Monday, June 11, 2012

My Dinner Diary: Week 3

Monday, June 4, 2012
I was on top of dinner today.  I shredded carrots, red and green cabbage in my Bosch slicer shredder (so fast & easy, I love it!) and cooked it in olive oil with Bragg's Liquid Amino, along with sea salt and pepper.  I also had some yellow squash and chicken leftover from Memorial Day so I sliced and cooked those up too.  I served the veggies over brown basmati rice.  

cabbage stir fry (with a little chicken)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
This evening I coached the long jump for a local track and field club.  I've really enjoyed getting out on the track again after many years.  Practice is held right during dinner so, not being hungry before practice I end up eating afterward.  I toasted up my homemade whole wheat bread and spread some homemade cream cheese on top.  Then I sliced cucumber, tomato, and avocado and layered them on top. I ate this sandwich open face style.  Doesn't it look pretty?  And it's really good and good for you too.

cucumber, tomato, and avocado open face

Below is what I had for lunch.  I just took the leftovers from dinner on Monday and threw it in a whole wheat tortilla that I crisped on the stove.  I added just a little shredded cheese melted on top.  Not a bad use of leftovers.
leftover burrito stir-fry
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
We have a lot of frozen fish from Costco that I need to use.  I cut the tilapia up and cooked it in a frying pan with garlic, white whine vinegar, lime juice, and green onions.  The salad is the Spring Mix from Costco.  I added shredded carrots, tomato, and avocado. I just used regular Ranch dressing.  The hubby said it was tasty and I enjoyed it too.

tilapia green salad

Thursday, June 7, 2012
I picked up the hubby from work today.  He tries to ride his bike home, but he had a bit of a crash in the morning on his bike.  He survived, but the bike wasn't so lucky.  Poor hubby's eye got the brunt of the fall.  I was a bit tired and not feeling super great so...Papa John's it was.  I always get veggie style pizza now with green peppers, tomato, and pineapple.  I wish Papa John's had a few more veggie options, but it works.  As long as I have pineapple on my pizza I'm good.

Friday, June 8, 2012
We spent the evening and night with my parents.  My mom made a recipe I shared with them awhile back called, Yellow Vegetable Curry (I will eventually post this recipe with my adaptations).  They loved it and it tasted delicious this time too.  Instead of meat, the recipe uses potatoes.  My dad still wouldn't mind some chicken or some other meat with it, but he really likes it as is, as well. I just really enjoyed not having to worry about dinner and the Monkey had new surroundings and grandma and grandpa to keep him entertained.

Saturday, June 9, 2012
I actually accomplished a lot today (made yogurt and bread), but petered out by dinner.  I got the pleasure of chaperoning a youth dance in the evening so I just grabbed some of my homemade granola and homemade yogurt to eat while I was there.  A few of the girls tried the yogurt even after warning them that it was PLAIN yogurt.  They weren't too impressed, but at least they tried.  It's funny because the Monkey loves plain yogurt.  

Sunday, June 10, 2012
Sunday is supposed to be our 'breakfast for dinner' night.  I had some zucchini and squash I needed to use so I decided to use them in hash browns.  I shredded the potatoes and fried them in coconut oil.  Then I shredded the zucchini and squash along with a white onion and a red and green pepper and cooked them briefly.  Then I mixed the veggies and potatoes together.  I really liked the combination and it was a great way to use vegetables for a "breakfast" dinner.  I asked my hubby what we should call it and he came up with hash brown surprise.  I couldn't think of anything better so that's what my creation is called.  Hey, your vegetable hating kids may not even notice the zucchini and squash as it blends pretty well with the potatoes. 

hash brown surprise

And this tasty frozen treat pictured below will be getting it's own post soon.  Yummy and so healthy too!
creamy cashew ice cream

1 comment:

Mishqueen said...

I walked into the backyard, pulled crap out of the ground, and put it on a plate. We ate it.

I really need to start trying harder. :(