Ahhh! Finally! Fall temperatures are doing a bit more than merely playing peekaboo with us down here in Texas! I'm thrilled for cooler temperatures this week, and - BIGTIME! - a dinner with HDH (now HHH!) tomorrow night and some Wake Girls Fun this weekend in OKC!
On deck for our dinning room table this week...
Monday: Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs
- modified from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
Tuesday: Simple, Hearty White Chili
- a la Pioneer Woman (with Hatches!)
Wednesday: Macadamia Nut & Coconut Encrusted Tilapia
- prepped fillets courtesy of Whole Foods
- to be served with broccoli and garlic rice pilaf
Thursday: Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream Sauce
- from Cooking Light
- to be served with roasted asparagus risotto
Hits & Misses from Last Week's Menu:
Y'all. Hotdamn. Pasta alla Vodka (with grilled chicken cutlets) and Cider Glazed Chicken are both RIDICULOUS. I'm still dreaming about both. Follow both recipes exactly (or substitute half-and-half and whole wheat pasta with the vodka sauce and cut the calorie count by a teeny tiny smidgen!) and you'll be golden!
Another small note... Discovery: Spiced Apple Cider is my new favorite mixer! Thus far, I've shaken a little apple cider martini (simple vodka + cider) and thrown together a "Winter White Trash Sangria" (white wine + cider). So take it from me... that $6.00 jug of cider you'll have to purchase just to get 1/2 cup for your Cider Glazed Chicken recipe? WILL TOTALLY BE WORTH IT. Twofold. Or Trifold. Or More-Than-That-Fold (depending on how creative you get with your adult beverages!).