Baked Burrito Enchiladas
These are no-brainers. Whole grain flour tortillas, refried beans, taco-seasoned meat (or in our case "smart ground') with sauteed onions, shredded cheese, black olives, sour cream, enchilada sauce. Preheat oven to 350, Assemble burritos, place in a 9x13 pan w/ 1/3 of the enchilada sauce on the bottom (to prevent sticking), cover with sauce, cheese, olives. I go very light on the cheese. 25 min. Serve with salsa, hot sauce & sour cream.
Fresh Mozz, Basil & Tomato Sandwiches w/ Marinated Asparagus
I was at the beach the other day with some of my favorite people and they whipped these out for their beach dinner. Yum. Get good FRESH mozzarella, basil and tomatoes. I went with bagel thins sandwich bread. You can use any type of seasoning but I am doing a balsamic vinegar/ black pepper/ olive oil combo on these. Marinated Asparagus comes from a metabolic cleanse class I took - Trim a bunch of spears, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup Braggs amino acids (or soy sauce), 1 clove of garlic crushed, 1 T grated ginger and about half a lemon squeezed. Mix sauce in a blender, pour over the spears and marinade for at least 20 min up to 1 day. No cooking!
Editors note: Freakin' Peapod did not bring the Mozz. Had impromptu guests, ended up with NY Style Pizza instead... sigh. Best laid plans!
Hot Dogs / Black Bean Burgers w. Watermelon & Cowboy Caviar
All the gear for grilling. Cowboy Caviar is simply black-eyed peas, shoepeg corn, cilantro, red onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, cumin, garlic. Some add chopped tomatoes.
Veggie Potstickers & Cold Sesame Noodles w. Broccoli
I wish I could claim I was making these from scratch, but I am just getting a frozen package. I have not made potstickers in ages - really should do that some weekend.
Khichardi (lentils, rice, curry) & Chopped Salad
I am thinking about doing a crockpot version of Khichardi since I could just dump everything in there and leave it until evening. I am using regular lentils.
Doesn't everyone have taco night? Easy. I am tempted to cook up some frozen shrimp I have for these tacos, but it makes me want coleslaw shredded cabbage to go in the shells with a creamy ancho sauce. I did not order cabbage or anchos in this week's Peapod order. If motivated, I will brave the grocery store.
Whole Grain Penne Pasta w/ Vodka Sauce & Chopped Salad
Toss a bunch of roasted veggies in to a simple Vodka sauce (spiced with a bit of cayenne). Also good tossed with ricotta cheese and baked.