This week we enjoyed quite a few of our family favorites both old and new. We also had an opportunity to pair one of our dishes with a new side dish provided by one of our online friends at Passion Cook. We ended the week with a much needed day trip to a nearby winery for dinner and some much needed one-on-one time.
Monday we had Coconut Chicken Curry and Zucchini Pancakes with Tzatziki
We love the Coconut Curry Chicken. Even though it has been a while since we’ve made it. As soon as we mentioned it, we knew exactly what to put with it, rice. No, not this time. Our online friends at Passion Cook had posted an interesting recipe for Zucchini Pancakes that we just had to try. We’re glad we did, it even made the main dish taste better.
Tuesday was Chicken Scampi with Greek Salad
This dinner was another that I have to attribute to the online community. The storytellingcook told such a compelling story about how she acquired J’s Chicken Scampi I just had to give it a try. It didn’t disappoint. It also paired well with the Greek Salad. The acid in the salad helped cut the richness of the scampi. Though as you can see in the comments section of our whatsfordinner post a different pasta recipe would have been a better choice. That was on me not the storytellingcook.
Wednesday Mom’s Lasagna
On weeks when you give new recipes a try you just have to go with a few tried and true recipes just in case you have a failure. You don’t want a rebellion on your hands, do you? Mom’s Lasagna never fails.
Thursday Tuscan Soup with Tomatoes with Basil-Garlic Bread
This Tuscan Soup is another of those “no fail” recipes that is so easy to make. Pair it with the Tomatoes with Basis-Garlic Bread along with a simple side salad and you have a quick and satisfying meal that all will enjoy.
Friday – Movie Night
After all he hype we had to see Captain America: Civil War as a family followed by grabbing a bite out. No spoilers but all I can say is “Tony Stank” (watch for it)
Saturday – Dinner at the Winery
Sometimes you just need some time off from the day to day, some ‘me time’ as a couple so we decided to take a road trip to a nearby winery that also serves dinner. It’s a little over an hour away down quiet rural roads and a lot of nothing to distract from the scenery and conversation. Once we arrived we had a lot of fun trying the wines and then shared a rib-eye steak as we had Dinner at the Winery