Due to my working late last night at our Cajun themed Family Literacy Night to promote reading and writing, I did not get home til 8:30. Though I was hungry (I did have a small taste of the jambalaya that was handed out at about 4:30) by that time, I just wanted something quick yet not too much that I would feel sick for bed. So I went with Caitlin’s suggestion of a steamed sweet potato topped with baked beans. I did not even snap a picture because my husband told me it did not look good, but I assure it tastes good. I also had two lemony flavored fleur de lis shaped cookies that i brought home from the event. Again, no picture. 😦
Looking back on Tuesday’s dinner, it was a quick, tasty dinner. I prepared a pork loin served with cheesy Harvest Grains Blend from Trader Joe’s (mom picked it up in Chicago) aside steamed veggies.
I followed the instructions for baking the lemon-garlic flavored loin by cooking at 350* for 45 minutes until the meat thermometer registered to 165*. It was moist and tender.
For the grains, I cooked them according to the package directions by adding a tsp. of Brummel & Brown and simmering covered ten minutes. For a cheesy addition, I heated up 1/4 cup lowfat milk, 1/4 cup fat free greek yogurt, and 1/2 cup applewood smoked cheddar cheese. I did not care for the cheese on its own but once added to the couscous, orzo, bean, quinoa mix; it added a nice smoky flavor which Chris thought was bacon.
As for some of my other meals, the past two days for your viewing pleasure:
Hummus and Veggie Sammie with Babybel Light
Tuesday Lunch along with a Chobani Yogurt while home with the cable guy.
And Wednesday…..Breakfast Sammie of Peanut Butter, Sliced Peach, and Cinnamon
Lunch contained some leftover cheesy grains + Fage Greek and Honey Yogurt
I once again will have a late night at work, but only until six tonight. So dinner will likely be something picked up or a quick salad, maybe eggs. I don’t know.
What is your favorite quick fix dinner for those late night meals?