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Friday, May 28, 2010

What I Ate For Dinner This Week - You'd be Surprised!

 (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 :)


Mel said...



theminx said...

What? You didn't make Indian food from scratch?

I haven't been to that shop near India Palace in years (because we don't eat at India Palace anymore). I need to check it out again.

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Minx - No :( I reallllllllllllly love shortcuts, and seriously, those jarred sauces are delicious!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this peek behind the curtain. I have a few super quick go to meals as well!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

Allthingsjuice - what are your quick go-to meals?

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