Sunday, February 10, 2008

What's for Dinner?

OK . . .

How many times do you hear that during the week? Is that the question you hate to hear? Do you cringe when your little one asks it for the 5th time before lunch?

My answers:

1 million, at least
YES! YES! YES! ;-)

Luckily, Sundays are an easy day for me . . .usually. I can almost call it an off day. SewDaddy is the Grill Master! WOO HOOO! He will usually fire up the grill on Sunday afternoons to cook up a whole bag of chicken breast. Can you say "dinner for the rest of the week"? ;-) It is so wonderful to have that grilled chicken in the fridge for quick dinners & salads during the week.

So, back to the original question of the day . . . What's for Dinner?

Tonight our menu consists of:

  • Grilled Chicken seasoned with ButtRub (That's a whole different post!) :-)
  • CousCous
  • Grilled Romaine & Tomatoes can grill lettuce! How chic is that? ;-) I buy the bags of romaine hearts, so it's really easy and there's no waste.

Gently wash the romaine and drain. Cut the head in half; leaving the core in tact. That will hold it together during the grilling process. Place your halved romaine heads in a dish along with some roma tomatoes which have also been cut in two. Drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt & cracked black pepper. Now from here, I'm not exactly sure what SewDaddy does other than put that stuff on the grill, cut sides down. The lettuce gets a tiny bit charred on the edges and wilts slightly. The tomatoes are still firm, but warm. This is heavenly!!!

It is delicious as it comes off the grill or you can drizzle with some buttermilk ranch dressing. What a wonderful, elegant yet simple dinner...done on the grill

Hey, the couscous doesn't count....that's 5 minutes for me in the kitchen! :-)

So, the question to you, my wonderful readers.... What's for Dinner?


marci said...

Your dinner sounds wonderful - and I need to check out Butt Rub. :)

We're having crab-stuffed chicken breasts with mashed potatoes -- or maybe wild rice (depends what's handy) -- and corn. Which I heard the crew starting to mutter, so off I go.

Sure wish we could grill today - but we've got an artic blast bearing down on us in NJ. Lows tonight are supposed to be 0 to -7. Brrr! It's already cold - I walked the dogs an hour ago and was shocked how much the temps dropped since this morning.


Butt Rub is AWESOME!!! It's great on chicken, pork, veggies, potatoes...well, you get the idea. I definitely need to post about Butt Rub.

Your dinner sounds DELICIOUS!!!! Crab-anything is good. ;-)

We grill year-round, but luckily don't have near zero temps to contend with. SewDaddy is good enough to bundle up even the the coldest weather though. He's a keeper!

Mendy at Modern Charm said...

You are making me hungry! My teeth are still being a problem, and believe it or not, even I have my limits when it comes to a diet of chcolate pudding.

So, is Butt Rub something you make or something you buy?