Monday, June 29, 2009

More Salmon

We bought a huge salmon fillet at Sam's Club that I portioned out for our meals. This was salmon dinner #2.

I used my chicken with sherried mushrooms recipe & applied it here. Only I broiled the salmon & seasoned it with S&P.

Here is the recipe for just the sherried mushrooms & sauce
1 (14.5oz) can fat-free low sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp butter
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp minced shallots
1/4 cup dry sherry
1 Tbsp chopped parsley

1. Place broth in a small saucepan & bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1 cup, about 7 minutes.
2. heat a medium skillet and add butter, mushrooms, and shallots to the pan. cook over medium high heat until mushrooms are light browned, stirring constantly. Add sherry; bring to a boil. Add 1 cup reduced broth, cook until reduced to 1 1/2 cups (about 7 minutes).

I just drizzled the sauce & mushroom mixture over the salmon when it was done cooking & served it with a little whole wheat couscous.

Italian Pork Tenderloin

This is a really simple meal to make and whenever I run out of ideas I know I can just defrost a tenderloin, season it up, and bake it-then be good for a few days (it makes a lot).

This time I marinated the pork tenderloin in a light Italian dressing for about 6 hours. I baked it in the oven until the internal temperature reached 180. I believe I had the oven set to 350-so it took awhile. (That's about the only downside to this recipe, the hour or so it takes to cook this)

Served with some cauliflower & cheese and 1/2 cup of wild rice.

Updating fool!

I hope I have time today to make some updates-finally! I really hope to keep this blog. It has been so helpful to me since starting P90X again because I have been able to go back to the recipes I posted when we did this diet the last time. Saving me TONS of time by not having to search the Internet for new recipes. Now I am sure my updates & posts will die down, sometimes I just don't have time for a picture and I do a lot of repeats for simplicity sake, but I will try my hardest to post a bit more often.

That being said, P90X is here. We haven't been completely committed to the workouts, as we are still trying to figure out routines & schedules these days, but we have started the diet. And by diet, I don't mean a lot of food restriction. There are so many foods you can eat on this diet, but its mostly high protein, low carbs, eat 5 times a day type of deal.

First up is an oven roasted salmon w/spinach & tomatoes.

I served this is 1/2 cup of cous cous.

I marinated the salmon in olive oil and minced garlic. I spread a layer of spinach in the bottom of a 9x9 pan, layered on tomatoes, then placed the salmon on top of the veggies. Seasoned it with S&P and some more garlic, then roasted it at 375 for about 20 minutes or until flaky. (I can't remember if I covered it. I think I did)

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'll be back soon!

So this little guy has been taking up my time the past 2 months. :)

Jayson graced us with his presence on April 8th and I haven't had a chance to blog since then. I have done some cooking, so I will try to get the blog updated, but be ready for some serious diet food.

The hubs and I are starting P90X again. This time I'll be tagging the posts that are P90X friendly because as I was going through my blog, I couldn't remember which ones were. Some oldies will pop up, but its been awhile since you have seen them so it'll be a good refresher.