This Week for Dinner

Happy Saturday, all! It’s pretty dreary here in Philly today, and it’s making me kind of sleepy.

Or, perhaps the sleepiness could be attributed to the fact that it I ate my weight in Crème Brulee French Toast at Green Eggs Café this morning.

Yes, I ate the entire thing. I am not ashamed.

Anyway, if you are planning your menu for the upcoming week, here are a few ideas:

Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Dinner

From: Emeril Lagasse

Since we completely forgot about the ground beef we purchased for last week’s Mexican Frittata, we ended up using it in this recipe. It’s a good one to keep in mind if you are looking for comfort food and/or something kid-friendly. It’s pretty economical too, because it uses affordable ingredients and makes enough that you will have leftovers for other meals.

Fish Filet Veracruz

From: Goya

We make this recipe quite frequently. We usually use cod, which is pretty mild so it really takes on the flavor of the tomato, garlic and white wine broth. The briny flavors of the capers are also a nice touch.

Spaghetti Carbonara

From: Martha Stewart

We continued to get in the mood for our Italy trip with this dish. We used turkey bacon in ours though, so it’s not entirely authentic. I’ll be on my way to having the real thing in just about 11 days!

Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joes

From: Cooking Light

I was a huge fan of these. They definitely had a richer flavor than the Manwich variety, which we sometimes use as a shortcut for dinner. We also used turkey sausage, which has a lower fat content than beef. This, plus the mushrooms and molasses, absorbed a lot of liquid, so that they weren’t too sloppy.  Fine by me–I don’t like getting my hands dirty.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends! Chester and I are headed to the Phillies/Cubs game in a bit. Keep your fingers crossed that my dear husband, who will be all decked out in his Chicago gear, doesn’t get into any fights. I’ll be rooting for the right team, though, so no need to worry about me.

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