Saturday night – 05/11/2013

I never posted this before we went away on vacation so here’s a late update with what we had on the last Saturday night dinner we hosted.

Braised Country-Style Pork with “West Indies” Dry Rub
Home-Fried Potatoes
Sauteed Pak Choy
Asparagus-Gruyere Tart

Notes under the cut

Saturday night – 05/04/2013

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past couple of weeks. We were away the last two Saturday nights and our weeknight cooking was lackluster at best.

Spring may have sprung back in March but it was only in the last week or so that the temps were consistently high enough for me to believe Spring had arrived. The forecast for today had the temp near 70°F so I got it in my head that I should grill something. Add in a missing walnut allergy and I had enough to go on to form a menu.

Grilled Chicken Breast
Spinach Walnut Penne
Chickpeas and Tomatoes with Oregano
Homemade bread a la Ted

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies

Notes under the cut