Menu of the Week

• 26 March 2009
















An out-of-town husband makes for a L-A-Z-Y cook. It feels good to have him back for a lot of reasons--one being he appreciates and enjoys my efforts to make nice meals (and desserts!). So here I go, trying to get into the groove once again:

Ginger Cilantro Pork Chops with Mache Salad, artisan bread, fresh berries & roasted sweet potatoes

Macaroni & Cheese with Cauliflower, steamed broccoli, fruit

Southwestern Salad over El Milagro Chips (the best chips ever! found at Whole Foods)

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese & avocado (throw 3 chicken breasts & one can salsa into slow cooker on low for 6 hours)

Almond-crusted Sole with sauteed haricots verts

Dessert: Coconut Layer Cake; Little Meyer Lemon Souffles

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19 comments:

  1. I just wanted to pop in and say that I always find your menu ideas so inspiring! That cake looks to die for, by the way. I can see why your husband likes your desserts. :)

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  2. oh my... your menu is exquisite!
    i just love seeing meals laid out so nicely like this.
    everything lined up & paired up & planned out.
    plus, your ideas are sensational!
    thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Yum! Can I come over for dinner? :)

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  4. mmm mmm good! I find that even though I love cooking, I'm quite lazy when the husband is out of town. Hard to do it just for myself.

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  5. I couldn't agree more - husband's away....the dinner menu is very quick and UNglamorous. I am completely inspired by your menu - and will set this up for next week when my husband comes back from his annual fly-fishing trip!

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  6. If this is the kind of meals you make...can I come over for dinner?

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  7. I have made that same mac n' cheese and cauliflower recipe and it was DELICIOUS! plus, the kids didn't even notice there was veggies in it! enjoy!

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  8. I make slow cooker tacos too! I just fixed them earlier this week. I love making extra chicken and having tacos for lunch several days after or saving the extra chicken for another south of the border inspired meal later in the week. Yum!

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  9. Everything looks amazing, and I can tell you from experience that the coconut layer cake is insanely addictive! Yum.

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  10. I love most things lemon and those souffles look yummy.

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  11. Your are amazing! My menu's (if you can call them that) usually consist of tacos, cereal, grilled cheese, and whatever is in the house!
    I would LOVE to be in your home for dinner!!

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  12. Wow! Can I come over for dinner? Looks like a delicious, (did I say delicious?), menu!

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  13. So how do you eat these yummo desserts and stay thin?

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  14. Looks so yummy! Sarah Foster makes a coconut cake similar that you might like. It has lemon curd in between the layers and uses the same 7 minute frosting! It's my favorite! You can find it in her FOSTERS MARKET COOKBOOK. It is sooo good I might just have to make it this week!

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  15. Emily, that is so funny...I added meyer lemon curd that I made this week between the layers and then made a lemon cream cheese frosting. We are on the same page!

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  16. I have saved the little lemon souffles in my files from her magazine, but I have yet to try them. You will have to let us know how they turn out. Your family is so lucky to have you...Gourmet!

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  17. ooo, that southwest salad looks right up our alley. i'll have to try it, thanks!

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  18. everything looks delicious! I love your banner too - big fan of everything yellow + gray.

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