Hope you had a fabulous weekend, the highlight of ours was meeting our new
nephew, Cade. Oh my goodness, he couldn't be more adorable! I would have another
one in a second if I could. :)
Back to reality...my least favorite time of day is 5:00 if I don't have a plan for dinner,
and now that school is back in swing I feel like I need to up my game and
less casual about dinners. I'm not very good at making a menu for the week, but I do plan
and prep for dinner early in the day and that works to keep me from being crazy. In no
time it seems like we're in a rut and rotating the same 'ol dinners over and over. I always
love getting recommendations for tried and true recipes, here are a few new ones we've
tried this summer that made it on our 'put it in the rotation' list.
Gyros with Greek Chicken, Tzatziki and Flatbread
Recipe at Cooking Classy
I don't make homemade flatbread, I like both La Brea and Stonefire from Costco.
I mix all the ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce together and don't do any of the extra
steps for the cucumber. I do make sure to make it early enough for the flavors
to meld. My family isn't crazy about feta so we omit it. Great for school lunches
too, just send the sauce separately.
Creamy Shrimp & Mushroom Pasta
Recipe at Julia's Album
I double the sauce for my boys.
Easy Garlic Parmesan Knots
Recipe at Damn Delicious
I could make dinner out of these little gems!
I tweak the recipe by using pizza dough purchased from a local
Italian restaurant instead of canned biscuits.
Kicked Up Fried Rice with Shrimp and Crabmeat
Recipe at Food Network Emeril Lagasse
I don't add the crab, just use shrimp and ham.
Caprese Garlic Bread
Recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod
Delish, and perfect for the garden fresh tomatoes and basil this time of year.
I use a LOT of basil. :)
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (for two)
Recipe at The Baker Chick
Makes six nice sized cookies. I like to refrigerate the dough for just a bit to keep them
from spreading as much - if you can hold out.
Have you tried anything new to add to your rotation lately?
You can find my favorite recipes I shared last summer here.
If you'd like to check it out my Pinterest Food Board is here.