Dinner for Two, Tonight - Menus
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Glazed Ham Menu
I buy one of those small hunks of cured ham once or twice a year. I'm taking about the 1 -2 pound chunks you find in the supermarket cooler near the bacon and sausage. They aren't cheap, but they don't taste cheap either unlike those big water-filled whole ham steaks in the same section. A 1 1/2 pound hunk is good for a couple of meals and a...
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Herb-broiled Trout Menu
"Dinner for Two, Tonight" is a collection of menu ideas that can be prepared and served in around 30 minutes. Fish is always a great choice for quick meals, and is often my go-to choice when it's late in the day. Trout is a particular favorite because it's not only delicious but eco-friendly (it's usually farm-raised and has few...
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Chicken Picatta Menu
I've made Chicken Picatta hundreds of times over the years. It's my absolute favorite chicken recipe and, because it cooks up in 20 minutes - start to finish, it can't be beat as a weeknight dinner. If you have access to good veal, that's the traditional meat, but I always have a couple of chicken breasts in my freezer.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Pork Cutlets Menu
It had been more years than I wish to admit to since I'd had a pork cutlet. And then, one day, driving home and trying to come up with dinner I had an unexpected desire for this childhood favorite. By the time I got to the grocery store I had a meal planned. I got home, marched into the kitchen, dumped my cloth grocery bag on the counter, and...
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Bacon Roasted Chicken Menu
"Dinner for Two, Tonight" is a collection of complete menus and grocery list that can be prepared and served in 30 - 40 minutes from fridge to table. -- I think I first came up with the idea for Bacon Roasted Chicken when I was living is Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1976. I have no idea what prompted the idea, but it has remained a staple on my menu...
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Pasta Carbonara Menu
"Dinner for Two, Tonight" is a collection of complete menus and grocery lists that can be prepared and served in 30 - 40 minutes from fridge to table. Pasta carbonara is classic Italian, can be ready in 15 minutes, and is tremendously satisfying.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Grilled Shrimp Menu
I don't grill shrimp very often. It takes 20 minutes to get the charcoal right and then less than 10 to cook the shrimp. But then I insist on cooking with charcoal. If I used gas it would be quicker. Still it's really hard to beat a few shrimp off the barbie. When I grill the rest of the meal, though, it seems more worth the effort.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Minute Steak Menu
I was driving home late one afternoon from visiting my sister in Virginia and thinking about supper. I didn't have anything in the house I particularly wanted to cook. So I decided to stop briefly at the supermarket and pick up a couple of minute (aka cubed) steaks. It's a cheap cut of meat and cooks quickly. It's also ordinarily pretty...
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Veal with Artichokes Menu
I've been in Italy twice, but my favorite Italian restaurant is in Scottsdale, Arizona. The owner/chef is a master and this veal recipe with marinated artichoke hearts is one of his specialties. It's quick, easy, and fancy enough for a special occasion.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Italian Menu
This Italian menu, featuring the classic Pasta Carbonara, and be made and on the table in the same time as it takes to get a pizza delivered. Of course, some nights pizza is what you want, but this complete meal is so much better.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Welsh Rabbit Menu
Welsh rabbit is also known as Welsh rarebit - but whatever you call it it both easy and quick to make as well wonderfully good. I like it best on English muffins, but toast is more common.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Spanish Omelet Menu
Spanish omelets (tortillas patatas) are made with potatoes and typically served at tapas bars. But I love them for a quick supper and like to add some sausage to the mix. With a quick green it makes a great dinner.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Jerked Mahi-mahi Menu
Mahi-mahi is a flavorful, white-fleshed fish that's available in salmon-sized filets. For this menu I marinate the ifsh in lime juice and jerk seasoning before grilling it on my stove-top grill.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Lamb Steak Menu
I know a lot of people don't like lamb – or at least think they don't (I've managed to change a few minds in my time). But it's my second favorite meat after pork (and before beef). It's also a fairly lean meat, more so than beef and so a good choice if you're trying to watch your nutrition.
Dinner for Two, Tonight: Soup & Sandwich Menu
"Everybody loves soup and sandwich." Remember that advertising ditty? I don't know how true it is, but I certainly love soup and sandwich as a quick weeknight meal. This particular menu features garlicky tomato soup, egg salad sandwiches, and a wedge salad. And there's no reason you can't pick any two for a good meal. The citrus verrine ends the...