Saturday, August 22, 2009

Rockin the Dinners

Ok, so I had to post this because I'm really proud of Frank and myself. We've eaten healthy, prepared at home meals for the 3rd night in a row (and on Friday/Saturday no less!). Tonight we made steamer bag veggies (an amazing, easy item at the grocery store where the veggies come in a bag that steams them in the microwave -- btw, the store brand is just as good as the name brand), store prepped catfish, and ziti & zucchini. The last side dish is a Change One recipe that was incredibly easy to make and delicious. The recipe serves 4, so we cut it in half and added some tomatoes for a wonderful and complementary side. One serving is 1.5 cups (or two tennis balls), but we actually still had enough left over for one small lunch-size serving. I'm listing the recipe as it is written, but we eyeballed the measurements, added chopped, sweet tangerine tomatoes [from the Bryn Mawr Farmer's Market], and flavored with a little bit of salt because we didn't have fresh basil. Enjoy!

Ziti & Zucchini (serves 4)
6 oz. ziti
2 medium zucchinis
2 tsp olive oil
2 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese
1 TBSP fresh basil, slivered

1. Prepare the ziti as directed, drain.
2. Slice each zucchini in half crosswise, then slice each half into eighths lengthwise. Place in a medium bowl and microwave just until softened, about 3 minutes.
3. Add the ziti, oil, basil, and cheese and toss to combine.
4. Divide into 4 equal portions (refrigerate any extra portions). One serving is 1.5 cups (2 tennis balls).

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