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I was out last weekend with some friends, and it seemed that I kept seeing beet and goat cheese salads on various menus around town.

I’ll admit I had never tried that combination and it intrigued me…

Hello Goat!

Hello Goat!

Hello Beets!

Hello Beets!

Well, now that we’ve greeted everyone…

Beets and goat cheese are some of those oddball foods that people generally seem to either love or hate. If you love them, then this is definitely the post for you. If not, don’t worry, there will be other salads for you, I promise! Also, since you won’t be making this particular salad, you might want to pop over to this adorable King Arthur blog/recipe  about making amazing banana fudge cookies instead.

So the pairing of the beets and the goat cheese, though not obvious (at least to me), are quite remarkable. Really, they are. The creamy, creamy pungency of the goat cheese and the earthy, corn-y (meaning they kind of taste like corn to me not that they tell bad jokes ) flavor of the beets just compliment each other. Really. They do.

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Beet and Goat (Cheese) Salad

Easy, Serves 4-6

:: 1 large head of Romaine or 2 smaller ones

:: 2 large handfuls of Spring Mix lettuce (about 2-3 cups)

:: 6-8 steamed beets, peeled

:: 1 cup goat (cheese) crumbles

:: 1/2 cup candied pecans

:: 1 cup homemade vinaigrette or your favorite dressing

Slice each beet in half and then cut each half into fourths. In a large bowl, combine roughly chopped romaine with Spring mix or any of the the more bitter lettuces. Add dressing and toss. Add beets, cheese, and nuts. Okay, now give it a try…

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Yummy, right?!

Weekly Menu 5/6-5/12

Looks like Sam’s excited to see what the menu is for this week,
 
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Best not keep him waiting, he looks hungry…

monday

roast chicken

beet and goat cheese salad

tuesday

spaghetti and meatballs

salad with homemade vinaigrette

wednesday

black bean tacos

thursday

noodles in white wine sauce

salad with homemade miso dressing

friday

saag paneer

naan

saturday

a delightful buffet of bite sized foods in honor of my mom, who loves small cuisine:

:: strawberry tartlets

:: baby quiche

:: sliders

:: twice baked potato bites

:: german chocolate brownie bites with caramel

sunday

Mother’s Day…out for sushi in the mountains…I hope! 🙂

 
 
 
 
 

Weekly Menu ~ 8/27-9/2

One of many programming lists made by my sweet Lauren, interesting archery made it on to the list…thanks, Katniss.

The Olympics are always inspirational but these particular Olympics, it seems, have left us with a hole in our athletic hearts, one which can only be filled by as many cartwheels and handstands a ten year old girl can possibly do in a day.

So, we will let both the increased energy needs of my budding gymnast and the bushel of green chile my sweet husband bought yesterday be our guide for this week’s menu!

Oh, and Happy Labor Day to you all!

monday

lime and honey marinated chicken

black beans

tuesday

green chile enchiladas

wednesday-carb loading

veggie lasagna

spinach salad

thursday

chicken parmesan

more spinach salad (I need to stop buying that huge Costco bag!)

friday

Out!

saturday

green chile stew

home made tortillas

sunday

chile rellenos

spanish rice

monday-Labor Day

BBQ with the Fam

Weekly Menu ~ 8/20-8/26

Here’s how I feel after a weekend of heavy food and desserts…needless to say, it’s time to strap on my running shoes and “Eat a radish, take a run” as my mom would say!

Love ya, Mom!

monday

grilled chicken fajita salad

tuesday

black bean and salmon tostadas

wednesday

turkey burgers (hold the bun for me!)

grilled veggies stacks

thursday

grilled shrimp tacos

deconstructed guacamole salad

friday

turkey chili with black beans and avocado

saturday

dinner with friends

sunday

roasted chicken

spinach salad with strawberries

berry parfaits

Weekly Menu ~ 8/6-8/12

Rice is kind of beautiful when you stop and think about it, isn’t it? Some things are so obviously lovely, their beauty would strike you even if you weren’t looking for it. But rice, well, I think rice falls in that category of things we must really remind ourselves to notice in their subtle beauty, because if we don’t, it may be missed altogether. And that, my Friends, is a shame. If God takes the time to pour His beauty into the world, then the least we could do is take the time to notice it, right?

Thus, I present to you, a lovely pile of brown rice…so beautiful in its uniformity of color, size, and texture. And so delicious under a giant spoon of warm, homemade, teriyaki sauce.

As for my absence from this space, I think I will give the Seinfeld version: Wrapped up school year, yada, yada, yada, I end up back here ten weeks later…I have missed you all though!

Okay, let’s do this, shall we…

Monday

Cumin Rubbed Grilled Chicken

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday

Grilled Flank Steak

Steamed Veggies…whatever’s on sale at Sprouts this week

Wednesday

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon

Brown Rice

Thursday

Kitchen Sink Quesadillas…gotta use up all that extra grilled meat!

Guacamole with chips, of course

Friday

Grilled Stuffed Pizza

Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

Saturday

Black Bean Burgers

Baked Fries

Sunday

Roasted Chicken with Tomatillo Salsa

Moroccan Style Side Salad

Cornbread

Hello My Friends,

Have you ever had one of those fabulous weekends where you ate out several times and although you loved it you kinda couldn’t wait to get back to simple, healthy every day fare? Well, that was the kind of weekend I had and I must say, shockingly, that I can’t wait for Monday and the sweet whole food it will bring with it…

Monday

Miso Soup

Some kind of interesting Salad…maybe Arugula and Pine Nuts?

Tuesday

Grilled Chicken

Avocado Salad

Wednesday

Roasted Veggies over Couscous

Thursday

Turkey Meatball Subs

Cole Slaw

Fruit Salad

Friday

Veggie Pizza

Saturday

Turkey Chili

Cornbread

Sunday

Marinated Grilled Steak

Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

Hope you all had a very, very Happy Mother’s Day…I know I sure did!

Monday

Chicken and Gorgonzola Sandwiches…hold the gorgonzola for the kids!

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Tuesday

Teriyaki Salmon

Brown Rice

Potstickers

Wednesday

Fajita Quesadillas

Adam’s Salsa and Chips

Thursday

Penne alla Vodka with Shrimp

Grilled Veggie Salad

Friday

Home Made Pizza…King Arthur Style!

Home Made Bread Sticks…also King Arthur Style!

Salad…Wedge Style!

Saturday

Stacked Enchiladas

Sunday

Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Cole Slaw

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