Okay, so spring seems to have parted today and left full on summer. After a quick walk down the road to the recycling, I am cooked! What happened to the drizzly days of last week? So, it has to be accepted in these parts, that summer really is just around the corner and there will be endless days of heat and sunshine. It sounds like I am complaining, well maybe a tiny bit. Only because I miss diving into warming food spending time in the kitchen. When the temps heat up, with no AC in sight, the kitchen almost becomes off limits some days. That means more salads, sandwiches and barbecue food.
n the meantime, I know we still will have some cool days ahead because it is only April. As well, the evenings this time of year are still cool enough to make and enjoy hot meals. So, I kept that in mind when putting this week's menu together. Food that can easily be "transitional" shall we say. Warm enough for cold evenings but yet light enough to not keep you in the kitchen for ages.
Have a great week and hope you find some inspirations for your dinner table.
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Let's see what the week has in store!
Oven Baked Tomato Chicken
Coconut Creamed Carrot and Ginger Soup
Mascarpone & Green Olive Tagliatelle
Atun Encebollado (Stewed Tuna in Onions)
Snow Pea & Carrot Quinoa Stir Fry
Monday This is a great dinner to start off the week. This Oven Baked Tomato Chicken takes only 10 minutes to put together and then just let the oven do the cooking . Serve over rice and dinner is served!
Tuesday I think we can still get away with soups around here. Spring is in full flow, but the evenings are still quite chilly and great for a warming bowl of Coconut Creamed Carrot Soup. Serve with your favourite bread and you are all set.
Wednesday Pasta night! Why not dive into this rich and creamy Mascarpone and Green Olive Tagliatelle for your mid week dinner.
Thursday This Atun Encebollado (Stewed Tuna in Onions) is just absolutely delicious. It has been one of my long standing local dishes from here in Southern Spain. I don't make it often enough, but it is surely going to be on my menu this week as well. This goes great with Country Fries.
Friday A very quick and healthy way to finish off the work week with this Snow Pea & Carrot Quinoa Stir Fry. High on taste, high in nutrients and quick to the table.
See you all next week for some more delicious menu ideas!
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