As some of you may know, I’m going on vacation very soon, so I need to clear out the fridge. I have a habit of eating the same foods over and over, yet buying new veggies whenever I make a grocery run. Since I go every two weeks, I usually eat all of convenient stuff first and then realize I have fresh veggies rotting away in my refrigerator. Well not this time!
As soon as I got home from the store, I sat down with my receipt and started researching recipes. I found this Zucchini and Spinach Gratin on Simply Recipes and knew I had to make it ASAP. Not only did it look amazing, but required very little ingredients, which is always a bonus for me.
After I finished the zucchini dish, I still had close to 3/4 of the zucchini left. (This is another one of the giants from my neighbor back home.) I cut the remaining half into chunks and roasted them with Parmesan cheese and garlic. Of course I had to have something to go with this dish as well, so I went with some roasted broccoli.
For those of you with kids who despise all things green, roasting virtually any veggie with a little cheese is a sure-fired way to get them to eat up.
Finally, the roasting ended with some delicious almonds. This is probably Alex’s favorite snack I make and it takes less than eight minutes! We’ve tried the pre-roasted almonds from just about any nut company you can imagine and we always find that freshly roasted, plain almonds take the cake.
After the roasting was finished, I sat down to enjoy the last hour of the reality show Bachelor Pad. Sometimes I just need a little trashy television to pick up my Monday. Of course my beautiful cat Karen didn’t find as much pleasure in the show as I did.
Well, sorry this entry is such a bust, but I promise I’ll have something better tomorrow. Here is a hint: Salad. You’re hooked, right?
Healthy Choice of the Day: At the Olive Garden, I opted for salmon instead of ravioli.
Unhealthy Choice of the Day: I skipped my workout to come home and cook.