Sometimes I find myself in a dinner rut. I mean, how often can we really eat pasta & fajitas?! So, I decided recently that I'd like to make one item from the "to make" list a week. Then, a few weeks into that, Edwin thought it'd be fun if he gets to pick the new thing I make each week. We've just started that this week, and so far so good. He chose pork chops in scalloped potatoes, and I made that last night! That was nothing wild and crazy, but my mom always used to make it, and it's a bit of a comfort food for me.
As you know, I like to cook and take pictures of it, so here they are! As usual, I apologize for the poor iPhone photos...
|This is a teriyaki noodle bowl. (made with my Epicure spices!) Pork & zucchini for the boy, zucchini for me!|
|Greek salad: onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, & feta with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice.|
|Spanakopita! Aka spinach pies.|
|I can't take credit for this one - my mom made tortilla pies!!! They are to die for. If you haven't had it, you need to try it. the one on the right has chicken for the boys; left is veggie for the girls!|
|Remember the good ol' wonton wrappers from butternut squash ravioli?! The last of them are used now! I made spring rolls. This is the filling: a bag of colesaw (cabbage) sauteed with salt, pepper, and soy sauce.|
|Voila! Baked spring rolls with plum sauce. They actually tasted pretty good!! I mean, deep fried is obviously better, but for baked homemade spring rolls, these weren't bad.|
|Along with spring rolls, we had fried rice and beef & broccoli.|
|Manicotti! Another mom-favorite. She used to make this growing up and I haven't had it since. I did ground beef for the boys; spinach and mushroom for the girls. (we are having it again tonight since there was leftover filling!)|
|Whoops. We made a LOT. We all brought some for lunch the next day too!|
My friend Eliza made this quinoa recipe recently, and said it was great! I'll need to try it.
Any good recipes for me to try out there? Have you made anything fun these days?! Do share!! And have a great week everyone!!