So it’s Tuesday night already! Hope you’ve already created two stellar meals this week. Just in case you’re looking for a little inspiration for the rest of the week, here’s what we’ll be dining on here in P-land.
Monday: leftovers. Yep, feel inspired. I made a fresh green salad and Glenn picked up a loaf of bread for me but otherwise, this was a heat and serve meal.
Tuesday: brats and beans with tomato and cucumber slices. That was the plan. Then I added cornbread and fresh watermelon. This was a lovely dinner. Such colorful food. Love when it looks good on the plate.
Wednesday: reheated lasagna. I think I am personally responsible for the heat wave we’re experiencing in Portland. I planned cool-weather type meals like Shepherd’s Pie and Lasagna and then it was 85*…in the kitchen. At any rate, even though it seems completely wrong with this beautiful sunshine and the warm temps we’re enjoying, we have half a lasagna to eat up so that’s what we’ll do. I’ll make a fresh green salad and toast some bread with parmesan though so that it feels a bit fresh.
Thursday: easy beef enchiladas with corn relish, green salad, and chips and salsa. I have to call this “easy” beef enchiladas because Glenn’s favorite is the America’s Test Kitchen version. Which is pretty amazing but also takes almost the whole day to prepare. Since that’s not an option, I’m making the easy version with browned hamburger and enchiladas sauce from a can. Pretty much the recipe they make fun of on America’s Test Kitchen when they are introducing their version. We’ll also have chips and salsa. Or rather, we’ll also have Juanita’s chips and O’Hana Salsa. Yep. Because my amazing friend, Julie, sent O’Hana Salsa to me when her too-kind husband was driving through Portland last weekend. Can you believe that? It really is crazy-kind.
Friday: soy sauce & brown sugar salmon with asparagus and good bread. I’m trying this recipe off of Cathy’s pinterest. I haven’t been spending a lot of time online so my pinterest board is getting pretty boring. Had to go searching for something better from a trusted source.
Saturday: rigatoni with beef and onion ragout. Have you heard of Cook’s Country? It’s the same people as America’s Test Kitchen. I’m a recipe tester for Cook’s Country and they’ve asked me to test this one. They don’t ask very often and they’re always very careful to ask you to opt out if it’s not a meal you’d usually choose so I haven’t done this much. But this one looks amazing and is filled with flavors we love. So I’ve stuck it on Saturday when I’ll have plenty of time to prepare the meal. The only bummer is that I can’t share the recipe, since it’s, you know, still in testing. I do promise to tell you if we like it or not.
Sunday: pretending-to-be-Chipotle pork and rice bowls. These were delicious when we had them a couple weeks ago and I am ready for that taste again. So we’ll cook the pork in the crock pot and throw the rest together at the last minute. And of course it will all be accompanied by…you guessed it. Chips and O’Hana Salsa!