Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 1/3

Happy New Year! By now we've all resolved to eat better and exercise more, right? Fewer dinners out and more dinners at home will help us through this economic downturn. Hopefully Dinner Diva Menus can help by providing ideas.

Sunday: Beef Stroganoff, Caesar Salad, Fresh french bread or dinner rolls

Monday (Meal Swap day, my turn to cook):
Onion-Smothered Pork Tenderloin:
Roasted Potato Wedges (wash 8-10 small to medium sized white baking potatoes, cut into wedges. Put wedges, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper into gallon sized ziploc bag. Seal, and shake to coat. Arrange wedges on baking sheet and bake at 400 for about 45 min to an hour, or until browned and tender.)
Steamed Broccoli sprinkled with fresh parmesan

Tuesday: Mexican Black Bean Chili:
(tip: use leftover chili to make supreme nachos, chili-stuffed baked potatoes, or freeze it for another day)

Wednesday: Meal Swap Day, Jen's turn to cook (If you're not lucky enough to participate in a meal swap, serve leftovers tonight)

Thursday: Polynesian Chicken and Rice:

Grilled Orange Roughy fillets
sauteed zucchini
steamed brown rice

Saturday: leftovers or pizza

Monday, December 29, 2008

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 12/28

Sunday: Leftovers

Monday: Meal Swap (my turn to cook) Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole, Caesar Salad (

Tuesday: deep dish pizza

Wednesday: Maryland Crab Cakes, Twice-Baked Potatoes, salad in edible parmesan bowls

Thursday: Meal Swap (Jen's turn to cook)

Friday: Crab Cake Sandwiches, roasted potato wedges, steamed green beans
(Using leftover crab cakes and whole wheat hamburger buns, make crab cake sandwiches--chili sauce makes a great condiment on these!)

Saturday: frozen pizza night