I confess this is getting boring and difficult now. We used to eat out a couple of nights a week and eat somewhere fabulous (or just fabulous tasting) at least once a month. Now our eating out is mostly take out from Chipotle's. Don't get me wrong, the carnitas salad with pico and guacamole is really tasty and I have been enjoying it very much. It's just that I am ready to go somewhere and sit down with a drink and perhaps have a bite or two of the bread. I am talking about tiny bites, not much and not more than one day a week.
I didn't want to cook tonight so we went out to Bluff Park Diner, a nearby meat and three. For any of you not from the south, a meat and three is generally a cafeteria type place which serves 3 types of plates: a meat with 2 vegetables (Did you know that in the south mac and cheese is a veggie?), a meat with 3 vegetables or a vegetable plate with three vegetables. I had already decided that whatever I could legally eat was what I would have. As it turned out, it was not really great, but hey, I didn't have to cook.
breakfast leftover pork tenderloin, broccoli and carrots ( I only had to nuke it)
dinner yellow squash and onions
turnip greens ( I really, really wanted the cornbread that came with the meal)
Book club night with some of my favorite people. Tonight we met at Firebird's to eat and gab instead of talking about the book since we never decided on one last month. Occasionally we all get caught up in day to day stuff and have a month like this. Funny that no one minds at all. Man will I be glad when this month is over. I really wanted just 1 bite of the bread. Well one bite of bread and a Double Black Diamond Martini. Maybe next month
breakfast salmon fritatta with onions and collards
dinner Firebird's grilled salmon, green beans, mixed vegetables, ahi tuna
later too many cashews, again
Salmon Fritatta with collard greens and onions
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/12 cup chopped collard greens
1/4 small onion chopped
1/4ish cup canned wild Alaskan salmon, broken up in small pieces ( I just eyeballed)
1 egg, beaten
In a non stick skillet heat the oil to mid high and add the collards and onions. Cook, stirring often until the greens wilt and are about half of their beginning bulk. Add the salmon and heat it through. Pour the beaten egg over the top of the salmon and cook covered until the egg is cooked through. (about 4 minutes maybe) Serve on a plate and enjoy. This makes a huge breakfast serving.
I wish I remembered what blog I saw this on. ( I forgot to bookmark it, plus I really have no idea what the original recipe was. I only remembered kale, eggs and salmon and added the onion because I had collards rather than kale and thought it might help the flavor a bit.0 This was a very good breakfast, probably best eaten mid morning unless you are a fan of fish early.
I am obsessive about washing my hands when cooking and often use them as cooking tools. This morning I used my fingers to crumble the salmon. Big Mistake! After washing my hands tons of times during the day, Shelby the dog kept doing a drive by licking every time she passed me. It was not until I got in the car with its close confines that I realized my hands still had a slight salmon odor. Use a folk and don't smell like cat food all day.
4 days and counting! After eating out last night I had much larger servings than I have been eating and was still not hungry this morning. I decided to eat when I was hungry and not before. After doing some house stuff and running to a couple of grocery stores I decided to stop by my parents house. They were eating some soup I could not eat, but just smelling it made my stomach growl. Thankfully they had an apple and I ate that. After visiting with them a couple of hours it was getting close to time to begin cooking supper. I was getting really hungry but it was too near dinner time to eat anything.
Breakfast wasn't hungry
lunch out and about, no time to eat
coffee and water
dinner pork tenderloin
baked sweet potato
huge mound of sauteed collard greens, mustard greens, and onions
coffee with almond milk