Thursday, July 16, 2009

Easy Dinners

I started a new medication regime that has had an interesting side effect: appetite suppression. I just don't feel like eating a lot of the time; I get hungry, but food isn't appealing. Some days, I only eat two meals, with a snack in between. Sometimes I really have to force myself to make something for dinner because I just don't feel like cooking. So, I haven't been busy in the kitchen lately, cooking or baking-wise. It's hell on the food blog, that's for sure.

I've been eating salad quite a bit because my iffy tummy seems to be able to handle more vegetable fiber now for some weird reason, and I've been eating a lot of ham & cheese sandwiches. Sometimes there are days when all I fancy is a bowl of cereal, so I eat a lot of cereal meals. I'm not complaining; I want to lose a whole bunch of weight, and if there were any side effects I'd love my meds to give me, this suppression of my appetite would be at the top of my list! So, I go with it.

I've been keeping dinners simple. The Rosemary & Lemon Roast Chicken is a good example: serve it with some potatoes and a veg, and it's easy and healthy.

I've been eating quite a bit of salmon. It's easy, quick, and healthy. I don't feel like doctoring it up a lot, so a sprinkle of some lemon pepper is enough, as with this meal...
I did find some Tequila Lime marinade at the local overpriced grocery store today - Barefoot Contessa brand, and it was on sale for $2.99 in the reduced bin! Woo-hoo! Normally it's like $8.99. I used some tonight and BBQed a piece of salmon...I used foil because I'm not sure the rack on the BBQ is spaced close together enough to facilitate easy fish BBQing - and the clean-up is easier. I always have a bag of frozen beans around. The marinade was pretty good, though it had jalapenos in it which I hate, but I picked them off and it wasn't too spicy. I cooked the rice with some beef boullion.

And then there is pizza casserole. Oh, how I love this stuff! And I got the KD for 50 cents/box in the reduced bin, too! This pan makes me about 5 meals and it's so good! Topped with my fave pizza toppings: ham, feta, and olives.I feel my posts over here have been really blah lately, and I apologize for that. Now you kinda know why. I'm going to try to keep coming up with stuff to post, but it's been hard lately...

14 comments:

Denise said...

It is hard to always come up with new things,especially if you are not feeling well. Any post you put up is a good one. Dont worry about it.

Mam said...

Not to worry, I enjoy whatever you take the time to post. Where's the recipe for the pizza casserole?

Borderline Lil said...

I agree with Mam - where the dickens is the pizza casserole recipe? Me want NOW. Mmmmmmm....pizza.....

Finsmom said...

I am always looking for easy dinners! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

I love grilling on foil - it makes it so much easier! No more losing half your fish into the grill.

Wandering Coyote said...

Geez - how could I have forgotten the pizza casserole recipe! Nice catch, Mam! There is now a link in the post!

Tina said...

Everyone loves pizza. I like all your posts.......I've been offline alot lately with router issues, connectivity, personal problems..

But, you are still the star in our kitchen as we use many of your recipes over and over. Love lemon chciken, the artichoke one was done again this past week and we made soup with the leftovers. THAT kicked ass!

If you aren't up for cooking, you could write reviews of products, restaurants, magazines....

Bob said...

Well I hope it all works out for you, I'll still read whatever you put up. :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

I wouldn't stress over not posting as much. This is my first summer posting and I've noticed that a LOT of people have cut WAY back on their posting. I attribute most of it to being busy and the heat. Your pizza dish looks SO good.

Helene said...

Tequila lime marinade, this sounds really good. Hope you are doing good.

Reeni♥ said...

The Tequila marinade sounds really good! And the pizza casserole looks so yummy! I bought lemon pepper for the first time a while back and have yet to use any of it. Don't worry about what your posting - just keep doing it so we can drop by and say hi!

Donna-FFW said...

You are silly. I enjoy each and every post you have, my bloggy friend. I love the simplicity of this meal and enjoy everything you share. You posts are wonderful! And if you say otherwise Ill kick your butt.

girlichef said...

I was gonna say how much I loved salmon till I got lost in that amazing pizza casserole! Sheista! It looks killer :)

Karine said...

I hope you will feel better soon! I love the idea of a pizza casserole :)

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