This week is going to be another busy one. And we are going to be eating out a few times at the end of the week, so I am only planning three meals this week. Plus, there is always stuff in the cabinets and freezer to make if we need it. I’d rather make something out of the cabinet instead of let produce go bad in the refrigerator. Weeks like these though, I do try to keep salad fixings in the frig so that we can have something ‘fresh’ tasting with our cabinet and freezer staples.
On another note, I am going to try to wean us off of bottled salad dressings for our summer salads. Over the years we have tried to eliminate excess sugar in our diets where we can because we ARE such sugar addicts. We’d rather enjoy our sugar in sugary treats and not in places where you don’t even know it is there. So this is another step in this process.
My husband’s dressing of choice is Wishbone Italian. Does anyone have a good homemade Italian dressing recipe they would like to share? My personal favorites are red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar dressings, and those are easy. I just need to find one for him.
So for this week, we’re going to have some things from a few of my favorite bloggers:
Yummy Grilled Tofu from Book of Yum with Artichokes and Salad – we will probably bake or broil the tofu instead of grill. This is our favorite tofu marinade and it has convinced non-tofu eaters that tofu can be good. Thanks, Sea! And I am going to attempt to make artichokes after Heidi gave me the courage.
Polenta with Lemon Asparagus and Chickpeas from Fat Free Vegan – since we don’t care for asparagus we’re going to use steamed broccoli instead. Maybe we will try asparagus one day again. But this week the new vegetable is artichokes.
Pasta with Tomato-Blue Cheese Sauce from The Pioneer Woman with Salad