Day 60: Sausage and German-style Potato Salad

Today’s grocery trip was completely unplanned, which is very unlike us. But it worked out perfectly for today! I knew I wanted to try this German-style Potato Salad, but had no idea what to have with it. But Kris came to the rescue and knew that sausage would go perfectly.

Executive Decisions

  • I added garlic to the potatoes
  • We grilled the sausage

How was it?

It was delicious! I absolutely loved the potato salad! It took a little bit of time, but it was so worth it.

Things We Would Change

  • I thought the potatoes themselves could have used a bit more flavor, so maybe more vinegar with the potatoes earlier would have been better.

Day 59: Taco Salad

This meal was more than edible, unlike yesterday. We basically cooked some 97/3 ground beef in some taco seasonings (chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and a McCormick’s taco seasoning package). Then put it on a plate with lettuce, cheese, fat free sour cream, guacamole and tortilla chips. It is a simple and fast meal that anyone can make.

Executive Decisions

  • None, just make this your own. Add more or less chili powder based on your level of heat tolerance.

How was it?

We both loved it! It was simple, healthy (ish) and filling. This is a good way to get someone who does not like salad to eat multiple salads.
Taco Salad

Things We Would Change

  • I was worried about killing Allison with spice, so I was a little skimpy on the chili. She did not think it was spicy enough, so I would have added more.

Day 58: Doesn’t Matter What You Call It…

Because it wasn’t going to be eaten. We threw some roasted vegetables and some red wine, balsamic vinegar, chicken and a whole bunch of other yumminess into the slow cooker. Boy, was I excited. Then I got home from work, and on first glance noticed the completely disgusting looking food in the cooker. And that was that. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good you think the food should be, or how good it smells. If it looks absolutely disgusting, you can’t always make yourself eat it. That’s your lesson for the day!

Day 57: Chicken Cordon Bleu

Today we decided to go psudo-French. We decided it is psudo due to the fact we are not sure if this really is French, or just sounds French. Chicken cordon bleu is basically chicken with ham and mozzarella inside of it. It may be breaded, or not. We decided to bread it. I flattened the chicken out (quite unsuccessfully) and we held it together with toothpicks. Then Allison, the queen of breading, breaded the chicken (which at this point was basically stitched up with toothpicks). I seared the chicken on all sides, and put it in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes. We served this meal with our classic bacon-parmesan noodles, and a new vegetable item I can only call “Don’t Come Close Green Beans.” They are the same as the ones Allison did with her sister, only we used fresh onions, mushrooms and balsamic vinegar.

Executive Decisions

How was it?

This meal was A-Maze-Ing! We have attempted chicken cordon bleu many times, but this time we actually got it to stay together.

Things We Would Change

Allison added too many peppercorns in the green beans for my liking, granted, I am not a huge fan of pepper.

Day 56: Pudding Tarts

Ok, another easy fast dessert. This post is going to be a little on the short side, since this is something I just made up really quick this evening.

Basically, take pre-made small graham cracker tart crusts, and your favorite pudding (I chose chocolate) and put them together. Let the pudding set in the tarts, and then add some whipped cream on top! My friend, Kendall, told me that Reddi Whip makes a low fat whipped cream, and it’s only 5 calories a serving, so no reason to feel guilty. And that’s that! Easy and absolutely delicious!