In other, more interesting news, my sister Steph was home this weekend for her spring break, so on Saturday, Nick and I made a late lunch/early dinner with those PF Chang's Copycat lettuce wraps and this gooey chocolate caramel cake (okay, so I did most of the dessert and he did most of the chicken filling for the lettuce wraps). Both were pretty good, and I got to spend some time with Steph both Saturday evening and Sunday. What's better than time spent wrapped in a heated blanket talking about food and Gorgeous George? : )
monday: brussels sprouts, bacon, avocado, and lime skillet
recipe found at the little red house.
I modified this recipe a little bit by only having the brussels sprouts. I then cooked the halved Brussels sprouts with the bacon. I also changed this up by browning a little butter (about 1 to 2 tablespoons worth) and mixing it with the lime juice before pouring it over the avocado, brussels sprouts and bacon. This was so good and so full of greens: the perfect balance between healthy and indulgent.
tuesday: grilled balsamic flank steak on a bed of spinach + james beard cream biscuits
recipes found on Point-less Meals & the my blog.
This was so good and incredibly easy (just marinate and then grill the flank steak!). I didn't change much, except I served it on a bed of spinach to get some greens in there.
|the flank steak on a bed of spinach|
Of note, that one pound of flank steak definitely does not serve four... more like two and change, especially if you're really hungry.
|served with these biscuits.|
wednesday: torta di spinaci
recipe for this quiche with whole wheat crust, spinach, caramelized onion, roasted red pepper, goat cheese, & parmesan found on my blog.
This will definitely leave you with leftovers, but the leftovers are perfect for lunch--hot or cold.
recipe found on Iowa Girl Eats.
I tried this without baking my bacon because I was trying to save on some dishes, but I wish I would've baked it, as baked bacon always turns out crispier. This is another really easy meal, though!