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WIA(with my uncle)W

September 7, 2011

Fitting that today would be “What I Ate (with my uncle) Wednesday because today happens to be his birthday and a party seemed to be in order.

Also, because I’m trying to enjoy the occasion (especially because he leaves today), I’m making this short and sweet.

Remember to thank Jenn, our hostess.  Thanks Jenn! <— setting a good example.

Peas and Crayons


Okay, so I actually didn’t eat breakfast with my uncle (this theme is off to a bad start already), but work with me here.

IMG_2692Pumpkin Oatmeal.


Topped with chocolate pudding, granola and peanut butter.



IMG_2727 Greek Salad from Udi’s.

Plus 2 un-pictured mini slices of bread.  Can I just say holla Challah is amazing??

Eaten in the car because my mom, uncle and I drove up to Brainard Lake.






Do you see what I see?

Cold, yes.  Rainy, definitely.  Beautiful, absolutely!



IMG_2731 Vegan Dog at Biker Jim’s.

Topped with “harissa roasted cactus, Malaysian jam, scallions, cilantro and onions two ways.”


IMG_2732Side salad and charred tahini cauliflower.

IMG_2733I would kill for this recipe.

Also had a bite of this…

IMG_2736   Fried mac and cheese.

And a bite of this…

IMG_2735Bat Dog.”

And then I had a heart attack.

Not really, but seriously, that’s a bacon dog!

Who do you think it belonged to??

We ended the night at my home away from home.


Where is continued to be rainy and cold.

At least it was an exciting game.  My boyfriend Tulo hit a homerun and it landed right next to us!

Well I’m off!


Happy Birthday Uncle Nick!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. September 7, 2011 1:58 PM

    Looks like you had an awesome eats day! I wish pumpkin would hurry its butt up and get over here on the shelves!

  2. September 7, 2011 2:08 PM

    okay for a place named biker jim’s I’m shocked in the veggie dog and cauliflowers!! yours sounds good! (But I still fear!) Still can’t go wrong with fried mac & cheese!


  3. September 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    Yay for pumkin oatmeal! 🙂

  4. September 7, 2011 3:02 PM

    Fried mac and cheese?! omggg.. love the pumpkin oats!

  5. September 7, 2011 4:46 PM

    I do see what you see, and now I have that Christmas song stuck in my head, thank you very much 😛

    Happy Birthday to your uncle! Nothing like celebrating with delicious food and good entertainment. I can’t say that I’ve ever had fried Mac&Cheese, but I’m a big fan of the normal kind, and I’m thinking that it needs to make an appearance in my life, stat.

    • September 9, 2011 3:48 PM

      I was planning on making some this week, but that never happened. Fail!

  6. September 7, 2011 6:14 PM

    YUM! your eats look seriously delicious!!! Happy WIAW 🙂

  7. September 7, 2011 7:19 PM

    Today is my uncle’s birthday tooooooo! Maybe it’s the same person and we’re really cousins.

  8. September 7, 2011 8:12 PM

    fried mac and cheese. sounds good.
    although the tahini cauliflower sounds to die for!

  9. September 8, 2011 11:28 AM

    GIVE ME that fried mac and cheese.

  10. September 8, 2011 2:48 PM

    Oh my goodness, your pumpkin oats look divine!

  11. September 8, 2011 3:34 PM

    That scenery is gorgeous!
    Tell your uncle happy birthday

  12. Rach @ This Italian Family permalink
    September 8, 2011 7:55 PM

    Fried mac and cheese?! I think that is just absolutely brilliant! Why haven’t I thought of that? Such a good idea! All your eats look delicious! Glad I found your blog. 🙂

  13. September 8, 2011 10:40 PM

    the quality of this oatmeal looks fantastic- i feel like i really could just reach out and grab it…altho i guess i would need a spoon otherwise my hands would get messy lol

    damn that Bat Dog looks InNnnSanE!!!

    xoxo ❤

  14. September 9, 2011 11:47 AM

    I don’t know which looks more awesome: Brainard Lake or the Bacon-Dog.

  15. September 9, 2011 10:38 PM

    Tahini Cauliflower?! Lauren, if you get that recipe, you’d better share it. 🙂 Tell your uncle Happy Birthday for me!

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