Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pinteresting Meals ...

Lately our family dinners have been stuck in a rut. We seem to be spinning through the same five or six recipes each week: stir fry, pizza, meat and grilled veggies, some kind of pasta dish, and fajitas. Seriously, that's what we've lived off of for a while; unless we go out.

Recently, I made a commitment to bringing sexy "Delicious" back to our dinner table! So, each week I've been using Pinterest to help meal plan for the upcoming nights. I thought I would share some of my favorite recent finds and I hope you'll share some of yours.

If you have a blog, I'd love to read some of your favorite recipes. So add a comment below with a link to your own Pinteresting Meals post. If you don't have a blog, feel free to just leave a link to a favorite recipe! Basically, I'm trying to make it as easy as possible for myself to poach new menu ideas :)

Anyway, here are my favs as of now:

First up, Scallion Beef Skewers (except I used rice instead of barley because Whole Foods was too crowded to go on a search for a new grain and I added the bok choy to the rice- and yes, I had to Google how to chop bok choy. Don't make fun, new experiences is what this whole deal is about!)

 *We made this one tonight and it was SO good:
Source: shape.com via Ashley on Pinterest

Even Tiny loved it. But I think she loved eating meat off a stick even more... She may be a barbarian or a viking or maybe just a State Fair fanatic:

This next recipe is a great Vegetarian recipe called Chana Masala. I think it worked out to around less than $2 a serving (that's not including the Marsala wine that I bought instead of garam masala, the spice... because I'm a culinary idiot):


Cajun Chicken Pasta (On the Lighter Side) was "restaurant quality" good and it's been added to our regular rotation. Casey and I were fighting over the leftovers the next day for lunch:

Grapefruit and Quinoa Salad is a great summer/warm weather dinner because you don't have to heat your kitchen (assuming your kitchen is a tiny shoe box like mine):


A healthier version of a diner classic... Turkey Burger and sweet potato chips. One sweet potato makes enough "chips" for two people (or one and a hungry, greedy little girl):

Walnut Pesto Salmon was pretty good; but honestly I liked it more with the "pesto" made from cashews and a little Parmesan cheese (recipe here):


So, there you have it! What delicious meals are you cookin' up these days?

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