Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Counter Culture

I'm expecting a baby at any moment now. And, contrary to better judgment, I haven't put a bunch of meals in the freezer. So, I've been racking my brain for a list of easy-to-fix dinners that are also somewhat nutritious. Here's what I've come up with so far:

Beans and Rice
Spaghetti with ground beef and a jar of decent sauce
Taco salad
Cheese and Bean Buritos
Crustless quiche or a version of this Tortilla-Crust Quiche
Homemade pizza
Italian sausage with roasted peppers and onions mixed with pasta and cheese
Fajitas with roasted peppers and onions and sauteed chicken
Baked chicken with baked potatoes
Cottage cheese, baked potatoes, salad and fruit

I intend to have the ingredients for these recipes on hand so we won't be stuck at dinner time with nothing to eat!

I just came across this fun idea for a kid's snack on one of my favorite craft blogs. Essentially, you split the banana lengthwise, leaving just a little bit attached at the middle. Cut the inside into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle with lemon juice, brown sugar (or honey or agave nectar) and nuts (I used hazelnuts, Betz suggests walnuts). We added mini chocolate chips. Yum!


  1. First off, congratulations!! You must really be looking forward to finally meeting your baby :-) let us know how it all goes, PLEASE!! And I'd love to see some photos of the new baby if possible :-D
    Don't worry, that meal plan looks VERY nutritious, easy and good...yum! If you do end up making them and have the time, it would be wonderful if you could post the recipe to this dish, especially: Italian sausage with roasted peppers and onions mixed with pasta and cheese.
    Sounds SO good!! lol
    And also what a cute dessert...aww :-) perfect to entertain kids. Must do this next time I'm babysitting. Thanks for the idea!!

  2. Heather,

    I can't wait to meet your little lady. I can email or send you some easy meals and they freeze really well, if you still need them. Give everyone a hug from us and tell Michael "HI".

    Talk to you soon.