Monday, November 14, 2011

Kiss the cook

I've cooked more these past six days than I have...EVER.

It started with plain chicken breasts. Then I tried taco salads.

I made a chicken salad. Yummy.

I gave turkey meatloaf a shot, and Brent said it was the best thing I've ever made.

One night I whipped up some baked tilapia. Delicious.

I cooked a turkey roast, which was amazing. Admittedly, it was a pre-seasoned roast from Costco, but I used a meat thermometer and everything and cooked it to perfection.

Tonight was the pièce de résistance. I made turkey meatballs, not one but TWO ways, accompanied by eggplant parmesan and spaghetti squash, topped with low-carb marinara. [Edited to add: I made a mistakes with the spaghetti squash. Didn't realize it wasn't allowed on Cycle 1. Oops.]


It takes a bit of time to research, shop and prep for the meals, but I've been surprised at how easy it's been to actually pull these dishes off come dinnertime. And all of them are on 17 Day Diet-friendly!

Maybe it's the large, new kitchen with which I have to work. Maybe I like the idea of having a nice meal prepped and ready when Brent gets home. Maybe I'm excited by the increasingly tasty outcomes.

Whatever it is, I'm not going to question it. I welcome my inner Julia Child with open, knife-wielding arms!


  1. Awesome! Cooking can be so satisfying, especially when your creations turn out well. Sounds like you're in a groove. Go with it!

  2. YAY! I cook almost every night and I have gotten so I really dig the planning, shopping and cooking. I'm always happy to see others in the spirit too. Thanks for the recipes too. These are good for me with the mo-protein thing I'm doing!

  3. wow, you are making me hungry just reading this!

  4. I found that when on cycle 1 with such a limited list of what I could eat that I could more easily make food. Less choices. :-)

    Glad to hear it is going well!

  5. You go Nanette! I love cooking and having a nice large kitchen really makes it easier. Keep it up.