Friday, January 21, 2011

Menu for the week

White bean and broccoli soup/Salad
Rigatoni alla Sorrentina with chicken /Salad
Spring green Risotto/Salad
Vegetable tortellini soup/Salad

Breakdown:
Aldi/Kroger $40
Costco $5
Super H $8

So, do you notice how we eat salad with almost every meal? I have a few favorites, but in winter, here is my absolute favorite:

For the salad:
bed of baby spinach
chopped up apples or pears
hand full of nuts (walnuts, pecans, sliced almonds...Whatever you have. I happen to use in this recipe cinnamon coated almonds from Trader Joes, a new favorite)
a hand full of craisins
crumbled up goat or feta cheese

For the vinaigrette:
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
one drizzle of maple syrup or honey
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients except the olive oil. Pour the olive oil slowly until the vinaigrette has emulsified.
Enjoy!

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