Saturday, June 11, 2011

What Do I Eat for Dinner?

What do I cook for dinner most often? I like things that are just as good for leftovers and which freeze nicely, if necessary. In the winter, I'll make lots and lots of soups and casseroles. But with warmer, summer weather, here's a list, in no order of importance, of what I often do actually make. If you're in a recipe rut, chose one to cure yourself. Enjoy!

Fish Cakes. I just love 'em. They're easy to prepare and freeze beautifully.
Kitchen Bounty: Fish Cakes, Fish/Shrimp Cakes

Ziploc Sausages. F-l-a-v-o-r-f-u-l, inexpensive and both fun and easy to make. Again, you can freeze them.
Kitchen Bounty: Homemade Sausages

Company Rice. When I want a starch, I go for this. It goes with just about everything.
Kitchen Bounty: Easy Rice with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese (Company Rice)

Baked Chicken with Bacon and Rice. If you haven't made this yet, you're in for a treat. The rice is the absolute best! And it's just so easy to make.
Kitchen Bounty: Baked Bacon with Rice and Chicken

Baked Spaghetti. I make it more for the leftovers--LOL. I even eat it for breakfast. I like it better than lasagna.
Kitchen Bounty: Baked Spaghetti Casserole

A Simple Lemon Cake. It's just easy to prepare and the taste is always fresh and inviting.
Kitchen Bounty: A Simple Lemon Cake

Mashed Potato Cakes. OMG, I just love these, especially for breakfast with fried eggs on the side.
Kitchen Bounty: Mashed Potato Cakes with Ham, Cheese, and Scallions

Crusty Chicken Tenders with Parmesan. When chicken tenders are on sale, I always grab a pack just for this recipe. The leftovers are wonderful served cold. And you can freeze them before you bake them.
Kitchen Bounty: Crusty Chicken Parmesan Tenders with Fines Herbes

Kreplach. Inexpensive and delicious. Yes, they can take some time, but if you make extra you can freeze them for a quick dinner or lunch.
Kitchen Bounty: Kreplach

Grilled Pork Tenderloin. You really need to grill this. Easy to prepare ahead of time and the leftovers make terrific sandwiches.
Kitchen Bounty: Marinated, Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Rice and Chicken. If you haven't made this, please promise yourself that you will!!!
Kitchen Bounty: Rice and Chicken (Easy Risotto)

Chicken Tenders with Lemon and Rosemary. Again, this is something you prepare ahead of time. It takes all of 15 minutes on the grill.
Kitchen Bounty: Grilled Chicken Tenders with Rosemary/Garlic/Lemon Marinade

Baked Shrimp. I make this a lot!  With a side salad, a hunk of good bread, and a glass of wine, it's restaurant-quality all the way!
Kitchen Bounty: Baked Shrimp