Classic Char Siu Pork & Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit

TUESDAY Classic Char Siu Pork  |  Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit  This was Tuesday evening’s dinner and I am just getting to this post today…Friday!  Not like me, I know, but some weeks just head off in a direction far different then the one we had planned.  On Monday, Michael found out he needed Continue reading → «Classic Char Siu Pork & Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Grapefruit»


Spicy Pork & Kale Soup

WEDNESDAY We have been easing back into the reality of the New Year.  Monday, Michael returned to the office.  Tuesday, school resumed for Mallory.  Yesterday, Max returned to school and had his first winter training session for football in the afternoon.  Today {Thursday}, Maddie began the last half of her senior year in high school. Continue reading → «Spicy Pork & Kale Soup»


Grilled Pork Loin with Hard Cider Sauce & Skillet Apples with Sage

SUNDAY Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Hard Cider Sauce  |  Skillet Apples with Sage  |  Roasted Baby Red Potatoes  |  Steamed Broccoli Rabe   As we began our descent into Portland, Oregon on Saturday morning I looked out the plane window to see that we were in the middle of nearly black clouds and the rain Continue reading → «Grilled Pork Loin with Hard Cider Sauce & Skillet Apples with Sage»


Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw

WEDNESDAY Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw  | Cilantro~Avocado Cream   As I have mentioned before, when I plan our dinner menus for the coming week I try and look forward a bit, taking into consideration scheduled activities, business travel, even the weather {ever-changing as it is} realizing, of course, that Continue reading → «Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos with Sweet Chili Cabbage Slaw»


Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}

FRIDAY Meatballs  |  Marinara Sauce  |  Roasted Spaghetti Squash “Noodles” This week I posted 4 different recipes for meatballs on my Tumblr blog and when I posted our dinner menu for the week here I had not decided which recipe I was actually going to use.  Each recipe had something that appealed to me.  Slow Continue reading → «Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}»


Roast Pork Sandwiches & Roasted Apple and Cheddar Salad

THURSDAY Slow-Roasted Pork Sandwiches with Herbed Grape Sauce  |  Roasted Apple & Cheddar Salad   Nothing creates a sense of well-being like a barely simmering braise or stew cooking quietly on the stove or in the oven.  The warm aromas wafting in the air are deeply comforting.  Dinner is cooking.  A simple and economical cut Continue reading → «Roast Pork Sandwiches & Roasted Apple and Cheddar Salad»


Risotto with Sausage & Fennel

SUNDAY Risotto with Grilled Sausages & Peppers and Fennel   “Creamy risotto, dotted with fresh spring peas or delicate shellfish, is a classic of the northern Italian table.  This versatile dish never ceases to please ~ combining the satisfying flavors of tender rice, fresh herbs, and seasonal ingredients with delicious results.  Whether featuring grilled sausage Continue reading → «Risotto with Sausage & Fennel»


Marinated Pork Tenderloin with a Strawberry & Melon Salad

SUNDAY Hoisin-Marinated & Grilled Pork Tenderloins  |  Strawberry, Melon & Baby Arugula Salad  |  Roasted Baby Red Potatoes   This evening’s dinner is a wonderful example of easy summer cooking at it’s best.  Worthy of a Sunday dinner, it can also be enjoyed on a busy weeknight as it cooks up quickly with minimal preparation Continue reading → «Marinated Pork Tenderloin with a Strawberry & Melon Salad»


Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa

SUNDAY Vietnamese Pork Chops  |  Fresh Apple Salsa   “The city takes a breath on Sunday.  Of all that’s lost in the pursuit of what’s next, I hope we don’t lose that…” ~ Hawksley Workman   I try very hard to keep Sundays free of chores.  Cleaning, laundry, errands…these are my constant companions six days Continue reading → «Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa»