Seven Days of Dinner

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My husband has been creating many incredible recipes at home for the both of us to enjoy during during these past two months. He has been experimenting in the kitchen, whipping up his own renditions of Pad Thai, a Vegetable and White Bean Soup, Pumpkin Black Bean Soup, and a regular favorite, his Guacamole.

Seven Days of Dinner features one week of his homemade dinners, each very different in taste and presentation but each being equally outstanding. These bitter and blustery winter days have kept us inside for the most part, but it was well worth the while! One recipe is featured below. The other recipes will follow in future posts.

Monday- Moist Chicken in a Basil Cream Sauce

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This chicken dish will become your most favorite in an instant. Lean breasts of chicken paired with a delicious, creamy basil and asiago cream sauce. Served with peas and Milk Pail apple cider to drink.

Tuesday- Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya 

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A spicy, cajun dish that will put you in that festive, Mardi Gras mood. Prepared with you-peel-them large shrimp, andouille sausage, and chicken mixed with oregano, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Topped with crunchy, bright green scallions.

Wednesday- Chicken with an Orange Rosemary Glaze

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Sweet and spicy collide in this homemade twist on orange chicken! Savory notes of rosemary are in each bite, giving this dish a very aromatic, earthy flavor. If you notice as our side dish, we used the leftovers from the previous night’s Jambalaya.

Thursday- Quick & Easy Crab Cakes

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Second batch of crab cakes

A super easy crab cake recipe that everyone can make at home! Please see below for the recipe, adapted from Kraft Stove Top.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup, boiling water
  • 1 package Stove Top Cornbread Stuffing Mix
  • 3 eggs (you can also you 2 eggs, depending upon the texture you desire)
  • 2 cans (6oz. each) crabmeat, drained, flaked.
  • 3 T peanut oil (original recipe called from 1/4 butter)
  • 1/4 cup, minced scallions
  • 1/3 cup diced onions

Directions:

  1. Add boiling water to stuffing mix; stir just until moistened. Let stand five minutes.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add crabmeat, onions, and scallions, mix lightly. Stir in stuffing. Shape into 6 patties.
  3. Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side or until heated through and lightly browned on both sides.

Friday- Salmon Fillet with a Horseradish Butter Dill Sauce

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A salmon fillet, cooked medium-raw, generously drizzled with a creamy, butter dill horseradish sauce. Unlike anything you have ever tasted! A perfect ending to the busy week. Served with a side of mixed vegetables.

Saturday- Penne and Sausage with Mushrooms topped with a Garlic Tomato Sauce

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The spicy sausage gives this hearty pasta dish a kick! The garlic tomato sauce really hits the spot. Served with a few slices of french bread. This pasta dish will fill you up, so I recommend enjoying before sunset.

Sunday- Pork, White Bean & Cauliflower Soup

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A soup that incorporates a wide variety of textures and flavors, it was a hit at our house for dinner. In fact, we enjoyed this soup for a few days in a row as we had a lot left over. You can jazz up this soup creation with almost any ingredient you desire. Have fun with it!

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