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WIAW: Running on Empty

Good morning!

This week’s WIAW was a bit difficult to throw together because we haven’t gone grocery shopping since early June. Yes, June. Needless to say we have basically no food in the fridge.


Now when I say I haven’t gone grocery shopping I mean one of those trips where you buy EVERYTHING. I have run out for bread, milk and produce a few times but as far as the real meat and potato shopping, we have done none. I am trying my best to use everything we have before making another trip. I am hoping to go this evening after Nolan get’s home from work, (he’d kill me if I went without him!) to give this fridge a substantial makeover.  But for now, here is my WIAW, running on empty.

Peas and Crayons


Yesterday morning was only around 65 degrees, so I was craving a warm breakfast. I didn’t feel like putting in too much effort, so I quickly toasted half a sandwich thin, and smothered it with peanut butter cinnamon, and banana slices.




After my afternoon run with my brother, I was starving and not willing to wait around to concoct a great meal. So I threw together probably the most boring sandwich ever. Honey roasted turkey, cheese, and lettuce. The lunch meat and bread is now gone.


To spice this meal up a bit, I opened up a bag of Trader Joe’s Kale chips that somehow found its way into my cart last week.



Do not be fooled by their appearance. These cheesy treats pack some serious flavor! I have made my own kale chips before and they are surprisingly delicious. They have a really unique consistency, in that they immediately fall apart and disintegrate in your mouth. Weird, but they satisfied that crunchy craving I was having.



I had 1/2 a jar of spaghetti sauce, and 1 large chicken breast in the fridge. That, plus pasta = chicken parm! I have said it before, but I am not a HUGE chicken parm lover but for some reason I was seriously craving it yesterday. Probably because there were really no other dinner options, thanks to our empty fridge.

IMG_0023I beat the crap out of the chicken breast and flattened it as best I could. Then I gave it a coat of egg whites and Italian breadcrumbs and stuck it in the oven at 375 for about 25 minutes. I took it out with about 2 minutes left and covered it with a layer of spaghetti sauce and American cheese. Very simple, very delicious. We were able to split the one breast and it was plenty of food.



I found 1 lonely popsicle left in the back of the freezer. I couldn’t let it be lonely anymore. 🙂

My goal for next week is to create some exciting meals because I feel like mine have been a bit boring lately. Hopefully today’s shopping trip will bring some culinary inspirations. 🙂

Question of the Day:

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?

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