Sticky Baked Chicken Wings & a Crisp Salad

TUESDAY Sticky Baked Chicken Wings with Pomegranate Molasses  |  Crisp Salad with Thai Ginger Dressing   It is 5:19pm on Wednesday and I can’t believe that this is the first chance I have had to sit down and share last night’s dinner with you.  The week got off to a blazing start with Michael leaving Continue reading → «Sticky Baked Chicken Wings & a Crisp Salad»


Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs

THURSDAY Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs     When this recipe popped up on my Tumblr dashboard last week it caught my eye.  I know that we are well beyond the tomato season but who could resist a little salad tucked into a pretty red package?  Or, maybe, it was the Continue reading → «Kale & Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes with Bacon Breadcrumbs»


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}»


Tomato Soup & A Day at the Beach

MONDAY French Tomato Soup with Gruyère Tartines   I woke this morning to the sound of a light rain.  With windows left open from a warm autumn afternoon yesterday I listened as the soft shower fell upon the ground covered with crisp leaves.  The sound of footsteps in the yard below my window pulled me Continue reading → «Tomato Soup & A Day at the Beach»


Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake

WEDNESDAY Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake   “You need this {dinner} today”…stated Tieghan over at Half-Baked Harvest when she posted this dish back in July.  More than one month later, her words remain true and when I selected this dish over the weekend for our dinner menu this week I had no idea how much I Continue reading → «Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake»


Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad

THURSDAY Butter Fried Chicken  |  Refrigerator Salad   Do you remember me mentioning, at the beginning of the week, that the novelty of the new school year had waned and the the reality of our new schedule was sinking in?  Well “sinking in” does not adequately describe how violently the new routine has taken over Continue reading → «Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad»


Tomato Tart & A Basil Caesar Salad

TUESDAY Tomato Tart  |  Basil Caesar Salad   “The skin is a little thicker in outdoor-grown fruit but the flavor, like that of a free-range animal or bird left to cope with the elements, seems to have been cranked up a notch.  If the sun has been relentless in July and August, the initial snap Continue reading → «Tomato Tart & A Basil Caesar Salad»


Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots

MONDAY Pork Tacos  |  Sweet Peach Salsa  |  Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots Today was Monday…really Monday.  School may have officially started last week but today was the first Monday of the new school year, kicking off the first whole week of school.  The first few days of catching up with old friends, meeting new teachers, getting Continue reading → «Pork Tacos & Sweet Peach Salsa with Roasted Cumin~Lime Carrots»


Chicken & Corn Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

THURSDAY Chicken, Corn & Cherry Tomato Tacos  |  Homemade Taco Seasoning My family really likes tacos.  Dare I say…”loves” tacos.  What’s not to like?  Little envelopes stuffed with all sorts of good things…steak, chicken, pork, grilled veggies and, let’s not forget, eggs.  In our house, the breakfast taco…scrambled eggs paired with any leftover vegetable from Continue reading → «Chicken & Corn Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning»


Beef Tenderloin with Tomato Gravy & A Basil Caesar Salad

SUNDAY Beef Tenderloin  |  Tomato Gravy  | Basil Caesar Salad  |  Strawberry,Basil, Lemonade Granitas   A whole fillet of beef tenderloin is a wonderful dinner when entertaining guests, as we did this evening.  It is special, not something people often cook for themselves at home for dinner, and the finished presentation is always impressive.  But Continue reading → «Beef Tenderloin with Tomato Gravy & A Basil Caesar Salad»