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:
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.
Roasted salmon with whole grain mustard crust http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/roast-salmon-with-whole-grain-mustard-crust
Simple salad with lemon vinaigrette
Pork ragu over pappardelle http://www.dinneralovestory.com/instant-dinner-party/
Herby greens with fennel http://www.dinneralovestory.com/herby-greens-with-fennel/
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)
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
Chicken piccata http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2009/03/chicken-piccata-all-time-fave.html
Blasted broccoli – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Roasted-Broccoli-with-Garlic-and-Red-Pepper-351031
Halibut with pesto and arugula salad http://overcocktails.blogspot.com/2009/04/halibut-dinner-in-10-15-minutes.html
Carol’s 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!
Fiery Angel Hair Pasta (adding steamed clams) – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/fiery-angel-hair-pasta-recipe/index.html
Arugula salad w/ parmesan and lemon vinaigrette
Saturday – out