This Week for Dinner

Happy Weekend, friends!

Since we are already halfway through September (how did that happen?!), I’ve made my first foray into fall baking with a batch of pumpkin spice granola.  I think the recipe I threw together with needs a bit more tweaking, but at least the house smells delicious at the moment!

In other news, I feel like my food was just not photogenic this week. But, I’m sharing anyway.

Sweet and Sour Pork Stir-fry

From: About.com

Instead of deep frying the pork as called for in the recipe, a lighter option is to simply coat the pork in cornstarch and stir-fry.

Baked Orzo with Eggplant, Chicken and Mozzarella

From: Smitten Kitchen

I was pretty excited when I came across this recipe because it has a ton of my favorite ingredients in it (the chicken was a addition), but it was just okay. The flavors were nice, but tomatoes and eggplant released a lot of liquid when cooking, so it was very runny. You might want to reduce the amount of broth that you include. I thought it was much better the next when I ate it for lunch.

Roast Cod with Garlic Butter

From: Coastal Living

This recipe is like something Paula Deen would make. It has a fairly healthy amount of butter and then it’s topped with prosciutto. To lighten it up, you can use your choice of butter substitute (I like Smart Balance). It’s even better with a squeeze of lemon over the top.

Have an awesome week!

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