So I think last night was the first night in well over a month where Jay and I actually had dinner at the dinner table, just the two of us. I felt like that made it a pretty special occasion so I lit a candle for some ambiance.
What can I say? We just love our coffee table dinners.
Last night’s dinner was courtesy of another McCormick Recipe Inspirations packet. The last one that I made was super good, so when I saw they were on sale for $1.00, I couldn’t help but grab another one.
I went for the Caribbean Grilled Steak this time, since we already had a steak in the freezer we could use. Plus, anytime there’s red meat involved, Jay is always a happy camper.
Now that I think about it, I probably should have waited to make this meal until I needed something…
Yes, I can be that wife.
Kidding aside, this meal was absolutely another winner. Jay and I loved the seasoning flavor (even though I did it “wrong” and only seasoned one side of the meat – oops) on the steak and on the grilled pineapple. We also now have a TON leftover, which I’m not quite sure what we’ll do with…maybe some philly steak sandwiches over the weekend?
To go along with our steak and pineapple, I cooked up a small batch of sweet potato fries which also came out great.
As for the rest of our Thursday evening? Well, it pretty much looked like this…
Catching up on the DVR, my cozy blanket, a couple pieces of Halloween candy, and my cuddle buddy. Life is good.
Seeing as though there’s been about, umm, one vegetable to hit my lips over the past couple of days, I decided to make up for it this morning.
Just check out all those veggies!
I sautéed some yellow pepper, red onion, broccoli, and grape tomatoes for a few minutes before adding a generous helping of fresh spinach.
I then mixed in an egg + 2 egg whites and some feta cheese to make for one mean veggie scramble.
Of course, there’s still some banana bread in the house, so I had a big chunk of that too, heated up and topped with some peanut butter.
Definitely a killerrrrrr (and filling) breakfast.
Time to go be productive…Happy Friday!!
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I haven’t eaten a vegetable in almost a week. Stupid hurricane trapping me indoors! Send me some broccoli, stat!
Michelle@Peachy Palate says
I’m getting my vegan choc chip version on the go after I hit the shops for more bananas! Vegetable overload…that deserves some more candy! Happy Friday!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries says
Cody is always a happy camper if I include red meat into our meal as well… It doesn’t always happen, but it always helps if I need some brownie points. :) Have a great Friday girl! And we need to chat again soon! It’s been wayyyyy too long! xoxo
Your dinner and breakfast look awesome! I’ve seen those McCormick recipe packets, but haven’t tried one yet. I’ll have to pick one up this weekend….they look delicious! Have a great weekend!
Meghan @ After the Ivy League says
I love a veggie-filled breakfast like that once in awhile! I usually crave the sweeter breakfast combos (waffles + PB + banana) or a basic egg sandwich, but once in awhile I want some veggies in the morning too. I think it all balances out :)
I would probably try any of these on grilled pizza! YUM! Now just to convice the fiancee to grill in the cold weather…
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
Gush. I can’t get over how cute and cuddly Cody looks in that picture. And I applaud you for getting some veggies in in the morning… I’ve really been slacking on the veggies lately too, but my mornings are usually reserved for something sweet. Speaking of which… your banana bread is coming up in my very near future. I managed to hold off on eating bananas so I have some good and ripe ones, but now I’m out of eggs. Typical…
Natalie @ Free Range Human says
Cody is so cute! Sounds like a pretty perfect evening. Don’t feel bad-I can’t even remember the last time John and I had dinner at the dinner table just the two of us. We seem to eat breakfast there together, but when it comes to dinner time, we’re all about the coffee table!
Liz @ IHeartVegetables says
That breakfast sounds amazingly filling and delicious! YUM!
Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride says
For some reason I’ve also hardly had any veggies this week. (Lots of lots of yummy carbs and candy though :) )
Cody looks so cute in that picture!
Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution says
All I have to say is, that breakfast looks AMAZING!
chelcie @ chelcie's food files says
there is nothing better than banana bread heated up! YUM
That dinner looks so amazing! This post made me so hungry! Now I really want banana bread too!
Grilled pineapple, cinnamon & vanilla ice cream…just do it!
Sarah Fit says
You’re so good. I always want eggs and veggies in the morning but the chopping and sauteeing takes so much time. ugh. Yellow peppers are the also the best.
Seriously! I wish yellow peppers were on sale ALL the time because I am loving this one
michelle kim says
Beautiful colors in your scramble! That’s a great way to make up for a lack of veggies ;)
Yummmmm. Your dinner looks delicious!
This isn’t really related to today’s post but I just read that it’s National Peanut Butter Lovers month and had to share it with you ;)
I love that you thought to share that with me ;)
Your cat is so cute!! Hope you have a great Friday! :)
Hope you have a productive Friday! :)
Linz @ Itz Linz says
That veggie scramble looks SO good!!! Your “time to be productive” made me laugh because I’m working on report cards all day today, but took a little break to read a couple blogs haha Time to get back at it!
Oh goodness, report cards. Definitely one of the more challenging times of the year as a teacher! Good luck!! :)
What a cozy and relaxing night! That veggie scramble looks very tasty! :)
Your recipes always look delicious! And so colorful! It just makes the entire dish look so much more appetizing. You definitely win the best wife award :)
Oh my! That breakfast looks really tasty! I love eggs & a side of a quick bread. MMMMMM!
Erica @ For the Sake of Cake says
Ah, I NEED to eat some vegetables! My #1 food group this week has been Halloween candy… I’m starting to feel the effects!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
I want that breakfast! What an easy way to get in a ton of vegetables to start the day!
Bek @ Crave says
Your bread always looks so delectable. That meat looks amazing too- my boy also loves red meat dishes ;) But tut tut to the pineapple- I have having pineapple in savoury dishes. I just cannot do it haha! I’ll stick to it on it’s own or in sweet dishes ;)
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
I’ve been sans vegetables today too – hopefully I”ll get some in me tomorrow!
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More says
YUM! That veggie scramble looks so good. I may have to recreate that but for dinner. ;)
that veggie scramble looks awesome!!!
Emilie @ Hungry Delights says
Veggie heaven right there. Couldn’t think of a better type of scramble than that :)