Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days. We are getting ready to go on vacation, and of course I am the busiest I’ve been in weeks just trying to get ready. This is the longest I’ve gone without posting since this blog began. So for your viewing and reading pleasure, here are some of the things I’ve been eating and doing over the last few days.
Friday Night Dinner
Egg scramble with asparagus, spinach, and zucchini along with very well done hashbrowns.
This event was held in Rye, NY and included a 2 or 4 mile walk, a vendor fair, cupcake decorating, and a presentation on Celiac Disease by Dr. Christina Tennyson from the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. This walk was started by a teenager who suffers from Celiac disease, and I can’t tell you how smoothly everything ran and how nice it was even though it was freezing and raining the whole day. My friends Jen and Audra came with me. Here’s some images from the day.
Sunday night’s dinner: Trader Joe’s Treat
Very Yummy and Filling - Shrimp Spring Rolls - Near Sushi Section at TJ's
Monday night I cooked a really yummy dinner including chicken sausage
. Since this is apple flavored, I decided to cut up two small gala apples along with a red and yellow pepper to toss in with the sausage. I had never tried this flavor, and it turned out really good. We cooked it for 30 minutes on 400.
On the side we had this bag of greens from TJ’s.
I simply sauteed this with olive oil, garlic, onion flakes, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. This was delicious too.
And for a nice nutritious carb, we had rice.
Sorry for the really long post, but it included a lot of pictures so I hope you enjoyed it. Now it’s time to pack a little more for our trip.
Sorry about the lack of a post yesterday. I had full intentions of blogging, but by the time it actually came down to it…I decided I was exhausted and a night away from the computer was in order. Since I spend all day long on the computer at work, sometimes the nights need to just be for television or reading.
Last night’s dinner was one of those meals that was cooked from exhaustion too. I simply took this can of Amy’s soup. Then I added leftover vegetables and chicken, and heated it in the microwave, and got this. Then I cooked an acorn squash in the oven with a little cinnamon on top. This was very good, and I took the other half to eat for my lunch today.
Now for tonight’s dinner, that was a much different story. I took these Trader Joe’s sausages out of the freezer this morning. Tonight, I sliced the sausages along with onion and shiitake mushrooms, and then topped the whole thing with fresh basil leaves. I baked this between 375 and 425 for about 30 minutes. We like when the sausage is very done and browned. The shiitake mushrooms were great in this. I’m really happy I added them. I topped this with a little hot sauce once it was on my plate…so good!
On the side we had roasted broccoli and a mixture of roasted butternut squash with turnip and parsnip.
I make a lot of roasted broccoli, so tonight I thought I would do a bit of a different flavor. I chopped my two heads of broccoli and drizzled the juice of half a lemon and about 4 chopped garlic cloves. Then I sprinkled pepper and salt. It turned out really well. I’m happy for new flavors. For the roasted root vegetable mixture, I chopped a butternut squash, two parsnips, and three turnips and tossed it in olive oil spray, salt, and pepper. This cooked for the longest time…probably about 40 minutes. Just to note, everything was cooked in the oven and at the same temperatures so it could all cook at the same time. The broccoli was in for the least amount of time, and I actually split the cooking so that it cooked for a few minutes at the beginning and then when it got closer to everything else being ready, I put it back in.
Hopefully I’ll get some good sleep tonight. I was a bit too tired at work today. Enjoy the rest of your nights!