Pretty food tastes better

Until dinner time, I’ve eaten kind of boring food – lots of leftovers and other “regulars.” I tried to make them look pretty and that definitely helped with the taste, but dinner was the ultimate feast for the eyes thanks to a housewarming gift from my sister (and her boyfriend). Let’s start with the highlight of today’s eats. Why save the best for last?! ;)

Things that make me happy – our new Le Creuset heart-shaped casserole!!!

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This casserole dish just makes me smile :grin:

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Thankfully it wasn’t just pretty, it was also delicious! I followed this recipe from Cooking Light for butternut squash and parmesan bread pudding, but made a few modifications. I cut the recipe in half, omitted the onions and oil and instead sauteed some mushrooms and organic baby spinach covered with some oil spray, used skim milk instead of 1% and used 1+ week old ww baguette (I let it soak in the egg mixture while the butternut squash was roasting).

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So delicious! I think the addition of mushrooms and baby spinach was genius – adds bulk, veggies and another dimension to the dish. Adam and I both loved this! :) If you make this, don’t omit the cheese – it’s definitely key!!

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Other eats…

BREAKFAST

Banana oats with extra banana and crunchy Barney Butter

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I was bored with the combo today. An extra little spoonfull of BB helped ;)

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MID-MORNING SNACK

Oikos with pear slices, dried apricots and Kashi Autumn wheat for a snack

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I <3 oikos!

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LUNCH

An Asian combo: hot and sour soup + mystery tofu stir fry

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I found the stir-fry in our freezer. I made it awhile ago – it was not labeled so I had no idea what I was about to eat.

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Nothing too exciting but it did the job of filling me up.

AFTERNOON SNACKS

Another little find – last white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie

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I also ate some unpictured roasted almonds and nibbled on an old larabar which ended up in the trash. For some reason I was hungrier than normal today. Oh well :)

Do you believe that pretty food tastes better?

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