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

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 · 14 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

Lemony Chicken with Capers

This is an old standby, fresh, flavorful and pretty easy. It’s one of my husband’s favorites and he requests this very often. To make less of a mess while pounding … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Empty Pantry Pasta

What to make when you’ve been away, you have an empty pantry, and a refrigerator full of, well….. science experiments?  I didn’t really feel like cooking much tonight. We had … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Chard Tort

Sister visit continued! My sister, Eileen, made this for us and ohhhhhhh is it SO good! I haven’t tried this myself yet, therefore no alterations have been made by me. … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · Leave a comment