Well, just thought I'd pop in - realized it's been a little while since I came by and updated you guys.
Weight loss is totally at a stand-still, and I'm not exactly sure why. I have a feeling my body is trudging through the extra pounds / calories from the Thanksgiving holiday when I totally overdid it. I'll see how things feel in another few weeks.
Hmm, so what else is new? I made a really yummy dinner the other night. Now that wedding busy season is done, I can actually cook again.
Cod with Sauteed Garlic Spinach and Asparagus!
First I put a pad of butter in the pan, melted it and added 1/2 tbsp of chopped garlic. Then, two giant handfuls of spinach, and put a lid on it. This wilts the spinach quickly. :)
After the spinach wilts I like to sautee it for about 2-3 minutes in the garlic and butter. A little salt and pepper, and then it's on the plate.
Then in the mean time, I'll have my cod (defrosted / fresh) in a pan over medium heat with some butter. I like to season mine with salt, pepper, and herbs de provence. You can use whatever tickles your fancy.
I'll also put a lid on this just to steam the fish a little more effectively. I find this cooks the fish through so it's nice and flaky, and doesn't produce a browned or crispy exterior on the fish. I like my fish soft and delicious.
Cod and asparagus both cook VERY quickly. You seriously only need about 6-8 minutes for the fish and about 5-7 for the asparagus. Same old story here... just cut off the ends, boil some water and drop 'em in. When you can easily pierce them with a fork, they're done.
So, put the fish on the sauteed spinach, and serve up your asparagus. I like butter and salt on mine. Oh, and I like to put a bit of extra ground black pepper on the cod, and top it off with some paprika for a bit of color. :~)
So, there ya have it! Two healthy and super delicious dinners. Overall this probably cost me 8 bucks to make. (The cod was on sale for a little under $4, and the asparagus was probably $3.50 or so.) :)~