This Week for Dinner

While I was out gallivanting (I love that word. Why don’t people use it more often?) in Boston, I’m sure you were missing my weekly recipe round-up. Right?

I knew it!

Okay, so here it is.

Cacio e Pepe

Two weeks from today, we’ll be in Italy. I’m looking forward to enjoying cacio e pepe in a trattoria in Rome, Florence, or Venice. Or, maybe in all three cities. I pretty much plan to eat my weight in pasta and pizza.

Anyway, the good news is that it’s easy to make this dish at home. All you need is salt, black pepper, butter, some good cheese (we always have Parmesan on hand) and spaghetti. Make a pan sauce with your first four ingredients and toss with the pasta. You don’t really need a recipe, but Bon Appetit has a pretty straightforward one, for your reference.

Polynesian Pork

From: All the Cooks

Chester has this app on his phone, and it’s turned up some pretty good recipes. I like the flavor combination of green pepper, pineapple and pork in this one. I just noticed that the recipe calls for shredded coconut on top, though. Gross. I’m glad we skipped that.

Mexican Frittata

From: Shape

I love breakfast anytime of day, but Chester is not a huge fan of sweet breakfast items like pancakes and French toast like I am. So, I figured this frittata would be a good way to get my breakfast for dinner fix. The recipe calls for rice to be mixed in with the egg mixture, but we omitted it. It just seemed like it would make it to heavy. We had also brought ground beef for this, but ended up forgetting that we had it in the fridge. Oops. It was pretty tasty without it.

Chicken Stir-fry Wraps

From: Everyday Food

This is a very flavorful dish, and I think forgoing rice or noodles allows all of the elements to come through even more and of course lets you cut down on the carbs. Definitely get the butter or Boston lettuce recommended in the recipe, as it will hold up better and is easier to hold/eat than romaine or iceberg.

That’s all for now—almost time for me to gallivant off to bed (See, I’m totally bringing that word back, a little at a time). Hope everyone’s having a good week so far!

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