sunday and monday.
Feb. 23, 2010 9:50 am
Updated: Feb. 24, 2010 7:24 pm
On Monday, my neighbor gave me a basil plant. I don't know ANYTHING about growing basil, except that it needs lots of sun and we don't get much of it! right now, it's sitting on our back porch (in the sunniest part of our home) and I'm inside researching how to not kill this little plant. I use a lot of basil and having a plant would be VERY economical. I've already made some Baslamic Bruschetta (which I am snacking on RIGHT now!) and I'm planning on making some pesto.. plus Italian is my favorite cuisine (to eat and cook). The cost of basil can get out of control. If anyone knows anything about it, offer me your wisdom!
As for my Broiled Parmesan Tilapia, we will not be making that one again. The topping was GREAT, but we just aren't fans of broiled fish. John is from the south and he grew up eating fried and grilled fish. The only fish I really touch is fried catfish and only when the mood hits me. I was just tying to branch out, which I'm glad I did. The fish was flaky and looked very appetizing, but hubs commented that it was his least favorite of all the things I've cooked. Bottom line is this: don't skip the recipe, it's good. We just don't like broiled fish. And I think any other... "fishier"... fish would have just ended up in the garbage disposal. He went back for seconds and said he didn't hate it... but he definitely didn't love it. And he'll eat anything.. so that's tragedy. I would recommend the recipe to anyone who is looking for a fish recipe just not for us.
Last night (wow, I'm really behind haha) we had Poppyseed Chicken Casserole (minus the poppyseeds...) and made it a bit lighter by using light sour cream, "healthy request" cream of chicken, and nixing the butter on the topping. It was so good, as usual. I served it with brown rice and mixed veggies. Next time, I might mix all the vegetables and rice in the casserole. YUM!!
Here is the rest of this week's menu:
Tuesday (today) we're supposed to go out to eat, but I'm thinking of making Skillet Lasagna (sparkrecipes.com) with my yummy Bruschetta as an appetizer. Mmmm.
Wednesday is Simple Turkey Chili with carrots and bell peppers for some oomph. I like to serve this with cornbread casserole. John and I love this recipe and we plan on adding ground turkey to our regular meal rotation.
Thursday will be date night. I think John is taking a day off work and we're going to go down to San Diego for an adventure! Try it: just check out urbanspoon and shake. The first thing that comes up with an 85% "likes it" rating, go! No matter what! Ours is an Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant. I've never had that kind of food so I'm excited. I may have to present the idea to John and spin again though... he doesn't know about our adventure yet lol.
Friday, we're having chicken fajitas. I couldn't resist making the Sour Cream Rice again. I may even try making a chicken tortilla soup. We'll talk more about that later...
On Saturday, I've come up with a comfort food menu: mini meat loaves (wrapped in bacon because John doesn't like meatloaf lol) and macaroni and cheese with broccoli.
Sunday, I'm thawing out some Swedish Meatballs and Mashed potatoes and making some green beans. FRESH greenbeans.
Happy eating, friends. Can't wait to hear your comments and suggestions :)