We had pasta with sauce last night. Since we already had that recipe in our cookbook, we took the night off. We’re back in action tonight using the leftover pasta to make baked ziti. Leftovers are often tastier than the original, and this is no exception. So not to be restricted to a single excellent dish, we started with potato croquettes and a little salad.
It’s hard to believe that it’s taken us this long to get Robin’s favorite meal on the site. It might also be hard to believe that anyone can get excited about outmeal, but try this recipe and maybe you’ll understand why.
We whipped up a little breakfast for dinner tonight. The only thing missing was bacon, but we wanted this meal strictly vegetarian. Still it managed to be a heavy meal, what with the pancakes, the irish oatmeal, the frittata, and the side of fruit.
It’s a little cold out today, which put us in the mood for some soup. We opted for a low-fat black bean soup. So that the meal wasn’t too healthy, we also had grilled cheese sandwiches.
It’s a cold, gray day – perfect for a cookout! Actually, we simply grilled some teriyaki chicken to serve with a little fried rice. This is a quick, relatively simple menu that’s not nearly as heavy as the equivalent from a restaurant.
We got quite a bit of chicken on our last visit to the grocery store. Fortunately, we were inspired by a caller to Sara Moulton’s Cooking Live a while back and the result is tonight’s meal – Buffalo-style chicken served as a sandwich.
We finish off the chicken from last week’s shopping trip with a chicken stew with a spicy twist. This is a very simple dish to prepare, especially since we poached the chicken last night. The spices, the crispy veggies and the chicken combine for a very tasty meal.
Biscuits and gravy (also known as “b & g”) are a family favorite. This recipe might also be known as Nick’s B&G as we’re trying to perfect sausage gravy for an upcoming visit. This was not too shabby for a first attempt. As always, we can’t have breakfast without eggs.
There are several distinct tastes in the various parts of tonight’s Indian-themed meal. We’ve enjoyed ginger curry salmon before. Tonight, we compliment it with some eggplant curry and Madras Lentils.
We’ve got dental appointments on Thursday, so we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day today with some Chipotle Mushroom Steak. We cut our daughter’s portion into a heart shape to make the meal special for her, but it pretty much stands on its own for adults.
We had a tough day today and needed a quick meal. This pasta dish is a little dressier than a typical macaroni and cheese, but is just as easy to prepare.
A dental appointment and sick kids did not make for the most romantic Valentine’s day. Comfort food was definitely the order of the day. Our favorite is mac and cheese and since we were planning on having it in the next couple of days anyway, it was readily available. Perhaps the best part is that Chris was able to cook it by himself.
It’s Lent, which means meatless Fridays for the next 6 weeks. We start off with our favorite prepared food – fish sticks (our daughter cannot get enough of them). We serve with some homemade cocktail sauce and the rest of last night’s Mac & Cheese. Not a bad start to Lent (if only we could have some dessert afterwards!).
“We’re going to have sausage in pie? Oh boy! We’re going to have sausage in pie!” We’re not sure if this quote can be attributed to father or daughter, but we all enjoyed this meal. The chicken sausage pot pie is very similar to a traditional chicken pot pie, but with chicken apple sausage substituted for chicken.
These fish sticks are almost as visually striking as they are tasty. Black and white sesame seeds make the outer crust for the fish. A teriyaki dipping sauce completes this rather elegant meal.
A little bug took us out of action for a while, but we’re back with a roasted chicken. The chicken was perfect – tender, juicy and tasty. Best of all, it was cooked with lots of vegetables that we served on the side.
Pasta e Fagioli (pronounced pasta FA zool) is a wonderful centerpiece for this vegetarian meal. We’re big fans of pasta e fagioli from a long time back. Vegetables and cannellini beans combine to make a flavorful sauce.