I’ve noticed that other bloggers have made a goal to eat in everyday, and I’m going to try the same, except I’m going to modify it a bit. I can’t control my BF’s Lion’s Choice daily habit, so that little bit will be excluded. My goal is to make dinner every day. As some of you know, this is kind of a hard task, as I don’t get out of class some nights until 10pm, and don’t make it home until around an hour after that. The BF gets off work around the same time though, so it’ll be like it’s dinner time for the both of us.
But at around 10pm, I’m usually very drained from my 16 hour days. I’ll try and share with everyone what I make everyday, including pictures and recipes. Last night I made salad, steak, stuffed green peppers and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. The stuffed green peppers were Stephanie’s idea and they turned out great! I wish I would have taken pictures as I am very proud of myself.
The pictures that I take may not be the greatest though. I am not a great cook and have little patience for cooking! If you have any ideas for dinner for us, let me know!
Also, as I said earlier, I’m changing up the background and the layout of the blog today, sorry about that. Let me know what you like and don’t like please!
For your late nights, may I recommend the crock pot! Excellent way to have a meal ready. I mainly do soups and stews, but you can also make a ton of other stuff.Good luck – it is much easier said than done, but I know if I can do it – you can too – you seem much more capable of self-control than myself! 😉
Michelle P says
I don't have a crock pot sadly. Are they cheap? I've never even looked into buying one!
Yes, I second the crockpot! My favorite crockpot I ever had was $20 from Walmart – I do recommend getting the crockpot brand though, as I have had crockpots that did not work well at all. I do prep work the night before the meal (chopping and such), and then throw it all in the next morning. I have a few crockpot recipes on my blog that are very easy, just search for crockpot. Also, if you have any days off, do a bunch of prep and/or cooking then for the week so you don't have to do as much when you come home.
Awww Jennifer beat me to it! I LOVE my crockpot (slowcooker). You can throw stuff in it in the morning and then when you arrive home you will be greeted by the most marvelous aroma PLUS meat is so tender it falls off your fork! You can buy one for around $20 – well worth the investment!
Michelle P says
Thanks! I'll look at your recipes on your blog.It sounds like I need to buy one!
love the new layout! and wow, you can cook girl! i mean, one look at those recipes and i was turned off lol. i don't have the patience to cook. i know! who says that, right? lol. but marc and i have vowed to eat healthier so we have been eating in this whole week =) and congrats to you for taking on that challenge! it is very do-able! you can do this =) cant watt to see more recipes from you, who knows maybe i'll try one hehe. x
It gets easier. Today I got the itch to go out for dinner but I made myself come home and cook. I find that meal planning is especially helpful, as is cooking big dishes for leftovers during the week. Also, does bf get home earlier then you? Perhaps he can start meals on somedays. That's what Rambo and I take turns doing.
One thing I do, for the work week, is try and make everything in advance. I portion it and put the first couple days in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. Obviously this works better with some dishes than others but I find it works for the foods I make. I also don't mind reheated frozen meals. Oh, and I tend to make 2 or 3 different "meals" tops. So you'll have a couple repeat nights. That is fine with me.I won't lie, this week I made one dinner. And I'm having the same thing each night. Simple and boring? Yeah but I don't mind. It is just so much easier to cook in bulk.You have less dishes, during the week, if you do this too. You've already washed the dishes you need to prepare the food. Now you just have to wash what you used to store it and eat it. It saves a lot of time and hassle during the week.
Canadian Saver says
I love the new look!! For the cooking, I find if I plan out everything on Sundays, it's easier. I can't imagine getting out of class at 10 pm though… I don't know how you do it 🙁
Michelle P says
Thanks Jamie! And I'm about to write a new post about me splurging on my hair, because I'm getting a digital perm so that my hair can be cute like yours! Ahh the pain of stick straight hair.And we get home at about the same time when I have night classes, but he's not much of a cook, so that wouldn't really work. I've asked him to before, but he's not good.And to reply to what nearly everyone said, I guess I will just have to start planning my meals in advance, that seems much easier.And I'm glad everyone likes the new look.
Yay, so glad you like the stuffed peppers!! And they heat up really well, so the leftovers are great to bring in to work for lunch the next day! 🙂
Sensibly, dee. says
Have you ever tried having breakfast for dinner? I know sometimes when I get home from work and know that I've got schoolwork to tackle, I just Wang to get the cooking over with… So sometimes I place breakfast back on the menu… It could be:1. Simple: eggs, bacon, toast n butter2. Omelette night, w/ veggies, bacon/sausage n cheese, side of fruit w toast3. breakfast sandwiches: ham/bacon cheese, mayoMy bf loves breakfast, so he's ok w the idea!
Michelle P says
I actually haven't made a breakfast night in awhile, I should do that!