Football is really the only professional sport I enjoy watching, so I am hoping for a great game on Sunday. I will be rooting for LA, of course! I am making a nice big crudites platter so that I don’t eat a thousand calories in chips and guacamole before I serve chili at halftime. I’ve learned my lesson. For those of you in the Artic, yikes! You’ve had a rough week. I hope you are starting to thaw. Make some warming soups with lots of ginger and spices, and don’t eat or drink anything cold. You want to keep the body warm! Here’s your dinner planner for the week:
Monday: Super Bowl leftovers! I enjoy making Chicken and Avocado Soup with them. Another suggestion is using leftover crudités in a salad or a soup, leftover salsa can be used in slow cooker chicken tacos, any leftover cooked/uncooked veggies in a frittata, method here, or quesadilla, method here. Little tortilla chips are delicious sauteed with eggs and pico de gallo. Chili can be served over baked potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes. Lastly, leftover corn tortillas are perfect in this easy tortilla soup.
Tuesday (Lunar New Year): The first meal of the Lunar New Year is generally cooked eggs. The yolk and egg white represent gold and silver. Here is an egg salad recipe along with other ways you can incorporate eggs into your dinner. You can also make vegetables fried rice with egg. My kids love the Asian Slaw with Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups. Easy Chinese Chicken is also great for a weeknght Though, traditionally serving a whole chicken or bird represents reunion and rebirth in the new year – here is my whole cooked chicken method ! You can also refer to this post for more fun ideas.
Thursday: Broiled Fillet of Sole with Lemon and White Wine from my cookbook and Fennel Salad with Citrus, Avocado and Ricotta Salata
Friday: Black Bean and Plantain Enchilada Bake from the Minimalist Baker
Saturday lunch: Breakfast Salad recipe with Potatoes, Bacon and Eggs
Here’s what you can do ahead if it helps you:
Make all sauces, marinades and dressings
Wash all salad greens
Wash and prep veggies
Make filling for the Asian Turkey Lettuce Cups
Make stock for soup (honestly, I buy Stock Options beef stock. I don’t love making beef stock from scratch.)
Make brisket and refrigerate
Here’s a link to my previous dinner planners.
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