What We Ate: 08.22.13

I must admit, I was blanking a bit on what to write about for today’s post. What I had planned just didn’t seem that good anymore and nothing else came to mind. I really wanted to try to to get this written before dinner came out of the oven to avoid the late night or early morning writing that sometimes happens. Jasen and I bounced ideas back and forth for a while and then it hit me. I could write about dinner! Also, I think posting about our meals could be a fun thing to do every so often, just to show y’all what real life eating looks like for us. Now, let’s get on to the food!

chickenandveggies

Last night’s dinner was the kind I love: it looks way more impressive than it actually is. We had a roasted chicken in the same genre as this one, but with added lemon zest, lemon juice, and garlic. I roasted a bunch of farmers market veggies in the bottom of the pan including red and blue potatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, and green beans.

roastedchicken

roastedveggies

I still haven’t bought us a meat thermometer, so I just cooked and hoped for the best. Not my favorite method. I’ve definitely carved a cooked bird only to find that I need to microwave some pieces until they’re done.

Note to self: Buy a meat thermometer already!

But, luckily, I didn’t need to resort to the microwave method this time! Everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. I tried to cut the chicken breast nice and pretty, but it just shredded. Guess it was pretty tender! The best part was how the veggies in the bottom soaked up all of the lemony-garlicy-herby flavor.

chickenandveggies2

Do you like these kinds of posts? What did you have for din din last night? Let me know in the comments below!

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6 thoughts on “What We Ate: 08.22.13

  1. I love these kinds of posts! You should include recipes even if you aren’t showing us how to cook it! 🙂 We had leftover empanadas last night. I’d love to see your take on them.

  2. Hi Sarah.
    I’ve been waiting for some GF (gluten free) recipes. Especially bread or biscuits. I would even like some easy dishes for pot luck dinners or lunches.

    • Hi Christine!

      Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂 Are you mostly looking for replacements for gluten containing grains or just ideas for meals that don’t have gluten. I’m not too experienced in GF baking replacements as I am not gluten intolerant, but I will do some looking and at the very least find you some good resources. Be on the look out for a post on this soon!

  3. Ideas for meals is good. One pot meals and casseroles. There are lots of recipes out there but lots of the bread recipes are bummers with the product turning out very dense. It is just a lot of experimenting to find a good recipe. I was hoping you might have some connection with fellow nutritionist who might have proven recipes that are both tasty and easy.

    • There is an RD I know of who has Celiac disease and posts on lots of topics, including gluten-free living. You have find her blog at http://inspiredrd.com/ Go to the “Be Healthy” drop down, Recipes, Gluten-Free. That should give you lots of things to try out! I’ve put a post and video on this topic on my calendar for September 4th, so be sure to check that out as well. I plan to explain gluten-free a bit and then share some good resources I find between now and then. Hope you find this helpful!

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