Good morning boys and girls.
As most of you know, I despise veggies. Gag me. I eat them, but I hate them. This has caused pretty nasty dining experiences for me of late. I miss enjoying a meal! I don't enjoy a meal when I don't like what I'm eating. So, I've taken a cue from a few of my fellow bloggers that plan their meals out a week in advance. I've planned 4 meals that I like! Yes, 4 in a row. They all contain veg...just not a variety, and not perhaps the best veg to choose. So shoot me. I'm on veggie vacation!
Here's my plan.
1. Hamburger steaks stewed in brown gravy with sauteed baby portabella mushrooms, a serving of niblet corn, a serving of Ronzoni Smart Pasta rotini tossed with olive oil, herbs, and perhaps a shave of Parmesan. Nothing green....ah well, life goes on. I don't like green.
2. Taco salad. Romaine with ALL the ribs cut out. Hate white core and ribs in lettuce. Fresh, crisp, red onions. I'm going to make a pureed dressing with Greek yogurt, salsa, and fat free french dressing as I want my salad to be sweet. I'll have lean ground beef with taco seasoning in there too and a bean or two. I was going to make homemade re-fried beans...but I'm thinking of just whole beans in the salad for texture. I'll toss a quarter of an avocado on the top. I'll have baked Tostito scoops on the side for crunch. I was going to add shredded cheese...but you know with all those strong flavors the cheese just gets lost anyway and I can use the points for something else.
3. Almond crusted chicken breast, baked potato with Greek yogurt and light butter and sea salt, baked acorn squash with brown sugar and cinnamon. Maybe a small salad with baby spinach, romaine, diced prunes, toasted almonds and sugar free (still lovely and sweet though) raspberry vinaigrette. Yes, definitely that. It sounds good. Oh and it's GREEN!
4. Bean soup and ho cakes. I thought I'd make bean soup from dried navy beans, onions, carrots, celery, broth and use Canadian bacon for the meat. Probably a little liquid smoke and definitely garlic. Nothing goes better with bean soup than cornbread and I love my ho cakes. I can have the soup in the crock pot while I'm at work and it'll be ready when I get home. I'll probably use the immersion blender to puree some of it.
You see, I love to eat. I love to enjoy what I eat. Since adding veg and cutting out fat, I've really not enjoyed my meals much at all. So, this week I'm adding a bit of fat to my meals (I didn't cut out healthy fats, just butter!!!), I'm having veg that I do like. I don't think a few meals without something cruciferous or green is going to kill me.
I might even put honey on my ho cake!
Ohhhhh somebody stop me!
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