indeed I am the house cook who tries to prepare tasty meals within the span of two curious George episodes (or — gah! — Dinosaur Train). This week, I had excellent success in making a work-week’s worth of simple healthy meals. Unfortunately, they were not all delicious.
Monday: Salmon, chard, beets, biscuits — delicious!
Monday night, I held my book club. We satisfy every six months as well as have been going since 1999. Unfortunately, this book club has ended up being more of an eating/cooking club with a book style throughout the years (since we’ve checked out quick Food nation as well as Omnivore’s Dilemma, we’ve all ended up being picky as heck). since I only have to hold about when a year, I can’t grumble as well much. I get a great deal of tasty meals out of this book club.
I chosen up this super simple salmon recipe from the fish guy at whole Foods as well as want to share:
Super simple Salmon
Beautiful piece of salmon
Tequila lime flavor rub (provided free from whole Foods for buying $$ salmon)
20 minutes from fridge to table
Heat oven to 350.
Add some olive oil to coat the bottom of baking dish.
Lay the fish on the oil.
Rub with flavor rub
Bake 10 to 15 minutes
I added sesame kale (cold) as well as roasted beet salad (cold) from the whole Foods deli situation as simple no-cook high-nutrition side dishes.
Spoiler alert: I went over the top with the biscuits, however in my own defense the rest of the meal was as well simple as well as I was able to prep my star biscuits a number of hours in advance. I made from-scratch whole-wheat biscuits utilizing Heidi Swanson’s decrease biscuit recipe (from cook 1.0). I then rolled as well as stamped them into star shapes with cookie cutters (baked in my toaster oven at 425 for 12 minutes).
Tuesday: Zachary’s pizza, wilted spinach — yummy!
Zachary’s Pizza is the very best dang Chicago-style pizza this side of Chicago. If that weren’t great sufficient news, they likewise prepare half-baked versions of my two preferred flavors so I can surface baking them at house for an simple weeknight dinner.
Anytime I drive by that place, it seems like two pizzas leap into my cars and truck for future consumption.
I heated the toaster oven to 450, popped the pizza in for 15 minutes. Klaar.
For the side dish, I filled a little glass prep bowl with pre-washed spinach as well as ran it under the instant-hot water dispenser. wacht 1 minuut. Klaar! Holden likes his wilted spinach with a squirt of lemon juice.
Wednesday: Salmon cakes, corn on the cob, baked beans — tasty however time-intensive!
Though this recipe is in the very best 30 minute recipe book that I love, I can it took a bit longer to prepare than 30 minutes as well as my other half was on-hand to do the filthy hands-in-the-salmon work. We had to play one more half show for the youngsters in order to surface cooking.
Using the leftover salmon as a base, he produced patties (get yourself the cookbook; I can’t do it justice) as well as cooked half on the George Foreman grill as well as the other half on the stovetop in oil. FYI, the oil version was yummier. Milo (3YO) liked it. Holden (5YO) didn’t.
I cook corn on the cob by putting the cobs in chilly water, heating the water to boil, then turning off for 10 minutes with the lid on. It’s the exact same recipe I utilize for hard-boiled eggs, so I don’t understand if it’s the right way. I got out a bit bit of that Tequila lime flavor rub to try with the corn on the cob. Uitmuntend.
Thursday: crock pot sirloin tips over buttery noodles — simple however disgusting!
I like utilizing the crock pot since I can set it up in the morning as well as then fail to remember about everything day. I was craving beef so searched the Web for “sirloin tips crock pot” as well as discovered this god-awful recipe. Boehoe.
I added frozen peas at the end as well as that was the very best part. Gross, thick, pasty. Do not try at home.
Thursday do-over: simple frittata, fruit salad, frozen peas — much better!
Since I had dedicated to the sirloin stew-paste by buying components earlier in the week, I didn’t want to turn back. however my youngsters like our regular Frittata Night, so I provided them the choice. say thanks to goodness! They both requested seconds however their habits devolved before they might surface the second helping.
I made a fruit salad of apples, peaches, strawberries (half of which went into their lunchboxes for the next day). I found that Milo avoided the apples as well as Holden avoided the peaches. Hmm.
Yes, our eco-friendly vegetable was peas. Holden likes frozen peas frozen. Milo likes his cooked (instant-hot to the rescue for fast-cooking peas). They don’t state “easy peasy” for nothing. A handful of still-frozen peas is the best!
Did you prepare any type of super simple tasty meals recently?