I started my 3rd attempt of P90X on March 29th, 2012 (read here about my last attempts).
30 days into it, I already...
You know how there are how to’s and tutorials pretty much everywhere you look on the internet? Ever feel overwhelmed with this abundance of helpful advice?
Well you’re in luck, because I’m here to tell you how NOT to make eggplant parmesan. Follow my instructions, and you will end up with some sort of weird eggplanty/corndogy/dry patty concoction for dinner - sound remotely appetizing? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Step 1: Find an awesome Eggplant Parmesan recipe like this one
Step 2: Ignore the aforementioned directions and mix ALL of the ingredients together - and I mean EVERYTHING - into what becomes a cement-like mixture that you’re pretty sure will have to be chiseled out of the bowl
Step 3: Attempt to salvage your breading by packing it around the slices of eggplant you so lovingly cut and let sweat for 30 minutes
Step 4: Put in oven
This is what your results should look like:
Step 6: Serve it to a loved one and watch them try to smile through dinner
Seriously though. How did I mess this up?! It really ended up tasting pretty good, but the texture was completely off. Next time I’ll have to monitor what I’m actually dumping into the dipping and breading mixtures. Oops!
J and I tried a new vegan recipe tonight that I found on Pinterest - Spinach Linguine with Edamame Pesto. I pretty much followed the recipe as is except for a slight variation on the fresh herbs I used. The recipe was quick, easy and DELICIOUS! And guessing by the two big bowls that J ate, he agreed :)
We’ll definitely be making this again! Love finding new recipes on great blogs. If you’ve never checked out Post Punk Kitchen, I’d highly recommend it! Happy cooking - and eating ;)
How perfect would this meal have been for St. Patty’s day?! Ah well, there’s always next year!
Another convenience post about…. you guessed it: food! More specifically, breakfast. And what screams breakfast more like a piping hot bowl of oatmeal? Seriously, oatmeal is the wonder breakfast. It keeps me full through lunch so snacking doesn’t even cross my mind.
It seems like getting going in the morning is a main focus for both J and I. This weekend I took the time to make a GIGANTIC pot of oatmeal to use throughout the coming weeks. I felt like a character straight out of Oliver Twist - no, you may not have some more. And don’t call me sir!
Anyways, back to the huge batch of oatmeal… I divided it between 8 mason jars for use this week and scooped the rest into muffin tins. I popped the tins in the freezer for a few hours, emptied them into a storage container, sent them back to the freezer, and voilà - breakfast on the go! We can grab a couple of these bad boys from the freezer on our way out the door and heat them up at work. Easy peasy - and not to mention yummy!
Some days I leave the house so early and get home so late that I have to pack breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. I like measuring out my servings the night before and putting everything in ziplocks to make getting out of the house easy.
However, this seems incredibly wasteful. Between J and I, we are just flying through plastic baggies. We’re talking granola, egg muffins, fruit, etc… I don’t like the idea of using plastic storage containers either (too bulky). Anybody have a suggestion for an alternative?
I whipped up these egg bakes last week. J has been leaving the house by 5:00am most mornings to catch the gym before it gets busy, so he’s been piecing together various breakfast options (none of which were all that healthy or filling). I had seen variations of egg bakes all over Pinterest, so I decided to give it a try! As you can see, I just mixed eggs, turkey sausage, peppers and cheese. I sprayed the muffin tins and baked for ~25 minutes. This batch made 24 “muffins”. I refrigerated some but put most in the freezer. Now J can grab a couple on his way out the door, microwave after his workout, and be fueled and energized for the day ahead! So easy - I’ll definitely be making these again! What variations would you like to try?