a crazy kind of monday so i'm getting around to this way later than normal. this week seems to be more of the same.
meatless monday : pasta w/ marinara sauce. love the sauce from my cook 1.0 cookbook. love this cookbook in general. it appears to be out of print but it's got lots of great stuff in it.
i've selected monday as a night of the week for our family to eat a meatless meal as it tends to be more budget friendly as well as a friendlier option for the environment. my meat and potato eating husband tends to go along with this idea because i also make him a yummy dessert in addition to his meatless meal. what can i say, i'm nice like that.
tuesday : leftovers. i hate throwing things out. even if i might not enjoy eating leftovers so much. i'm getting this stuff out of my fridge!
wednesday : broiled chicken thighs with pineapple-cucumber salsa. from the latest issue of everyday food. the love of fresh pineapple continues.
thursday : pizza. i've decided thursday is a perfect pizza night. it's like the pre-weekend.
friday : green chili chicken enchilada casserole. love this girl's food blog. hoping this recipe proves to be a nice, quick meal.
last week's new recipe reviews :
marinated skirt steak w/ arugula rice. from the latest issue of everyday food. so. very. good. this ended up being dinner on saturday night and was so easy to throw together. loved the rice with the dired apricot and can envision making many a different version for future side dishes. will definitely make again.
spaghetti with vodka cream sauce. holy heavenly pasta goodness, batman. C had two servings, andy had two servings and i might just have had three. i also enjoyed it for two lunches as well. i doubled the recipe and am so glad i did. SO good.
tropical chicken tacos. there's potential, but as is it was just okay. even after marinating the chicken, i didn't find that it gave them much flavor. the flavor mostly came from the pineapple salsa, which itself was quite good. next time i'd either marinate it longer or more likely, make a sauce from the leftover marinade to provide more flavor.