I is for Instant and WIAW

We’ve come to the letter I and again, there was much hemming and hawing in deciding what word to use.  I decided that Instant would be good since I’m again attempting the very difficult double link up. So food again enters into the discussion.

To start with, don’t forget to stop by to read some of the other blogs participating in the Blogging A to Z Challenge.  Everyone loves when you visit and leave comments.

I’ve picked instant because I’ve always been sort of an instant gratification person.  If I want to watch a TV show, I want to do it Now (Thank goodness for On Demand!) If I want to go somewhere I want to go Now.  If I want to eat something, I want to eat it Now.  There are times that I plan ahead and think things out…You’ve heard me talk endlessly about my crock pot and of course that involves some waiting. But if I plan it out, I can have it NOW as soon as it finishes cooking!  😉

I even started Couldn’t Be Quicker on BCDC because I love quick meals.  I haven’t been doing it much lately, but I need to get back to it.

Regarding the whole Instant thing…I’ve often said that if you believe in reincarnation and the fact that we come back life after life in order to learn a particular lesson, my lesson for this life is patience…I need to learn that I can’t always have things the instant I want them.  I need to wait my turn.

Link up number two is the always fun and exciting What I Ate Wednesday.  Hostessed by the lovely Jenn at Peas & Crayons, these folks love if you visit and comment also.  Here we go!

Peas and Crayons

A bit of an odd food week, but that hasn’t stopped me from sharing before!



The ever popular cottage cheese on caramel rice cakes topped with cinnamon. Tasty lunch when I want something Now!



A big tossed salad at the local pizzeria when Ralph says let’s go out to lunch the  day before Weight Watchers!



French toast at the diner…the day After Weight Watchers…of course!



Apples and bananas for the second course of breakfast one day this week.  Lots of cinnamon of course.  I never thought of cinnamon on bananas before, but it was tasty.



My new favorite breakfast…egg substitute and egg whites with defrosted frozen spinach cooked in the microwave.  How’s that for a meal, Now?  Topped with some Romano cheese.  Delicious!

So that’s it for me on both sides of the link up madness!  Try to visit some of the other blogs and leave comments.  That’s the only reason we do this! 😉  Well, that and the instant gratification!

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!


16 responses to “I is for Instant and WIAW

  1. way to go with fulfilling two link-ups in one blog post again, fran!
    patience is not one of my strongest assets, either (i will blame my dad for that inherited trait!) so i hear you! it’s good for us to have stuff to work on, though! you’ve had a nice variety of foods this week – and eating at the diner -> instant meal without effort! happy wednesday – i am going to toronto!

  2. “my lesson for this life is patience…I need to learn that I can’t always have things the instant I want them. I need to wait my turn.”
    I think life is teaching me the same lesson Fran.

  3. I’ve never thought about egg whites and frozen spinach! That would be helpful for when I don’t have spinach on hand!

  4. Really bad timing on picking up this post. I was fine before I started reading but since I’ve finished (and looking at the pictures), I need to go find a snack NOW! 🙂

  5. I’m an instant gratification person too. I just have to work on being more patient! 🙂

    Great looking restaurant meals. You always pick out the best! French toast for the win obviously 🙂

  6. moderngirlnutrition

    Cinnamon is amazing on everything haha. Try it on orange slices, too! Happy WIAW 🙂

  7. Love your admittance about instant gratification. I think that’s a cute personality quirk. And your meals look delicious! I didn’t know there were so many fun blog hops to do. This A-Z challenge is my first one. Loving it!

    Keep up the great work!

    Dana at Waiter, drink please!

  8. Some of those food images look good..while others aren’t exactly my thing. I can understand instant gratification. I binged the other day on something…netflix. Instant gratification if I ever knew of one. I watched all of the last season of madmen in one day. Sigh…yep…I was in heaven

    Nice post!

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