(Image by Hollie Barker)
I am wondering if you think that, based on my blog, all I do is eat out and/or eat really well. I don’t. In fact, this week was pretty terrible in the Dinner Creativity department. I thought you would be interested to see what I consumed:
Friday – We had Dan’s coworkers over for dinner. My dinner consisted of Sauvignon Blanc (my current favorite is from Ponga), a burger (that Dan made from scratch and was RIDICULOUSLY good) and an unholy amount of tortilla chips.
Saturday – I made parmesan-crusted cod with haricots vert. I was proud of this, it was good and healthy!
Sunday – We met some friends at Chipotle for Lunch/Dinner at 3pm. It was an important event. My friend Jeff was trying a Chipotle burrito for the first time in his life. It was important to be there at such a momentous point in history. I asked Jeff to write a guest post.....I am still waiting for it.
Monday – I made a one-pot meal with tofu and veggies (Steamfresh Asian Medley, to be precise). Added a couple of teaspoons of teriyaki sauce, but not a lot because the vegetables were already “specially seasoned.” Dan and I both agreed that for such an easy dish, it was really yummy, satisfying and WOH healthy. Score!
Tuesday – My friend came over, so it was time to break out the big guns. I made some Indian food. I used a delicious chicken tikka sauce to which I added chicken (obvs.) and served it with Trader Joe’s garlic naan. My friend, in turn, brought a delicious salad she assembled from Graul’s salad bar (featuring beets! Yum!) Oh man this was a good dinner. I love Indian sauces in a jar (sorry, mum!) because they are SO EASY, and you don’t need to simmer them for an hour – just 15 minutes! By the way, dear Mr. Trader Joe – you are fabulous, I love everything you make.
Wednesday – I scarfed down a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and a handful of my mum’s homemade granola. Don’t judge me! I had to eat something quickly before a choir rehearsal. Cereal is key!
Thursday – I ate 2 vegetarian dosas, courtesy of Udupi's frozen foods. I had another choir rehearsal so I needed something fast, and these were ready in 10 minutes! For being frozen, these dosas are FANTASTIC and come with a yummy coconut sauce on the side. You can get them at the Indian grocery store next to India Palace on Cranbrook Road in Cockeysville. I need to pick up some more of these, they are so good.
So there you go! I would just like to say, that I never realized how many shortcuts I take when cooking dinner. Move over Sandra Lee, I should have my own Semi-Homemade franchise without a billion cocktails and ugly tablescapes. That being said, all of my pre-packaged items are “natural” in the fact that I can understand every single ingredient on the back of the jar/carton/box.
So are you surprised? Disgusted? Bored? I thought this might appeal to people's inner nosiness, but it's OK if you thought this post was stupid :)