Dinner w/o 3/19

Sunday –
Grilled steaks
Green beans and asparagus cooked in a grill basket on the BBQ – olive oil, s/p, a little garlic salt
Arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/arugula-with-parmesan-recipe/

Monday – out

Tuesday –
Easy Fish tacos (fresh/ wild rockfish on sale at Whole foods) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/fish-tacos-recipe/

Wednesday –
Turkey burgers http://marinmamacooks.com/2012/06/favorite-turkey-burgers/
Frozen fries & sweet potato fries from whole foods

Thursday –
Herby Shrimp https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/8085-mark-bittmans-shrimp-in-green-sauce

Friday –
Grilled Lemon Chicken Kabobs with Tzatziki http://www.goodthymekitchen.com/grilled-lemon-chicken-kabobs-with-tzatziki/
Warmed pita bread
Mixed green salad

Saturday – out

Dinners w/o 3/12:

Sunday –
White fish with ginger and lime sauce – very easy and very good! (we used true cod) http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Oven-Roasted-Sea-Bass-with-Ginger-and-Lime-Sauce-5919
5 minute fried rice http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2010/03/lunch-five-minute-veggie-fried-rice.html
Steamed green beans

Monday –
Pasta with pesto, sausage and green beans – easy! http://www.marinmamacooks.com/2012/09/orecchiette-pasta-with-pesto-sausage-and-green-beans/

Tuesday –
Chicken 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

Wednesday –
Salsa Verde Chicken tacos in the crockpot
Throw a couple chicken breasts/thighs in the crock pot
sprinkle with salt/pepper & cumin
Pour a jar of green salsa (I used trader joe’s brand) and add ¼ – 1/2  cup of water to keep things from drying out
Cook on low for 4-6 hours
Serve with your favorite topping (must do lime crema! – low fat sour cream with fresh lime juice squeezed in – mix together and serve), and warm tortillas

Thursday –
Gnocchi and ragu delivered via Stacia Sander. It’s $27 for fresh pasta and sauce for 4 people delivered each week.

Friday – out

Saturday –
Steak with chimichurri http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/mark-bittmans-grilled-skirt-steak-with-chimichurri-sauce Blasted broccoli http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Roasted-Broccoli-with-Garlic-and-Red-Pepper-351031

Dinners w/o 3/

Sunday –
Grilled salmon – drizzle with olive oil, salt/pepper, place sliced lemons on top and grill
Oven roasted broccoli and asparagus – drizzle with olive oil, salt / pepper – cook at 375 for 10 minutes or so until cooked and browned

Monday –
Zuni roasted chicken with bread salad: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/zuni-roast-chicken-with-bread-salad-56389456

Pasta with broccoli and pork https://smittenkitchen.com/2016/10/broken-pasta-with-pork-ragu/

Wednesday –
Chicken tacos (using leftover chicken from Monday night)  http://marinmamacooks.com/2012/08/cilantro-lime-chicken-tacos-with-mango-avocado-salsa/

Thursday –
Homemade pasta and arugula pesto (local delivery!) Trying this no commitment weekly delivery. Each Sunday – a homemade pasta and sauce of the week is emailed out and if you are interested – it is delivered to your door. Eastside delivery is Thursday. Let me know if any of you want the contact info. Stacia is a local Italian chef that runs this little business.

Friday – out

Saturday – out

Dinners w/o 2/26:

Sunday –  out for sushi

Monday –
Ina’s parmesan chicken http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/parmesan-chicken-recipe/

Tuesday –
Roasted shrimp and broccoli (major easy – and uses only a bakingsheet) http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2009/02/roasted_shrimp.html
Brown rice

Wednesday –
Homemade fish sticks (for Olivia & Colby)
Fish stick tacos for Mom, Dad & Ella

Thursday –
Pasta Co Lasagna & Caesar salad

Friday –
Sliders – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/sliders-recipe/
Frozen organic shoestring fries from Whole Foods
Sliced carrots / celery

Saturday – TBD

Dinners w/o 2/19:

Sunday – mother-in-laws b-day dinner
Steak salad with blue cheese http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/marinated-flank-steak-with-blue-cheese-sauce-recipe
Grilled ciabatta bread
High heat roasted cauliflower.  Cut up cauliflower in small pieces, toss in olive oil, s/p.  roast at 425 for 15 minutes until browned.  Put in bowl, squeeze lemon over, toss in some feta cheese and toasted slivered or sliced almonds

Dessert – chocolate bread pudding

Swiftwater Winery

Little Brother for dinner http://littlebrotherkirkland.com/

Shrimp tacos – http://www.goodthymekitchen.com/shrimp-tacos-with-guacamole-and-spicy-chipotle-crema/

Herbed lamb chops – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/herb-roasted-lamb-chops-351253
Cous cous
Broccolini – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/sauteed-broccolini-and-garlic-recipe/

Pasta with sun dried tomatoes and artichokes – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/fusilli-with-sausage-artichokes-and-sun-dried-tomatoes-recipe/

Saturday – TBD

Dinners w/o 2/12

Sunday –
Pulled pork with healthy slaw: http://www.skinnykitchen.com/recipes/skinny-and-tender-pulled-pork-sandwiches-made-in-the-crock-pot/

Monday –
Dad & Mom out to celebrate Valentines Day – kids fend for themselves

Tuesday –Family V-Day dinner
Homemade heart shaped pizzas – using dough from Trader Joe’s
Each person makes their own with various toppings
Mixed green salad with lemon vinaigrette (lemon juice, olive oil, s/p all whisked together)
Dessert from Deru market

Wednesday –
Mom out – Dad in charge

Thursday –
Ground chicken meatballs and pasta (will make a double batch of meatballs and freeze half for another time) http://www.food.com/recipe/chicken-meatballs-for-spaghetti-and-meatballs-52420
Green salad using lemon vinaigrette from Tuesday night

Friday –
Salmon with green herbs  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-salmon-with-green-herbs-recipe#!
High heat roasted cauliflower.  Cut up cauliflower in small pieces, toss in olive oil, s/p.  roast at 425 for 15 minutes until browned.  Put in bowl, squeeze lemon over, toss in some feta cheese and toasted slivered or sliced almonds…. Sooooo good – try even if you don’t like cauliflower

Saturday – out

Dinners w/o 2/5:

Sunday – Super bowl!
Cast iron nachos – https://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/9170-cast-iron-loaded-beef-nachos
BBQ chicken wings – spicy buffalo sauce (for adults) & barbeque sauce (for kids)Simple green salad

Pasta with turkey Bolognese (used turkey instead of beef) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/weeknight-bolognese-recipe
Pasta with truffle butter – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/tagliarelle-with-truffle-butter-recipe
Kale & Romaine Caesar salad –Salad is courtesy of my friend Brett
1 head kale ½ head romaine
½ crusty baguette, cut into cubes (or I sometimes just toss breadcrumbs in a bit of olive oil in a saute pan)
1 T olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ½ lemon, optional
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon Dijon
2 medium garlic cloves, finely minced
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, depending on taste
½ teaspoon Worcestershire
About ¾ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon
Truffle oil (optional)
Salt to taste

Bread Crumb Croutons Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pulse , bread cubes in processor (not to the finely ground stage). Mix olive oil and salt with bread crumbs and toast in oven until crunchy – about 5 minutes. Set aside. OR you can buy breadcrumbs and then toss in a fry pan with a bit of olive oil

Caesar Dressing Most Caesar dressings call for raw egg yolks. If you are not comfortable in serving that, put yolks in a bowl and heat over a pot of simmering water. Continually whisk (don’t “cook” the eggs), until the yolks are slightly warm to touch. Add Dijon, garlic, lemon juice and Worcestershire to yolks. Whisk until well combined. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil (maybe 2 tablespoons at a time, to ensure ingredients are all combined, before adding more). After you’ve added about ½ cup, taste the dressing and decide if you want to add more oil (at this point, you can also add the additional tablespoon of lemon juice, if you would like). Add Truffle oil, if using, and whisk to combine. If dressing becomes too thick, you can add water or more lemon juice. Add salt to taste.

Salad Cut kale and romaine into very thin “ribbons.” To soften the kale and romaine, massage both lettuces with your hands. You will very quickly notice the kale “break down” and become softer in texture. Add ¼ cup dressing and continue to massage. Add more dressing, if you would like.

Add toasted bread crumbs and toss.

Finish with a squeeze of half a lemon (just adds a nice bright finish).

Tuesday –
Out for sushi

Wednesday –
Pork tenderloin with peanut sauce. Anyone who came over for dinner at our house right out of college was most likely served this.  As you can see the recipe has been used many times!  We use creamy peanut butter but I am sure crunchy would be great as well.
Steamed brown rice (3 minutes in the micro from Trader Joes)
Grilled green beans – toss beans in a little olive oil & s/p then throw in a grill basket


Thursday –
Salmon – rub king salmon with olive oil, sprinkle with s/p and then place thinly sliced lemons all over – then grill
Blasted broccoli – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Roasted-Broccoli-with-Garlic-and-Red-Pepper-351031

Friday –
Roasted chicken with potatoes, arugula & garlic yogurt sauce – this was SO good! http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017359-roasted-chicken-with-potatoes-arugula-and-garlic-yogurt

Saturday –
Flank steak with blue cheese http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/marinated-flank-steak-with-blue-cheese-sauce-recipe
Grilled green beans – toss beans in a little olive oil & s/p then throw in a grill basket