Mar 11, 2008

Good Eats

This week I did not feel any creativity for meal planning, so I let the March issue of Everyday Food do the work for me. In most issues, they supply a week's worth of quick recipes along with a grocery list.

So far we've made lemon-roasted chicken with arugula salad and dilled orzo.



And last night, balsamic skirt steak with polenta and steamed broccoli.



(If you look closely, you can see Maggie's nose in the lower left corner sniffing the steak.)

More than anything, I appreciated the sides in the dishes. Have you ever made orzo? If not, I'd highly suggest this perfect complement instead of rice. For this side, I simply cooked 1 cup of orzo, as suggested on the box. (btw, find orzo with the pasta in your supermarket) Once the water was drained, I added 1/2 tsp of dried dill, 1 tbsp olive oil, and salt/pepper to taste. Yum!

5 comments:

mamie said...

I thought I left a comment about all your good eats! Save some recipes for dad since he's preparing most meals.

mamie said...

I thought I left a comment about all your good eats! Save some recipes for dad since he's preparing most meals.

Jacqueline said...

Mmmm...I love polenta! Your meals looks amazing. They are making me hungry =) Hehe.

Amber said...

I make a great recipe for Orzo that I got from Cooking Light. Cook the orzo, then add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add some peas and feta cheese. Surprisingly tasty!

Kim said...

Spinach Orzo

One frozen cube of chopped spinach
About 2 cups uncooked orzo
Red pepper (jar of roasted ones or fresh)
Garlic clove
Olive oil

Cook orzo. Cook spinach separately in a covered saucepan. Add garlic and red peppers. Toss in cooked orzo and olive oil. I like cheese on top!!