Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WIAW #26: A Week's Worth of Dinners

Hey, y'all!  We're half way through the week already, so I hope things are going well for you.  I attempted to check in on Monday with a Bachelor-Women-Tell-All themed workout, but PicMonkey was not letting me on to make the workout all cute!
I tried upgrading my browser, and now my operating system is too old!!  I have a disk to update it, but my CD-ROM drive doesn't work.  Computer problems to the max!

Anyway, since my time watching the Bachelor was spent working out (I usually blog during the Bachelor), this is the first post you get this week.  Here's the workout that I did during the Women Tell All special on Monday:
I tell ya, this was a pretty good workout!  I wrote down exactly how much of each exercise I wound up doing but forgot to take a picture of it!  I'll update this when I get a picture :)  Anyway, I was quite sweaty by the end of the show.  Thank goodness the show was only an hour and half!

So, let's get on to the main point of this post.  It's Wednesday, which means it's time for one of my favorite traditions in blogland!
This Wednesday, we're going to take a look at what I've been eating for dinner each night this week.  I photographed my evening meal from Wednesday night through Tuesday night (except for one)!  Thanks, as always, to Jenn for hosting the WIAW party!  Head on over to her blog to see what WIAW is all about, and to check out what other bloggers are eating.

This is a bad picture, but we had spaghetti squash on Wednesday.  After roasting a spaghetti squash, I threw in an Italian sausage, some garlic herb marinara sauce, peppers, onions, and tomatoes.  It's a light, tasty meal that is filling, too!

I was on my own for dinner, so I remade the Mexican-themed quinoa dish I mentioned on the blog a little while ago.  As soon as I can get on to PicMonkey for some photo editing, I will post the recipe!  So easy, and very yummy!

The usual Friday night Mexican.  Joe and I split the two item combination (burrito for him, quesadilla for me) and share the rice (he eats the beans).  Can't forget the margarita!

This was the only night I didn't actually photograph my meal!  Joe and I attended his school's homecoming finale dinner.  It was a nice buffet with different stations, and we ate prime rib with a yummy blackberry sauce, potatoes, pasta salad, and rolls.  Quite tasty!  We got all fancied up to do so, so I'll share that picture again.

We usually order takeout on the weekends, and this weekend was Red Lobster!  We got the four-course feast for $15 each (grilled tilapia was my entree). I had some fish and broccoli to spare after eating my fill, which made the perfect lunch on Tuesday.  The two biscuits I ate (can't skip out on those cheddar bay biscuits!) and the brownie for dessert are unpictured, but both were VERY delicious!  

This meal looks very bland, but the chicken is very flavorful!  This is my go-to baked chicken recipe that I got from my grandmother.  I've mentioned it on the blog before, but I apparently need to share the recipe!  Look for that coming soon, as well :)  Anyway, cooking chicken this way makes it so tender!!  Served with brown rice and steamed spinach on the side.

An easy meal: Hamburger Helper beef stroganoff with a can of peas mixed in.  While I know Hamburger Helper's aren't the best for you, I do try to health-ify them by adding some vegetables and using very lean ground beef.  I almost forgot to take this picture, so this is my plate about 1/3-1/2 the way through it!

There you have it: my dinners for a week!  I feel like I had a good variety of meals, which doesn't always happen in our house.  I attribute that to meal planning before going to the grocery store and scheduling who's-cooking-what-on-what-day between Joe and me.

Question for you: What does a typical week of dinners look like for you?  Do you eat a lot more of one type of meat/vegetable/grain, or are you good at mixing things up?


  1. Looks like a great week of eats! I definitely try to cook as much as possible, so I usually make dinner 3-4 nights a week (with the other weeknights being leftovers ), and then most of our meals on the weekend. We try to only eat out 1x a week to save a little cash (and to help save our waistlines!).

    1. We've gotten a little lazy lately and have been eating out/getting take out at least 2x a week. We need to fix that, because cooking is more fun AND better on the wallet!