Thursday, September 20, 2012

Food Food Food

I'm hungry.

SURPRISE!

Ha ha... yeah, no, seriously, I'm hungry.  There's a baked potato in the oven, just waiting to be topped with broccoli and cheese for lunch.  I'm pretty pumped about it.  But the 32 minutes left on the timer are just a little too much for me to handle.  If I leave in the middle of this post, it'll be to grab a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch something healthy.  Yeah.

How cute is this??
From this awesome Etsy seller

Anyhow, pictures of food always make an hungry situation both better and worse, and so that's where I went.  I've just found out that my 10-day test starts tonight at 5PM, so I thought a little advance menu planning would be helpful.  I'm also supposed to be studying for a quiz, so any form of procrastination is welcome.


Handsome wants me to be cooking both cheaply and healthily.  In a household where beans are only welcome in the chili some of the time, this is a bit of a challenge.  But we're trying.  Here is my imaginary menu for the following week, in case you were dying to know!  And I'm still keeping my menu on a pinterest board I named "This Week's Meals".  If you use mostly online recipes, this is a great way to keep them all in one place!  [Super-cool Keri gave me the idea... I think.  Either way, she's super cool.]



 1.  Carbonara  (a) I love this blog.  (b) I have bacon in my fridge.  (c) carbonara is delicious.
That is all.

2. Cheesy Quinoa Bites (a) I've never used Quinoa before.  (b) I don't rightly know what it is.  (c) These sound yummy.

3.  Lasagna Roll Ups  (a) This will either be harder than regular lasagna, or easier.  (b) I hope it's easier.  (c) I'm gonna use ground chicken.  Because that's what I've got.

4.  Chicken Gyros  (a) I pronounce this word jie-rho.  (b) I may or may not make the tzatziki sauce.  (c) Potato flakes are on my shopping list for the first time ever.  (d) That soft bread looks amazing.

5.  Alfredo Shells Chicken Bake (a) It's a casserole without any "cream of" sauce.  Bonus!  (b)  It will only be "healthy" if I can find a healthy alfredo sauce.  Chances are... SLIM.  (c)  It should feed us for a while, which will get us through the 10-day test mentioned above.




(3, 4, 5)
And that's what I've got!  We made Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes this morning.  Yummy & filling (and approx. 150 calories per pancake, if you wondered)!  Although there were no raisins in sight, here, because I abhor raisins in cookies.  ABHOR!  I made a double batch (approx 14 real-sized pancakes) and froze them, so we can pop 'em in the toaster and have a yummy breakfast for the rest of the week.


Ours looked more like this:

 

Pancakes, and the Pancake Master himself 
(seriously, I don't understand why I'm not a professional food photographer...)


Now seriously, enough of your barrage of questions about my personal life.  I have a quiz to study for!

Shirking personal responsibility,
TFW

4 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you post about food as often as I do.. because let's be honest, I'm obsessed and love looking at food. Those gyros and pancakes look amazing! (together... not so much. but separately heck yes!)

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    1. Ha ha, there's no reason to ignore how awesome it is! We're two of a kind, gals who love to eat what they love!

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  2. Those pancakes look pretty perfect. Sound good too. I think I will snatch up that recipe and try them myself.

    Your meals sound yummy. I tried this recipe from Pinterest the other day and it was a HUGE hit in my house...don't know how healthy though. It was chicken, seasoned and sprinkled with brown sugar, then wrapped in bacon and baked. Oh, my chicken-loving soul. It was good.
    ~Fringegirl

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    1. Oh my, anything wrapped in bacon is awesome! I just made chicken with brown sugar, garlic, and crushed red pepper slathered on top. Served it with veggies. You know, because we're healthy here, HA!

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