15 March 2012

Week in Suppers: Week 10

Menu:: Baked chicken thighs and veggies. 
Details::Baked thighs in a dijon/grapefruit juice/garlic sauce. Roasted carrots, beets, and potatoes. Nothing fancy, but it was all eaten. 

Details::I got to go to the hockey game (YAY!), so Kevin made the boys BLTs and I ate an overpriced hot dog and drank overpriced beer. It was perfect. 

Menu::Black bean quesadillas
Details::My run clinic night and I managed to make them and scarf one down before having to be at the clinic. A2 protested, of course. And I shouldn't have eaten so much before the clinic. Ended up with a stitch during the run. Lesson learned. 

Menu::Black bean loaf, veggies
Details::Used leftover black beans to make bean loaf. I've realized that I like the lentil version of this much better. I'm not sure why. (Veggies: roasted beets, carrots, potatoes. We sure eat those a lot!)

Menu::Steak, mashed potatoes, asparagus
Details::The beef that we bought was not grain finished, so it's tougher. We knew this, but I didn't expect it to be as tough as it is. A1 has decided that he doesn't like steak or mashed potatoes, so he ate only a few asparagus and a couple bites of the steak. I have to say, I'm disappointed in the beef. It has great flavour, but it's just too tough, unless I'm cooking it wrong, which I don't think I am because I never had a problem with our beef in Alberta. Oh well. 

Menu::Kevin's pesto prawn pasta
Details:: I was done. Couldn't bare to cook, so I asked Kevin to make this dish. We didn't have any bell peppers in the house, but neither of us had the energy to schlump down the block to the grocery store. It was still delicious, though now A2 has declared that he doesn't like prawns. sigh

Menu:: Roast chicken, veggies, salad, crumble
Details:: Had two good friends over for dinner, so roasted a chicken with roasted potatoes, parsnips and beets. Maple carrots. Green salad. Rhubarb (from freezer) and strawberry crumble for dessert. Delish. 


Carrie Snyder said...

Never eat a real meal before a run! But I find a pre-run banana doesn't trouble my system, if you're hungry. It's no fun to run hungry either.

m said...

I usually don't, but on clinic nights, I try to have a small super with the family before I have to go. Timing is usually okay, as I eat at 5:30, leave the house around 5:45, clinic starts at 6:30, we walk down to the run start around 7pm and actually start running by 7:10, so around 1 1/2 hours between eating and running. I don't get home until 8/8:30 and I don't like to eat dinner that late.

But yes, bananas have proven to be an excellent pre-run snack.