Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dinner last night

So yall are probably thinking, "we don't care what you all had for dinner last night."

Well I tried some new things so I thought I'd share!
We picked up some white ruffy at Trader Joes a couple weeks ago (it was frozen) so I decided to make that last night.  I love how you can get fish frozen from there but it is still good AND they tell you how to defrost and cook it on the package!  These days our plans change so often, it is nice to just pull it out of the freezer and have a decent meal.

I decided to sprinkle some salt, pepper and dill and put spray butter and lemon juice on it.  You stick it in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes and it's done! 
Kevin loves him some slaw!  So I got a package of that and made it how it says to on the back (easy peasy).  Instead of the 1/4 cup of sugar, I used Splenda (and didn't tell him!).  He didn't mention that it tasted differently and I didn't think so either.  I told him about the Splenda after dinner and he was surprised and glad we saved the calories!

I also did the rice/couscous above.  I'm not a big "serve pasta as a side" type person but I thought this would complement the meal well.  On the back of the box there are a couple variations to of which you can add a cup of diced tomatoes (which I had in my pantry) and a half cup of diced onions (which I also already had).  I ended up doing that and it was delish.  It made it heartier so we ate less of the rice and each have big leftovers for lunch today.

So here are a couple few ideas for you in your meal planning!  It's fun to try new things! 

Do you all have any secrets of how you making regular dishes more spunky?!


Dee Stephens said...

I made a tarragon chicken dish last night that is one of our regular dishes.
It is:
*boneless/skinless chicken breasts
*can of cream of mushroom soup
* 3/4 cup of chicken broth
* pkg of wild rice mix(powder/rice all)
(mix last 3 ingredients together with a little bit of garlic and pepper)
sprinkle chicken breasts with leaf tarragon

Pour mixture over chicken and bake.
Something I did different last night?
I had some fresh mushrooms so I sauted them and mixed them in with the mixture.
Brad said it was the best it ever has been!
You bake all of this for about 45 at 350

Miss Southern Prep said...

That looks delicious! I am seriously sitting my dorm room so hungry right now! I love that rice, it's one of my favorites!

Suz said...

Sounds good to me. Minus the slaw. I don't like it. :-P

Ally said...

Sometimes I make couscous and put thyme, halved grape tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese! It's delish!! :)

mFw said...

Looks yummy!!!