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
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.
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,