This Week for Dinner

Well, hi! Hope that your weekend was just dandy. It was gorgeous here in Philly on Saturday, and I took advantage of the pleasant weather to have lunch outside and run some errands around Center City. Yesterday, I had to work in the morning and upon returning home I plopped on the couch and got sucked into a Travel Channel marathon related to all things London. It really makes me want to jump right on to the next plane and go to there and eat mass quantities of chicken tikka masala as well as loads of tea and pastries every afternoon. Who’s with me?

The reality is, though, we probably aren’t going to London, so if you need a back-up plan for your menus this week, here are a few things to consider:

Lemony Pasta-Veggie Salad with Chicken

From: Cooking Light

I’ve probably posted several variations of this salad already, but I will never get tired of this combination of ingredients. Ever.

Parmesan-Pesto Crusted Fish

From: Pink Parsley

The original recipe calls for halibut, but you can probably use any mild white fish that you would like, since the lemon, pesto and cheese will give it a robust flavor.  And, I suppose if you were really ambitious, you could make your own pesto, but the jarred varieties are just fine and will save you a few extra minutes on the prep time.

Greek Quesadillas

From: Annie’s Eats

This was the second time we made these, and I love, love, love them. They are a nice change of pace from the standard Mexican ingredients and flavors. We had some leftover chicken, so we tossed that in to one of the quesadillas, but they are just as filling and tasty without meat. And, that’s the beauty of a quesadilla, really–you can fill it with whatever you like and satisfy any picky eaters.

Side note: you’ve been following along for awhile, you’ll see I’m pretty good at finding things to make for dinner and sticking to that plan. When I have leftovers from dinner, I usually take them for lunch, but on the days that this is not the case, I’m kind of at a loss. I can’t look at another Lean Cuisine. And, I came to the realization on Friday that I should probably eat something other than frozen yogurt or the man at Sweet Ending and I are going to be on a first name basis very soon.  Any lunch suggestions? Send them my way!

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