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:

jora said...

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. :)

summer said...

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!

Birdie in DC said...

Yum! Can I come over for dinner? :)

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

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.

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

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!

Karin said...

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

ms. less is always more said...

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!

Ali said...

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!

Rachel said...

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

april~living the sweet life said...

I love most things lemon and those souffles look yummy.

Bonnie and Clyde said...

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!!

laura said...

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

kgbgraphics said...

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

Emily said...

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!

Stephanie said...

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!

Kami said...

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!

Leslie said...

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

Rachel said...

mmmm... looks good!

Truly Smitten said...

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

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