June 26, 2013

Menu of the Week

pictures from Martha Stewart, Real Simple, and Cooking Light (links below)

Yogurt-Basil Chicken Kebabs, Feta-Rosemary Potatoes, Salad
Okay, I must confess:  This is the recipe I had planned on making, but I ended up buying some already-marinated chicken from Whole Foods.  I got lazy.  But we've had those yogurt-basil kebabs before and they are awesome.  Those feta-rosemary potatoes are still my most favorite potato recipe ever.  

Grilled Portobello Quesadillas, Corn and Avocado Salad
This is a new one - ridiculously super easy and a slightly different twist on our usual quesadilla meal.  The corn and avocado salad is also easy as pie and so, so good.  

Spring Risotto
Hallelujah!  Despite my love of it, I haven't had risotto in years, because my boys have always hated it. Something about the texture just didn't sit well with them.  But I decided it was time to give it another shot - if only because I've had this recipe in my binder for forever and hadn't ever tried it.  Also because asparagus season is coming to an end.  And lo! They loved it!  I think the little addition of cream cheese is the key.  Edamame and asparagus also happen to be two foods they don't put up a fuss over.  Yay!  This is definitely a keeper.

Grilled Sea Scallops, Rice, Sauteed Kale, Corn on the Cob
We had never cooked scallops on the grill before, but we certainly will again.  It's just as easy, and the house doesn't stink.  I also must note that this kale recipe continues to be my absolute favorite.  It tasted even better because the kale came from my own garden!  There's something so satisfying about picking your dinner from the yard and bringing it in to cook.  

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder, Whole-Wheat Baguette
Moving from spring to summer recipes.  This is a good summer chowder recipe that can be made ahead, the boys like, and fills us with veggies.  


  1. you are so good. i want to eat at your place for a week, every week.

  2. I love the sound of the Spring Risotto. We are big fans of risotto and a favourite, that we are in fact making this evening at my brother-in-laws house in the UK, is a seafood risotto. But your spring one, sounds lighter and perfect for this time of year. The feta-rosemary potatoes sound delicious.

  3. I've been eating corn everything! I've still yet to try risotto. One of these days!

  4. I've made that squash/corn chowder before, it's the best!


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