We have talked about buying food daily and cooking in the kitchen. It is cheaper then eating out everyday, and usually last nights dinner is todays lunch. Getting to the grocery store everyday is totally unreasonable though, so I buy the necessities and frozen stuff and if I require one more ingredient, I go to the corner store.
I like cooking. This is new for me. My mother wasnt the best cook, and I pretty much ate homemade quesidalls througout college. Topped with avocado, and just one cheese inside. Currently, I make a wicked stir fry, but thats where my skills stop.
Mick has had some experience in the kitchen, so he is constantly teaching me things. We watch a lot of the food network now, and my newest show is Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger . This one particular episode I watched the other day was all about making meals in a pinch. 15 minutes or less. She made this pork with an orange juice concentrate chutney, and the inspiration for last nights dinner….a chicken mushroom quesidalla. Not the boring one I used to make. This had mushrooms, onions, cheese, chicken, the works. We also didnt have the chili powder and cumin it called for, so we improvised with BBQ sauce. Made for a great dinner, and an even better lunch. I think i should start to take pictures of my efforts, cuz her photo is pretty, mine, not so much.
So this is the plan tonight. I get a ton of emails from diet groups, SELF magazine, South Beach, etc… During my last trip to Trader Joes, I happened to buy all the ingredients…so I’m gonna try.
Update: Here is a photo of the dish from last night. It was tasty!
Recipes after the break.