Ina’a roasted lamb http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-roasted-lamb-recipe.html
Kale salad http://www.marinmamacooks.com/2012/03/lacinato-kale-salad/
Pasta and meatballs (used turkey) http://www.dinneralovestory.com/great-grandma-turano%e2%80%99s-meatballs/ (freezing half the meatballs and sauce – separately for another dinner)
Steamed green beans
Lamb wrapped in pita (using leftover lamb from Sunday) rolled in warmed pita – add tomatoes, cucumber and greek yogurt)
Salmon salad http://www.today.com/id/47790122/ns/today-food/#.U1WXGdDn8y9
Friday – out
Orzo with roasted vegetables http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/orzo-with-roasted-vegetables-recipe.html
Grilled salmon with salsa verde (grill salmon – brushed with olive oil, s/p) then spoon salsa over when finished.
2 cups chopped parsley
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a bowl, mix the parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and crushed red pepper; season with salt and pepper.
During the process of moving, we have been eating out way too much. Downsizing to a high rise half the size of our house has made me choose cooking items to bring here verses put in storage carefully. Most are in storage. The thing I miss so far is not having BBQ – we used to grill so much. Now it’s all about searing and roasting – I already set off the fire alarm once!
Seared halibut – olive, salt/pepper the halibut sear on a cast iron pan at a high temp, flip and then put in the oven until cooked (this is when I set off the fire alarm)
Roasted broccoli and green beans – tossed in olive oil / s & p roasted at 400 until crispy
Roasted finger ling potatoes – tossed in olive oil / s & p roasted at 400 until crispy
Soccer night – needed to make it easy
Bought a rotisserie chicken at Whole Foods on my way home from work ($3/off on Mondays!)
Chopped up some romaine
Had Pasta & Co. Caesar dressing already in the fridge
Tossed all together and sprinkled with fresh parm
Kids ate it deconstructed
Roasted cauliflower and pasta http://cookbookkitchen.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/roasted-cauliflower-and-capellini-from-the-sprouted-kitchen-cookbook/
Crispy mushroom, spinach and avocado quesadillas http://cookieandkate.com/2013/crispy-mushroom-spinach-and-avocado-quesadillas/
Kids having simple chicken quesadillas using left over rotisserie chicken from Monday night
Roasted shrimp and broccoli (major easy – and uses only a cookie sheet) http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2009/02/roasted_shrimp.html Brown rice
GP’s turkey meatballs http://www.sweetpotatochronicles.com/wordpress/2013/04/its-all-good-gwyneths-turkey-meatballs/
Saturday – out
We are moving in a couple weeks so on a mission to use up food we already have on hand.
Chicken stir-fry http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/vegetable-chicken-stir-fry
Asparagus and green beans cut up into 1 inch pieces, sautéed in a bit of olive oil, garlic, ginger
Ina’s parmesan chicken with salad on top http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/parmesan-chicken-recipe.html
Whole wheat pasta
Homemade red sauce from the freezer http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/01/tomato-sauce-with-butter-and-onions/
Simple Green salad with olive oil / balsamic dressing
Roasted asparagus http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-asparagus-recipe.html
Pulled pork sandwiches using frozen leftover pork ragu http://www.dinneralovestory.com/instant-dinner-party/
Simple slaw http://www.marthastewart.com/343435/pulled-pork-sandwiches-with-coleslaw
Salmon with lime and siracha http://www.self.com/fooddiet/recipes/2013/04/salmon-sriracha-sauce-lime
Cilantro lime rice http://www.food.com/recipe/cilantro-lime-rice-157068
Friday – Friends over for Mexican
Thinking carne asada, fish tacos, salad with avocado http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spinach-and-avocado-salad-10000001875316/
Saturday – out
Gosh, I have been so lazy with my posting lately. I have been cooking here and there but really trying to use things up in the freezer. Decided to post some recipes we have been making and love. Enjoy! xoxo
Also, if you are ever in Kirkland – we had dinner at Deru Market this past weekend. Highly recommend! http://www.derumarket.com/
Salmon with siracha – http://www.self.com/fooddiet/recipes/2013/04/salmon-sriracha-sauce-lime
Fish tacos (we made these last night – to die for – used true cod) Kids had quesadillas and then ate the fish as fish sticks dipped in ketchup while we enjoyed the full getup. http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Fish-Tacos-Gwyneth-Paltrow
Chicken meatballs http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/orecchiette-with-mini-chicken-meatballs-recipe.html
Shrimp scampi – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Shrimp-Scampi-Pasta-234258
Kale salad – http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2014/01/heathers-kale-salad-with-lemon-almonds.html
Chicken and kale/brussel hash http://www.dinneralovestory.com/that-chicken/
Sunday – out
Roasted chicken http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe.html
Made chicken stock to freeze – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chicken-stock-recipe.html
Green salad (made vinaigrette for the week) http://www.dinneralovestory.com/happiness-is/
Roasted broccoli – toss in olive oil, s/p and roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees
Lemon herb grilled chicken http://www.food.com/recipe/armenian-herb-marinade-grilled-chicken-breasts-137262?layout=desktop
Summer quinoa salad
Cook 2 C of quinoa per directions (making it in a rice cooker is fluffiest)
2 green onions, chopped
A handful of cilantro, chopped
1/2 yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 C grape tomatoes quartered
1/2 English cucumber, chopped
• Add all the veggies in a bowl and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon on everything. Add salt and pepper to taste (I go a little heavier since the quinoa is very bland).
• Mix the quinoa into the veggie mixture and gently toss. Top with feta or goat cheese crumbles.
Green salad with vinaigrette made on Monday
Pasta with turkey sausage and broccoli http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/orecchiette-with-turkey-sausage-and-broccoli-rabe-recipe.html
Carne asada – chopped white onion, olive oil, vinegar thrown in the blender – then marinate flank steak for 8-24 hours. Grill, slice and serve.
Mexican cabbage salad – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/MEXICAN-CABBAGE-SALAD-50130950
Cheese enchilada – wrap flour tortillas around shredded cheese, place in a pan, drizzle with enchilada sauce then sprinkle with cojita cheese and chopped green onions. Bake at 350 until melted
Friday – out
Saturday – out
Bringing warm brie with apples for an appetizer – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/mache-with-warm-brie-and-apples-recipe.html
Blue cheese and steak salad (we use flank steak) http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/09/skirt-steak-salad-with-arugula-and-blue-cheese/
Lobster quinoa http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/26/three-quinoa-recipes-for-your-weekend-parties.html
Kids got roasted lobster, plain quinoa and green beans
Cashew chicken curry de-thawed from the freezer – If you freeze – de-thaw – heat on stove top adding the greek yogurt and cashews http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chicken-Curry-with-Cashews-231358
Steamed brown rice
Cabbage with hot saucehttp://orangette.blogspot.com/2009/01/best-we-can-hope-for.html
Grilled salmon (drizzle with olive oil, s/p, thinly sliced lemon slices spread across)
Shredded Kale salad http://www.dinneralovestory.com/six-summer-salads/
Grilled asparagus and green beans (tossed with olive oil, s/p – thrown in a grill basket)
Shredded cooked chicken -1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt, or combo, 1 bottle of green/tomatillo salsa, chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin, 1-2 cups of grated, sharp white cheddar
For the topping:
1 large bottle of green/tomatillo salsa1 cup of grated, sharp white cheddar.
Preheat oven to 375° Mix all filling ingredients in a large bowl.
Roll the filling into flour tortillas and place them in a baking pan.
Top with large bottle of green/tomatillo salsa and grated sharp white cheddar cheese.
Bake about 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbly and hot in the middle and crispy on the edges.
http://annualcookbook.blogspot.com/p/2012_7.html (recipe on page 39)
Kale salad with almonds and pecorino http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2014/01/heathers-kale-salad-with-lemon-almonds.html
Easy grilled mint chicken: http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2014/01/easy-grilled-mint-chicken.html
Saturday – friends over
Hi – apologies for the major delay in posting. To tell you the truth, I haven’t been cooking that often with all the holiday festivities and travel. Goal is to get back on the cooking wagon and do a post mid-week.
Sunday – friends house Monday– sushi take out Tuesday – Grilled steak with arugula basil salad on top – another great one from Fresh Happy Tasty book. http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Happy-Tasty-Adventure-Recipes/dp/0062125400/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379531359&sr=8-1&keywords=fresh+tasty+happy Wednesday – Pulled pork sandwiches using frozen leftover pork ragu http://www.dinneralovestory.com/instant-dinner-party/ … Continue reading