Happy What I Ate Wednesday. How’s your week going? I’m in the midst of a crazy week, having just returned from a long weekend away. It was so nice to take a real vacation, though. I spent last weekend in Newport, RI for the yearly folk festival. It was a great lineup-3 days of music. It’s kind of my family’s big thing we do every year.

This time around, my mom, aunt, and I shared an Airbnb apartment. Each morning we went for a long walk and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and then spent the rest of the day exploring town and listening to music at the festival.

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There were so many great acts. A few of my favorites: Elvis Perkins, Brett Dennen, Graham Nash, and Elvis Costello. The Flight of the Concords were also hysterical. The weather was hot and sunny, so I was a sweaty mess basically all weekend and got a little more sun than intended, despite my constant sunscreen application and giant hat.

As far as the food goes, it was a great mix. We did go out to eat for a few meals, but we cooked in a lot using food we’d brought up in a cooler. A lot of our meals ended up being clean-out-the-fridge creations.

Here’s what I ate on Sunday, the last day of the festival.

Breakfast: A thrown-together breakfast salad with eggs and an (unpictured) slice of baguette we’d used to make crostini with black garlic & white anchovy

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Lunch: Native striped bass (I wanted to ask the difference between native and local fish but was too shy) with heirloom tomatoes & kale at a local restaurant called Stoneacre Pantry my aunt spotted. It was delicious! 

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Snack at the festival: Apple, a few pieces pork jerky my mom brought (not pictured)
Dinner: More cleaning out the fridge action, which was a random assortment of roasted peppers, baby carrots & hummus…

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followed by chicken enchiladas and salad—ugly but good. To make room for wine (sparkling rose) and crostini, I skipped the flour tortillas. Priorities! Sometimes I’d rather have wine be the carb at a meal, and other times I want something else. Whatever works for you!

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Do you like to bring food and/or cook when you’re on vacation?  

To see more WIAW, check out founder Jenn’s blog Peas & Crayons or visit hosts Laura and Arman‘s blogs.

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