There is nothing better than going out to eat. That’s how I grew up. It was a treat, a reward. With my aunt it was recon. As soon as it was my job to cook I got why people like eating food the didn’t waste the whole day on. But that’s a bit of problem in Park City. No matter how good the food is supposed to be, there are only two places that MK and I enjoy going. So I became determined to find some things I love to cook and can whip up on demand, usually with stuff I keep in the house, definitely in a short amount of time.
We borrowed the B’s grill and already have used it a ton. It really makes meat so much better and it’s great not having to have the oven on in the summer. MK grilled some chicken breasts I’d marinated. While looking around for a side he saw some StoveTop stuffing. Being neither healthy not appealing, I wasn’t looking forward to cooking it until I saw that you can add a can of diced tomatoes and some garlic, some basil and then top it with shredded cheese… it became bruschetta. It might sound odd but it was soooo good, try it!
My other necessity as I get back into working out – this hiking is tough stuff – is a healthy carb. I can’t live without it, but don’t want to waste my workout, I’ve found two brands I’m on love with:
Earth Grains. Their bread is sold cheaply here and is delicious. Perfect for any sandwich, amazing for a grilled cheese for some reason, and light and healthy.
Flatout Bread. If you grew up in the age of the pita, you get this, a roll up better than a tortilla to make sandwiches on. Their website is full of awesome recipes, and we’ve made pizzas too. ALSO – they come in a variety of flavors. I used the Italian Herb roll yesterday, put some romaine lettuce, fat free dressing and cheese and ta-da. A Caesar wrap the rivals a restaurant. The best part is I’m going to add some of that left over grilled chicken today. Yum.
I’ve become a big fan of any Asian noodle dish I can try, I’ve even perfected my own from scratch lo mein sauce. It’s surprisingly quick and easy. Also lighter, healthier and more filling than regular pasta. Can’t wait to try it out on some company.