*Every Wednesday I write a blog post with all of the vegetarian dinners we ate this week!*
You may have noticed that I’ve stopped including food photos. I decided my photos were doing more harm than good. Food photography is hard, especially at night. But seeing this made me feel a little less bad about my failings!
Wednesday: Hot Dogs and Curried Couscous
Say what? Hot dogs?! Don’t worry, these were veggie dogs. I have tried veggie dogs in the past and not been too impressed (which is kind of surprising given that I am not sure you can call what’s in a regular hot dog “meat” exactly). But my friend Angie recommended these field roast smoked apple sage “sausages” and they were delightful!! They didn’t taste like fake-anything–they just tasted good. We served them in buns with ketchup and mustard. I also made this couscous as a side. I am kind of obsessed with it.
Thursday: Cheese Flautas with Cilantro Pesto, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, and Black Eyed Pea Salad
Friday: Paneer Makhani
Y’all. I am pretty impressed with myself. I made a delicious Indian meal from scratch!! It was actually very easy–it just involved a trip to an Indian grocery for some special spices. My friend Puja has an amazing food blog, which is where I got this recipe. You should really give it a try. SO good! I served it with rice and frozen naan from Trader Joe’s.
Saturday: Date Night
My mom and step-dad were in town this weekend, so we took advantage of the free babysitters and went to see Gravity at our favorite movie theater. Woah. Intense! While we were there, we decided to try out a Mexican place that just opened. Cyclone Anaya’s is actually a Texas-based chain, so we were pretty excited to try it. We both liked it, though we actually have Mexican restaurants in town that we like a little better. I got cheese enchiladas with verde sauce, which is pretty much my standard tex-mex order.
Sunday: Creamy Baked Four Cheese Pasta
This was our week to host our friends, the Hobbs, over for dinner. I made this baked four cheese pasta, which is a winter favorite of mine. I added tomatoes and basil (this option is in the recipe). I also served it with a salad and had oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert (made by Sam and my mom). So far, I am loving our bimonthly dinners! Such a fun way to get together with good friends.
Monday: District Taco (kids date night)
Sam’s girlfriend, Millie, invited him out to dinner with her, so who was I to say no? Of course we went to District Taco. I would just like to say, that in addition to all the times you see District Taco in these WWAW posts, just know that we are also eating lunch there at least once a week. I have an addiction.
Tuesday: Baked Potatoes and Salad
This was a nice, easy meal. I served the potatoes with cheddar, butter, and greek yogurt (instead of sour cream). I also made a delicious salad. I really like the dressing from this recipe. It is pretty easy, but tastes gourmet. For the actual salad, I like spinach, dried cranberries, feta, and candied pecans (all from Trader Joe’s).