What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’?

I thought it might be fun to have track our culinary  progress every Monday, and to include our dinner plans for the week, along with links to our dishes.

Let our culinary adventure begin!

Lats night we made a Salad of Winter Greens, Walnuts, and Roasted Beets, and Roast Chicken with Herb Butter, Onions and Garlic.

First off: this salad was delicious.

Here are the adjustments we made:

For the beet salad we did not use baby lettuces with frisée- we went to TWO stores looking for it! I guess they don’t have pretty salad in South Jersey. Instead we used spinach because that was what we had on hand.   We also used roasted pine nuts instead of walnuts- again, what we had on hand… We chose to use Boursin cheese with garlic and herbs because it was cheaper by about two dollars- and still very delicious.


This salad was very very good. The only thing that we did not like was the dressing that was just a tad too bitter. I think next time we will make a nice balsamic dressing for this dish.

Now for the chicken. We looooved the chicken. It was moist and delicious, and makes for spectacular leftovers.

A few adjustments: We made more herb butter, because we ran out, and needed some for the gravy. And next time, we will be flipping the bird over instead of just one side becoming crispy and delicious. Also, next time we make this we will tie the legs together so that it maintains its shape.

look at that crispy skin and roasted onion

we like to pretend like we can plate over here

Here is what we will be making the rest of the week:

Tonight: Sausage and Lentils with Fennel– yummy Frenchy goodness

Tuesday Night: Linguine Avgolemono with Artichoke Hearts and Green Beans, with a nice salad- it’s like a Greek take on Carbonara

Wednesday Night: A Southwestern Christmas Salad and Spicy Balck-Bean Soup– A Vegetarian take on Southwestern eats.

Thursday Night: Pork Chops with Mustard-Cornichon Sauce, with a green salad- another French dish

Friday Night: Tandoori Chicken with Basmati Rice and a green salad- Indian yumminess- because we can’t find an Indian restaurant near us.

Saturday and Sunday dinner are yet to be determined… Maybe we’ll do left overs, or maybe some Mexican and Chinese food. We’ll see.




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