Monday, June 18, 2012

My Dinner Diary: Week 4

Monday, June 11, 2012

Quite the productive day I must say.  Monday's seem to be my cleaning day.  I cleaned my  bathrooms, did laundry, and I even was able to mow our law.  It sure is nice now that Zac is a little older and I can do that kind of stuff with him.  My hubby is on the hunt for a sailboat and found one for us to look at in the evening.  I picked him up from work and then headed out.  We got home a little later since we also stopped at Costco on the way home.  I made some corn tortilla quesadillas fried in coconut oi and a nice big green salad.  Seriously, don't avocados make everything taste amazing?  A side of grapes added a nice touch, and they were so juicy.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The hubby stayed home sick today.  I told him he better just stay in our room if he wanted to get any rest.  He was able to see first hand why I am just done, emotionally, by the time he gets home from work.  I cooked some mahi mahi in a clove of fresh garlic, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice.  I shredded and cut some cabbage, carrots, green onion, and peppers and cooked up some brown rice with avocado and a lemon slice on the side.  I really enjoyed it, but the hubby, who eats pretty much anything, was not a fan of the vegetables since I might have put just a little too much apple cider vinegar on them.  I didn't mind it, but I drink the stuff regularly as a tonic of sorts.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I was not feeling great today and it didn't help that the Monkey woke up at 5:15am!  I took him to the talent show of his cousin that he adores.  Great job playing the piano Miss N.  I was so tired by the time we got home that I allowed the Monkey to watch, 'the Monkey' (Curious George) so I could rest.  I also needed to prepare to present a spiel on healthy drinks for the young women's activity in the evening.  Needless to say dinner was non-existent and the boys had to fend for themselves.  I got home hungry and with the help of my hubby I had a salad with cucumber, mixed nuts and seeds, avocado, feta, and an oil-based dressing.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I was so glad to spend the day with my good Friend M.  We gardened (she has an amazing garden and yard).  The Monkey had a great time playing in the pile of dirt.  Friend M brought in some kale fresh from her garden and made super yummy kale chips that the Monkey chowed down.  I prepared early today so I could eat before I heading out to track practice.  I put rinsed and drained canned black beans and brown rice in whole wheat tortillas that I warmed in the oven.  Then I topped them with tomato, avocado, shredded cabbage, and I squeezed fresh lime juice all over.  I really like lime juice on southwestern types of food.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Today was our family fun day that I'll talk about in a separate post.  As part of it we went out to eat as a family.  We decided on Claim Jumper's.  I ordered a tomato basil pizza.  It was good and better than a meat lover's, but I wouldn't call it healthy.  The dough was out of white flour and the hubby said it was like scone dough.  The tomato and basil were really good though.  I had a salad to start, but was pretty disappointed as it was mostly iceberg lettuce.  Oh well, it was fun to eat out as a family and not be the one to prepare it.  I really do love eating out.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sista E and Bro C invited all the family over to celebrate Father's Day early.  We were to bring out own tin foil dinners to cook over an open fire.  Thankfully the rain held up enough for us to do that.  For our family we decided to cook our home made pizza over the fire.  I had taken out dough to thaw on Thursday thinking we'd use it Friday, but we ate out instead.  I put tomatoes, spinach, and zucchini on my side.  Besides the crust getting slightly charred it tasted really good.  I always am trying to get my crust crispier and this seems to be a great way to do it.  Thanks for a fun evening with family.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Being Father's Day, my hubby got to pick the meal.  He chose rib-eye steak, garlic-mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, and corn.  I didn't have milk so I used a little coconut milk in the mashed potatoes with butter and salt.  I drizzled olive oil and white wine vinegar over sliced peppers, red onion, and carrots and added a little salt and pepper.  The steak was seasoned with Montreal Steak Seasoning.  Everything turned out really good.  We both found that we still like having steak, but we don't have the same desire to eat as much.  

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