Dinners w/o 4/20:

Sunday –
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

Tuesday –
Lamb wrapped in pita (using leftover lamb from Sunday) rolled in warmed pita – add tomatoes, cucumber and greek yogurt)

Wednesday –
Salmon salad http://www.today.com/id/47790122/ns/today-food/#.U1WXGdDn8y9

Thursday –

Friday – out

Saturday –
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.

Salsa verde:
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.

Dinners w/o 4/14:

Sunday – out for sushi


Halibut with mango avocado lime salsa http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/gwyneth-paltrow-s-grilled-halibut-with-mango-avocado-salsa
Green salad

Tuesday –
Lettuce wraps http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2009/10/healthy-lettuce-wraps.html
steamed brown rice

Wednesday –
Herb grilled chicken http://lovelifeeat.com/2013/05/04/perfect-herbed-grilled-chicken-corn-with-kale-basil-pesto/
Corn with basil pesto http://lovelifeeat.com/2013/05/04/perfect-herbed-grilled-chicken-corn-with-kale-basil-pesto/

Thursday – TBD

Friday – out for Bob’s birthday dinner
Altura http://alturarestaurant.com/

Saturday – out for Bob’s birthday dinner again with family
Anchovies & Olives http://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/anchovies-and-olives/

Dinners w/o 3/23:

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!

Sunday –  
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
Caesar salad
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

Tuesday –  
Roasted cauliflower and pasta http://cookbookkitchen.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/roasted-cauliflower-and-capellini-from-the-sprouted-kitchen-cookbook/

simple salad

Wednesday –  
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


Thursday –  
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

Dinners w/o 3/3:

We are moving in a couple weeks so on a mission to use up food we already have on hand.

Sunday –
Steamed edamame
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
Brown rice

Ina’s parmesan chicken with salad on top http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/parmesan-chicken-recipe.html

Tuesday –
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

Wednesday –
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

Thursday –
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
Grilled asparagus

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

New recipes!


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/

Dinners w/o 1/26:

Sunday –  out

Roasted chicken http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe.html 
chicken stock to freeze – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chicken-stock-recipe.html  
salad (made vinaigrette for the week) http://www.dinneralovestory.com/happiness-is/ 
broccoli – toss in olive oil, s/p and roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees

Tuesday –  
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 

Wednesday –  
Pasta with turkey sausage and broccoli  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/orecchiette-with-turkey-sausage-and-broccoli-rabe-recipe.html

Thursday –  
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

Dinners w/o 1/5:

 Sunday –  

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


Tuesday –  

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


Wednesday –  

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)


Thursday –  
Chicken enchiladas
Enchiladas filling:
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

Carintas http://heatherchristo.com/cooks/2011/03/21/carnitas/