Pictured above: An ahi salad. Mr. L. grilled the ahi and it was perfect. I added new potatoes, still warm, to the salad, with a little Italian dressing.
It has been chilly and rainy for the last few days. Because of that, when I planned this week's menus, they are all sort of hearty. Now watch -- the sun will come out and we'll be eating all this hot food all week!
Here are our menus.
Sunday: I am drowning in eggplants in the garden. I will put them to good use tonight and make this eggplant casserole. It sounds very rich, so I'll just do a green salad alongside.
Monday: Potato-Crusted Salmon with Watercress Salad. Did you know people in Hilo eat loads of watercress? I never even saw, or tried, watercress when I lived on the mainland. It's delicious. It is sort of peppery. Sack N'Save does a nice salad with it in their deli.
Tuesday: This sounds decadent, but the recipe is from Cooking Light, so hey. Cheese and Pear Pork looks great. I tore the recipe out of the magazine back in September of 2011 but never tried it. I found very thin slices of pork so get to skip that mallet-pounding step. I cannot eat walnuts but have some pecans, which should work just fine. I think some rice and spinach alongside would be good.
Wednesday: Balsamic Peppered Chicken over Noodles; Peas.
Thursday: From Kraft foods, this Ham and Cheese Pot Pie. I'm going to tweak it a little, though. I am not a huge "piecrust" fan, so I am going to put the mixture into a casserole dish and top with the little doughboy crescent roll triangles. I'll try to remember to take a picture. I think it could either look really sporty or strange. We shall see.
Friday: This is one of Mr. L's favorites: Cheesy Lasagna Soup from Betty Crocker. And, again, here is my Betty Crocker story. Still makes me smile. With this soup, we like French bread.
Saturday: Burgers and Fries!
Have a great week, everyone!