Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dinner Deliciousness.

I really wanted to get out of the house for dinner tonight, but we're working on saving up money and paying off debt, and part of that is limiting our dinners out. So I searched the fridge and freezer and came up with this meal, inspired by my friend Suzie at the blog Cupcake Monkey. Check out her beautiful blog, and her post about pizza on the grill for some inspiration of your own.

This version of 'Eating on the Cheap' was really inspired by her mouth watering salad, and I had a head of butter lettuce in the fridge begging to be used. I matched it with feta, candied pecans (sprayed them with a few spritzes of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, tossed in a little Splenda Brown Sugar for the WW-friendly nod, and baked on a sheet), and fat free poppyseed dressing. But it was calling for something else, and tomatoes didn't feel right. So, I decided to dig into the fruit crisper and see what I came up with. And, what I came up with was this:

I used just a tiny bit of butter in a frying pan on medium-high, and when it was hot I added the slices of nectarine and seared on each side.

And here was my final product. Fresh, delicious, healthy, and tasty:

I know they look a little glazed in butter, but I used a full nectarine with just a tiny sliver of butter. This was a juicy nectarine!

I paired it with a frozen CPK pizza with chicken, onion, and an added dash of feta. Delicious! Thanks for the inspiration, Suzie!


Suzie @ cupcake monkey said...

Yum yum yum!! You are so welcome! :) Your salad looks and sounds so good!!!

Crystal said...

I bought some nectarines about two weeks ago and they were PERFECT. Super huge and juicy. Your salad looks awesome.


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