Sunday, November 19, 2006

Week 4 update
I have been incredibly sick all week and barely stayed awake long enough to cook. I did get through a couple recipes....But I'll write about them later...
I'm taking this week off bc I'm home for Thanksgiving...

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Week 4!

This week we're going to do Thanksgiving on Thursday, so that should be fun!

Sunday: Feta Chicken with Vegetables
Monday: Spiced Chicken and Greens with Pomegranite Dressing
Tuesday: Chili
Wednesday: Middle Eastern Chicken Salad Wraps
Thursday: Thanksgiving - Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Jello, Cranberry Sauce, Pineapple Cherry Surprise
Friday: We're going to the Casino to see Montgomery Gentry!!!
Saturday: I'm going home for Thanksgiving!

Grocery List:
Sweet Potatoes 3
Bananas 2
Red Seedless Grapes
Romain Lettuce
Hummus with Roasted Garlic


Chicken (Turkey Breast?)

Brown Sugar
Stuffing Cubes
Frozen Peas
Canned Pineapple
Canned Cherry
Dried Coconut
Yellow Cake Mix
Grape Jello
Red Beans
Tomato Puree
Roasted Red peppers
Light Caesar Dressing

I guess I should catch up before posting about this coming week. Its been a little busy around here and I haven't been very good about posting on here.

Wednesday we had the dry rub chicken and it came out really good. The seasonings didn't get as far into the meat as I would have liked, but it was still pretty tasty over all. I liked it. We made baked potatoes to go with it instead of a pasta salad, but I suck at making those, and it took like 4x as long as it took for the whole chicken to cook!

Thursday we went out shopping so when we got home we decided to make the greek chicken instead of the salad. And as always the gyros were delicious! I love them, and that rice pilaf is to die fore I swear.

Friday we finally did have that chicken salad, and I have to say I was very diappointed with it. It is the first cooking light recipe that I have actually disliked. It was a little sad because I thought I was going to love every recipe I've tried so far. But as Kristyn put it, it tasted like Subway's Tuna...ICK!

We went out to dinner last night. yum.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

So the artichokes were a big hit. Kristyn absolutely adored the dish, and I well, thought it was yummy. I didn't love it, but it was WAY better than I thought it would be. We served it with pasta, because it had so much extra sauce...It was tasty.

Heading to cook a dry rub chicken...wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Last night was the Chicken with the Mustard - Dill Sauce. It was supposed to be a mustard - maple - dill sauce but Kristyn hates maple, so I replaced it with a little bit of honey. I really liked the mustard and dill combo. It was much better than I expected it to be. I also had a spinach salad with a mustard sauce. It was tasty, but it was a little too mustard-y for me for a salad dressing. I liked it though.

Tonight is artichoke stuffed chicken, I don't know how I feel about it. I'm really nervous about it because I haven't ever liked artichokes....Here's hoping.

I'm excited for Banana and Paul to come back to the Boston so I can cook for more people, who are more willing to try new things and kind of force me to.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Week 3 11/6/2006

So, last week we did really well, but there are still some recipes that need to be carried over, because I came home for the weekend. While I was home, I did make some stuff, just not off of my list because my family isn't as open as my roommate is. So, here's my menu for week 3.

Monday: Pan Roasted Chicken Cutlets with a Mustard Dill Sauce, Spinach Pear Salad with Honey-Bacon Vinaigrette
Tuesday: Artichoke and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Peas
Wednesday: Dry Rub Chicken with Honey BBQ Sauce with Pasta Salad
Thursday: Chicken Salad with Green Beans and Toasted Walnuts
Friday: Feta Chicken with Vegetables
Saturday: Spiced Chicken and Greens with Pomegranite Dressing
Sunday: Greek Chicken Pitas with Greek Rice

Grocery List:
Green Beans
Red Bell Pepper (2)
Red Onion
White Onion
Salad in a bag
Red Onion

Gorgonzola Cheese

Whole Chicken

Pita Bread
Pomegranite Juice

Friday, November 3, 2006

I'm not cooking something new tonight. My family heard me rave about the cashew stir fry and they want to try it so thats our dinner plan tonight. I think me and Precious are going to make it. I really hope it turns out as good as it did when me and Kristyn made it. mmm...

Day 10 11/2/2006

Tonight was Chicken with a Sage, Pear skillet chutney. It was really delicious. I liked the pears as a savory flavor. It surprised me that I liked that aspect so much, it was slightly sweet but had a carmel-y flavor to it. I really liked it. Then there was green beans and lemon hazelnut butter. That was absolutely delicous. I didn't think I'd like the hazelnut part, but it was amazing. The lemon flavor mixed with the slightly sweet hazelnuts was delicious...

Then tonight I had popcorn with italian seasonings on it. It was ok.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Day 9 11/1/2006

So tonight we had Cider-Glazed Chicken, Warm Spinach Salad with Apples, Bacon and Cranberries and it was delicious. The salad was to die for. It had a balsamic dressing that wilted the spinach a little and made it awfully delicious. The flavor combonation of the things together worked really well for me. In making the bacon to go on top o fthe salad, I burned it and set off the fire alarm in my apartment, that sucked a little. The campus police had to come turn it off for me. Talk about embarassing....He did say that dinner smelled really good though, so i'll take it as a compliment!