For the second time, hot dogs have filled every craving in my body. I am NOT a big hot dog person at all, so I don’t really know why but these are so. good. The “hot dog” is a AmyLu Apple Gouda Chicken Sausage. Check out the first time we had them for more info. I actually froze the leftovers from last time’s meal in a ziplock bag and thawed them out overnight and they froze very well – good to know! The Food for Life bun, however, did not freeze well. It was rather tough tonight.
We also made the butternut squash fries again too. LOVE these. I prep the squash, microwave for 7-10 minutes (depending on how much you have) and then grill as a finish. You want it to be edible after microwaving so the purpose of the grill is just for char/crisp/flavor. Or you could broil them after microwaving. I find that baking fries just doesn’t produce a good fry, but maybe I just haven’t found the right method.
Lastly, we had kale chips made from a different variety of kale we bought at the farmer’s market. I was skeptical it would make good chips, and I was right. It crisped some, but mostly just wilted. Not bad though, just not crispy. I also just used cooking spray this time – which may be why they didn’t crisp. It wasn’t a fair experiment with two variables!
And a pickle!
I sipped on the remaining 4-5 oz of wine from our cookout while we grilled. The bottle was on its last leg and had to be consumed immediately!
From above, not including wine, this dinner was about 475 kcal, 13 grams fiber and 23 grams protein. It was so delicious, took a long time to eat, had lots of chew and was very filling.
When the husband got home at 6:30 we decided to go for a walk, since neither of us was that hungry. But before we left we prepped everything for dinner: cut fries, washed and trimmed kale, got things all set up. It was fun to work up an appetite walking and have things all ready to go when we returned 🙂
Tomorrow is the end of General Chemistry I!!! I have my lab skills exam and my final lecture test. I haven’t done much studying today, but I think I’ve put it off because I’m pretty confident in the material. But it means tomorrow I must have my act together and study before each test, so you might not see much of me until Thursday, as we’re going out to dinner with the husband’s mom and grandmother tomorrow night! I’ll do my best to get everything up on time tomorrow, but if for some reason lunch is delayed, I’ll have it up before I hit the sack tomorrow night!