Posts tagged dinner
Posts tagged dinner
Easy, Cheap and Delicious ‘Sweet and Sour Chicken’ Recipe
I asked my dad to recommend a yummy dish that could comfortably feed 6 people, wouldn’t break the bank and didn’t involve any fancy preparation. At first I was skeptical of his suggestion, but after trying out this recipe over the weekend, I’m completely sold. This is definitely a dish I’ll be making for many years to come.
Thanks again, Dad! It was a big hit.
Favorite Go-To Side Dish: Vegetable Tian
We’re having a few friends over for dinner tonight and I’m super excited to make this veggie dish again. It’s really simple and everyone always loves the taste. Thought I’d share.
I don’t remember how I originally stumbled upon this recipe, but I’ve been thinking about making it for weeks now. Tonight is the night!
Tonight’s Dinner: Watermelon, Arugula and Feta Salad
This is one of my all-time favorite salads. I love the combination of tangy feta, peppery arugula, and refreshing balsamic-soaked watermelon. It’s delicious and perfect for a hot summer evening. Do yourself (and your friends/family/loved ones) a favor and MAKE THIS.
Wash arugula and dry well. In a large bowl whisk vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss with the remaining ingredients and serve. Makes 4 servings.
(recipe via Skinny Taste)
Because he deserves it and I’m feeling a little adventurous, I’m making a delicious Mexican dinner for my numero uno señor tonight.
On the menu? Grilled flank steak, salad and this fiesta lime rice!
Tonight’s ‘whip together whatever you find in the kitchen’ concoction
I call it Minted Whole Wheat Couscous with Chickpeas, Lemon and Feta…
(makes it sound fancy)
Tonight’s delicious dinner:
Pistachio-Crusted Tilapia, Sauteed Balsamic Mushrooms and Steamed Veggies
On top of the potent cocktails, impeccable company, and fond memories (Andrew took me on our very first date there), the food was delicious, and I’m still having dreams about the tableside guacamole. Ohhhh, it’s so good.
Thanks again for the perfect start to my birthday week, Janie-poo!
Scallops Asparagus Risotto for two, compliments of my sweet boyfriend Andrew.
Andrew and I ventured up to U Street last night for dinner and drinks at Policy. Typically known for its upstairs lounge scene and deadly cocktails, neither of us had ever tried Policy’s raved-about ‘New American’ small plates. The food was delicious and reasonably priced between $8-$12 a dish. Here were some of the plates we had:
Duck Spring Rolls (bok choy, shiitake mushrooms mango-soy sauce)
Oven Baked Gnocchi (parmesan-reggiano, spinach, heirloom tomatoes, basil)
Madras Curry Lamb Sliders (gorgonzola, mint pesto)
Smores Cheesecake (cinnamon graham cracker crust, marshmallow topping)
Policy changes their menu seasonally, so I’ll be interested to go back and try out what they offer in the Fall. If you go, I recommend asking to be seated farther away from the downstairs bar, as people start getting pretty rowdy and loud around 9. Overall, we had a good experience and will go back again.
Hope everyone had a great night!
Pulled together a fun little dinner party last night with a few friends from my Paris days. One of these pals is a gourmet chef, who was kind enough to grace us with his culinary expertise. I’m still recovering from the food coma. Our menu:
side note - aren’t my old school educational placemats great? I have the human body, presidents, dog breeds, and world geography. They’re not the classiest tabletop decor, I know, but they’re still really fun.
Mexican Turkey Burgers
Turkey Burgers, Glee, Lost… OH MY!
A few weeks ago, I reblogged this recipe for Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Shrimp. I’ve been thinking about it ever since, so Andrew and I decided to take on the mini cooking project together and made it for dinner last night. The dish turned out delicious.
And even though sometimes we
want to kill lose patience with each other while cooking (“im not chopping the onions, you do it, they make me cry”, “you weren’t supposed to put that in yet, crappp”, “turn the heat down, my god”), that moment when everything is done, after you’ve worked so hard to prepare such a great meal, and you sit down together to take your first bite… it’s all worth it.
Dining al fresco, on my balcony, with my favorite educational placemats.
Dinner at Papa Razzi last night: delicious food, lots of wine and best friends.
Katie, can it be your birthday every day?
Getting frustrated trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight.
Does anyone have a yummy dish to recommend?