Dinners w/o 8/1:

Sunday – Mexican! Entire meal on the bbq!
Mexican ancho-rubbed pork with smoky tomato salsa – http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/grilled-ancho-rubbed-pork-recipe-00000000034981/index.html
Grilled corn with cheese and lime http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/grilled-corn-cheese-lime-recipe-00000000034983/index.html
Tangy red cabbage slaw – http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/tangy-red-cabbage-slaw-recipe-00000000034985/index.html
Place tortillas in foil and put directly on low heat bbq – flip every so often while other items cook
*use the slaw as a side salad or in your tacos with the pork and tomatoes

Monday
Lemon chicken with croutons http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-chicken-with-croutons-recipe/index.html
Green beans with shallots http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/string-beans-with-shallots-recipe/index.html  

Tuesday – Out

Wednesday
Ever been to the “Slanted Door” in SF? We love their pepper chicken dish – here is the recipe! We serve this over rice with a side vegetable.
Slanted Door Pepper Chicken:
Ingredients:
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
10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with cilantro. Serve with rice.

Thursday
Pasta & Co – .gnocci http://www.pastaco.com
Tomato sauce with onion and butter http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/01/tomato-sauce-with-butter-and-onions/  

Friday
Steamed edamame from Trader Joe’s
Asian grilled salmon http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/asian-grilled-salmon-recipe/index.html
Sautéed Asian vegetables (bok choy or whatever looks good at the farmers market)
Brown rice
Dessert – Moochi ice cream http://www.mochiicecream.com/  

Saturday
Grilled beef tenderloin roast (rubbed with olive oil, pepper, garlic and herbs)
Zucchini pancakes (crazy-fresh zucchini’s everywhere right now) – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/zucchini-pancakes-recipe/index.html
Green salad

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