Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 7/12

Sunday: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya I didn't make from last week's menu

Monday: Pan-Seared Shrimp Po' Boys, carrot and cabbage slaw

Combine 4 cups shredded green cabbage and 1 cup shredded carrot in large bowl. Combine 3 T. reduced fat mayo, 1 T. cider vinegar, and 1/4 t. celery seeds in a small bowl. Add mayo mixture to cabbage mixture; stir well.

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday (Vegetarian): Bow Ties with Tomatoes, Feta, and Balsamic Dressing

Thursday: Bison burgers, homefries, marinated cukes and toms

(email me for a great homemade hamburger bun recipe!)

Homefries: Oven to 400. french fry cut or wedge several potatoes (I use one and a half potatoes per person) and combine the cut potatoes with 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a zip top bag. Shake bag to coat fries evenly. Spread fries out in a single layer on baking sheet and bake at 400 for about an hour, turning every 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup.

Chili-cheese fries: make as directed above, adding 1 t. chili powder to the bag. When fries come out of the oven and are still hot, sprinkle generously with shredded cheddar or mexican blend cheese.

Marinated Cukes and Toms:

1 english cucumber, thinly sliced
1-2 ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup light italian dressing, or light olive oil vinaigrette
freshly ground black pepper, if desired

Combine vegetables and dressing in zip top bag. Chill several hours. Serve with fresh ground black pepper, if desired.

* feta cheese is also delicious sprinkled on top of these!

Friday (vegetarian): spaghetti, garlic bread, salad

Saturday: pizza or leftovers (try spaghetti sandwiches!)

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