

  9. Tessa @ Amazing Asset says :

    Banana bread Lara Bar? Okay… must find that now!

  10. Vien @ We Dare Food says :

    That’s such a cute cup:) I’ve never tried Lara Bars before but Banana Bread sounds soooo good!

  11. Paige @ Running Around Normal says :

    I hear ya, this week is going so slow!
    I use my Christmas mug year round:) I’m excited for when it will actually be festive again.

  12. Murdercakes says :

    I haven’t been allowed in the kitchen until recently. As a child, my mother taught me to make mini-pizzas in the toaster oven… until I set the oven on fire with overly melty cheese. Then I was barred from the kitchen! It’s not til now that my boyfriend – a trained cook – has started teaching me the way around the kitchen. Hopefully I’ll be cooking my own meals soon, that aren’t just packets of ramen!

  13. Lauren says :

    I am totally klutzy in the kitchen – I can totally empathize I have knocked over an entire bottle of olive oil before too. Ugh – my floor was slick for what felt like forever.

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