Monday, January 24, 2011

this week's menu

1. Enchiladas
2. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
3. Chicken souvlaki (I serve it with garlic rice)
4. Tomato soup with grilled cheese
5. chicken marsala
6. Salmon and noodle stir fry

Joel and I started watching Bizarre foods. I don't recommend watching this unless you have a gut of steel. We are watching it because it's super interesting. Plus we like to cringe.

p.s. I love granola.


  1. That chicken souvlaki sounds interesting. Would you mind sharing your recipe?? Also, that granola looks so tasty.

  2. Sure,

    4 pieces flat bread or pitas
    2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
    1/2 sm red onion, thinly sliced
    3/4 cup crumbled feta
    1/4 cup olives, pitted
    1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    2 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ( I use extra light tasting OO)
    4 boneless, skinned chicken breast, cut into pieces
    1/2 cup plain yogurt
    1 small cuccumber, diced
    1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh dill (I used 1/2 tablespoon of dried)

    Heat oven to 200 f. wrap the bread in foil and place in oven
    In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, feta and olives. In a large bowl,
    combine the oregano, thyme, pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons of the vinegar, and the lemon juice.
    Slowly add 4 tablespoons of the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until incorporated. Pour 2 1/2 tablespoons of vinegarette over the tomatoe mixture, toss and set aside. Add the chicken to the remaining vinegarette, toss and set aside. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the chicken but not the liquid to the skillet and heat, turning occasionally, until cooked through, about 5 min.
    meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucummber, dill, and the remaining vinegar. to serve, spread the bread with some yogurt sauce and top with the chicken. Add the tomato salad fold and eat.

  3. do you have a recipe for granola? si vous please? :)

  4. ah yes. We love this stuff....

    4 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 1/2 cup sliced almonds
    1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup honey
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

    Preheat oven to 300 F. In a bowl mix the oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a saucepan warm the oil and honey. Whisk in vanilla.

    Carefully pour the liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon; finish mixing by hand. Spread granola in a 15x10 inch baking pan.

    Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes. Transfer granola-filled pan to a rack to cool completely. Stir in raisins or cranberries. Seal granola in an airtight container or self-sealing plastic bag. Store at room temperature for 1 week or in the freezer for 3 months.