Monday, August 9, 2010

Dinner Plan: 8/9/10




“Um.. so you're just not going to the gym anymore?” My loving husband inquires, obviously calculating how much it'll cost to pull out of the membership contract early.
“It's only been four days. I'm taking a couple weeks off. I'm feeling chunky.” I reply curtly.
“You know that doesn't make sense, right?”
“Yeah, well, the only thing I know for a fact is that I have gained a grand total of 5 pounds since returning to the gym last year. And it's not muscle.”
“Okay... what about just doing cardio then?”
“It makes me hungry”
“Alright. Whatever you want to do.”

Did my husband just call me fat?


Weekly (light) Dinner Plan
Monday: Grilled Tilapia, salad
A repeat of last week's recipe.

Another repeat. I apparently didn't have a lot of cooking experiences last week.

Wednesday: Take out- but something healthy. Or not.

Thursday: Beach day
Chances are that one of these evenings we'll be going to the beach for din-din, so I'm not going to bother finding another recipe.

Friday: Grilled lemon chicken with Greek salad
This recipe comes from Everyday with Rachel Ray ( supplementary “menu planner” booklet), and I absolutely could not find it on the internet. It seems simple enough, though: puree 3 cloves of garlic, grated lemon peel and juice from 1 lemon, 2 tbsp of olive oil, and salt to make a paste. Mush into 4 bone in chicken brests, under the skin. Put a little olive oil on the chicken and season with s & p. Grill. Eat.

Since I was already on Rachel Ray's website, I browsed around and found this yummy recipe. Everything in moderation.

Sunday: Sunny's Birthday!
It's my mother-in-law's birthday celebration, so we'll probably grill up some hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs. I also found a yummy looking potato salad recipe in Rachel Ray's magazine that has fennel, prosciutto, basil, and garlic. If it's any good, I'll post the recipe.

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