Saturday, March 23, 2013

Random Recipe Round Up

Its a funny thing.....blogging is.  When I first started, I swore up and down I would never have a food blog for several reasons-
1. I think it's a little weird to take photos of everything you eat. 
 2.  I think it's boring to read about every little thing other people eat
3.  I eat the same damn things.

Then I got pregnant.  And now my tastes are so much all over the place, that I have no idea what I'll want for dinner!  So why not post some of it? So, with that in mind, here's a few recipes I whipped up this week (lots of veggies involved in the main dishes...some things don't change!)

Beef n Shroom Meatloaf
8 oz 95% lean ground beef
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, minced
2 egg whites
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tsp. garlic
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 tomato sauce

Super simple.  Mince mushrooms in a food chopper, add to a large bowl with rest of ingredients up through salt and pepper.  Mix thoroughly, shape into a loaf.  Spray a pie plate with non stick spray, add in meatloaf. Cover in foil.  Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.  Add tomato sauce to top, bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.  Serves 2.  Delish.

Main dish 2....okay, this sounds weird, looks....not pretty but tastes...AMAZING.  Its a super quick one dish meal that is filling, tangy, and quite addictive.  I may have had it three times this week alone!

Mustard Chicken n Greens
4 oz chicken breast, diced
3 cups cabbage (or coleslaw mix)
3 tbsp. mustard
2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

Easiest weeknight dinner ever.  In a large frying pan, fill with a half cup of water and poach chicken for 4-5 minutes.  Add in cabbage, cook down for 5 minutes.  Add in mustard, teriyaki and garlic salt, cover, simmer on low for 10 minutes.  Done.  Nosh.  (It does NOT take pretty pictures, but your tummy won't know the difference!

 And now, for some food porn....

 Smoked Ribs n bacon. Outside smokey goodness-4 hours and the whole house smells divine.  Drool.   Courtesy of Greg's bestest, Matt.  I think Baby G and I ate our weight in ribs! (Well, at least hers or his.  Baby only weighs a pound!)

More recipes coming soon...I've really decided to do it up in the kitchen lately, can ya tell?


  1. Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat. Keep feeding that baby protein!

  2. I'm going to have to try making that meatloaf. I love mushrooms!

    1. Its not pretty but it is so good!!! And not too heavy, which is even better :-)