01 December 2011

weekly menu

monday- french onion soup   

{jb and i have a love affair with french onion soup.  i am not even a little bit ashamed to tell you we

ordered it after dessert one time at a restaurant that threw down a mean french onion soup.  sadly, i don't

have a great recipe for it.  we tried one recipe this week and it was blah.  we agreed to press on and not rest until we hae a killer french onion soup recipe.   send any tips or recipes my way! }

tuesday- i love california pizza kitchen's moroccan salad.  

{i decided to make my own version this week.  i used a 50/50 mix of romaine and spinach for the 

lettuce.  i roasted the beets and buttersquash until they were slightly burnt...delish.  i eliminated the

chopped egg, dates and cranberries that cpk puts in their version and added apple slices instead.  i also

swapped pine nuts with the almonds cpk uses.  here is the dressing i whipped 

up to go along with it...

champagne vinaigrette:

  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 dash freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup champagne or white balsmaic vinegar 
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil

{if it was a hard day, just sub in 1 cup of champagne- nevermind the vinegar.  jb is the easiest and 

happiest eater and always praises my cooking even when it's horrible.  every once in awhile i will strike 

it rich and find a meal he really really loves.  he gives me these eyes and doesn't make a sound, if it's 

extra good he'll throw down his fork and just look at me.  this salad earned all three marks...the eyes, no sound and fork throwdown. }

wednesday-chicken vegetable lettuce cups

{ the one change i made to this recipe was adding cumin to the meat.  cumin is one of my favorite

spices.  i want to make "i heart cumin" shirts but for those less savvy in the kitchen this may be confusing.  i loved this recipe..fast, easy and delicious. }

thursday- cauliflower crust pizza 

{ ours was topped with carmelized onion, chicken sausage, sauteeded zuchicinis & bell peppers. i know

what you are thinking... this is green eggs & ham all over again.  but i promise you will want to eat this

on a car, and with mouse and in the dark!  if you are gluten or grain free this is a great recipe.  it does have a ton of cheese though so it's not for those who are stricter paleo. }

happy eats!