I love to spend time in the kitchen and honestly, the more complicated and time consuming the recipe, the better! Reality and my dreams are not congruent, as I do not always have time to make a glamorous and nutritious meal while life goes on around me (and I am sure that I am not alone in this feeling).
Therefore, one of my goals with this blog is to try to find or make up some fast recipes for weeknight meals. I can already tell this will require some creativity on my part as the only fast meals I know are also a bit dull. I think we all can benefit, so let me know if you have suggestions or things you make that are fast, tasty, and nutritious.
Our recent fast meal proves that I have some work to do as it was very common/plain. Actually, it was plain and tasty – so I succeeded in at least one aspect!
Advance preparation helped make this a quick supper as I served the tuna salad on the cornmeal rolls I made earlier this week (which are oh-so good!) In addition, I boiled two eggs this morning while I was getting ready to go to work and put them as well as a can of tuna in the fridge so that we could eat cold tuna salad sandwiches tonight. You see, I have an aversion to room-temperature tuna. I like my protein either hot or cold. Period.
To a can of drained, water packed tuna, I added:
2 chopped hard boiled eggs
1/8 c. chopped onions
¼ tsp. garlic salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp. lime juice
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
I planned to eat this 4 times, (supper for Bryan and I and then lunch for Bryan and I) but we were hungry and ate it all in one sitting J.
I had some frozen vegetables in the refrigerator so I steamed those and drizzled some balsamic vinaigrette and chopped dried cherries for garnish. I don’t love vegetables; actually, I don’t even like them. As a matter of fact, I asked my dad if I could be a meat-atarian when I was a child! Alas, I know that I need them so I eat them. As I was eating and wishing I had fresh vegetables instead I decided that I am embracing summer and all of its bounty so I will not buy frozen vegetables.
At least for awhile.
At least until I get in a rush and go for the fast, easy option.