Sunday – Ella made dinner for us – her specialty.
Linguini with shrimp scampi http://www.barefootcontessa.com/recipes.aspx?RecipeID=34&S=0 (minus the lemon rounds) & used fresh linguini noodles
Caesar salad – romaine and dressing from pasta co
Tangy, spicy chicken & peppers http://www.doitdelicious.com/recipes/make_it/tangy-spicy-chicken-peppers (using yellow/orange and red peppers only – not green)
Brown steamed rice – easiest thing to have in your freezer to make a meal (3 minutes in the micro) http://www.traderjoesfan.com/component/mtree/frozen_brown_rice/details/
Grilled salmon: brush on some good olive oil, sprinkle with salt/pepper, throw on some fresh dill then cover with sliced lemons
Shredded Avocado Kale salad http://www.dinneralovestory.com/six-summer-salads/
Pasta with pesto, sausage and green beans (using Italian chicken sausage)
Chicken tostadas http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/bestof/toprecipes/bestchickenrecipes/recipes/food/views/Chicken-Tostadas-242826
Tom Douglas tomato soup – easy!!! http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/creamy-tomato-soup-with-buttery-croutons
Regular grilled cheese with Tillamook cheddar (for the kids)
Gruyere grilled cheese (for the adults) http://www.gq.com/food-travel/recipes/201112/gourmet-grilled-cheese-sandwich-recipes
Saturday – out
Everyone fend for themselves – leftovers!
Out for Father-in-law’s b-day
Easy turkey Bolognese http://heatherchristo.com/cooks/2014/09/07/turkey-bolognese/ – using tomatoes from our garden – froze half for dinner another night (with spaghetti noodles – I do want to try zucchini noodles and bought a spiralizer http://www.amazon.com/Paderno-World-Cuisine-A4982799-Tri-Blade/dp/B0007Y9WHQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410978335&sr=8-1&keywords=spiralizer off Amazon last week – will let you know what I think when I test it out)
Cesar salad – dressing from Pasta Co.
Grilled lamb with salsa verde – it’s marinating right now – easy and delicious!
Naan bread from Trader Joe’s
Steamed green beans
Slanted Door restaurant chicken
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup water
3 TBSP rice vinegar
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground pepper
2 fresh Thai chiles, halved
1 TBSP canola oil
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cilantro sprigs
1) in small bowl, combine the brown sugar, water, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, pepper and chiles.
2) heat the oil in a large, deep skillet. Add the shallots and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the sauce mixture and the chicken and simmer over high heat until the chicken is cooked through, about
Transfer to a bowl and garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice.
Steamed brown rice
Steamed snap peas
Friday – Out
Saturday – Out
First Husky game of the season for us!
Grilled caprese skewers http://heatherchristo.com/cooks/2013/06/23/grilled-caprese-kebabs/
Grilled beef tenderloin topped with an arugula basil lemon pine nut salad – from Fresh Happy Tasty Cookbook 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
Green beans and zucchini rounds thrown in a grill basket – drizzled with a little olive oil, s/p then placed on BBQ
Spaghetti with cheesy broiled tomatoes
Simple green salad
Simple steak tacos using leftover steak from Sunday night.
Chop up steak, throw in a pan with a little cumin. Serve with warm tortillas and toppings. We do salsa, Mama Lils peppers for adults, sliced avocado and for the kids shredded cheese
Corn on the cobb
Salmon with sriracha – it’s not that spicy – my kids didn’t notice the sriracha. http://www.self.com/fooddiet/recipes/2013/04/salmon-sriracha-sauce-lime
Steamed veggies (using whatever is in my fridge/garden)
Pasta with prosciutto and orange – I always have prosciutto or pancetta in the freezer, de-thaws really fast too. (this recipe so good and easy – please try it people!) I half the amount of orange juice and zest based on my family’s feedback. http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/05/tagliatelle-with-prosciutto-and-orange
Zucchini sauté (use up that zucchini you have and try this – easy and great!) http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/08/my-favorite-side-dish/
Make your own pizzas using Trader Joe’s organic pizza crusts http://m.traderjoes.com/digin/post/organic-pizza-crusts
Our favorite kale salad – Kale salad http://www.marinmamacooks.com/2013/06/lacinato-kale-salad-video-tutorial/
Saturday – out
Wanted to share a quick & easy end of summer meal. Use up all those tomatoes – throw everything in a bowl in advance and let it sit on your kitchen counter all afternoon. You can thank me later.
Summer Garden Pasta: http://www.barefootcontessa.com/recipes.aspx?RecipeID=704&S=0
I am making this tonight with a side of grilled chicken and a green salad.
Hey – Heads up that I am taking the summer off from posting. Will get back up and running in the Fall.
xoxox – Michele
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.