Friday, December 18, 2009

Today's Special: Dec. 13-18th

Monday: I had an actual meal planned for tonight but there was a spur-of-the-moment online Wii Mario Kart party starting right when I got home so we had to hurry and scarf down some grub. Seth had shrimp flavored Mama noodles (like Ramen but way better... get at your local Asian market) and I had Vanilla Almond Shredded Wheat. It's one of my new favorite cereals. We supplemented our meals with popcorn drizzled with olive oil and salt & pepper... Seth's creation. Tastes like fresh corn on the cob!

Tuesday: Peanut-Ginger Noodles- New Recipe. Didn't have time to do the grocery shopping like I usually do (had to go to the dentist after work) so I scrounged this up for dinner. I really liked it... my new favorite peanut sauce noodle recipe. Very smooth sauce and just the right amount of spiciness. It's possible my taste buds were more lax than usual because I was starving to death and half my face was numb, but I digress.

Wednesday: Moroccan Skirt Steak with Roasted Pepper Couscous-New Recipe. This was really good and a nice change of pace. I used skillet steak instead of the skirt steak because I couldn't find it, but the skillet steak worked just fine. This entire meal took probably 15 minutes tops.

Thursday: Mediterranean Tuna Panini- I've made this before and it's awesome. Best tuna sandwich ever. I completely forgot to take a picture of it, but it pretty much just looks like a tuna sandwich. Their recipe is a little crazy and talks about using cans and pans and other crap to squish it like a regular panini sandwich, but I just grilled them up in the George Foreman. Try using a food processor for all the chopping and such, it works much better than hand-chopping especially for the little stuff like capers and olives.

Friday: Quick & Easy Chicken Enchiladas- Good old standby recipe. Special request from Seth this week.

Bonus: Eggs on Toast-Since I forgot to take a picture of the tuna panini I'm giving you a bonus recipe this week. I technically made this for breakfast on Sunday. It's an old recipe my mom used to make when we were kids. Use the Basic White Sauce recipe I linked to and add 4-5 chopped hard-boiled eggs. Put about 1/2 cup of sauce on top of 2 pieces of toast and waa laa! Breakfast!

One of my new favorite discoveries is frozen vegetables often labeled as "steamers." They come in bags that you can just throw in the microwave and heat up. It's fast and doesn't use up more dishes (I pour them from the bag onto the plate). Plus frozen veggies are cheap and taste really good. Those sugar snap peas I got this week were amazing.


Scott said...

Mmm... paninis. I don't know what makes them so much better than regular ol' grilled sandwiches, but they are sooo good. There is a little sidewalk cafe here that serves paninis and crepes - match made in heaven! Nice tip on the Steamers... I'll keep an eye out for them.