Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easy weeknight dinners

If you're following my blog (...hi Mom), you might think that I cook real food every day of the week.  That simply isn't true, so here's an idea of some easy dishes I've had lately. 

 First up we have pita pizza.  This is the slightly grown-up version of the English muffin pizza that we all learned how to make in middle school.  Basically, you slice open a pocket pizza and then add tomato sauce, cheese, and toppings as you would to any pizza.  Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for a few minutes, and voila, dinner is ready.

Next up is eggplant pasta.  While the lighting in this picture is horrible, the food actually tasted pretty good.  Here we have spaghetti with tomato sauce and a few slices of eggplant roasted under a broiler and smothered with Parmesan cheese.

And finally we have the most typical of my lazy dinners: some combination of protein, carbs, and vegetables.  This pictures shows sweet potato fries (the highlight of the meal), blanched asparagus, and two hard boiled eggs. This meal is very easy to make with whatever you have in your refrigerator.


So, as you can see, I do not cook intricate meals every day.  I do try, however, to eat fresh, non-processed foods as much as possible.  With a few minutes of prep time, a few basic ingredients left over in the fridge can turn into a pretty decent meal. What are your favorite fast meals?

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