The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Friday, March 16, 2012

Making It Easy

My appetite has been off lately.

As in I haven't had one.

I've still been eating good amounts of food - but more for fuel than fun.  And it has basically been the exact same thing every single day.  I have felt like a picky child - except I've replaced chicken fingers and mac and cheese with eggs and avocado and peanut butter. 

Anyway, I'm not sure if it is because the cleanse got rid of all of my cravings OR the fact that I haven't been able to get warm.

But then today happened.  And the weather was summer-ish.  And I had baby back ribs on the menu.  And my appetite returned!!

During the past two months, I have been on the look out for easy recipes.  Especially ones that would make plenty for Kev to have leftovers. 

And due to the fact that I have either been working late or going to the gym in the evening - crock pot recipes have been my favorites.

This recipe met all of my requirements..... with an added bonus of making my house smell incredible.

Wearing shorts and flip flops ( yay!), I decided to try just one little bite.  And I fell in love!
 I served it with roasted red potatoes and corn that I cooked in a grill pan on the stove.

The above plate was Kev's... and the plate below was mine...

I made sure to get my greens in with spinach and romaine.  :)

Other "Kev approved" meals have been:

Southwestern Sloppy Joes - the Mamwich king was officially smitten.

Naan  - this bread has become our new favorite for wraps and pizzas.  I get it in the deli area at Publix.


This was probably one of the easiest meals ever.  You basically just layer the frozen raviolis with sauce and shredded cheese.  ( I was going to add in ground beef - but Kev requested it be meatless)

You could even add veggies such as spinach and zucchini... It is pretty basic so it can be changed up easily.

I chose a spicy marinara sauce to give it a little kick.

Popped it in the oven...

And voila.... dinner was served.

Kev loved it even though it took him about five meals to finish it.  It is incredibly hard for me to just cook for one person - especially when I still don't have the hang of just cooking for two.
Apparently, it takes me a long time to learn certain things.  Like portion control.

And how to stop hoarding new cookbooks.

I've got four shiny new books in front of me just begging to be read. 

New books + great weather + my returning appetite = the best way to kick off Spring!

And thank goodness it is finally here!

1 comment:

  1. Your meals always look so DELISH!!! Love you both, Aunt Sandi