Mixin' it up

I've discovered a new vice.

The Cooking Channel.  It's pretty much the Food Network (they're sister stations), but new and different shows and personalities.  Well, and Emeril.  Natch.

I totally dig it because it's reminding me that I LOOOOVE food.  :)

Things have gotten kind of boring in the food department 'round here.  We've been healthing (yes, I invented a word.  Revel in it) things up around here a lot lately, so "good" food has kinda been pushed aside.  That's not to say that one can't have good food that's also healthy - it's just more difficult.  We've definitely been taking the easy road and getting sort of lazy with making food.  Chicken and a salad?  Check.  Chicken and steamed veggies with couscous?  Check.  Chicken on the grill with zucchini, squash, and onion?  Check.

Yeah.  See?

Why not something awesome like the Coq au Vin from Eating Well?  Or the fish tacos from Eating Well?  What about the pork medallians with cranberry and fig chutney from BHG?

There are a ton of great recipes out there that are actually great for you.  The pork medallians are only 185 calories (for 3 oz)!!  That's pretty great.  I'm totally down with that.

So, my friends, I'm going to strive to have something interesting for dinner more often.  The roast is good, but using unusual ingredients might just kick it up to the proverbial next level, you know?  Stay tuned!  :)

PS - after I wrote this, my dear hubby finished making dinner - complete with pear and walnut salad.  SCORE!  It's working already!!


  1. Um, guess who will be making that Coq au Vin this weekend!!

  2. It's. So. GOOD. We used just chicken breasts when we did it, and it was still amazing. Mmmmmmmm. I'm excited for you to have that!