Monday, June 12, 2006

Nothing like a home cooked meal

After eating out A LOT while on vacation, I quickly got tired of restaurant food. Now don't get me wrong, I am the first one in the car when my husband suggests that we go out to eat, but every single day gets to be a little much.

So, last night I enjoyed a yummy home cooked meal with Joe, Leah and my newly married girlfriend Chau. Her husband Chris was playing in a baseball game last night, so she was solo. Anyway, on the menu was salad, grilled chicken and corn on the cob. The chicken was grilled with a spice rub on it, which included paprika, cayenne, brown sugar and a few other ingredients (I got the recipe from Rachel Ray's magazine). The salad was something I was trying to recreate from Chau's wedding. It had mixed greens, goat cheese, fresh raspberries, wasabi peas for a little spice and crunch and balsamic vinaigrette.

Let me tell you, this was probably one of the best meals I have had in a while. Like I said, there is truly nothing like a home cooked meal.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I must say the meal was delicious! And the company was easy on the eyes too!

Carrie said...

I can relate- while my husband and I have been living in temporary housing for this month of June, we eat dinner out every night. Yes, at first it was great, but even 12 days into it now, I just want some home cooked meals that are all not SUPER SIZED!!

Kim M. said...

Great pictures. Looks like the vacation was wonderful! It is nice to eat in after being away so long. Welcome back!

Congrats on your LID great news!!!

Michelle said...

Mmmm...that sounds absolutely delicicious!

asiangarden said...

Can I come to your house and eat? I have been sooo not feeling like cooking!!

Karen and Jon said...

Wasabi peas is my current favorite addiction. I never thought to put them on a salad. YUM!!! I am going to try that.

mommy on the verge said...

that sounds good! I love Rachel Ray. I just cooked some corn on the cob on the grill with some melted butter, parmesan cheese and italian seasoning...
don't you get so giddy when something you try out for the first time turns out so great! I do!

Michelle said...

That sounds amazing!
I am the same way about traveling. I get so tired of eating out and all I want to do is make a home cooked meal. Yum!

Katie J said...

Ditto on the love it, then hate it eating out plan. Your home-cooked meal sounds wonderful!

~CRYSTAL~ said...

That does sound delicious! Can you send me the recipe for the chicken rub? I would love to post it.