Moroccan Chickpea Stew on Sunday, Tortilla Soup made it's way to the table both Monday & Tuesday. Orange Chicken from Panda Express is Jonathan's FAVORITE but Wednesday night I made it myself from an America's Test Kitchen recipe that I've had printed & waiting to be made for almost 2 years. Last night was Italian with Spaghetti. One of those dishes I just make but have no recipe for, just letting it simmer all afternoon.
This salad is really simple, maybe not really Italian but a current favorite. A bed of fresh baby spinach, pear slices, sometimes orange slices, onion (green onion on this night but red onion is nice too), pecans or walnuts that have been gently toasted in a skillet with a little butter, finished with a light sprinkle of sea salt. Toss in some craisins or other dried fruit if you'd like. A simple dressing of balsamic vinegar with something sweet; honey, some fig or other preserves perhaps, top it all with bit of cheese. It's just the right combination of flavors and texture to make a really great salad that makes me never want to eat iceberg lettuce again!
Art Smith's Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits, another recipe I'd printed out but not made until now. I usually prefer a cut, not drop biscuit but these were outstanding! The preheated iron skillet gave the bottoms a lovely color and texture. This will be a keeper!
Where shall we travel to tonight?