Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The time has come to whittle in the middle! Yesterday was the first day to get back on track from all the holiday indulging. Yes, I forced myself to get on the scales. I hate the scales and usually stay away from them focusing on how my clothes are fitting. But, when I'm in a full blown sugar and carb coma (during the holidays) my indulgent, rebellious twin can always convince my sweet,
innocent twin that my clothes are getting tight because they are shrinking in the dryer, LOL! (the curse of a Gemini) But, the scales never lie.
I must admit breakfast was wretched! I experimented with a broccoli, cheese, and egg breakfast casserole. This was not your delicious breakfast casserole with white bread. It was bread-less. It turned out flat as a pancake and rubbery. To make things worse I poured us each a glass of vegetable juice. Um hello, I have never liked tomato juice of any kind. Not even in a bloody Mary. What was I thinking?? I believe I went mad when I was at the grocery store stocking up on veg. Guess I thought I would make up for the last 6 to 8 weeks of hardly any veg in my diet. The only way Gary and I made it through breakfast was with laughter! Every time he took a drink of the veggie juice his face mushed up and in a reflex like motion he would grab his glass of water and chug. It was hilarious!
Lunch was a salad. It was good.
Finally some joy in my day. Dinner was delicious! Broiled Salmon with sauteed onion, garlic, tomato, and spinach up top. From start to finish this was on the table in less than 20 minutes! Perfecto!
Here's what you'll need:
1 pound of Salmon
1 pound of Roma tomatoes, chopped OR 1 can petite cut tomatoes, drained
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups baby spinach
olive or canola oil
salt and pepper to taste
Place the salmon with the skin on in a greased casserole dish. Drizzle a little oil over the top. Remember, it's going under the broiler. Salt and pepper to taste. Place in the oven 4 or 5 inches below the broiler for 8 to 10 minutes or until done.
While the salmon is cooking heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat. When hot add about 1 tablespoon oil and the chopped onions. Cook for about 3 minutes and then add the minced garlic. Continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes stirring occasionally so the garlic doesn't burn. When the onions are soft add in the tomatoes and spinach. Cook until the spinach has wilted.
To serve place one portion of salmon with veg up top on a plate and serve warm. If you aren't a fan of the skin, remove it before plating.
Quick, Easy, and Healthy!
BONUS SECTION - I've been tagged!
First, a big thank you to Pam@Bored Cook In the Kitchen, for tagging Delectalicious!. Now I'm in the hot seat to answer her questions. Here we go.
Q. What was the first entry you posted on your blog?
Q. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
A. The comments. It gives me joy to know I've helped someone or made them smile for the day.
Q. What is the most important thing you have learned about having a blog?
A. When you are making changes to your html make sure to download a full copy first!
Q. What was the worst job you ever had?
A. Mowing the yard at our home and at our rental property for 10 bucks a week one summer. Back then we didn't have the convenience of a self propelled mulching mower. Nope, I had to push like crazy and bag it. It just plain sucked!
Q. Name the one food you absolutely will not eat?
Q. What is the one movie you could watch a million times without ever getting bored with it?
A. The Hangover
Q. Name one of the most embarrassing things that has ever happened to you.
A. Setting the sweet potatoes on fire one Thanksgiving with a house full of people. I'll NEVER EVER forget that!
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Without a doubt slow drivers in the fast lane and fast drivers in the slow lane. The right lane is for people who follow the rules. People who have left the house in plenty of time to get where they need to go without driving like a race car driver. The left lane is for people who naturally like to drive like a race car driver or are running late! Pick the appropriate lane people!
Here are the eight lucky bloggers I get to put in the hot seat.
And because Pam did such a great job with the questions I'm keeping them. Can't wait to see the answers!
1. What was the first entry you posted on your blog?
2. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
3. What is the most important thing you have learned about having a blog?
4. What was the worst job you ever had?
5. Name the one food you absolutely will not eat?
6. What is the one movie you could watch a million times without ever getting bored with it?
7. Name one of the most embarrassing things that has ever happened to you.
8. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Bloggers, your job is:
1. Make up 8 of your own questions.
2. Choose 8 blogs you enjoy and leave a comment on their blogs letting them know they have been tagged. In the comment be sure to link back to your answers, 8 new questions for each of them, and instructions on what to do.