6.14.2011

Day 2 of 365- Zucchini & Yellow Squash Spaghetti With Garlic White Wine Sauce


Zucchini & Yellow Squash Spaghetti w/ Garlic White Wine Sauce

1 TBS butter in pan
Sliced baby carrots- start to saute
Chopped 1/4 large Onion- add to saute
add kosher salt
3 cloves Garlic- chop up & add to saute
cover pan
Add 2 Zucchini- 1 chopped, 1 grated
Add 1 Yellow Squash chopped
uncover & saute on high heat adding olive oil
Add about 1/4 cup Dry White Wine
Let it cook a bit
Add Lemon Pepper & pepper & Salt to season
Simultaneously boil noodles to al dente
Add Noodles
Continue to cook adding the seasonings to flavor
Serve covered with Fresh Parmesan






REMARKS:

This was delicious; however, it wasn't one of those real special meals that make you feel energetic after eating. It was mediocre in my eyes. The kids liked this better than last night's. I can do better. More research...

THOUGHTS:

So I've budgeted $300 for this week's groceries bill. Let's see. Obviously I am feeling overwhelmed. But one thing I keep telling myself is that if I take it one day at a time, it should all just pan out naturally. Just visualize a great healthy meal, then do it. But it's a bit more complicated than that. My goal is to do 1 shopping trip a week if possible. Maybe 2 for some fresh things that might go bad in a whole week's time. If my planning is right, I should be able to do it all on one trip I hope. I'm sick of running to the store 3-4 times a week with the kids, etc. It's purely a waste of time. So I am trying to figure this out... Went to Ralphs again today. With the 3 kids. Ryder threw a tantrum in the entry/ exit of the store, I sent him back to the car with Timothy. I rushed frantically around the store with Penn in the backpack carrier, grabbed some essentials, spent $60, came home with not a lot to work with still. :(

Brainstorming:

Healthy things I know we eat a lot and like... Sweet Potatoes, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Carrots, Asparagus, Spinach, Zucchini, Cucumber, green leaf lettuces, Sprouts, Tomatoes, Onions, Avocados, Whole Green Beans, Salmon, Chicken, Tuna, Brown Rice, Multi-grained breads, Apples, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons.

Ideas from M Cafe ( A cafe on Melrose that we love and it's very healthy )...
-Adding roasted nuts to salads..
-Using chick peas..
-Make a variety of fresh vegetable dishes & have in fridge all week for snacks, side dishes, etc.

I've started a sort of inventory list of our staples, extras, rotating items, etc. I'll touch more on it later.

thoughts to be continued...

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