I started the South Beach diet again about a month ago, and while we've been eating really yummy food, I just haven't been inspired to post about them.
But then I had my in-laws for dinner last night. And MIL extraordinaire noted that 1) I haven't been blogging of late and b) that last night's dinner was blog worthy.
So here goes.
Appetizers: Bruschetta with a tomato topping that I read about in one of the Trib's magazines on Sunday. It had halved cherry/grape tomatoes mixed with minced herbs (basil and chives), capers and olive oil. I also had fresh guacamole and salsa. (I made toast points and chips for myself from multi-grain flat bread and tortillas.)
Dinner: The flank steak with the mushrooms and shallots that Josh loves so much. I did use a Splenda/Sugar blend in the marinade. I didn't have any of the mushrooms because they were made with butter and real sugar. I did not feel deprived in the least. I like the flavor in the beef without the mushroom ragu.
I also made a barley risotto. It's just what it sounds like. You use barley instead of arborio rice.
For green things we had roasted broccoli and a cucumber salad.
Dessert: Fresh fruit. Pineapple, mango, kiwi and strawberries. We ate the fruit a with few dark chocolate morsels.
Tonight's dinner is spaghetti squash with my gravy Also sausage (Turkey) peppers and onions. Oh...and the rest of the cucumber salad.