I have completely changed the focus of my blog. I have not deleted old posts, so there are old unrelated posts. I will be blogging about the food I cook as my husband and I work towards a healthier lifestyle. I will have menus, pictures, recipes and tips on eating healthier. I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Feedback from Last Week

This was a busy week, but what I did cook turned out really well!  I did feel like I had not cooked a lot, though.
Monday:  Papa Johns Pizza, it was ok.  Enough said.
Tuesday:  Curry Chicken, this is seriously one of our favorite dishes and I used less water this time, so it was thicker and that turned out really well!!
Wednesday:  Garlic Shrimp Pasta, this was a lot better than I expected!  It had fresh spinach in it, which I am just now discovering is a wonderful thing!  My husband really liked it as well.
Thursday:  Husband is taking care of dinner.  Guess what we had?  Bertolli!  That's ok, though.  We had the chicken Florentine one I had been avoiding and actually liked it!  Look at me liking spinach!!
Friday:  Italian Chopped Salad, our schedule got busy so we ended up eating out.  I will have to try this another time, though.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Menu for the Week of 5/24-5/28

Monday:  Papa Johns Pizza
Tuesday:  Curry Chicken
Wednesday:  Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Thursday:  Husband is taking care of dinner
Friday:  Italian Chopped Salad

Feedback from last weeks menu

OK, I am totally behind, so I am just going to pretend like last week didn't happen and just give feedback on the last week I blogged and post this weeks menu.
Monday:  For a frozen mean, Bertoli is where it's at for us.  But, it's still a frozen meal.
Tuesday:  This dish was so good!!  It was like an already cut up, very lean pot roast.  It did take a long time to cook (quite a bit longer than the recipe said and this was the first time I made it), but it was worth the wait!!  So juicy and tender and very flavorful!!
Wednesday:  I must say my spaghetti turned out awesome!!  It was a hit, I thought I might have made too much, but we love the leftovers, so I wasn't upset, but I brought home an empty pan.
Thursday:  I used legs since we are trying to save money and for a change of pace-they were better than I thought they would be, but my husband wasn't a huge fan.  The broccoli cheese and rice was a microwave bag thing and it was pretty good-considering.
Friday:  Now this was the hit of the week and is the featured picture.  I had to take a picture because it was seriously probably the prettiest food I have ever made!  It was also super delicious!!  It was just the right amount of spice-perfect!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Menu for the Week of 5/3-5/7

Monday:  Bertoli Frozen Meal
Tuesday:  Herb Roasted Pork Chops and Vegetables
Wednesday: Pot Luck Dinner for Church-Theme is Italian (I am bringing my Spaghetti)
Thursday:  Baked BBQ Chicken with Cheesy Broccoli & Rice
Friday:  Shrimp Creole

We are trying to save money as we will be moving into a bigger apartment and we are trying to on vacation (hopefully to Jamaica!), so I am trying to be more budget conscience over the next few months!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Feedback from last weeks menu

So, a friend recommended the movie Julie and Julia.  It was a great movie!  I liked it a lot more than I thought I would!  It also inspired me to perhaps try some French cooking.  At the very least, I want to get back into trying more ethnic cuisine. 
The crunchy asian salad and chicken turned out better than I expected!  I didn't think I would like the raw spinach leaves and did not think I would get my husband to eat it, but was pleasantly surprised!  There were a lot of leftovers and they did not go to waste!
So...I did not realize my husband had such a strong aversion to mustard and the ginger salmon had mustard in it, so that was a minor disaster.  He did eat it, but scraped off the "nasty stuff".  I thought it was delicious!!
The southwestern chicken layered salad is a favorite and was great as usual!
I didn't realize how much food I had made, so we changed Thursday to a leftover night so we wouldn't waste anything.  We will make the pork chops next week.
Our mexican pasta was amazing as usual.  We had our friends 11 year old daughter stay with us for the weekend and she loved it!  I was so happy!  She even got to help me make it!  It was a lot of fun.
Overall this was a pretty good week.  I am looking forward to having time to do some more complicated dishes and to cook more ethnic cuisine.