Sunday, January 30, 2011

Recipe Review & Menu 1/31-2/5

First, I have to say that I made White Bean & Chard Gnocchi last night and it was delicious!!!  Not only so, it was super easy.  The only thing you really have to prepare is the onion and washing your greens (I used spinach instead of chard.)  If you're looking for a one-dish meal that's super tasty, this is it.  I particularly love it because it's comfort food without the bizillions of calories.  Huge plus:  vegetarian meal that my husband enjoyed thoroughly!!  Hooray!  I would definitely be willing to add a bit of chicken breast for more protein or in lieu of the beans.  Anyway, try it. 

Here are a few shopping tips:
*Fresh garlic is great.  However, I love getting the pre-diced stuff.  It's sooo nice.  I also like to get the peeled garlic cloves in the refrigerator section at Trader Joe's.
*Trader Joe's also sells shelf-stable gnocchi next to the pasta.  They have regular & whole wheat.

Here's a few photos I took while making it.  My camera isn't super fantastic, but hopefully you get the picture.  (Ha!  "Get the picture."  Pun totally unintended.)

 Onions and garlic sauteed with the spinach
 Dish is mostly put together with gnocchi, beans, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, and onion.  
Only thing missing:  delicious cheesy goodness.  The cheese makes this dish super fantastic.
Sauteed asparagus in a little olive oil and garlic. 

Menu for the week:
Monday:  Chicken Stir fry with rice and veggies
Tuesday:  Taco night!
Wednesday:  Salmon on the grill with veggies
Thursday:  Shrimp, pasta & veggies
Friday:  Date night?!  (that would be cool!)
Saturday:  Roasted Chicken & salad
Sunday:  Pizza

What's on your menu?

1 comment:

  1. So, did I mention that I just did a month-long meal plan? It is an attempt to save money by doing a one-time Winco shop (thus avoiding spendy Albertson's). It's still relatively flexible, of course, but we're giving it a shot. Here's this week:
    M: tortilla soup (may become honey mustard chicken)
    T: steak sandwiches
    W: date night steak
    Th: fajitas
    F: garlic lemon chicken kabobs (
    Sa: grilled chicken & pineapple quesadillas (a la PW, but with some modifications)
    Su: pizza, or other SB fare