I thought I’d give Simcha Fisher’s new linkup a whirl. Here’s what made it to the dinner table this week:
Using polenta from Trader Joe’s, I made this Sautéed Polenta with Marinara Sauce. It was quick and easy. I fried up some eggplant slices from our CSA share and served them with the marinara sauce as well. Frozen spinach rounded out the meal.
Again with the bounty from the CSA share, I used our colorful peppers to make Stuffed Pepper Soup. (There are a gazillion variations on the recipe all over Pinterest and the Internet. My version includes ground beef, rice, peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, brown sugar, and beef bouillon.) It’s quick, delicious, and way simpler than actually stuffing peppers. Corn on the cob rounded out the meal. Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwiches for dessert.
Trader Joe’s potato gnocchi with marinara sauce and a fresh, green salad made a meal.
I defrosted the (out-of-this-world, delicious) pulled pork my husband smoked a couple of weeks ago and reheated it. We served it with either vinegar sauce or barbecue sauce, sweet potato fries, and peas.
It was my birthday, so cheapskates that we are, we used the three free kid’s meal coupons the children earned from the library’s summer reading program along with the gift card my husband won from the same program and had dinner at Applebee’s. Birthday cake for dessert, of course.
Using a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club, I made my mother-in-law’s Chicken Macaroni Casserole. I found it online here, and it looks like it’s an old Betty Crocker recipe. The whole family loves it, and we hadn’t eaten it for a while, so it was a big hit. The addition of curry powder gives the otherwise standard casserole a unique taste. We’re really eating with the seasons here, so corn on the cob was again the side. I intended to make a salad but didn’t. For dessert, leftover cake and some ice cream.
Tonight I’m making breaded flounder – frozen, from Sam’s Club. I’ll probably add some potatoes and whatever vegetable I’ve got handy, either zucchini or green beans.
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