Thursday, January 3, 2013

This was good

I'm not a fan of the grocery store. Or menu planning. I don't mind cooking though. When the kitchen is clean to start with, I'd actually say cooking is enjoyable; time well-spent. Unfortunately, for most of the past year, the combination of my first two statements has meant lots of eating out and picking up prepared food on the way home from work. And all three of us have the expanded waistlines to show it. What a waste of money too!

I've thought about making some sort of menu board to aid in menu planning and grocery shopping, but several searches through pinterest left me feeling lackluster. Everything I saw was either too involved, or ineffectually simplistic. However, last night I noticed this (pic below) menu board my niece Cathy pinned. It's perfect. Simple, but effective. I'm going to create something similar.

Along the same lines, I made something pretty good and easy for supper tonight. I had skinless, boneless chicken breasts in the freezer. I put them in the crockpot. I peppered them, then squeezed the juice of one lime over, followed by a package of Good Seasons Garlic and Herb salad dressing mix. I cooked on low for about three and a half hours. It turned out really tasty and tender. I actually cooked it a little longer than three and half hours, but I think that time would be perfect for a little more moisty juiciness! ;) I heated up leftover blackeyed peas, boiled some potatoes and topped with a bit of butter and fresh dill, and baked some cornbread. YUM!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Yum! Sounds delicious!

I'm working on healthy eating this year.


I just succumb to comfort foods when they really don't ever, truly give me comfort.

Trying to re-tool my brain!

Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Happy New Year Miss Amy!