I haven’t posted a menu in a while, so here goes…also, Robby is in a football coma at the moment (Colts/Jets game followed by the Saints/Vikings game), so I’m bored.
Last week’s menu was entirely inspired by Every Day With Rachael Ray magazine. Most of her recipes are kind of weird-sounding, but there are always at least one or two keepers in each issue. I especially love the fact that most of her recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less; a definite lifesaver on weeknights. Best of all, she publishes all of her recipes on her web site, so I can share them with you!
Sunday, 1/17: Marinated flank steak, mashed potatoes, and salad
Monday, 1/18: Tahini-battered chicken with tabbouleh (note: tahini is sesame-seed paste. I found in the refrigerated section of Trader Joe’s. Also, I substituted couscous for the bulgur wheat, and it tasted just as good).
Tuesday, 1/19: Whole wheat pasta arrabbiata with arugula, rolls, and salad
Wednesday, 1/20: I work until 10pm on Wednesdays, so Robby was on his own this day…
Thursday, 1/21: Sizzling beef and scallions (this recipe required a LOT of chopping and was different than I was expecting; it was more like fried rice with beef strips. Robby liked it, though.) After dinner on Thursday, I made an almond bundt cake using the cookbook and pan that my sister-in-law Ashley got me for Christmas. Robby and I enjoyed eating our cake while listening to the rain and watching season 1 of Gilmore Girls on DVD. It was a great evening.
Friday, 1/22: Tex-Mex corn chip chili (I have made this many times and it is by far my favorite chili recipe. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. This time, I left out the tomatoes since I didn’t have any in the pantry, and it turned out fine; I just simmered it for less time.)
Saturday, 1/23: Creamed chicken with gnocchi dumplings (I ended up not making this because we were tired after spending all day helping our friends move. We went to Burger King for dinner…the horror! I’m going to try to make the recipe sometime this week.)