04/4/14
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Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine & Dijon

Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine & Dijon  |  Brown Basmati & Wild Rice  |  Baby Arugula with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette The girls and I arrived home at 2:40am Monday morning…almost exactly 5 days {to the minute} from when we left in the darkness and rain the Wednesday before.  The early morning departure for a Continue reading → «Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine & Dijon»

03/30/14

March 30th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

MONDAY Grilled Ribeye Steaks  |  Chimichurri Sauce  |  Roasted Fingerling Potatoes TUESDAY Braised Chicken Thighs with White Wine & Dijon  |  Miso Roasted Asparagus  |  Brown Rice WEDNESDAY Chicken Tacos  |  Chimichurri Sauce  |  Crumbled Queso Fresco Cheese THURSDAY Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce  |  Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls FRIDAY Mushroom Risotto  |  Kale Continue reading → «March 30th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»

03/16/14

March 16th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Beer Simmered & Slow~Cooked Corned Beef, Cabbage & Carrots  |  Guinness Mustard  |  Horseradish Mashed Potatoes  |  Chocolate Guiness Goodness MONDAY Corned Beef Sandwiches with Swiss Cheese on Dark Rye  |  Guinness Mustard  |  Cole Slaw  |  Pickles TUESDAY Shredded Egg Salad  *  |  Avocado Toast  * WEDNESDAY Cauliflower Soup  |  Seared Sea Scallops Continue reading → «March 16th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»

03/14/14
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Acqua Pazza with Sea Bass

TUESDAY Acqua Pazza with Chilean Sea Bass “This classic Neapolitan fish preparation is both delicate and full of flavor.  The term aqua pazza {“crazy water” in Italian} refers to both the dish and the poaching broth, which is stained red from tomatoes and aromatic with garlic and herbs.  It’s one of those satisfying dishes, like San Francisco’s cioppino, Continue reading → «Acqua Pazza with Sea Bass»

03/10/14
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Prosciutto~Wrapped Chicken with Charred Green Beans & Scallions

MONDAY Prosciutto~Wrapped Chicken Thighs with Anchovy Butter  |  Charred Green Beans & Scallions I should know by now, after thirteen years into this horse “habit”, that things rarely go according to plan.  Yet, when plans go awry {like they did this weekend}, I am still surprised.  I won’t bore you with all of the horrific Continue reading → «Prosciutto~Wrapped Chicken with Charred Green Beans & Scallions»

03/9/14

March 9th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Pasta Alla Vecchia Bettola  |  Basil Caesar Salad MONDAY Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto with Anchovy Butter  *  |  Charred Green Beans & Scallions  * TUESDAY Spicy Pork & Kale Soup WEDNESDAY “Acqua Pazza” with Sea Bass  *  |  Bruschetta THURSDAY Honey~Garlic Chicken Wings  *  |  Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette  * FRIDAY Mushroom Risotto Continue reading → «March 9th, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»

03/9/14
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Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes & Basil

For me this is hardly a recipe, but rather a recollection of something I “threw” together one very hot evening a few years ago and, go figure, it has become one of our favorite dinners.  Pasta with basil and tomatoes is a well~documented culinary marriage but this particular memory is all mine.  It all started Continue reading → «Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes & Basil»

03/2/14

March 2nd, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Herb Butter~Roasted Chickens  |  Braised Peas with Prosciutto & Pecorino  |  Roasted Red Potatoes MONDAY Chicken Salad with Almonds & Oranges  |  Chicken Skin Popcorn with Rosemary Butter  * TUESDAY Pasta with Fresh Basil Ribbons & Roasted Tomatoes  * WEDNESDAY Cauliflower Soup  |  Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds  * THURSDAY Soba Noodles Continue reading → «March 2nd, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»

02/23/14

February 23rd, 2014 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Lasagna Bolognese  |  Garlicky Spinach MONDAY Pot Roast  |  Parsley Sauce  |  Homemade Applesauce TUESDAY Shredded Beef Tacos  |  Cilantro~Avocado Cream WEDNESDAY Pumpkin~Parmigiano Soup  |  Thyme~Roasted Grape & Ricotta Bruschetta THURSDAY Italian Sausages with Roasted Tomatoes, Peppers & Onions