Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fave Meals I've Made Lately

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


Camels & Chocolate said...

How much do you LOVE The Hills? I was just in LA and went to Ketchup for dinner, only because it was on last season!

California Girl said...

Totally fun!

h*dizzle said...

those sound so delish!!!! pictures please!

L said...

I've been getting into the Hills, too! Those meals sound so so good. Can I fly down for dinner? :)

Stace said...

Seared steaks? Hmmmm not sure about that one. The greatest thing I've cooked, is my pizza. :D But it sure does sound yummy.

Gooseberried said...

Dude, this is just mean. I'm starving now!

pinksundrops said...

C&C - I remember that scene! How fun to go there! Was it good?

Cali girl - Missed you! I'm so glad you're back! With baby :) ! Oh and there's not much I love more than good cookin'.

h*dizzle - Bummer. Can you believe I had so much fun making these I didn't even THINK about pictures?! I've been doing that a lot lately, but I guess enjoying life in the moment isn't such a bad thing either.

l - YES!! Please, please!

Stace - Seared = cooked at medium high heat for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes a side. How easy is that?!

Goose - I'd apologize, but I'm not sorry : ) . Come eat with me!


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