Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIAW | Weekend Eats

While I had every plan and intention to stop in for Ten on Tuesday yesterday, we ended up spending the evening with our neighbors from Pennsylvania. Really, our next door neighbors (who were here on a ski trip) decided to stop in to say hello. That being said, I thought I would make up for it by sharing my first WIAW post for February - and as you will see, it's a good one.

If you aren't familiar with WIAW or What I Ate Wednesday, each week Jenn at Peas and Crayons hosts a linkup to share recent eats. If you're new here and want to catch on previous food posts, you can read my WIAW archives here


Holidays and celebrations at our house mean food, good food. While I'm lucky enough to live with a chef, I decided to cook dinner for Valentine's Day and not just any dinner, homemade General Tso's Chicken. For a few weeks, I had been searching for gluten free soy sauce with no luck but when I stumbled upon it at our local Albertson's last week, it seemed like fate. Chinese food is perhaps Trevor's favorite and while he lived on take out back East, our food allergies have prevented us from searching for great Chinese in Montana. I adapted this recipe from Foodie with Family to use almond milk rather than egg and was surprised at both how easy it was to make and how delicious it was to eat.

As I mentioned on Sunday, we continued the Valentine's celebrations on Friday with authentic Philly cheesesteaks from Missoula's Philly West. As much as I'd like to say that's a gluten free bun, truth is, I cheated. I'm, I suppose you could say "fortunate", enough not to have celiac disease, simply a wheat allergy, and so once in a blue moon, I have a piece of bread, or maybe a doughnut, without serious consequence.


While fresh fish is one of my favorite things, it's hard to come by here. We lucked out this weekend when we found fresh wild caught Canadian Rock Fish at Safeway. After much debate, we decided to on fish tacos topped with tomato, scallions, avocado, black beans, cilantro, salt and a squeeze of lime juice. With Hornsby's Crisp Hard Cider, of course. 

After eating nearly the same three dishes for most of winter, this week's menu was a nice change. Though there is snow falling outside, warm days have my spring on my mind and I can only assume   that's where the inspiration came from. Despite all the changes in our dinners, it wouldn't be a weekend at our house without our favorite breakfast and so that's how we spent our Sunday - eating cinnamon rolls and not doing much else.


So tell me, what did you do this weekend? Did you try a new recipe for Valentine's Day?


6 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer- I'm new to your blog, and this first post is a great intro :) I especially like the artistic quality of the pancake photo... Also, on a more random note, I LOVE your name... It's so unique and beautiful... seriously!

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    1. So glad you stumbled onto my blog! Also, thank you - what a sweet compliment! I never really thought anything of my name but always at new doctors office or the dentist, I seem to hear that its a pretty name or "meant for an actress". Funny!

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    1. Thank you! It was definitely a good weekend of eats at our house!

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  3. everything looks so tasty! I was eating the worst food on planet this week, this comes from living alone again, I have noone to surprise with my cooking! :)

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    1. It is SO hard to live on your own and eat well! I used to feel like I was wasting SO much food, especially produce which needed to be eaten quickly.

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