Remember the other night when I really wanted to share with you the post about our dinner? Thanks for holding out on me, because I think you will find it worth it. I present…
Healthy Fried Green Tomatoes
These were a hit in my family, and hopefully you’ll take a half an hour out of your summer and give them a try, too. For the record, I stress again that they were a hit because Greg did not like tomatoes at all when I met him. So much so, I couldn’t hold them down when I was pregnant with Evan. And I love tomatoes, y’all. (Have you met my other kid who plants cherry tomatoes just so she can eat them all summer long?) So trust me on the tomatoes. Here’s what I need you to do.
For a good 12 minutes, Greg and I stared at the green caterpillar with a slight J to his end. Not really knowing my bugs, I totally trusted Greg that it was a monarch butterfly in the making there on our cherry tomato plant. So much so that I trekked multiple times to get photos of it with my phone before Greg grabbed the big kid camera.
Today’s post comes from Emily of fooding with Emily, and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on Red Pen Mama, where I talk about motivation.
I have quite the hate-hate relationships with diets. I hate going on them. I hate fat-free, ill tasting dishes. I love to exercise (OK, I hate getting up, making myself go to the gym, I’m OK when I get there, I hate sweating, I hate feeling exhausted, but when I’m all done I LOVE IT – so I only ‘love’ exercising when I’m done). Trying to be healthy means exercising and eating healthy(er). I’ve had my fair share of yo-yo diets and none of them sticking. But the one thing that has stuck is eating well and just move. Indulge from time to time. I will eat my cake! Just not every day. I will have chocolate! Just not every day. I will eat my brussel sprouts! I actually really like brussel sprouts. Like a lot. Probably more than one should. If I had to pick between chocolate and the sprouts, I’d pick sprouts hand down. I know, I’m weird. I would trade you my chocolate cake for your brussel sprouts and feel like I was the winner of that trade.
I’ve found this one recipe that is not only on the healthier side, but it’s QUICK. I love cooking, but sometimes when I am just tired on a Tuesday night, I’d rather pick up the phone and order a pizza. This recipe is my new saving grace. It’s nothing terribly fancy so it will please most picky eaters. It’s also tasty. I can’t get enough of it. I found it on Cooking Light and was blown away. That magazine has had it’s fair share of ‘meh’ in my experience. But since I have subscribed last year, I’ve been SOLD. And I’m sold again with this dish.
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