Tonight I made the sinfully delicious Creamy Cajun Penne Pot from How Sweet Eats. I especially liked the chicken in this dish. I think next time I would like to try this same preparation with some gemelli (spiral) noodles to better capture the sauce, and next time I must keep in mind that I can use a little heavier hand seasoning the veggies so that the sauce doesn’t turn out too bland at the end. This was even better as leftovers, once the flavors had time to marinate!
Tonight I marinated some tuna steaks in some mirin, seasoned rice vinegar, coconut aminos, honey, ginger, and sesame oil and then quickly seared them on the grill. I was in a hurry so this was a bit slap dash, but turned out delicious!
Josh and I love buying the pre-marinated pork loins from the grocery store. Our favorite flavors are the Applewood Smoked Bacon and the Garlic and Herb. We just toss these suckers on the grill and turn a couple of times and before you know it, dinner is ready! On the nights we have pork loin we inevitably also have sweet potato fries, which I purchase by the bag, frozen. It makes for an easy meal, and since I throw aluminum foil on my cookie sheet, I only end up with one dish to wash! (The cutting board after slicing the pork loin.)
I made this Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup tonight and it was great! I really enjoyed it as a soup, even though I think I over-thickened it. It did give me a fantastic idea, though! Josh and I agreed that it would make a fabulous sauce over spaghetti squash! Watch out!
Tonight I made Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Cantaloupe Salsa from How Sweet Eats. This was a really interesting spin on the Baja Shrimp Tacos we have enjoyed a few times so far. The flavors of cinnamon and allspice were really unexpected. They were, unfortunately, far too spicy for Raina and were just really heavily spiced overall. I think next time I would marinate the shrimp in a baking dish with the seasoning sprinkled over them, rather than coating them so heavily.
Tonight we made, and thoroughly enjoyed, Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli from The Eyes of a Boy. The beef was so tender and flavorful. Next time I would really like to serve this over some spaghetti squash to soak up the tasty sauce.