Happy Friday! I have been super good about cooking and eating at home this week despite a busy work schedule. I only ate one meal out…dinner on Monday night. The key to this is being prepared! I did a major Whole Foods trip last Sunday to stock the kitchen full of fruits, veggies, breakfast and lunch supplies and protein and it’s kept me going through the week.
Since I shared the smoothie I’ve been drinking for breakfast and the salad I’ve been making for lunch in my last post, I’m only sharing dinners in this post. I love cooking dinner at the end of a long day. It’s serious therapy for me. For tips on how I make this happen, check out this post I wrote back in January.
Let’s see them now!
Honey balsamic glazed chicken over a mashed sweet potato with roasted broccoli. Chicken recipe in this post.
Chicken seasoned with Dizzy’s Pigs Fajita-ish (this rub is awesome!), green beans and roasted parsnips, carrots and mushrooms. The roasted veggie mix was soooo tasty. I love parsnips.
On Wednesday night I spent the night with a friend who has a six-week old baby. Her husband was traveling on business so I went over to keep her company and feed her. When we go out for dinner we always order risotto so she requested that I make it at home. I made a mushroom risotto and served it with lemon herb salmon and roasted asparagus. We didn’t eat until 10 p.m. due to risotto stirring and baby bathing/feeding/swaddling/bedtime but it was all good! 🙂
By the time Thursday rolled around I was running low on supplies but didn’t want to go to the grocery. I was in the mood for comfort food so I made an egg, avocado and cheese sandwich on my dad’s homemade sourdough. I splurged at Whole Foods and bought salted Kerrygold Butter (and the splurged part is in regards to spending the money on it…not buying real butter. No fake butter in my kitchen!) and it’s heavenly on the sourdough.
So dinners were on point this week but I also wanted to share some recent reads with you. I have come across so many share worthy things lately.
The Age of Loneliness is Killing Us from The Guardian
10 Positive Habits to Change Your Life from Time
How You Make Decisions Says A Lot About How Happy You Are from The Wall Street Journal
Make the Most of the Path You’re On from Storyline Blog
“You will never find your perfect life “balance” on the path for the same reason you will never find a unicorn on the path – because these things don’t exist. Forget unicorns and balance. If you were perfectly balanced, you’d never have to take anyone’s hand to steady yourself, and that would be a tragedy.”
The Limits of Friendship from The New Yorker
There’s More to Life Than Being Happy from The Atlantic
What’s the best dinner you cooked this week?
Have you read anything share worthy lately? Books, articles, blog posts, etc.
Have a great weekend!