Wednesday, 6 March 2013

What I ate Wednesday #7

I haven't done What I Ate Wednesday in a while, and I kinda missed it. I was lazy for a bit, then I got sick and now I'm better. I didn't capture what I ate in a day but I'm gonna let you in on my meal plan for a week. This week I decided that I would pick some recipes from cookbooks that I have and some Pinterested recipes. The theme for March is green, and you will see below I have green foods in each picture!

Sunday: Salt beef dinner (Jigg's Dinner)
Monday: Veal Scallop with sauteed vegetables
Tuesday: Mom's Lemon Chicken, sauteed green and yellow beans, mashed potato
Wednesday: Spicy chipotle bean & rice burritos (I'm going to add beef)
Thursday: Fries, dressing and gravy (Its a Newfie thing!)

So the first book I cooked from is called Bite Me
I enjoy all the pictures in this book, it is so creative. The recipes on the other hand are okay. I have tried other recipes in this book but I don't remember what they are. This week I made Restorative Roasted Vegetable Soup (without the noodles), it's on Page 38 and Super Saucy Peanut Butter Noodles, Page 125. This is what I made for my lunch. They are both okay, but I probably won't make them again.
 I also made Mom's Lemon Chicken which is on Page 133. It was good, very very lemony! I changed up the recipe a little and didn't use all of the lemon juice that they called for. I wouldn't want the chicken to have anymore lemon. I will post my version in a few days. 
I still have hope for this book, there are still more recipes that I want to try. Maybe I just need to pick something better. Even if the recipes are the greatest, the pictures are amazing!

I also made Veal Scallop with Sauteed Vegetables from Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food. 
For me it lacked flavour. I didn't add the balsamic vinegar that it called for and maybe that's why. I don't like balsamic vinegar so I'd rather it be bland than taste like that. I have tried tons of recipes from this book and have loved them all. 

Check out the other recipes that I am trying out this week as well!

Thanks again to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting another What I Ate Wednesday! Head on over there to check out some other great foods that other bloggers have posted!

What are some of your favorite cookbooks?


  1. Even if those recipes weren't your favorite, they still turned out looking delicious. Your pictures are great!

    Looking forward to the recipe for the lemon chicken.

    1. They weren't terrible and I do love to try new things so it wasn't so bad.

  2. Wow, sorry to hear things didn't turn out as fantastic as they look!

  3. I've also read browsed the Bite me book, and yeah it looks cute, and great, but not that crazy about most of the recipes either.

    Although I'm not much of a recipe follower anyway, I do love the inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing, all your meals do look fantastic!

    So glad I stopped by! Have a great day girl :)
    P.s. After coming back from an extended blogging break, I've started a 40 day challenge to get HEALTHY by my birthday. If you get a chance to check it out, I could sure use the support!
    Hugs, Bella :)
    Bella's 40 Day Challenge

    1. I will be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by!