Dinners w/o 2/20 & 2/27:

Hey – We just arrived back from our mid-winter break in AZ.  We all had a great time in the sun.

Sunday I am hosting a marinade / sauce swap with friends – excited to see what people bring to trade.  Take a look at what was brought last time:  https://conradweeklydinners.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/marinadesauce-swap-host-your-own/

Here is what is up for this and next week:

Thursday –
Chicken with artichoke and feta (found this on Pinterest – new recipe) http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/01/chicken-thighs-with-artichoke-hearts.html
Quinoa made in the rice cooker – using chicken broth to replace water
Skinny green beans tossed in olive oil and s/p and then roasted at 350 for 15-20 min.

Friday –
Roasted salmon with whole grain mustard crust  http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/roast-salmon-with-whole-grain-mustard-crust
Simple salad with lemon vinaigrette

Saturday –
Pork ragu over pappardelle  http://www.dinneralovestory.com/instant-dinner-party/
Herby greens with fennel http://www.dinneralovestory.com/herby-greens-with-fennel/

Sunday –
Herb marinated pork tenderloin http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-marinated-pork-tenderloins-recipe/index.html
Salad with leftover dressing from Saturday night
Grilled ciabatta bread (cut into 1 inch slices, brush both sides with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper– put directly on the BBQ and turn after 1-2 minutes)

Monday –
Pulled pork sandwiches using leftover pork ragu from Saturday night
Spicy slaw (omit the mayo – tastes the same)  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/semi-homemade-cooking-with-sandra-lee/tangy-pork-sandwiches-with-spicy-slaw-recipe/index.html
On whole wheat buns

Tuesday –  parents night out

Wednesday –
Chicken piccata http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2009/03/chicken-piccata-all-time-fave.html
broccoli – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Roasted-Broccoli-with-Garlic-and-Red-Pepper-351031

Thursday –
Halibut with pesto and arugula salad http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2009/04/halibut-dinner-in-10-15-minutes.html
cannellini beans w/ rosemary & olive oil (New favorite side dish):  1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in a sauté pan w/ a whole rosemary sprig – heat for 2 minutes then add cannellini beans that have been washed/strained for 3-4 minutes) then sprinkle with s/p and take sprig out– I am addicted.  Don’t overcook the beans or they will be mushy!

Friday –
Fiery Angel Hair Pasta (adding steamed clams) – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/fiery-angel-hair-pasta-recipe/index.html
salad w/ parmesan and lemon vinaigrette

Saturday – out





One response to “Dinners w/o 2/20 & 2/27:

  1. Hey Michele: the marinade swap was a hit when we did it at my gym last summer. Thanks for reminding me to do it again! A tip from one of our group: put the marinades in freezer zip locks or food saver bags with your protein (chicken, pork, beef, tofu, etc) and freeze flat to save freezer space. Then just pull out the morning you want it for dinner (it will thaw by cooking time) and you’re good to go! The take from our swap kept 6 families with ready made dinners for almost two months.

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