Is it Wednesday all ready?!? Geeeeze the weeks are flying! The last few Wednesdays, in honour of What I Ate Wednesday, we’ve been showing all of the delicious eats we’ve been having off of our Pinterest Board. This week, though, we’ve been eating out quite a bit, so we thought we’d share that with you!
On friday, we had the CIS Banquet at The Great Hall here at the university. It was a lovely evening with yummy food! Penne with a meat-tomato sauce, buns, and four different types of salad – a broccoli salad, greek, Aubrey and pasta salad. There was also a chicken penne dish, baked in cheese and a white sauce. Unfortunately, we have no pictures (it was too dark in there for food photography!). They even had gluten free options available for those who required it. For dessert they served fruit and Magic Bars:
Oh. my. word. They were definitely magical! So incredibly delicious! Between the two of us, we could have polished off the whole plate! Unfortunately we had to share. 😉
On Saturday after the race we had a mini reception for the runners, their families and Alumni in the Thames Valley Golf Course Clubhouse. Here, they served buns, cooked vegetables, chili, pulled pork, eggs and cheesecake. While neither of us had the eggs, the chili was really good and the pulled pork was fantastic! Our brothers gave the thumbs up to the cheesecake (chocolate and regular). Neither of us were really feeling like cheesecake at that particular moment. Unfortunately this food also went unpictured (we know, we know, poor blogger form!).
On Sunday morning, we made a version of these pancakes:
We didn’t have chickpea flour, so we just used regular, and they turned out great! And yes, we made them for ourselves AND our brothers, who had stayed to celebrate with us on Saturday. Aren’t we such kind and wonderful sisters? 😉
Sunday afternoon we went out to lunch with a couple of friends who had also come to London to celebrate with us the night before. We went to The Fox and the Fiddle, a restaurant that neither of us have ever been to before. We have to say, it wasn’t the most exciting, interesting restaurant that we’ve ever been to, but the food was pretty good and inexpensive, so we were happy enough. 🙂 Here, we both ordered the soup of the day, which was a tomato basil. It was probably both of our favourite part of the meal, it had a small amount of rice in it and some “croutons” (not crunchy because they were in the soup) on top, it was very flavourful! Along with it we ordered the Mediterranean Chicken wrap, which was also pretty tasty. One of our friends ordered the nachos, which I have to say looked pretty darn tasty!
They had some pretty interesting nacho combinations there, which we thought were pretty cool. Luckily, Trev didn’t want his salsa, so we each stole a little ramekin of it. Made the world of a difference on our wrap!
One of the girls on the team had the great idea of continuing to “celebrate our awesomeness” (her quote… but we like it! 🙂 ) by having another team dinner at The Works! Clearly, it’s our team’s favourite restaurant! This time, we both got a turkey burger as our base. Brit ordered the Five Fine Herb and added sauteed mushrooms to it. This burger was really tasty and complimented the turkey well, however we both agreed that without the mushrooms it would’ve been pretty boring. I ordered the Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love. Sounds Crazy, right?
Right. Peanut butter, banana and bacon. Say whaa??? I ordered it sans-bacon (never really been a fan) and oh baby was it ever good! I know, weird, banana and peanut butter on a burger, but I am telling you this is one of those “don’t knock it till you try it” situations. It was crazy good, definitely my favourite out of the two. Brit said that she couldn’t decide, it would depend on what flavours she was feeling that day, but I just think the five fine herb was missing that wow-factor that this burger has. I’m telling you: Go to the Works and order this burger! You won’t be disappointed! This was also the first time I’ve ever had another type of patty other than the Elk there before. Neither of us were feeling red meat yesterday, so we had the turkey. It was really good, but the elk definitely has more flavour!
We did, this week, make one thing off of our pinterest board:
Pumpkin Coconut Curry by Michelle at Peachy Palate! She’s one of our favourite bloggers (remember when she did a guest post for us back in the summer?). It was so good! We both agreed that you could probably use squash or even sweet potato instead of the pumpkin and it would be just as good. Thanks Michelle! 🙂 (click on the pic for the recipe).
We have also done some cooking/baking of our own. Recipes to come!
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