Daily Dinner Table

Ideas for dinner tonight. Household and kitchen tips, recipes, tweaks. What's worked great, and not so great.

Category Archives: main dish

Luscious Lentils

I love lentils! I’d like to say who doesn’t…. but I don’t think enough people have given them a chance. Maybe I’m wrong, hope so. Anyway, I just whipped up … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eggplant Barbaraja’ne (rhymes with Parmesan)

Day 2 of eating clean!  I’m still enjoying my book, learning all sorts of new things conflicting with what I thought I knew about food and nutrition  already. I’m quite … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Caribbean Collards

I’m trying to eat “clean”, at least for today! We’ll see how long I go. I eat pretty healthy for the most part,( although I’ve noticed that lots of pasta … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cantonese Pork Tenderloin with Orange Sauce

I was given this recipe from my sister-in-law, Kathy, I don’t even know how many years ago. It’s always a favorite, and especially nice when company is coming. It isn’t … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kale and Orzo Medley

This was last nights dining experiment. I wanted to make something pretty healthy, vegetarian and pocketbook friendly. It was tasty, the family ate it all up, but I think I’ll … Continue reading

June 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

That’s a Spicy Mac and Cheese!

It’s not a good thing when you wake up and Jim Cantore is in town. He visits here far too often for my liking. We are on the Gulf Coast … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Crustless Spinach and Tomato Quiche

I had such a busy day today! Fun all around, and now it’s time for dinner. What to make? I’m hungry now, and don’t really want a big production, but … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Spinach & Rice Salad

A favorite old standby of mine. This goes with just about everything, and it’s a great “base” to use as a main dish if you’d like also. Just add some … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 13 Comments

Taco Fiesta

It has been years since I’ve made this dish. This was a favorite of  my son, Alexander, when he was a youngster. I wanted to make it for him (if … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Salad Nicoise

What’s better on a hot summer day than a nice salad?  This is great for lunch, dinner, whenever you want a satisfying, light, healthy meal. For 4 servings you’ll need: … Continue reading

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Roasted Lobster Tail with Shrimp, Linguini, Colorful Carrots and Lemon Garlic Sauce

I wanted to make something special to celebrate  my wonderful husband for Father’s Day.  I wanted it to be somewhat healthy, and look really pretty.  I got out my many … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Baked Salmon with Dill

There are just about as many ways to make salmon as there are fish in the sea. I got this idea, at least for the mayonnaise, from my sister in … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · 3 Comments

Eggplant with parmesan

What a simple way to prepare eggplant! It’s another favorite.  Easy, delicious, healthy. Serve this with a simple salad of Romaine with a bit of squeezed fresh lemon juice, shredded … Continue reading

June 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Steak, perfected

Every now and then you just need a good, thick, steak. I like to go to Sam’s Club and buy a whole beef tenderloin, bring it home and cut it into … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · Leave a comment