Monday, April 5, 2010

Dinner Plan: 4/5/10

I just received a copy of Giada De Laurentiis' newest cookbook, Giada at Home (available at and discovered a few things that I was previously unaware of:
A) Those who live in Italy rarely consider a sandwich to be a meal- just a little snack to them
B) There is a difference between bruschetta and crostini (the former is more rustic, the latter more “dainty”)
C) Giada's daughter looks remarkably like my own
… but, I digress.
I had Kyle choose one recipe per week that I can try, so today we're having a salmon dish (it sounds very tasty).
So, without further diatribe, I give you my...

Weekly Dinner Plan
Monday: Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa Verde (Giada at Home, p.132), arugula salad, brown rice

Tuesday: Lamb chops, cheddar cheese pasta (side dish from Knorr), salad

This recipe is from last week. I ended up going out with friends for dinner (so I had the night off!)

Wednesday: --
(Kyle's at a dinner meeting, so I'm totally going to order sushi for myself, but shhhh- don't tell!)

Thursday: Chicken kebobs with chickpea salad

Friday: --
Going to Boston this weekend- woohoo!

Saturday: --

Sunday: –
Only a few days of cooking this week, so I better make it good. Wish me luck and let me know how your dinners are coming!


  1. The salmon was pretty easy and very good... here's how to make it:
    1) Salsa:
    -zest an orange, then roughly chop it- throw it in a bowl (on second thought, don't throw it or you'll make a mess)
    -in the same bowl, zest a lemon and squeeze out the juice (ne seeds, though)
    -a handful of chopped flat-leaf parsley, half a handful of chopped mint, one scallion (sliced), and about a tablespoon of chopped capers
    -about a tablespoon of olive oil
    -half teaspoon of red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy)
    -salt & pepper
    Stir it around... viola! Salsa

    2) Salmon- brush with maple syrup, salt & pepper. Grill until flaky.

    3) Eat.


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