Food

Who’s Hungry

Happy Monday Babes! Hope you had a relaxing weekend. Sorry I was MIA last week, but I’m back!

Here’s what’s cooking this week.

  1. Ravioli with Sautéed Asparagus & Walnuts from Green Valley Kitchen
  2. Chicken Enchiladas from The Pioneer Woman
  3. Fried Chicken from The Food Network
  4. Chicken Piccata from The Clever Carrot
  5. Chicken Souvlaki from Serious Eats

What are you making this week?

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Weekly Dinner Menu 08.18.14

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Happy Monday Babes! I’m starting to feel like less of a sicko & more like a human everyday. I think this week’s menu should help bring up my mood as well.

Here’s what I’ve got cooking.


Monday– Bean Nachos

My boo is handling this dinner, which he aptly named “Nach-yo-promblem”. He’ll top tortilla chips with a kidney bean ragu, seasoned with oregano, cumin, & chili powder. Then sprinkle the chips with shredded cheddar and broil until melted. He’ll serve the ‘chos with sour cream.

Tuesday– Cobb Wedge

I received the september issue of Food Network Magazine last week & after thumbing through it, decided I had to make Geoffrey Zakarian’s Grilled Cobb Wedge

Wednesday– Brisket w/ roasted veg

I’ve been craving a savory roast all weekend, so I’ll be slow cooking my momma’s brisket. I’ll season a medium-sized beef brisket with salt & pepper, then place the meat fat side up into the slow cooker. Next, I’ll pour a 14oz can of crushed tomatoes over top, adding up to one 14oz can of tomato sauce as needed. Then, I’ll sprinkle one packet of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix over the meat, cover, and cook on low for 6 hours. When finished cooking, allow the meat to rest on a board or platter before slicing & serving with roasted potatoes, carrots, & onions.

Thursday– Chicken Piccata w/ pasta & broccoli

The rich sauce of this Chicken Picacta is perfect over your favorite noodle. Angel Hair is a prime choice, but use whatever you’ve got!

Friday– Brisket Sandwiches w/ fries

I’ll take wednesday’s leftover brisket & make sandwiches with horseradish spread & spinach.

Saturday– Eat Out

Sunday– Buffalo Chicken Pizza w/ salad

This pizza recipe is an easy Sunday night dinner to throw together.

Weekly Dessert– Fruit Salad w/ whipped cream

I’ll chop up a peach, plum, pluot, & apple and toss them together. Served with whipped cream, this fruit salad makes a fresh summer dessert.

What are you cooking this week?

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Weekly Dinner Menu 06.30.14

Image of weekly menu graphicEach Saturday, I sit down with Pinterest, a piece of scratch paper, & my handy-dandy shopping list (which you can snag here) to create my dinner plans for the week. Sunday, my Boo & I do our grocery shopping & then we’re all set for the week! I adore cooking, so I make dinner nearly every night. Saturday (& occasionally Friday) is an eat-out night, because humans are social creatures & there’s only so much couch-potato-Netflix-binging one can bear in a week. Monday night dinners are always meat-less, & I make one dessert a week that gets gobbled up the first night lasts an appropriate amount of time.

If you’re a Curious George and want to see what  foods I stuff into my Boo & myself each week, or if you’re so bold as to play along at home, come back each Monday (maybe even Sunday night if I’m being efficient) & I’ll post my personal weekly menu & any recipe links you may need.


MondayVegi Lasagna w/ salad & garlic bread

Salad in our home means mixed greens with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt & pepper. Sometimes I make different vinaigrettes like this one, but feel free to use what ever greens & dressing tickles your fancy.

Tuesday– BBQ Chicken w/ corn on the cob & green onion biscuits

My favorite dinner my mom made when I was a little babe was BBQ Chicken & the recipe couldn’t be simpler. Place boneless-skinless chicken breasts in a baking dish, grab your favorite store-bought or homemade (bravo) BBQ sauce & slather it over the chicken. Make sure everyone’s coated & toss it in a 375° oven for 20-25mins. You could wrap your corn cobs in foil & toss them in the oven with the chicken & bask in the glory of your oven-efficiency.

Wednesday– Steak Sandwiches w/ sweet potato fries & salad

I marinate the meat in beer & soy sauce. Put your choice of beef cut into a plastic bag, pour in your favorite brew to cover the meat, add a few shakes of soy sauce, & let that hang out for about 30mins. Pat the meat dry before cooking so you get a nice sear. (I pan fry my meat on high heat in a touch of olive oil for 5mins per side for medium rare.) Here’s a helpful chart for cooking times. Place your meat on your favorite bun/roll & dress it to your liking (ciabatta w/ mayo & spinach is my go-to). I shamelessly buy frozen french fries, because there’s no way I’m stinking up my apartment with oil when I can have delicious, crisp fries without the stovetop-babysitting. If you’re the biggest kitchen babe & home-make your french fries, please leave a comment so I can worship you.

ThursdayChicken Piccata w/ spaghetti & salad

The rich sauce is perfect over your favorite noodle. Angel Hair is a prime choice, but use whatever you’ve got!

FridayVegi Chili w/ corn muffins

I like to sauté the veg (minus tomatoes) in a bit of olive oil until tender then dump them, along with all the other ingredients (minus cilantro), into the slow cooker. Cook on low for about 3 hours & serve. My boo likes his chili with Fritos & I glob on the sour cream & cheddar (which cancel out the Vegan), but please top up your chili with your faves. And check back Wednesday for a boozy 4th of July drink recipe!

Saturday– Eat Out

SundayMoroccan Beef w/ couscous & salad

On Wednesday I split the beef in 1/2 & use the second half for these kabob instead of chicken because I’m meat-lover & chicken breasts aren’t always the answer.

Weekly DessertPeach Crisp (a la mode, obvi)

You could not ask for an easier recipe!

Who’s hungry?!

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