When I go to the gym after work, as I did tonight, I don’t get home until about 7:15 or 7:20. That’s when I’m just doing a 30-40 minute workout. It’s even later if I’m taking a class or training for a race and have to run longer. When I get home, I usually take Murphy for a 15 minute walk, then I shower, so by the time I get around to making dinner, I need to make something that’s quick or I’ll end up either just snacking or eating frozen pizza.
Here are two quick meals that I’ve made recently that I enjoyed.
Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (using frozen peppers instead of frozen corn):
I like sweet potatoes, Jason does not. So when I saw this recipe that promised to turn any sweet potato hater into a lover, I wanted to try it out. Besides, I knew I’d like it! Jason thought that it’d be great with a regular baked potato, but he still wasn’t fond of the sweet potato. I’m not sure what he has against those orange tubers. I think they’re great. I microwaved the potato to bake it, so this meal didn’t take long to prepare at all.
I don’t often make a recipe over and over, because there are too many new ones to try, but sometimes I do find something that I really, really like. This is that something. I’m going to confess that I never go to Chiptole, so I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the taste, but it tastes pretty damn good! (I prefer Willy’s, a local burrito chain that’s similar only they have tofu!) I’ve been getting frozen shrimp at Target and I find it to be pretty decent, especially for the price. And who knew, Target has good avocados too! My Target has a little grocery part. Bigger than a normal Target but much smaller than a Super Target.
And lastly, a quick dessert, Grain-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites:
I was a little nervous about trying a cookie made of chickpeas, but I couldn’t taste them at all. I even told Jason that there was a secret ingredient and he couldn’t figure out what it was. The recipe says that the dough isn’t that great and that the cookies need to be hot to be good, but I beg to differ, I liked the dough by itself and I think the cold cookies are good too.
And those are some quick(ish) meals that I’ve been eating. Cause I’m sure you were wondering.