The last three Mondays I've spent with my girls Li and Mar making dinner and watching The Hills. We've made a date every Monday for dinner and the show until the season ends. One of the best parts is we always have a yummy drink. At first it was Paradise Iced Tea, now we've moved on to Tazo blends, and who knows what we'll try next. I'm having so much fun making dinner (the starred ones) with them that it's inspired me elsewhere in the kitchen!
*Rigatoni with mozzarella, spaghetti sauce, and ground beef, with baby greens, cucumber, and croutons
Seared New York Strip steaks drizzled in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper, skillet asparagus also drizzled with olive oil and salt and peppered, rustic Italian french bread dipped in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic
*Strawberry, sliced almonds, and spinach topped with chicken and balsamic viniagarette
Seared New York Strip steaks same as above (can you tell I learned how to make steaks on something other than the grill recently?), steamed California artichokes with mayo
Spaghetti and meatballs with a few meatballs topped with ketchup to turn them into meatloaf for the boys, spinach with croutons, red onion, and balsamic viniagarette
All beef hot dogs with dijon mustard, bbq chips, and jalapeno poppers. Simple and grilled by the pool.
*Seared New York Strip steaks with lightly steamed then chilled green beans, fresh cut tomatoes, and skillet zucchini, sliced tomatoes, and garlic cooked in olive oil, salt and peppered