This week I will be trying several new recipes from the cookbook Giada's Family Dinners, starting with yesterday's Dirty Risotto. I will post the recipes and results throughout the week so please check back.
I plan dinners only. For lunch we have leftovers or sandwiches. For breakfast we generally have Cheerios with fruit, yogurt, pancakes or waffles. I let the girls pick.
Sunday:Dirty Risotto "This has all the flavors that everyone loves most: it's cheesy, creamy, and smokey, with bits of bacon and sausage in every bite. Pure Italian comfort food."
Monday: Prosciutto and Melon Panini "Melon with prosciutto is no doubt one of the most popular antipasti. With the addition of silky brie cheese and yeasty focaccia this flavor combo becomes an outstanding sandwich"
Tuesday: Grilled Steak Sandwich "...all the ingredients can be prepped ahead and a little bit of meat goes a long way"
Wednesday: Pizza night!
Thursday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Friday: Veggie Omelets
Saturday: Veal Scaloppini with Saffron Cream Sauce "Every cook should have a simple showstopper like this one .... the dish cooks in a flash and it delivers a tender, creamy and mouthwatering bite"
And for dessert: Zuccotto (selected by my daughter Abby based on the pretty picture) "desserts don't get much showier than this... taste is pure decadence... if you use purchased pound cake, which I recommend, it's not at all hard to make"
Lemony Spaghetti with Peas and Ricotta
12 hours ago