Did everyone have a great weekend? We did! Our weekend included lots of great food! My husband and I went to a local wine and food festival on Saturday and then had our monthly supper club on Sunday! I can tell that summer is almost here in my motivation, or really lack of, in the kitchen. The weather is beautiful and I’d rather not be in the kitchen slaving over dinner. You will be seeing more Cooking Light and Every Day with Rachael Ray recipes on my weekly meal plan, as I’ve been going through all my magazine recipe tear outs. Here’s a look at what was on our menu this week.
Saturday: We went to my son’s Cub Scout camp out and end of year award ceremony at Fahnestock State Park. My daughter and I just had dinner and stayed for the award ceremony, while my husband and son camped overnight…..in the rain!
Sunday: My husband made burgers with blue cheese, sauteed mushrooms and frizzled onions, which we had with fries and onion rings.
Monday: I made Antipasti Chopped Salad from Everyday with Rachael Ray, July/August 2015. I adapted it and added some olives, eliminated the radicchio. I used a smoked provolone that I found at Shoprite and I thought that it added nice flavor to the salad.
Tuesday: I made Ham and Honeycrisp Quesadillas from Cooking Light, April 2014. I love how versatile quesadillas can be. I used Gala apples in place of the Honeycrisp ones. My only problem with the dish is that the apples don’t stay in the quesadilla! When you take a bite, the apple slice falls out. I didn’t put the arugula in the kids’ since they aren’t biggest fans. Overall, these were okay.
Wednesday: I made Paprika Shrimp and Farro from Everyday with Rachael Ray. This was quick, easy and tasty! I’ve only recently started liking farro and my son isn’t quite a fan. I used up some of the arugula from the quesadillas in an arugula salad with peaches and goat cheese.
Thursday: We went out to a local restaurant, Umami Cafe for their Thursday $5 appetizer special. We had a tapas-style appetizer dinner that included Truffle Mac & Cheese, Duck Quesadillas, Pork Cubano Spring Rolls, Pot Stickers and more.
Friday: I made Garlic Basil Chicken with Tomato Butter Sauce from Pinch of Yum over pasta. I bought a large basil plant and have been in search of recipes that use fresh basil. This recipe was delicious and fit that bill.