Posted in May 2010

Baby greens with chicken, chickpeas, and feta

A big, colorful salad was on the menu for dinner tonight. This dish is based off of this recipe from Cooking Light. First I whisked up a balsamic vinaigrette dressing with balsamic vinegar, EVOO, lemon zest and juice, sugar, Dijon mustard, and lower-sodium chicken broth.  Next I sauteed boneless skinless chicken breast in a skillet … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Extravaganza

Saturday (through Sunday afternoon) was the JH/MH Bday-SATC2-Bang EXTRAVAGANZA. Saturday we saw Sex and the City 2 at the theater, followed by dinner at Mongolian BBQ. Below is my plate #2, consisting of various veggies (broccoli, sprouts, onions, ‘shrooms [non-magical ;)], green pepper..), tofu and sweet and spicy orange sauce. I must say that my … Continue reading

Chicken Jerusalem at Mediterrano

Friday I took off work to extend my holiday weekend, but Tom had to work. For dinner, we tried another new restaurant, Mediterrano, which is only a couple minute drive from our house. The meal started out with some crusty bread, which did not taste homemade, but was warm and fresh regardless. On it, we … Continue reading

Corn, Rice & Bean Burritos

Another recipe from the June/July 2010 issue of Taste of Home magazine was on the menu tonight (part of the “frugal fiesta” article; these reportedly cost $0.94/serving to make) – Corn, Rice & Bean Burritos. Pictured below, in front, is an assembled burrito, ready to be rolled. In the back, behold my masterful burrito-rolling skills … Continue reading

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Tonight’s dinner involved lots of chopping. First I cut up one pound of chicken tenderloins into small pieces, sprinkled with pepper, and sauteed them them in EVOO in a skilled.  Next I chopped up an onion, red pepper,  green pepper, mushrooms, and a can of water chestnuts (accidently bought whole water chestnuts, which were a pain … Continue reading

Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs

Let me walk you through my weekend, backwards. Since we got our grill, one of the things I have been most eager to try making were kabobs. Tom put these bad boys together, using this recipe from that I found. On the water-soaked bamboo skewers are red and green pepper, zucchini, and chicken, which … Continue reading

Carlyle Steak Salad

Friday night we decided to try Carlyle Grill, since it is right next to the movie theater and we were planning to go see Iron Man 2 later. I started with a bowl of the soup of the day, Rock Shrimp & Corn Chowder. And let me tell you, it was fantastic! Smoky, spicy, savory, … Continue reading

Colorful Meals

I haven’t really made anything new and interesting this week, but I do have a few colorful pics from the last few days. Here’s a tasty lunch from this week – slice of toasted whole wheat bread with tuna and romaine, half a serving of cheesy pretzels (yes, I counted out ten of them – … Continue reading

Weekend of eats in Flushing

Spent Friday evening through Sunday at my parents’ house, and Saturday night we had Gina’s Pizza. For my half, I picked out mushroom, onion, and pineapple; great combination. I definitely had more than just this one piece. My mom also made one of my faves, homemade ham and bean soup, the night before: Saturday got … Continue reading

Five-Cheese Gnocchi

Holy heck, tonight’s dinner was good. Even Tom gave his seal of approval for this meatless dish (even though he had tilapia with dinner, so he didn’t go completely meatless.) But honestly, how can you go wrong with gnocchi? The recipe I found is called Six-Cheese Gnocchi Parmesan, but my version only had five cheeses … Continue reading