There is nothing worse than being sick and still needing meals prepped. This week I have been ill, and was so thankful for my constant inventory.
So far this week:
- I have been able to enjoy leftover soup from the freezer.
- Paul has been able to work his way through: leftover pasta from the weekend; beans and rice from the freezer; and chicken pre-prepped from the freezer
This has allowed me a break from cooking, not having to expose Paul to my germs, and not having to eat out when I am not feeling well. When you are ill, you still have to eat and having a back-up this week has been a life-saver!
Do you have back-up in your freezer? This is a good week to get there if you don't!
I'll be back with new meals at the end of the week!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Salad: Golden Beets with micro greens! WOW! It was so light and flavorful. They even crisped some of the beets, which just added to the texture. I must admit to being very tempted to skip tasting any other food and just ordering another salad.
Next Stop: Black Star Co-op
We can skip the discussion on what the actual benefit to being a member is...still waiting for someone to fill us in on that.
BUT, they really hit a home run with their menu!
While the beet salad was tempting, I don't eat blue cheese or candied pecans so it seemed a bit of a waste. Instead, I ordered the side salad and asked them to put beets on it. Score! The beets were super fresh and tasty.
I ordered the grilled vegetable sandwich (minus the aioli) and to my utter surprise it was filled with grilled BEETS, among other tasty vegetables. Grilled golden and red beets, thinly sliced and pure heaven. WOW! Paul enjoyed the beet juice soaked bread, but I was perfectly content with just enjoying the inside of the sandwich.
Of course, we can skip the moment when my father-in-law ordered some plate of tempura fried vegetables and I had to see a lovely beet covered in batter. It just made me sad for the beet. And, let's be honest, the fried broccoli just didn't look edible.
Since we were going to be eating out so much, I kept things simple at the end of the week. One of the staples in my freezer are the flash frozen wild fish that are available at HEB and Whole Foods. They go straight from fresh to flash freeze, and really taste quite good. I suggest sticking with the white fish or salmon, as the Tuna Steak is just best totally fresh. I made a quick dinner of:
Grilled Mahi Mahi, Spanish Rice, and Smashed Beans
Mahi Mahi filet
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
- garlic (about 3 cloves chopped)
- Italian Seasoning/ Herbs de Provence (tons)
- Artichokes in water (sometimes hard to find, so if you find them in oil just strain and rinse them)
- 14oz can diced tomatoes (drained)