Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ode to heatlamp warmed food.

You know those days you don't want to go out and you don't feel like cooking? I'm not usually too anti to throw something together, but I'm not gonna fake the funk and pretend I don't cheat.

If I could eat more fast or frozen food, it would probably be bad news...but since I can't eat pizza, most anything from a drive thru, sandwiches, or pretty much anything that requires peeling a wrapper off and heating it, I have to put some sort of thought and effort into dinner no matter how much I don't want to.

Which is why I have to give a big shout out to Vons' homestyle baked chicken. It's still hot, it's still juicy (chicken can get dry when it sits out. Bypass chicken at a buffet), and it's like six bucks. Good work, Vons.

If you're into what the husband calls "fancy salad," this is awesomely quick to throw together on nights like this and goes well with something plain like roast chicken. And if you ditch the green onion(or use kitchen shears), you don't even have to cut anything. Makes two big servings. Use the whole bag of lettuce for 4 side servings.

Raspberry Gorgonzola Salad
Pre cut Romaine lettuce (about 2/3 of a bag)
2 green onions, sliced
Handful glazed walnuts (I found them in the nut aisle)
1/4 cup reduced fat gorgonzola or blue cheese
Fresh raspberries (about two thirds a carton)

Layer in a big bowl. Toss only a little so it stays pretty when you serve it into salad bowls. Drizzle with blush wine vinaigrette (I love Brianna's...it's sooo good. All the varieties are super yum) and just a little fresh black pepper.
About 315 calories, 18g fat, 7g fiber(which makes the fat ok, as far as I'm concerned.), 30g carbs, 8g protein.

1 comment:

  1. mmmmmmmm I love me some Gorgonzola... thank you for making me starving at 9:45am... I have blog-inspired "Pantry Rice" (instead of pasta) for lunch so... yum.