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My Menu Plan

2014 October 12



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.

Monday – roast chicken with arugula and roasted potatoes. Here is my favorite recipe. And four other great chicken recipes, if you need some ideas.

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

3 Responses
  1. October 12, 2014

    BareBurger and Shake Shack are both kid-friendly options. For AMAZING pizza, check out Capizzi right by Port Authority – neighborhood isn’t much, but the pizza is phenomenal. If I think of any more locations, will comment for sure!

  2. October 14, 2014

    Alice’s Tea Cup! There are three locations, each is beautiful and has tasty food. The plates and silverware are all mixed up and the kids can have “fairy dust” sprinkled on them, if they’d like.

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      October 14, 2014

      On my list! Thanks for the rec!

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