Weekly Dinners #2

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

So I have been up to a lot lately. That makes having regular dinners difficult=/ I have two major papers I'm trying to start early so I am not overwhelmed, but the deadlines are still coming up on me. And, I'm trying to still choose between two colleges. It's sooo difficult=( I'm staying over night at one of them in 2 weeks so hopefully that will help my decision.

Then, throw in musical rehearsals after school most days. I love musical so much but it does eat away at my time. I have a really nice role this year so I can't complain too much=) We're doing Little Shop of Horrors this year. If you know anything about the show you probably know there's a blood thirsty plant in it. We have rubber bloody body parts and everything. My role is one of the Ronettes. We're a group of doo-wap style singers that narrate the show basically. I'm on stage a ton dancing and singing, I have a solo, and we get some really fun costume changes! I'm so excited=)

Indian Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice:
As soon as I saw this dish, I knew I was going to make it no matter what. I am SOOO glad I made this. This is the best dinner I have ever made. The basmati rice was so easy I might even make it more often. The chicken and the sauce. I am speechless. Utterly speechless. I loved this beyond belief. Ok. Done talking about it now.

Lemon Dressing Drizzled Chickpea and Sweet Pepper Arugula Salad
I wanted to have some lighter and refreshing options for dinner. This was good for an evening when we wanted a lighter side to some leftovers. And, I ended up having it for lunch for the rest of the week. I might try adding some mustard to the dressing (which was good already) for more flavor. Pretty good salad. I love chickpeas and peppers and the arugula has a citrus bite to it.

Chicken Lasagna:

Not photographed, due to its sloppy and unphotogenic manner, but oh so delicious. We can't actually have lasagna at my house because my dad and my sister don't like red sauce. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you may have realized what kind of picky eaters I have to deal with on a day to day basis. Not cool. But, I decided to appeal to them for this meal. This is lasagna with a white sauce and a ton of flavor. Definitely 5 stars.

Winning recipe of Weekly Dinners #2? Indian Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice. I must make this again!


  1. Tracy said...:

    I'm glad you enjoyed the butter chicken! And, Little Shop of Horrors is a great musical. Have fun! :-)

  1. Monet said...:

    Your butter chicken does sound amazing...and my goodness, you are busy! I know that your college decision seems overwhelming, but if you follow your heart..you will be happy (and I know you'll be successful wherever you end up!) Thank you for sharing, sweetheart. I hope you have a wonderful Friday...and an even better weekend.

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