Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Good Healthy Dinners

I have decided to make some good healthy dinners for the next few weeks before my dad gets married and I am no longer in charge of the dinner cooking.  First I spent some time looking at different things that I would like to try and planed when I would have them.  I then made a list of the things that I needed to buy.  I wanted to go to the store yesterday but because I can't drive and my sister didn't want to get ready to go, I went today.

Here is a look at what my meal plan is for the week:

 Monday didn't count, I just got back from a vacation and was limited to my food options.
                 Breakfast - Almond Banana Smoothie
                 Lunch - I was with my sister so had Mac and Cheese with her kids
                 Dinner - Grilled Bread and Summer vegetables tomato salad
                 Breakfast -Almond Banana Smoothie  (I had something else planed but because I slept-in today my dad didn't get the smoothie and he wants to try it.  I liked it so i'm ok with that.)
                 Lunch - Not Sure
                 Dinner - Strawberry Basil Penne
                 Breakfast - Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes
                 Lunch - Not Sure
                 Dinner - Black bean and sweet potato enchiladas
                 Breakfast - Pumpkin Flax Seed Cereal
                Then Later I will vacation to the beach for the weekend and won't be here.

My Lunches aren't really planed but the other two meals are and I did real well today.

Here is a picture of my dinner, it turned out well and I liked it, this recipe is a keeper.

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's Not Worth It

I had a surgery back in May of this year and since then I haven't had the same taste sensations that I used to have.  For example, I would get glazed doughnut holes and chocolate milk before my surgery and it would taste real good.  Well now the milk taste like water with a hint of chocolate flavoring (you know when there isn't enough and they should have done more).  As I continued and ate a doughnut the flavor was pretty much obsolete.  I asked my dad if they tasted good or if they were bad?  He said they were good, so I ate another and was done.  It wasn't worth it if it didn't taste good.

I have been told that my taste would return but it hasn't yet.  I have had this response with many foods and it is hard to find things that I like.

I still like to make things though, I just don't eat it, I let other people.  The other day I made brownies.  They were good, I liked them!  Here's the thing, I didn't care for the initial bite while it was in your mouth  I liked the taste that it left in my mouth a few minutes after swallowing. So I only ate little bits and would wait for awhile before having more.  My sister thought it was funny that I was eating for the aftertaste.

I didn't get lots of pictures but I got one, here it is, sorry for the quality I used my phone.