Monday, September 19, 2011

Menu Monday

I would say this would be a weekly feature, but let’s be honest – I don’t really have it all that together.  However, I went shopping yesterday armed with a list and a menu, so I thought I would share.

Oh, and none of these are original. I am really good at starring my favorites.

Sunday Evening – Last night we had Tommy’s parents over for dinner. I made Spicy Chicken Quiche and a salad.  People who loved it – 3. People who didn’t – 1 (Tommy’s dad).

Recipe: Elefantita’s Alegres

I made this before, actually.  You can read about it here and here. Seriously, freaking awesome.

Monday Night (Tonight) – Chicken meatballs with spaghetti and mushrooms. I do have to tell you that I make amazing mushrooms.  I buy baby portabellas, sauté them in butter and garlic, add a bit of garlic salt and white wine – delish.

Tuesday Night – Orange Chicken with brown rice and broccoli.  Oh my gosh, you guys, this recipe is soooo good and soooo easy.  It tastes like Pei Wei’s or PF Changs’ Orange Chicken – only like a 100 times healthier.

I also have to tell you – I make some pretty good broccoli too.  I buy frozen, put it in a microwave safe container, add Brummel & Brown butter (if you guys haven’t tried it- you must- you will thank me), and garlic salt. I heat for about 4.5 minutes and it is perfect.

Recipe and photo: Iowa Girl Eats

Wednesday Night – Nacho Enchilada Casserole.  This is actually a new recipe for me. I have loved everything I have made from the Iowa Girl Eats site so far, so I am guessing this one will be a hit. I will keep you posted.

Recipe and photo: Iowa Girl Eats (Are you sensing a theme here?

Thursday – Chicken Parmesan with Orzo pasta and cauliflower.  This is a new recipe for me as well, but the ingredients look good.  Also, I have made Megan’s cauliflower before and it was so amazing that Tommy asked for it back as more than a regular. (Photo below of my first attempt. Yum.)

Chicken Recipe: MyRecipes.com

Cauliflower Recipe: Sugar and Spice…Cooking in this wonderful life

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I am always on the hunt for new cooking blogs/sites. Let me know your favorites! Bon Appetit!

9 comments:

  1. Katie,
    All of these recipes and photos look amazing!!! Your dad used to be great with mushrooms! I know he would be so proud of all your many talents.
    Love, Aunt Angie

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  2. I love weekly menu posts. I need to try to make those mushrooms. Yummy!

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  3. Looks so delicious. I am going to try out your orange chicken recipe this week. Very excited about that!

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  4. Seriously, if you could post your meals on here every week, that would make my job MUCH easier! :). I plan to make ALL of these next week! Thanks!

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  5. Katie
    Finally find someone that knows what Brummel and Brown Butter is. We have been using it for a couple of years and it is our favorite. I have 5 tubs in my fridge right now. I wish they would sell it in large containers and it never goes on sale around here. Ever.

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  6. oh my goodness, everything looks and sounds so yummy! I have been wanting to try an orange chicken recipe lately! And I need to try more Iowa Girl eats meals too! I am so hungry now! ;)

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  7. So fun to have your menu. thank you for sharing. I am inspired to cook, and try cauliflower.

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  8. I made the Spicy Chicken Quiche tonight...SO GOOD! Thank you for posting;)

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  9. These recipes are great! I am not a fan of eggs but I somehow really like quiche if it's done right. This one looks amazing.

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