Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 7/26

Sunday: Grilled Pork Chops, Grilled Tomatoes, corn on the cob, baked beans

I like to buy boneless thick-cut pork chops, season only with salt and pepper, then grill. Result is tender, juicy, flavorful meat. YUM!

I can't resist this picture of the grilled tomatoes. I simply HAVE to have them!

Monday: grilled orange roughy, steamed green beans, boxed wheat pilaf

Tuesday: breakfast for dinner: blueberry pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon

Blueberries are in season! And they're SO YUMMY!

I discovered that I can add protein powder (from whey) and wheat germ to my pancake mix, and my kids GOBBLE them up. This is a one-dish meal, in that all food groups are represented in each bite (my favorite kind of meal, especially for kids). If you do add the protein powder, the bacon is just a bonus...not necessary to complete the meal.

Wednesday: Sweet Orange Salmon, steamed brown rice, steamed edamame

Thursday: Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken, steamed broccoli with black beans and parmesan, pillsbury crescent rolls

For the broccoli, combine 2 cups broccoli florets, 1 cup black beans (drained and rinsed), and a cup of water in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp. Drain. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese just before serving.

Friday: grilled steaks, baked sweet potatoes, salad

Saturday: pizza, leftovers, or out to eat