22 April 2013

Menu Monday

Playing a bit of catch-up on Menu Monday today since it's been 2 weeks since the last one.  In order from most recent to oldest:

Rachel inspired this meal after I saw it on her Menu Monday last week.  I served the skewers with peppers and onions we grilled and Near East Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil couscous.  We LOVED this meal and I can see us making this a lot this summer.  It would be easy to change out the meat, and M thought the grilled onions tasted like a Bloomin' Onion.  Can't argue with that!

Oven Fajitas {Budget Bytes}
M actually made these since I was feeling under the weather.  Love, love, love them!  Really easy {seriously...just slice the chicken, onions, and peppers the same size, thrown them in a pan with some fajita seasoning, and put in the oven}.  It made a lot and M has been enjoying the leftovers as sandwiches and with scrambled eggs.

I've made these before and they're just as wonderful as I remembered.  The trick is to watch the video on the website to learn how to completely seal the feta in the burger.  Otherwise you end up with a serious mess of falling-apart burgers.  

Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts {Everyday Food May 2010}
Although I think the term "kicked-up" is being a little too generous, we really enjoyed these.  We go through a lot of canned tuna in our house, so this was a nice change of pace.  The red onion added a lot and I liked the burst of sour/bitter flavor from the capers.  Plus, anything with a slice of cheese on top is OK in my book.  

Whole-wheat Rotini with Arugula-Walnut Pesto
This was a clean out the fridge/pantry/freezer recipe.  I just put arugula, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, garlic and olive oil in the food processor and out came pesto.  Toss with whole-wheat rotini and a little pasta water and voila! Dinner.

Meh.  This wasn't bad, but I don't see us making it again.  It was just really, really bland.  I even added a little leftover Boursin to the mix and blah. It makes a lot and it's very filling.  I didn't hate this; I actually really enjoyed the leftovers cold.  But I wouldn't fix this if you're looking for a big flavor hit.

Bon appétit! 


Portuguese Prepster said...

the pesto shrimp skewers look great

Rachel said...

YUM! Everything looks good to me. Glad y'all loved the shrimp, peppers and cous cous meal! I think it'll be a regular summer meal in our home!