The THIH Montage – A Week in a Flash

Hi everyone!  I hope you’re all having nice weekends 🙂  While taking a break from my projects and papers and test-studying this weekend, I thought I’d summarize my last week in pictures.  A montage, if you will.

Beautiful breakfasts:

Oatmeal cooked with water instead of milk, with 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt stirred in at the end, and a spoonful of Adirondack Jack.

Oatmeal with coconut and half a crumbled Saratoga PB ball.

Eaten while working on the accounting assignment for last week’s huge catered meal.

Speaking of which … our catered meal on Tuesday was a huge success! We received so many compliments for our meal (of which I will show you below). I carried so many heavy trays that the part of my hand between my thumb and first finger hurt like the dickens the next day. I took a LOT of pictures, but most of the pictures show my classmates and I would never post pictures of them without their permission. But, I do have a few pictures I can show you.

Place settings:

Holy smokes, thatsa lotta people!

Can you see my reflection?

Serving food:

Clockwise from top: pulled pork sliders, sweet potato au gratin, green bean salad, and BBQ chicken.

We also served a mean strawberry salad and a deliciously tart rhubarb cobbler with vanilla ice cream. This meal was delicious (yes, I tried almost everything). I’m planning on trying a lighter version of the sweet potato au gratin this week. Once I show you the recipe, you’ll see why I want to make it lighter. 😉

Spring has sprung!

Walking with the dogs:

I call this Maddie’s “flounder” look (like the fish). She probably straining to get at a squirrel.


Don’t tell me you don’t see it.

I also gave a thrilling presentation this week.

We also went to a gnocchi-making party at a friend’s apartment, but I sadly did not remember to take pictures until dessert. Fortunately, Peter’s passionfruit cheesecake was delicious to look at.

And finally (are you still with me?), Peter made EXTREMELY SPICY XO sauce from scratch from Mastering the Art of Chinese Cooking for our delectation. Served with shrimp, brown rice, and cucumber (intended to cool the heat, but ineffectual nonetheless).

Eaten while working on my latest nutrition care plan (told you I was busy!).

This sauce was SPICY! I needed a little something to cool my pharynx.

Did you know strawberries are super cheap right now? I usually like June-ripened strawberries best of all, but I couldn’t pass up strawberries for $1.50 per pound. I like strawberries best raw, in yogurt or on oatmeal. How do you like your strawberries?

Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone! 🙂


  1. You’ve had some seriously good food this week! I “yum”ed at just about everything 😉
    I’ve been loving how inexpensive strawberries are, too. My first bunch I was expecting to not taste so hot since it’s still so early – but I was pleasantly surprised! I love them the same as you – raw, in yogurt, or in oatmeal!! Can’t go wrong with that 😉

  2. Ohhh just today I ate some of the first English strawberries of the season, no wonder why they’re famous, they were amazing!! But I paid more than twice what you paid for yours I’m afraid 🙁 Still, worth every penny!

    I like them raw in yoghurt or simply as they are too, but I also like them chopped up with sugar and a sprinkle of liqueur, left in the fridge for a couple of hours so that the sugar and the fruit juices will make a lovely syrup and then eat it as dessert, or over ice cream… Oh I wish I had some more now hehe

    It’s great to be busy with things you like isn’t it? 🙂

    1. Oh, I’ve got to try that liqueur trick! Yum!

  3. Loved the montage!! Peter’s cheesecake looks incredible!! I loooove strawberries all kinds of ways. My grandma makes a homemade strawberry pie that is to die for. I also love eating them with a big dollop of cool whip on top. Greek yogurt and honey is also great with them!! 🙂

  4. The best part about cheap strawberries is that I can now afford to buy them to give them to the kids I take care of at school, as an alternative to, well, Ritz crackers. Quality over quantity, folks.

    And along the same vein – I wish I was there for your presentation on implementing physical activity in structured after school programs. I’ve got all these ideas, but no clue how to make them work. Administration can be a barrier, you know?

    And finally – I concur. Peter’s cheesecake DOES look amazing. Congratulations on pulling off a fantastic catering event.

    1. Administration can be SUCH a barrier. As dietitians and nutritionists, we have all these great ideas about how to implement this program or that, but we always have to take into account bureaucracy and compliance and all that fun stuff. AND, you need to please the people who have a stake in the issue – the stakeholders, if you will. It’s not easy!

  5. Glad to hear your catering went well! And I just love your flower photos…ohhh spring 🙂

  6. ahh our meal looks fabulous! and you were the perfect server! haha sounds like you’ve had a busy week but filled with fun activities (i want to go to a gnocchi-making party!) can’t wait to see the lightened up version of the sweet potato au gratin! see you Monday 🙂

  7. Oh, good to know about the strawberries. I don’t think I’ve had strawberries since last summer, and they are sounding so good right about now…

    And a gnocchi making party…?! I cannot think of a better party to attend, haha. Especially when there is dessert involved too 😉

  8. Oh man, you can’t go wrong with strawberries but chocolate covered are always great!

  9. I completely agree with you about strawberries- they are amazing in oatmeal and in yogurt. Strawberries can make any meal taste like dessert to me. Though strawberries with cake aren’t bad either…

    Sounds like an interesting presentation on fighting childhood obesity. Are you implementing a program or trying to convince others to implement them?

    1. The idea of this school project was to research a particular aspect of/contributor to childhood obesity, and programs that may help decrease obesity. The project was supposed to encompass everything, from development of the idea to implementation and convincing other people that it is a good idea. We weren’t implementing them, but who knows? Maybe we will someday 🙂 Thanks for asking!

  10. That catered meal looks fantastic, it must have felt so satisfying to put it all together and then see everyone eagerly enjoying their meals 🙂

    I usually eat strawberries raw, sometimes in a strawberry-rhubarb crisp, sometimes covered in chocolate 🙂

    Good luck on all your projects! It looks like you’re doing a stunning job, congratulations!

  11. Wow, you did have quite the eventful week! All the food looks amazing and the spring pics are gorgeous 😀

    I like strawberries raw too…and when they’re frozen and blended into a smoothie!

  12. Does the yogurt make the oatmeal all cold? Is it still good? I like oatmeal and yogurt together, but I never stirred them together…might try that! Also need to make overnight oats soon.

    I like strawberries all the ways u mentioned!

    1. I usually get impatient for my oatmeal to cook down, so stirring in cold yogurt was great! 😀 I’ll bet you could probably heat up the yogurt before you mix it in the oatmeal if you like it nice and hot 🙂

  13. that’s a lot of great food….

    my fave way to eat strawberries is with bananas in cottage cheese. just the right amount of sweetness.

  14. Looks like you’ve had some pretty tasty eats! Everything looks amazing!
    I am so excited to see strawberries on sale. They are definitely one of my favorite fruits. I love strawberries in yogurt! yum!

  15. All that food you showed looks so yummy. Was wondering what you’ve been up to this past week. Sounds like an exhausting but fun week you had. I think the kiddies and I went through about 3 (costco sized) boxes of strawberries just this weekend alone. Tried to get as much vitamin c in as possible to kick the nasty cold bug’s butt. We like to have them just plain.

    Lol-ed at the flounder pictured. Oh I totally see it. Too cute! And what lovely flowers. We had a nasty weekend weatherwise. It freakin snowed here :-0 Glad you had better weather though. Off to read your next post.

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