Monday, November 19, 2012

Zucchini before and after

I made zucchini noodles again, yum yum yum. I luv zucc noods :)
Ever wonder what to do with the insides? There is something so good about golden sauteed onions and adding zucchini meat, that makes a really nice meal.

Ok, I'll fess up. I'm eating boring. Since I don't cook meat any more and haven't made it to any stores that have acceptable protein, I'm eating plants -lotsa plants. And quinoa pasta.

And that's all I've been doing with food.

In other news, I've survived another quarter at work, got a raise and now I'm going to be taking a couple classes for enrichment this month. Big stuff!

One class is on how to manipulate people in business and one is about career development - as in how to. I think the career development class will be most beneficial to me since I have few career goals. I'm hoping it will help me focus.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan - Thanksgiving version

You know that most of this week is going to be Thanksgiving I'm making them good!
I have had great success and accolades the last couple years making the maple roasted acorn squash from the gluten free goddess blog, so I'm not going to mess with a good thing!

For the corn bread I like Bob's Red Mill Gluten free Corn Bread Mix. It makes a nice soft bread that isn't too crumbly, so it holds up well during the mixing.
The curry might sound a little crazy non-traditional for a Thanksgiving dinner, but trust me - it's delicious and no one will think anything of it except the aromatic spices bring out a nice contrast with the apples and cranberries. YUM!
Then there will be the usual staples:
Turkey - I plan to try my famous roast procurement method (  Boar's Head has so many yummy sounding options- how will I choose?
Baked potatoes - which can be mashed with milk/butter for the more traditional, then you have leftover baked potatoes for the rest of the week, which adds a little flair to the 3 day turkey sandwich scenario
Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce - homemade, of course. It's seriously faster and better than opening a can, unless you just crave the jellied kind (I understand!)
Raw Mushroom Gravy - to supplement whatever sauce I get from the Turkey. I adore Ani Phyo's recipe: No, it's not going to taste like meat but it's savory on potatoes and you'll love it, I promise!
Wild Rice
Random Sides as needed
Wine, Gin and Kool-Aid

For the beginning of the week there's Tuna Salad, Steak and Zucchini Parmesean.
What are you having for Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

"Chipotle" style barbacoa burrito bowls
Tuna Casserole
Veggie Soup
Veggie Stir-fry
Steak and Baked Potatoes

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Blogger is broken?

Sorry guys, I guess Blogger has decided to do something funky with my pictures.  I'll be doing some "best of" posts in the future...if I can decide what is the "best of" to post!

Chipotle style barbacoa - in the crock pot

 So, I love Chipotle's burrito bowls...but I find it a HUGE pain to go there and try to convince the non-English speaking employees that they need to change their gloves and not fondle the tortillas before they fix my food so that they don't poison me. So, I thought maybe, just maybe, I could make it myself at home.
An in-depth Google search yielded several copycat recipes, all very similar, so I settled on this one:
I halved it since my roast (London Broil) was only about 2 pounds. Was it good? I'd give it about an 8 on a scale of 10 (high). Personally, I didn't like the strong clove taste- I would probably go for a couple sprinkles instead of spoons of it. Otherwise, it was spicy and went pretty well on rice.