Another round-up of our recent meals. Let me know what you've been cooking!
Sunday: Baked Chicken Parmesan, Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Broccoli and Cauliflower
This was such a treat night! My Mother-in-law was visiting and it was her birthday, so I tried to make a special birthday dinner for her. We BBQ'd some New York strip steak that was just simply seasoned with salt and pepper. I made baked potatoes that I rubbed with olive oil and salt before baking, to ensure a crispy skin. On the side I roasted asparagus. In addition, I made a homemade blue cheese salad dressing to go on top of iceburg and cucumber. I absolutely love blue cheese and gorgonzola but I don't buy them often because nobody else in this house will eat them. It's fun cooking for someone who will eat these things!
I knew the birthday girl liked chocolate eclairs, and I went searching for them at Whole Foods. They no longer make them there, but the cashier assured me they were easy to make. So I went ahead and tried! Before this I had never seen, tasted, or made an éclair. I honestly had no idea what they were. But I thought they turned out really well! Of course I had nothing to compare them to, but I'd give them a thumbs up!
Thursday: Broccoli Cauliflower Cheddar Soup, Cheddar Garlic Whole Wheat Biscuits
here. I called them "cheezit muffins" and so Ryan decided to try one. He said it was really good, but he only took 2 small bites before he was done. At least he tried something new!
Friday: Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes, Onions, Carrots. Iceburg and cucumber with homemade blue cheese dressing
And just to keep things real, Saturday night was a mish-mash of a whole bunch of leftovers because I was tired of cooking! (And I can't let food go to waste)