October 9

Not sure what happened last week, but we couldn’t make one of the easiest dinners we had planned (Caesar salad) happen, so we’re still here with a bunch of romaine.  Hence, Sunday dinner’s already planned.  Should make the rest of the week easier.

Sunday:  Let’s try again on the Caesar salad.  We’ll use the dressing from this recipe, then marinate some chicken thighs in lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic, and grill it up.  Add some grilled sourdough garlic toast and parmesan cheese.  And some grilled onions, because they’re so yummy.

Monday:  Combining my love for soup with my craving for fish, we’ll try Salmon Chowder tonight.  New recipe for us…  we shall see.

Tuesday:  I started with this recipe for Green Pizza (pesto instead of tomato sauce, arugula and broccoli as toppings) — but we’re using naan flatbreads instead of pizza dough, and adding some spicy chicken sausage.

Wednesday:  Stuffed sweet potato:  I’ll cook a potato ahead of time (maybe Tuesday when the oven’s warm with the pizzas).  On Wednesday, I’ll saute a bunch of veggies — onion, mushroom, marinated bell pepper, spinach — and then make a little sauce with some dijon mustard, olive oil, and red wine vinegar.  I’ll reheat the potato in the microwave, slice it open, dump the veggies and sauce in, and sprinkle feta cheese on top.  Other than the time to cook the potato (which you can do days in advance), this is basically a 10 minute dinner, and it’s so yummy.

Thursday:  Grilled mahi mahi, chili roasted carrots (trying out a potential Thanksgiving side dish recipe) and baked cabbage.  The lovely Melissa at work told me about a way to make cabbage steaks in the oven.  If I can find the Facebook link to the directions, I’ll attach it here.  Or I’ll just corner her in the hall on Thursday at school and have her walk me through the directions again.

(Update:  I just copied and pasted from the cabbage directions she sent me:  Baked cabbage steaks preheat oven 400 wash and remove outer leaves trim stem off ,cut 1 to 1 1/2 inch steaks brush both sides with olive oil, garlic salt and pepper both sides bake 30 to 40 minutes I like mine at 40 min so edges start to brown delicious and calorie friendly.  Originally posted by Ely Farmers Market.)

Have a great week!



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