Today, I had my meatloaf for lunch, and I have to say it was pretty good! It was a pretty basic meatloaf; when I was growing up my dad always added onions and various veggies, whereas this recipe was just some sauces, bread crumbs, and meat basically. I definitely will have to try more creative ways to make meatloaf in the future, but this was a tasty start!
Then, tonight for dinner on the menu we had snapper with sauteed tomato pepper sauce. The recipe called for "red snapper, cod, or other medium-firm fish", and I couldn't find red snapper so we went for cod. The cod was actually REALLY good, and I'm excited to eat it some time soon again. However, I suck at cooking cod. As in, it totally fell apart in the pan. First, since the tilapia yesterday stuck to the pan, I tried to move it around more to keep it from sticking. That sort of helped at first, but then not so much. Then, when I went to flip it, it totally fell into pieces. So instead of having a nice pretty fillet, I had a messy chunk of fish. Luckily for me, it still tasted really good, and I think I cooked it for the right amount of time at least. The tomato pepper sauce was fine, but I'm not sure I did it quite the way Betty intended. It wasn't much of a sauce; it was more vegetables with a little bit of liquid. Maybe I was supposed to chop up the vegetables much smaller" It says "chopped" for the tomatoes and peppers; "sliced" for onions. Anyway, it still tasted pretty good - ESPECIALLY the fish!
Jillian Michaels strength training DVD this afternoon, but it didn't happen - maybe tomorrow I'll do some of it after I run with M. I was home doing work til about 6pm, when I dozed off for 45 minutes before making dinner, and then I had to run errands before watching the season finale of Glee with some friends! Fellow Glee fans, what did you think of the finale? I was super excited with how much singing there was! I wasn't surprised to see that Quinn had her baby, and generally I liked the way it all turned out! But, there wasn't really a cliff hanger for next season, so I wonder what will happen with various story lines!
So my "errands" today = going to Home Depot and buying herbs to grow at home! Recipes always suggest fresh herbs, but they are expensive and I'm afraid they'll go bad before I can use them, so I'm always using stuff out of the jar. I'm sure fresh tastes better, so I now own oregano, basil, parsley, and culantro (which is apparently like cilantro). I definitely do NOT have a green thumb, so I hope I don't kill my new plants! While I was there, I couldn't help but buying a small potted Jade and a small potted Cactus was well - they are hard to kill and I wanted some plants for my apartment (although I might take one to the office).
As a sports fan, I must shout out to the National's newest pitcher Stephen Strasburg - 14 strikeouts in his debut, a team record! I'm so excited for him and for DC! In some very upsetting news, the Celtics just lost Game 3. I didn't get to watch the whole game tonight because of Glee, but BOO! Hopefully Thursday goes much better for my boys in Boston!