Monday, July 23, 2012

My Dinner Diary: Weeks 7, 8, and 9

Life happens.  And for 3 weeks I had to put my dinner diary on hold.  My hubby and I were in charge of planning the meals for my family's vacation and that took time.  Then we went on vacation.  So fun.  Loved spending time with all of my side of the family.  Loved that the Monkey had so many cousins to play with.  Will post more about our fun times in the Family Fun Day post for July.  So below are some of the things I remember eating for dinner and just a few pictures that I took.  Let's see if I can't get back on track now.


coconut cream oats
Love, love, love steel-cut and regular oat groats.  So hearty.  You can really dress this meal up.  My concoction consisted of oat groats (steel-cut work too), canned coconut milk, unsweetened, shredded coconut, unsalted chopped mixed nuts and seeds, a little sea salt, and some brown sugar to sweeten it up a little.  You could get away without adding sugar by adding some dried fruits.  We had this for one of our breakfast meals on vacation and it was a hit.
























tuna pasta and salad
I learned about tuna pasta while serving my mission in Greece.  An Italian sister taught someone and it got passed around.  Seriously easy.  Cook some noodles (preferably whole wheat), add some salt, pepper, oregano or Italian seasoning to some tomato sauce and then put in desired amount of tuna.  See I said it was easy.  Link to recipe here.
























quinoa something or other
Not all my creations are good and this was not good.  I wanted to make a Greek-inspired quinoa dish.  I still like the idea behind it, but the dressing I made was NOT good.  I'll have to work on this one.  As always, my hubby ate it without complaint.  I did enough complaining for both of us.

























omelette and hash browns
Here was one of our Sunday breakfast for dinner meals.  I was pretty happy with how my omelette turned out.  It even look decent.  I just added chopped green onion and tomato to it with a little mozzarella cheese melted on top.  Served with hash browns and oranges made it complete.  
























Below are other meals I remember having, but didn't take pictures:


hash browns and strawberries
homemade pizza
cilantro-lime black bean burritos
green salad
rigatoni and salad
corn tortilla tacos
tuna pasta and salad (again)






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