Dinner this Week:

Friday, June 23, 2017

We're having a 1960s, homestyle week. I have a can of pumpkin I've been hoarding in the pantry and an extra store bought pie crust from a quiche a while back, so I've decided to launch us on a one-dessert-per-week initiative. We'll take turns picking the dessert each week, and when we have kids, it'll be a tradition to take turns picking the dessert. Fun. Fun.

M- oven fried pork chops
YUM. I used thin-sliced, center-cut chops ($6.50 from Kroger. Thank you, Krog) I threw in some panko to the breadcrumb mix because I had it. These earned a spot on the permanent rotation.

Hm. I was attracted to this one because it's only 4 Weight Watchers points. Is wasabi always in a greenish mustard form? I don't know if I messed up something in the recipe, but the sauce was a very pungent combination of flavors. I'm a mustard lover, but the soy sauce, wasabi mustard, salmon, and honey combined into something I didn't love. I'd rather throw the salmon straight on the grill and serve with lemon or a Greek dill sauce.

Another trip to Mayberry. This was my first time making salisbury steak. I thought it would be a good alternative to burgers (lose the buns, Margaret). I used Ree Drummond's recipe (with onion powder in place of onions), and I loved it. The layers of flavors from the ketchup, Worcestershire, and beef broth make a really deep and flavorful gravy. When I make this again, I may try tomato paste in place of ketchup.

This is the first time I've sauteed herbs in olive oil to start a sauce. I think it's going to be delicious!

I'm winging it with a version of huevos rancheros this week. We'll see how it goes. 

dessert night (1 night)

I love cloves. I love cinnamon. I love pumpkin! I had some extra filling, so I baked it in custard cups. If I have an extra can of pumpkin in the future, I might just bake the custard without the crust or make some shortbread cookies to top the custard. Yum. Yum. Yum.

emergency desserts:
chocolate almond milk

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