WIAW #23 – A Tradition is Born

Welcome to another What I Ate Wednesday graciously hosted by Jenn from Peas & Crayons!

Breakfast + Calligraphy

Yesterday morning, I had my regular honey Fage with Barbara’s Gluten-Free Multigrain Puffins. While I had breakfast, I practiced some calligraphy strokes.

As of late, I’ve felt like doing more hands-on projects. One day I woke up, and I wanted to paint, the next day, I wanted to do calligraphy.. I hadn’t done either since high school. Last week, I ordered some calligraphy supplies , and on Monday, I started a course online for Modern Calligraphy on I Still Love Calligraphy. So far, it’s going well. I have been practicing basic strokes with the pen, and today, I will be starting on tracing the alphabet! I’ll let you guys know how it goes.

Side salad + Chicken with Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce

For lunch, I had some leftovers from last night, Chicken with {Turkey} Pepperoni-Marinara Sauce and a side salad. I’ve posted the link to this recipe a few months ago, and it’s still one of our favourites. It’s easy to make and delicious!!

Rice Cakes + Almond Butter & Nutella

For a snack, I had some rice cakes, and since we ran out of Justin’s hazelnut butter, I had leftover Nutella and almond butter.

In the evening, we had our quality workout which wasn’t too bad at all. It’s great to get to talk to friends while we’re running. I had a Strawberry Core Power but the picture was out of focus :(

I then opened a box that was delivered as I was leaving for my workout — it was an ornament from my sister. We had a conversation last year to exchange ornaments each year. Honestly, I had forgotten all about it, but my sister kindly reminded me when she was looking for ornaments in early October! I managed to get my act in order, and I sent mine out two weeks ago. I can’t wait to see what my mom sent me! I’m also going to be getting an ornament that represents something that happened during the year {the one for this year was the engagement ring}.

This is totally us!!

Beef and Sugar Snap Stir-Fry

After hanging the ornament {and taking photos}, I proceeded to make our dinner with the help of the boy. Tonight’s recipe was Beef and Sugar Snap Stir-Fry from Cooking Light with some red quinoa. I’m pretty sure we’ve made this before, but we didn’t grade it on the recipe. We decided it was a strong A. It was also pretty quick and easy to make.

I hope you guys have a great week!

Do you exchange ornaments with anyone? What’s your favourite ornament?


  1. I love putting nut butters on rice cakes! Calligraphy, huh? Pretty neat!
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  2. Yummy looking eats…running out of Justin’s is never good, definitely something to put on your Santa list!
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  3. Love the idea of you and your families ornament swap! So cute =)
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  4. I’ve never done calligraphy before, but yours is beautiful!

    Christmas ornaments are great. I loved making them in school, and my favorite part is picking out the ones to put on the tree. Your 2012 ornament is too cute! :)
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  5. That stir-fry looks so delicious!  I need to try red quinoa one of these days!
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  6. Yummy eats! Aw, what a cute Christmas ornament!
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  7. Love the ornament! Very cute! It was fun and interesting looking for yours. Love our new tradition! <3

  8. Hola cecy,
    No, nunca hemos intercambiado adornitos. en verdad solo compro las esferas y ya, pero es una muy buena idea hacerlo,. gracias por compartir.
    Tia ofelia

  9. Love the idea of an ornament swap, I’m going to see if anyone else in my family wants to do it :)
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