Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Heart Healthy

Good Lord. I think it's an art to make each element of the dinner you are making come out of the oven (or off the stove) at roughly the same time. Tonight I made baked potatoes with a bunch of stuff on them (including bacon for Josh's potato), macaroni & cheese, and fried catfish with lemon. I wanted to take a picture of it b/c it was pretty, but I was too tired. It's always such a scramble at the very end, when everything is coming together. I think the moral of this post is that I need a double oven. One oven for cooking stuff, and another oven for keeping stuff warm. Also I've heard of this thing called a 'warming drawer'. I'll take one of those too. Yep. I'll take both.

Anyway... I don't think I fully enjoyed my dinner b/c I was so exhausted by the time it was done. And I accidentally ate 200 more calories than I meant to. Whatever. I think I'll do better tomorrow. I did get to the park to walk my mile today, go me.

Tomorrow I'm making beans, cornbread, squash casserole, and pork chops. (The pork chops are for Josh only, I can't be eatin' all that.) And the next day I'm making beef stew (to eat with the leftover cornbread). And then the next day I am taking a break from my kitchen! I did get a couple cute pics today.

This is the 1 1/2 cup of beans I'll be soaking overnight tonight.

And this is self-explanatory. Look at their sleepy little cat faces...


Robiana said...

love your measuring spoons!!!

I want to cook like you! I guess it takes practice and a willingness to try new recipes.

Betsey Claire Buys said...

Practice is good. I have a Word document where I keep notes on stuff I make. What went right, what went wrong, what I might try to do differently next time. It's helpful.

Sometimes it's hard for me to try new recipes, b/c I'm so picky. I look at a lot of recipes and think "Well that just looks gross."