This dinner HIT. THE. SPOT. And what a great way to end a near-perfect day. I got SO much done – the house is spotless, I finished my Stats in 30 minutes when I thought it would take 3 hours, I knocked some things off my to-do list, and the Niger paper is out of my mind! The weather was great, and I got to spend some quality time with the husband. AND we walked to a wine tasting!
I have been craving hot dogs on the grill for some reason, so I decided we’d do a KERF version: chicken sausage on homemade buns! Of course the husband made the buns (potato style) and I found these Apple-Gouda Chicken Sausages at Fresh Market. They are by AmyLu (click here for more info) and were THE BEST chicken sausages I have ever had! We’ve tried a few of the other brands and this guy literally had gouda pouring out of him. And at only 110 kcal per link and all natural ingredients, you just can’t beat it. I can’t wait to try some more flavors!
We also grilled butternut squash fries, which turned out great. I cut them thick and cooked them in the microwave for 5 minutes before we threw them on the grill so they would cook evenly throughout (they could have used about 7 minutes though as some took a little longer to cook than others).
Before microwaving (we had to cut the bulb end in half moon shapes!)
I think I prefer these to sweet potato fries!
Lastly, fresh grilled asparagus. That’s all there is to it!
I put a few dill pickles on the table too to complete the summer cookout feel 8)
From above with a nice little bowl of ketchup –
This dinner was about 475 kcal, 13 grams of fiber and 21 grams protein.
The husband made golden beer bread but he didn’t like how it turned out (forgot to score the top and the bottom detached because he didn’t non-stick spray it) so he’s not posting it. I thought it was DELICIOUS!! He’s going to make it again, so look for the recipe soon. It was like a giant biscuit!
I had a slice with some Smart Balance around 5:00 for a snack. Perfectly doughy!
Before dinner we took advantage of the beautiful weather and walked to the grocery store and back (about 30 minutes) to pick up our Easter ham before they sold out. Luckily they were on sale and we got quite a bargain! We did not get an organic ham, but since we usually eat organic/all-natural meat I’m not worried about every once in a while.
While at the grocery store, we just happened to stumble upon a great wine tasting! I had probably 3 oz of wine – tasting is so much more fun than having a glass!
See you guys tomorrow for the real Saturday! I’m planning to go to spinning in the morning and then do some gardening. And maybe my Stats final project… uggg. We’ll see!