Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 12/13

Sunday: Out

Monday: grilled steaks, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday: cereal for dinner!!!!!

Wednesday: pork chops and sauerkraut

4 pork chops, approximately 4 ounces each
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
14 ounces sauerkraut, fresh or canned
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 small apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 cup beer
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat olive oil in a skillet and brown pork chops on both sides. Set aside. Rinse and drain sauerkraut, pressing excess liquid out. Mix sauerkraut, onion, apple, parsley flakes, and celery seed. Put pork chops in a baking dish, then cover with sauerkraut. Pour beer and drippings from skillet over. Cover tightly and bake at 350 degrees for 90 minutes.

Thursday: hot dogs, edamame for the kids, and for me:

Spicy Chinese Noodles (for one)
3 oz pasta
3 T. peanut butter
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. rice vinegar
1 1/2 t. honey
dash cayenne
2 T. scallions, finely chopped

Cook pasta; drain. While pasta is cooking, combine in a small saucepan the peanut butter, soy suace, vinegar, honey, and cayenne

Mix together the pasta and the peanut butter sauce. if pasta is too dry, add a little fat-free chicken broth to think the sauce.. Garnish with the scallions.

Friday: herbed chicken and orzo

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Week Menu

Sunday, December 20: Taco Soup

Monday, December 21: grilled pork chops, steamed broccoli, pillsbury biscuits

Tuesday, December 22: beef stir fry, rice, egg rolls

Wednesday, December 23: grilled steak, potato stuffed grilled bell peppers, sauteed asparagus, grilled tomatoes, french bread

I use this recipe for the tomatoes marinade: and then I grill them for 20 minutes in a grill basket, instead of roasting them for 7.5 hours. They are FABULOUS!

Thursday, December 24: stuffed pork tenderloin,

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 12/6

Monday: omelettes, fresh fruit

Tuesday: Meal Swap Day, my turn to cook: Chicken Cordon Blue, spring salad, breadsticks

Wednesday: grilled steak, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes

Thursday: Meal Swap Day: Kary's turn to cook

Friday: sloppy joes we didn't have last week, coleslaw, baked beans

Saturday: Pizza Night

Sunday: grilled salmon, steamed green beans, steamed brown rice