Sunday - dinner at G.'s - Steaks with Gorgonzola cheese and Asparagus. I've been asked for the recipe, so I'm going to do my best ... G. put the steaks on a foil covered baking sheet and cooked them in the oven on the "broil" setting. He cooked them on one side and then flipped them over, moved the pan to the top shelf and cooked them for a few more minutes. The length of time that you leave them in the oven depends on how you like your steak cooked. When he turned the steaks over and moved them to the top shelf, he sprinkled gorgonzola cheese over the top and put the asparagus spears on the baking sheet. For the sauteed mushrooms and onions, he put a carton of sliced mushrooms and a sliced up onion in a skillet with a little bit of balsamic vinegar and cooked until soft. It was a delicious meal! I also think you could grill the steaks if you wanted to.
Monday - Grilled Salmon with Lime Butter Sauce, courtesy of epicurious.com and Cari! This recipe was REALLY good. I hate when you try out new recipes and you never know what to serve with them, so I scoured the reviews to figure out what people served with the salmon. I served it with corn (the sauce was fantastic over corn!) and couscous. I think it would also be good with asparagus. My only suggestion is that you wait to make the sauce until the absolute last minute because it gets kind of thick if you make it and let it sit around for a bit. I also added a little cilantro to the top, I had some in the fridge for Tuesday's Butter Chicken. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Cari!
Tuesday - Butter Chicken, courtesy of Tasty Kitchen! Contrary to the name of the recipe, this recipe does not involve lots of butter. Make sure you read the recipe in advance, because you need to marinate the chicken overnight! It was really good, but definitely not as spicy as I thought it would be based on the reviews. However, that could be because I left out the Cardamom and Coriander ... one of my grocery stores didn't have EITHER spice and they were going to cost $22.00 at the other. I figured they couldn't be THAT vital ... especially since the recipe only called for 1/4 teaspoon of each. I served this dish over rice and had a glass of Chardonnay :)
Wednesday - Leftovers.
Thursday - J. will have to fend for himself, because I will be in San Francisco! He will be joining me Friday morning.
Hope you enjoy the recipes ... I've had several comments from people who have tried recipes I've posted ... yay! I'm glad to be of some use :) And, I've had several people give me new recipes to try. I love it! I am always looking for new things to cook. I don't feel like we have to have an elaborate meal every night, but it makes it so much easier to eat at home when I am looking forward to what we are having!