I hear you on this one
Ordering delivery pizza was always my "quickie meal idea" when I just felt too lazy to cook. And, that is saying a lot since I really do enjoy cooking from scratch.
I am trying to break that habit too because I feel like it is fast becoming one of my trigger foods (maybe it always was and I didn't realize it?).
I like to keep my meals simple during the work week. Even though I work from home, I still try to time our evening meals so we have it by 7 pm so we can sit down and watch some tv together.
I have one of those Wolfgang Puck's portable griddles/grills. I love it! It was well worth the money. It was the first time I was able to make perfectly done and round pancakes. Before, well, they tasted good but they were kind of ...well, you know.
Last night, I threw two (on sale) beef steaks on the grill part (it flips over), put some steak seasoning on it. Then, I microwaved a baked potatoe for my DH, opened a salad bag, rinsed, sliced and chopped some cold vegetables, and our meal was prepared in about 15 minutes.
I also like to bake chicken. Wash, put a drizzle of canola oil in the bottom of the baking dish (so it won't stick--a cooking oil spray would work too). Season according to my mood and while that is cooking, microwave a potatoe (again for DH) and heat up some vegetables in the microwave as well.
On Sunday afternoons, I like to make up a couple of large pots of stew, chili or homemade soup to have throughout the work week.
I am going to have to try that pork loin idea. That sounds yummmy
Last edited by pamatga; 02-21-2008 at 02:40 PM.