I've been working on this post for a few weeks now. I'm not sure why I've struggled writing it, but I have. Probably because my dinners aren't that exciting. I'm a creature of habit, so my dinners are kind of boring. I also don't cook for NYEBoy, so I don't have to try to plan around my eating habits and his, which is probably why I lack creativity.
NYEBoy and I go out to dinner on the weekends and I almost always get the same thing, steak and veggies. Booooring! I've only cheated bad when we went to 0rlando to see Maria. Every other week I might allow myself a sweet potato.
When I am at home I have something simple, either a big salad with chicken, chili, chicken and vegetables, or some type of soup. Pair it up with some vegetables or a salad and a little fruit or yogurt, and I'm stuffed like a pig.
I've also made naked spaghetti, think spaghetti with meat sauce, minus the noodles. I know, what's the point, right? Ha! I teamed it up with some spinach or zucchini and pretended I was in Italy. Easier said than done.
Last week I made some Mexican chicken. I cooked some chicken breast then shredded it. I mixed it with a can of rotel (you can use salsa too) and a can of cream of chicken soup. Add some milk, salt, pepper, and cheese, then bake until bubbly. It wasn't bad. Next time I would probably add some peas into it for another little bite. It doesn't look very pretty when it's cooked, but it's a nice spicy dish that I can eat.
I make my chili in a big pot then freeze it in 1 cup portions. It makes for a quick re-heatable dinner. I take the block of chili out of the ziploc bag, plus a few table spoons of water, cover, and heat on low for a few minutes. You could also pair it with a salad. Yes, it was hard eating chili without crackers the first few times, but I always top it with cheese and sour cream and it helps.
Like I said, they are pretty boring. But it's really not that bad. I don't go to bed hungry!
Don't forget to check out the breakfasts, lunches, and salads. Still to come? Snacks and beverages.