This week's menu:
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
....this puppy is on week 3. We will eat this...not sure when, but we will.
(again, I use one box of Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup and one small jar of bruschetta so it all stays nice and cozy in the cabinet until we need it.)
Pot Roast w/ Mashed Potatoes and Berry Cobbler
(special people over for dinner = special meal!)
I use the Pioneer Woman's directions for roast.
Roasted Veggie Tostadas
Garlic and Thyme Quinoa Patties
serve with Tzatziki Sauce, ketchup and roll up in tortilla's or Romain lettuce
can we talk about Quinoa for a minute?
I've now talked with three people who say they've 'tried' Quinoa and just don't like it.
You are allowed to like what you want but you are NOT allowed to try Quinoa plain, or as a substitute for rice under a piece of meat and say you don't like it.
It is gross like that. It tastes like dirt that way.
Start with something like these patties, or in a casserole type of dish and THEN say you don't like it (but you won't, you'll love it, trust me!)
ok. I feel better.
no more eating Quinoa plain...ok?
Red Lentil & Mushroom Pate (this is where we just get weird on you but don't knock it 'til you try it, it is sooooo good! - we will eat this for dinner! I'll steam some veggies for the side but between this and some naan, we are more than happy! try it!)
(Pampered Chef Recipe)
1 c. dry red lentils (cook according to package directions, drain and cool)
1 oz. dried mushrooms (soak in 1 c. hot water for 8-9 min's - drain, chop)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
2/3 c. dry-roasted salted pistachios, divided
1/2 c. jarred roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry and chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne (I didn't use this)
2 oz feta cheese, crumbled, divided
naan or crackers to dip
Saute onion and garlic in 1 tbsp oil until tender 3-4 min's.
Add mushrooms and thyme, cook 2 minutes, remove skillet from heat.
Add lentils to onion mixture.
Add lemon juice, 1/2 c. pistachios, peppers, salt and cayenne if wanted.
Use an immersion blender/blender/food processor to blend to a coarse paste.
Add 1/3 c. feta, mix gently.
Top with rest of feta and pistachios.
Serve with naan or crackers.
(picture from the cook book...you know...those things we used before Pinterest?)