Monday, May 24, 2010

This week for dinner

Get out your shopping lists. Here's some help to avoid the bewitching hour (4 p.m.) this week...

: Cafe Rio-esque Pork Salad (Recipe HERE)
For those of us who love the pork salad, but don't live near the restaurant!

Tuesday: Open-faced chicken sandwich with pesto, mozerella, and tomato
Slice open Ciabatta bread (Costco's is great), toast it, spread with pesto (Costco's is the only acceptable store-bought kind, in my humble opinion), top with grilled chicken breast, sliced tomato, sliced mozerrella, and greens. Totally simple, but YUM.

Wednesday: Easy night! Leftovers or bean burritos
(My favorite way to jazz them up-add grilled onions and green peppers.)

Thursday: North African Chicken and Vegetables with Couscous (Recipe HERE)
This is a staple in our home. It is also fabulous without the chicken, if you prefer the vegetarian option.

Friday: Garlic Tuna Pasta with Asparagus (Melanie of My Kitchen Cafe's Recipe HERE)
I love tuna. I love asparagus. I cannot wait to try this recipe!


Melanie said...

That simple salad looks utterly fantastic and I'm on my way to check out the North African dish. LOVE new recipes, thanks for the tips and recommendations! (I hope the tuna pasta doesn't disappoint...)

Heather said...

Thank you!! I literally was dreading planning my dinners for the week for some reason. I usually like it, but I don't have anything new up my sleeve so this is great!

Joan said...

I was reading through our Stake cook book the other day (I'm planning the dinner menu for my mommy's birthday dinner in a few weeks). I was annoyed to see that 80 percent of the main dishes included a can of cream of chicken or a can of cream of mushroom! YUCK. I am okay with either in enchiladas or something...but honestly!
Thanks for the meal tips. I'm glad to have the Cafe Rio recipes. The link has the recipe details for every ingredient...the creamy cilantro dressing being my favorite part! YUM.