My Menu Plan
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I hosted a little dinner party last night and it was pretty great, if I do say so myself. Here’s what I served:
Baked ricotta with lemon and herbs – this rich appetizer was deceivingly easy to make and so delicious. I had to bake it much longer than the recommended time to get the golden, bubbly effect (add an extra 10-15 minutes, some of it on broil) and I added in a little extra lemon zest and herbs to amp up the flavors a bit, but otherwise it was simple and perfect. Serve with grilled bread that has been brushed with olive oil and salt.
Salmon with melting cherry tomatoes – one of my go-to recipes from Ina Garten. I was going to try a new recipe for a main dish, but that’s never a good idea for a dinner party so I went back to this easy favorite. I served it with this grilled corn salad, which was really good. I’ve never cooked with a chile like this – the idea always intimidated me for some reason – but it was definitely worth experimenting.
For dessert, I bought a cheesecake at Trader Joe’s and topped it with fresh fruit. And told them I made it from scratch, of course 😉
Here’s what’s on our menu for this week – it’s a short one because of our trip to New York – but I have a feeling we will find plenty of great things to eat while we’re there so I don’t feel too terrible about it:
Sunday – homemade burgers with homemade sweet potato fries.
Tuesday – pork tenderloin with honey mustard sauce. An easy favorite.
Wednesday – takeout. Because we have an early flight the next morning. And this lady knows her limits.
Sweet treat of the week – I am going to whip up some of these whole wheat banana spice muffins this morning for a Sunday treat. Because it’s Sunday and that’s reason enough.
If you have any favorite NYC spots that are kid-friendly – this trip is all about them! – would love to hear about them in the comments!
Have a great Sunday. xx
*image above via How Sweet Eats