Sunday, October 11, 2009
I've realized that by coming up with a menu for the week ahead before going grocery shopping is a huge time saver. It makes it a lot easier to come home after work and know exactly what to make rather than stand in front of the pantry or fridge trying to come up with something. The dishes I pick for each week are all over the place - from Latin American to European flavor - it makes it more interesting :). The only drawback is...how could I possibly lose weight if I keep cooking all these dishes? Not sure - definitely a dilemma. So here is the menu...
Entomatadas - my version: (shredded chicken wrapped in a corn tortilla baked and serve with tomato-chipotle sauce and cheese), Chile Relleno, Refried Beans and Rice.
Tuesday: Breakfast - Crepes stuffed with plain yogurt with a touch of honey, sliced bananas and raspberries. Dinner - Turkey Meatballs and spaghetti.
Wednesday: Breakfast - Burritos (whole wheat tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs with salsa, cheese & turkey sausage). Dinner - Black Beans Soup and Quezadillas
Thursday: Breakfast - Turkey wrap with jalapeno cream cheese. Dinner - Sheppard's pie at my friend's house and I am bringing spinach salad.
Friday: Taking the day off!
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
For my Italian experience I made infornato frutti di mare spaghetti - Baked seafood spaghetti. This turned out really good as well and it was really easy to make. I used scallops, shrimp and clams - all frozen of course - unfortunately living in this part of the country has a few consequences but this didn't stop the dish from being delicious.
I keep forgetting to take pictures of the finished products - mostly because I don't want to plate them perfectly or because my husband is on my back trying to reach for his plate because he is hungry - haha.
I managed to quickly snatch a few pictures:
Stay tuned and feel free to contact me if you would like to have any of the recipes.
Until next time...
Monday, August 10, 2009
Since I know some of my friends and family will read my blog, maybe I should apologize to them for serving them dishes I create :) - and the future ones I will serve them. I can't promise I won't do it again - All I think is food and what to make next from the hundreds of recipes I've read. Here are a few pics of some of my made up dishes - Proceed with caution, I am not promising some of these dishes won't look scary to eat - but I do promise they are tasty :)
Grilled Sea Scallops on a bed of Gnocchi with spinach, roasted sweet potatoes and a garlic creamy sauce - It was my attempt to recreate a dish from Bravos Italian Restaurant I tried a while back
Roasted Potatoes, sauteed spinach and chipotle cilantro roasted chicken
Tomato Basil soup, salmon cakes and a salad tossed with a light vinagrette dressing
A staple in our house - Oven fried Tilapia with fresh salsa and brown rice - YUM!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Our family of two grew and we have now a new member. His name is Maximus Bennett and he is our boxer. He arrived to our lives in September of 08 and has been a great addition. Funny how priorities change when you have a dog - we have had ups and downs but he makes us so happy. He is growing more and more everyday. Hard to believe he was 5 1/2 lbs when we got him and today he is 50 1/2 lbs - still 10 to 20 lbs more to go - yikes!