I've finally gotten my taste buds back to normal. Did I tell y'all that my sense of taste got all screwed up after I had Piper? For the first 2 months or so, food tasted WEIRD to me. I loathed the taste of vegetables, and I usually love them. Things tasted bitter, things that shouldn't--like bananas and cucumbers.Anyway-things taste like they should again, thank goodness. Cooking and eating weren't as much fun. Like, none. I'm glad to want to make healthy meals again. Here's a week or so worth of food:
- Roast chicken with onions, garlic, potatoes, and mushrooms
- Salad with beets and walnuts, creamy dijon dressing
- Bread made from spent grains (left over from home brewing)
- Chicago Style Hot Dog Quiche
I just made it up. I took a basic quiche recipe, and added upgraded versions of the classic Chicago style hot dog ingredients. The hot dog became pecan smoked sausage, instead of pickles I used capers, and tomatoes stayed tomatoes. I used onions, celery salt, and I didn't have sport peppers, so I chopped up a few pickled jalapenos really fine.
It came out all right, but it was too salty. Between the capers and the sausage the jalapenos and the celery salt, I should have skipped the salt in the basic quiche recipe. I might like this with a creamy soup in the winter.
- Spaghetti Squash
This was probably my favorite of these meals. I am a soup gal. And a half. I think I could just about live on soup. If I didn't live somewhere that was 100 degrees plus for months at a time, I might not make anything else. In colder months, this would be great with a batch of cheesy breadsticks. We just had a green salad with it, though.
- Swai Fillets with butter, lemon, and capers
- Boston baked beans