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?