Monday, August 25, 2008

what's lylah serving for dinner this week? 8/26 - 31

Today's margin space included scouting around for some new ideas for this week's Ledner menu. I've been wanting some fresh ideas with a lighter faire so I hopped on over to A.J.’s Farmer’s Market and bought not just ONE but three foodie magizines: Cooking Light (which I'll subscribe to), bon appetit and Gourmet. There

Tuesday night it's going to be grilled salmon smothered in lemon juice and butter. I'll add a simple salad for a lighter faire.

And, this is a MUST MAKE for Wednesday morning:
Apple-Cherry Dutch Baby - serves 6
2 T butter - divided
3 golden deliciouos apples, peeled and cut into 1/8 " wedges
1/3 cup dried tart cherries
6 T sugar, divided
1/4 almond extract
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
1/3 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup milk
1/4 t. salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 T powdered sugar
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Melt 1 T butter in a 10 - 12 inch cast iron or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the apples, cherries, 3 T of the sugar and the almond extract, and cook until the apples are lightly browned and tender,m 8 to 12 minutes. Add the apple juice, and cook until the liquid is slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.
3. Place the flours in a large bowl. In a seperate medium - sized bowl, whisk the milk and the remaining 3 T of sugar, salt and eggs. Stir the milk mixture into the flour, and whisk until well blended.
4. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a 10 " nonstick oven proof skillet. Pour the batter into the pan, and bake until puffy and golden, 18 to 22 minutes. Remove from the oven and spoon the apple mixture into the center of the pancake. Sprinkle the powdered sugar on top, cut the Dutch baby into 6 wedges and, add that dollop of the yogurt. YES!

Wednesday Night - I'll fill the bowls with Tortilla Soup!

This looks fun to serve on Thursday night:
Cucumber, Asian Pear and Watermellon Salad with Ricotta Salata. It'll be for a dinner - my hubs is easy to serve!

This very fun, healthy and easy recipe from bonappetit will be great for Friday night:
Quinoa with Black Beans and Cilantro

Saturday? Left overs!

Sunday? more left overs! For more menu ideas, head on over to Laura's Organized Junki!

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