Since we're new to Gilbert, it is hit or miss regarding restaurants. I hate getting food to-go from a new restaurant and then once I get it home and finally take a bite, it's tasteless, burnt, under or over seasoned. What a huge disappointment! Therefore, I have once again, re-instituted eat at home week, also known as "Fat Girl Friday" (FGF).
FGF was instituted a couple years ago at the recommendation of one of my best girlfriends. We were discussing budgets and she informed me that she and her husband (then boyfriend) had started a tradition called FGF. Basically, it was to slim down their hips, but also to budget more effectively. I thought this idea was genius! Following FGF rules, you know you are only allowed to eat out once weekly; therefore, you (hopefully) won't waste money on cheap food in a hurry because you
- Didn't plan ahead
- ran out of time and it's now 6:00
- you're only allowed to eat out one time per week
So, here's the challenge: Try cooking all your meals at home this week. No takeout, no convenience foods. If you can do "whole food" options, even better!
Here's one thing I got at the Farmers' Market last week that I am cooking tonight:
Easy Squash Sauté
2-3 Squash- Any squash will do!
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Toss olive oil, butter, onion and squash into pan on medium. Saute about 5 minutes, then toss in garlic. Saute about 5 more minutes. You still want the squash to have a slight bite/crunch to it. If it's too soggy, it is overcooked.
What are you planning on cooking tonight? Leave a comment and let me know!