Dinners w/o 1/1:

Saturday –
ORECCHIETTE WITH TURKEY SAUSAGE AND BROCCOLI http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/orecchiette-with-turkey-sausage-and-broccoli-rabe-recipe/index.html
Simple green salad with lemon vinaigrette and shaved parmesan

Sunday –
Chicken tostadas (this recipe is so good and easy – I make the sauce and then mix it with chicken breasts I had baked then shredded or rotisserie chicken and then whatever toppings we already have on hand – usually lettuce, black beans and corn tortillas I keep in the freezer) http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/bestof/toprecipes/bestchickenrecipes/recipes/food/views/Chicken-Tostadas-242826  

Monday –
Easy Sole Meuniere (I use ½ the butter it calls for) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/easy-sole-meuniere-recipe/index.html
Cannellini beans (canned white beans) w/ rosemary & olive oil
1. 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in a sauté pan w/ a whole rosemary sprig (from the garden) – heat for 2 minutes
2. then add cannellini beans that have been washed/strained and warm for 3-5 minutes
3. then sprinkle with s/p and take sprig out– I am addicted. Don’t over warm the beans or they will be mushy!
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pistachios
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sauteed-Brussels-Sprouts-with-Lemon-and-Pistachios-241353

Tuesday –
Butternut Squash Lasagna (recipe below) –
Two bags of frozen (whole foods) or steamed fresh butternut squash (Trader Joe’s has these)
1 container mascarpone cheese (Trader Joe’s has this)
1.5 jars of red sauce (your choice or Trader Joe’s three cheese sauce) Lasagna noodles One chunk of smoked mozzarella (Trader Joe’s just started carrying this – yay) One chunk of easy to grate regular mozzarella

Mix the first three ingredients (sauce, squash and mascarpone cheese) together. Grate the mozzarella cheeses and mix them together. In a 9×13 pan layer noodles, sauce mixture and cheese, repeat and add any extra cheese to the top.
Bake at 375 for 45 mins or until center cheese is melted on top. Enjoy!

Wednesday –
Chicken lettuce wraps http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2009/10/healthy-lettuce-wraps.html
Sautéed bok choy – sauté with sesame oil and garlic
Cabbage with hot sauce http://orangette.blogspot.com/2009/01/best-we-can-hope-for.html  

Thursday –
Grilled beef tenderloin steak
Spinach salad with vinaigrette
Baked potato with yogurt and sour cream http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/baked-potatoes-with-yogurt-and-sour-cream-recipe/index.html  

Friday –
NEW RECIPE – Chicken curry with cashews – http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/bestof/toprecipes/bestchickenrecipes/recipes/food/views/Chicken-Curry-with-Cashews-231358
Brown rice
Steamed veggie

Saturday – Michele out
Bob’s choice

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