Sunday, September 13, 2015

menu planning: what's for dinner?

are you a list maker? i find it incredibly therapeutic and helpful to get those
thoughts and to do's down on paper. when it comes to looking at the 
week ahead and planning out your dinners i have found some rather 
helpful sites online for dinner inspiration and menu planning. 
here are a few i look to regularly for inspiration:

for after meal treats these are lovely sources:
oh ladycakes

if your looking for a rather delicious dinner without a lot of fuss try out this menu.
asian marinated grilled chicken
roasted potatoes with garlic and parsley
sauteed peas and scallions
brownies and ice cream

chicken marinade: recipe from milk bar life, by christina tosi
{better made 1 day before}
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 Thai or other small red Chile pepper, seeded and sliced
3 limes, zested and juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons neutral oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon black pepper

Whisk all together in large bowl.

-boil small potates first, then roast in a 400 degree oven with some olive oil + butter, parsley 
and garlic, salt and pepper until toasty and bursting.

-when all else is done sautee some english peas in a bit of butter with scallions, salt and pepper; 
maybe add some shaved parmesan if your feeling fancy.

-see above link for these sea salt fudge brownies. 
so great cold the next day with your coffee!

what are some of your go to dinners or tips for planning out the week ahead? 
any great food blogs you love?
or some of your favorite valley restaurants? 

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