Weller-Black Wine Celebration

Weller-Black Wine Celebration
A "Wine Cellar Celebration" catered by Chef Robin

Sunday, June 23, 2013

FamMenu

Busy Summer=a little much needed meal planning! (((Especially with five kids eating up everything in site! ��)))

Sunday: bourbon chicken in the crock pot- a FamFave, for sure! With jasmine rice, a nice spinach salad & some fresh fruit.

Monday: Linguine with seared scallops- yum. I make a roasted garlic & thyme oil- & toss the seared scallops & hot pasta in, delish. Crusty Italian bread, crisp salad with mustard vinaigrette 

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday! That's simple enough! 

Wednesday: kale & bean soup- I made a batch of this last week- it's gone! Frederick, 12, says "Mom, Campbell's Soup should really make this kind!" Ok.... I will take it that he liked it! (3 bowls later!) 
Fresh baked rolls

Thursday: our thursdays have  been turning into breakfast for dinner for some reason lately! "Empty the Fridge"Quiche, fresh fruit & yogurt smoothies

Friday: pizza & movie night

Saturday: venison steaks with roasted potatoes, sautéed mushrooms & onions, Italian style green beans (sautéed with lots of fresh garlic, parsley, crushed red pepper & olive oil:)

Have an excellent week!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

FamMenu for the week!

Here's What's New....Straight Off The Chef's Knife!

MEATLESS MONDAY: we had smashed bean tacos with hot sauce & white cheddar, Constance made a lovely fruit & vegetable platter, and we had Freddie's chocolate awesomeness cake!

TUESDAY: lasagna, grilled garlic toasts, sautéed broccoli with garlic & crushed red pepper, fresh strawberries

WEDNESDAY: Grilled Mediterannean chicken with Israeli cous cous & lentil pilaf, honeyed carrots & garlicky green beans

THURSDAY: Mexican Style Black Bean & Rice Casserole, chips & salsa, fresh fruit

FRIDAY: Pizza!!!  We have been doing a lot of basic cheese pizza. Check out my Pinterest page for a great homemade pizza sauce recipe. (It's under the board "Looks Like Dinner")

SATURDAY: breaking out the grill. I am thinking burgers, pasta salad, grilled veggies and a big bowl of fresh fruit

SUNDAY: sesame chicken over basmati Rice with stir fried veggies and orange wedges(a daddy fave:)

Have a great week! :0)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Making Another "My Whole Food Life" recipe!

Here it is... I am subbing finely chopped walnuts for the almond flour and using vanilla & almond extract in lieu of ground vanilla:) smells yummy!

http://mywholefoodlife.com/2012/10/17/maple-vanilla-almond-granola/

Monday, April 29, 2013

FamMenu for This SPRINGYweek!

Here's What's New....Straight Off The Chef's Knife!

Yayayay it's ALMOST May!!! Woot woot! One month closer to Summer, I like it! I like it a lot!
Last week our menu went off without a hitch! The Baked Penne recipe I ended up using was the bombdiggity! I added some Italian chicken sausage, used fresh baby spinach, and added some fresh grated nutmeg, as well. Yum. (((Gotta love Pinterest!)))Here's the link to that recipe:
http://simple-nourished-living.com/2012/02/skinny-artichoke-spinach-baked-pasta/
Here is what's planned for this week! 


SUNDAY: (yesterday, that is!) we had Nana Rose's Old World Italian Meatballs in homemade sauce with whole wheat spaghetti, rolls & fresh fruit.

MONDAY: I'm twisting things up by making last nights leftovers into spaghetti pie!!! I'll post the recipe once I master it!  Spinach salad with feta. Strawberries, walnuts & wild blueberry balsamic vinaigrette. Leftover rolls.

TUESDAY:Chicken Noodle Soup,Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup with some Cheddar garlic bread on the side!!! (Making a double batch- some for a friend & her Fam- as she is having surgery on her shoulder!!! It's always nice to share, and I think I'll whip up some cookies, too:))


WEDNESDAY: Chinese Chicken & vegetable stir fry- with broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas & celery over jasmine rice. Orange wedges for dessert. 


THURSDAY: Ethiopian Wat- made with lamb, served over warm polenta with Parmesan cheese, Tzatziki sauce & apple chutney- and some homemade pita bread(classicaly ethiopian would be served with "Injera" a spongy sourdough flatbread) this is CERTAINLY a "melting pot" type meal!!! A little Ethiopean, Indian, Greek & Italian! 

Here is a great Wat recipe I've found:

http://www.food.com/recipe/ethiopian-spicy-beef-stew-key-wat-436458

FRIDAY: pizza! 

SATURDAY:  bacon corn chowder, corn muffins, veggies & dip, fresh fruit.


SUNDAY: steak, topped with blue cheese rosemary butter(yum), sautéed spinach with garlic, 
tomatoes & crushed red pepper, smashed potatoes

That's my FamMenu for the week. What are YOU eating???

RAW garlic Vs. garlic powder

Yup, it's Way better for you, the RAW stuff! Here's proof:

http://www.prevention.com/which-healthier-raw-garlic-vs-garlic-powder?cm_mmc=Flat-Belly-Diet-Nonmember-_-1276390-_-04292013-_-Raw-Garlic-Healthier-Powdered-Copy

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nana Rose's Old World Italian Meatballs

They are delish. Here is how I made them tonight!
Soak 1/2 loaf stale Italian bread in warm water, squeeze water out and add bread "pulp" to a mixing bowl.
Add in the following:
2 eggs
1 1/3 lb. ground beef (nana used veal & beef)
1/2 -1 C grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1/2 C fresh chopped basil
4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
Salt & pepper to taste.

Nana made them into balls and fried them on the stovetop- so they had a nice crispy coating- I took the easy way tonight by using a large scoop to portion them out, rolled them and placed them in a 9x13 pan and baked in a preheated oven at 375 for 30 minutes. Add them to your fave sauce& pasta, and whammo, delish dinner!



Taste of Summer!

Taste of Summer!