Winner Dinners

I thought it would be fun to share a few of our more successful dinners from the past week.  Working every day has meant that my lunches have been lame, but somehow my increased work schedule hasn’t killed my dinner motivation yet.  There have been some great breakfasts and snacks too (example – we tried the very famous Paula’s Doughnuts for the first time the other day) but my camera hasn’t been handy for those!

~Smoked herring salad with soft pretzels.


I bought these Smoked Herring Kipper Fillets from Trader Joe’s on my last trip to Ohio and they were flipping delicious.  I’ve been having a hard time with animal proteins lately (the texture has been throwing me) but these were so smokey good that they went down easily.


For the salad Adam and I split the can, mashed with mayo, pink salt, and green pepper and carrots shredded with the finest side of our grater.


The pretzels were consumed with a copious amount of yellow mustard.  We also had pudding for dessert but I didn’t take a picture because we ate it straight from the mixing bowl.

~Hot dogs with ketchup and kraut.


We had our dogs a day later than planned, on Tuesday, because I ended up spending Memorial Day in bed.  Literally the whole day; we brought in the laptop and became newly obsessed with both “Arrested Development” and “Fringe.”  This meal was worth the wait though.

Applegate Farms turkey hot dogs topped with ketchup and sauerkraut,


served with roasted asparagus and a new Ruffle’s product called Crispy Cheese Fries.



The “fries” were about as good as you’d expect (not very) but the turkey hot dogs were amazing.  I did not grow up eating hot dogs so there’s no nostalgia here, but I found this meal to be very pleasing.

~Turkey reubens with roasted broccoli.


We had to use up the rest of the sauerkraut from the hot dogs and what better way to use it than on toasty turkey reubens?  Wegman’s bakery rye topped with 1000 island dressing, sliced turkey, slices of provolone (Adam hates Swiss), and sauerkraut, then pressed the sandwiches in our George Foreman grill.


Plus roasted broccoli on the side.


Tonight’s dinner is going to be a, much less healthy, plate of cheesy fries.  I’m off to get them out of the oven now!

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