Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What to Eat?


What a shower! Love the Goodnight Moon theme. The decorations are adorable and I can vouch for Melissa's cupcakes, they are delish. It seems like it was a really intimate setting which I love, especially for a baby shower.

Our visit to Louisville was fantastic. We had such a nice and relaxing time! Wish we could have stayed longer.

In other less exciting news, Jeff and I went to the grocery store last night as we  do (Sundays if we're in town, Mondays if we're outta town) and I found myself standing there once again trying to come up with ideas on the fly for delish and creative things to eat. But let's face it, Monday at 7pm isn't exactly my imaginative hour. So we rely on the stand bys.... salad with grilled chicken (healthy? yes...  fun? not so much), fajitas, stir fry etc etc. I have promised myself that next week I'm gonna walk into the grocery store armed with a list and some new recipes to try, but when I flipped through the recipes I've collected, I'm not feeling too inspired. I need some help! Here's what I have so far...

The Sweet Beet

Enlightened Cooking

Enlightened Cooking
Here's the other thing: Jeff has been working out like a crazy person, he's been doing CrossFit since January. So he needs lots of protein (Read: Creatures with 4 legs). While I like love red meat, I'm not sure I need as much of it as him (Read: Yoga twice a week if I'm lucky). So I'm looking for yummy green side dishes that I can eat lots of with a little meat, and he can have on the side of his meat. I'm also looking for dishes that keep well and I can take as leftovers for lunch.

HELP! Suggestions???


PS... I would like to note that Jeff does 99% of the cooking in our house and it's always delicious. He's a Saint.

PPS... I'm pretty sure RHNJ was in Hudson, NY on the most recent episode. Watch it here. Appropriately titled: Guns and Shopping.


  1. D - last night i made greek salad with steak tips on top - it was DELISH. and super super easy. i bought the steak tips, came home, threw them in some marinade. then when it was time for dinner, i tossed them in a grill pan and made the salad while they were grilling. it was an easy 15 minute meal that tasted restaurant quality!

  2. Kath, this website - www.smittenkitchen.com - is one of my faves and has lots of ideas.

  3. Ooh DH I love that website! Such a good one. So you might not believe this, but I cooked last night myself! I made quinoa with feta, black beans and red onion. I seasoned with a little olive oil and lemon. It was good and super filling!! As for the red meat, you got me! Though, I'd recommend Melissa's cooking ideas any day... she's an expert in the kitchen!

  4. Thanks for the recommendations! I'll keep you posted on my progress!