My boyfriend, Elias, goes through little spurts where he decides that he wants to be healthy. He recently applied for a job at a detentions office, so in order to do that he has to be in shape. So, he has been eating healthy, working out, you know.. the whole shebang.
This past week Elias prepped his meals for the whole week. I helped too 🙂 Last Sunday we made enough chicken for him to eat all week for lunch, with the chicken we made cooked broccoli, and quinoa. (For those of you who aren’t familiar with quinoa, it is an edible seed of a plant and can be used much like rice.) So, we made six dishes of chicken marinaded in a buffalo sauce, cooked broccoli, and quinoa for his lunch. For his breakfast, we made little muffin pans with eggs, red and green peppers, and onion. We put those ingredients into the muffin pan, baked it, and made little egg muffin type things. For his dinner most of the week, he made salad with tilapia on it. I’m not a seafood person, so most nights I did my own thing for dinner.
One night this week, I made some delicious chicken for dinner. I first put some honey mustard and butter together, dipped the chicken in that, then rolled in in some bread crumbs. I baked it until it was fully cooked and it was delicious! I just ate that with some salad.
Since today is Valentine’s Day, Elias and I went out to dinner! It was amazing. Both of us got steaks and garlic mashed potatoes. When we came home we made some no-bake cookies. Which are very yummy!
Cooking with Elias is a lot of fun, but also difficult once in a while. I have to be patient. Him and I grew up learning to cook differently, so we sometimes get frustrated with how the other one does certain things. I think that being patient with him, and any one else really, is very beneficial for me. It will help me become a better teacher. I have to be patient with all of my future students, student’s parents, coworkers, and administrators. If cooking can help me gain a little bit of patience, I should probably stick with it! 😉 haha.
So far I am really liking this project, though. I have learned a lot so far and can’t wait to see all I’ve learned by the end!