It is finally Spring!! That being said, it’s finally grilling season! When the weather is nice, I try to grill as much as possible. I hope you all enjoy the weather this week!
Grilled teriyaki pork tenderloin
Couscous with pine nuts and currants (Recipe below)
Spaghetti and Meatballs (I use this recipe for the meatballs)
Pesto chicken kebobs (my pesto recipe is here)
Orzo pasta salad (this is a great recipe!)
Quesadillas *this is a great way to use up whatever you have
leftover in your fridge! Just add everything and throw them on the grill!
Grilled chicken sandwiches
Baked Ziti (find the recipe below)
spaghetti sauce (enough for 2 dinners)
3/4 lb ground beef
3/4 lb ground pork
whole milk (small)
caesar salad (2)
Pesto (homemade or store-bought)
chicken (enough for 3 dinners)
red & yellow pepper
15 oz ricotta cheese
Easy and delicious family dinner!
- 16 oz ziti
- 3 cups spaghetti sauce
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped parsely
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
- 1 lb ground beef
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook the pasta and drain
Brown the beef and set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the pasta, 1 1/2 cups of sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, parsley, egg, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper
In a large casserole dish, spoon the mixture in. Top with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese
cover and bake for 30 minutes.
Couscous with Pine nuts and Currants
This is a great and easy side dish!
- 1/2 stick butter
- 3/4 cup shallots chopped
- 2 cups chicken stock
- salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 cups couscous
- 1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
- 1/4 cup dried currants
- 2 tbsp parsley chopped
Melt the butter in a large saute pan. Add the shallots and cook over medium-low heat for 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add the chicken stock, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover the pan and set aside for 10 minutes. Add the pine nuts, currants and parsley and fluff with a fork. Serve immediately.