Sunday Night "Spring Chicken" Dinner
The day when we all lose an hour of sleep but know spring is right around the corner! The day when we believe winter is finally behind us and sunshine is right around the corner! The day when we start to dream about shorts and bathing suits and we start to eat healthier meals… Menu inspired by Daylight Savings: Spring time dinner Antipasta- green beans, roasted red peppers, artichokes,...
2012 New Year's Eve Dinner
My husband and I always stay in on New Year’s Eve; One for the fact that I barely can stay up till midnight to see the ball drop and two for the love of having an excuse to make a “fancy” dinner! December 31, 2012 was no different… Menu was set with crab cakes being the main attraction. I built the meal around them; prosciutto wrapped asparagus, home made tomato...
Sunday Night "Hot Turkey Chili" Dinner
I originally created this blog to carry on the traditions that my family instilled in me from a young age; gathering everyone around the dinner table for a home cooked meal. What better way to continue to contribute to my Sunday Night Dinners blog then to have my dad (aka “pop”) share his Sunday Night Dinners with you all! One thing you will notice with my Pop’s Sunday Night...
Sunday Night "Frankie's Meatballs" Dinner Party
Been wanting to make the most quintessential Sunday Night dinner since I started my blog; Spaghetti and Homemade Meatballs, and this past Sunday Night was the perfect time to make it. A dinner party on a cold wintery night was the backdrop for pulling together this hearty, warm, stomach-filling, off your diet kinda of meal. The only recipe that I thought of to use for making meatballs from...
Sunday Night "Stick to your Ribs" Dinner
Freezing temps, gusty winds, chills through the body means it is time for some stick to your ribs sunday night dinners. I have always wanted to make Braised Short Ribs and when my friend was visiting I knew she would appreciate the meal; a foodie just like me. The meal started with a Romaine Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Vinaigrette. The Blue Cheese paired perfectly with the hearty ribs;...
Sunday Night Shrimp Kebabs
A couple of weeks ago I was expecting to start making chili or meatloaf but with the sun shining the only dinner I can think of to enjoy was seafood! Winter is right around the corner and shrimp wont be a main ingredient again for a few months so when I saw how delicious and fresh they looked in the seafood department I couldnt resist. Shrimp kebabs marinated in beer: 1 lb shrimp- if the...
Sunday Night "Frankenstorm" Dinner
When “Zone A” and Sunday Night Dinner Collide you get a “Franekstorm” feast for two! With the pending storm I had to think about a dinner where we will have left overs and something hearty to keep us warm in case we lose electricity. What came to mind was my dad’s roasted chicken that he said is a full proof recipe- will always come out crispy and juicy! DONE! ...
Sunday Night "Labor of Love" Dinner
Nothing like winding down the summer with a slow, cooked rotisserie chicken. While my husband minds the grill, we work together to create a dry rub to season the chicken and then let it rest for at least an hour. Our dry rub includes anything we can get our hands on in our home- garlic, paprika, cumin, dry mustard, cinnamon, white pepper, granulated onion, salt and pepper and fresh herbs from...
Sunday Night Dinner "Gives You Wiiings"
Garlicky, peppery, finger-licking ever so good chicken wings. Sometimes that is all it takes to make a delicious and easy Sunday Night Dinner. Every time we make these wings we add new ingredients to change it up a bit. This time we kicked it up a notch with Sriracha as well oyster sauce. Not only did the wings come out amazing but its a great go-to recipe; YOU can make it your own with any...
Sunday Night "Happy As A Clam" Dinner
For the last two days I’ve had a headache that would not go away. So when I was trying to figure out what to make for Sunday Night Dinner I knew it had to be easy and stress-free. The first thing that came to mind was seafood, but what kind of seafood. I needed something that did not take that much time to prep and could use ingredients found in the house to pull it all together. CLAMS!...
Sunday Night All-American Dinner
What better way to celebrate the Olympics then to make All-American burgers. Tonight’s Sunday Night Dinner was team work between my husband and I seasoning and cooking together. We used turkey meat along with fresh herbs to lighten up dinner without losing taste. Chopped chives and fresh oregano from the garden went into the patties along with salt and pepper for taste. Grilled up the...
Sunday Night Dining Al Fresco
Now that the humidity has subsided we were able to enjoy dinner on the balcony with a nice breeze and tasty BBQ. Nothing screams summer time then BBQ chicken, a cold beer, a relaxing atmosphere with great company (my husband). We put a chili-lime rub on the drumsticks and chicken breasts and let them sit for about an hour. During that time I chopped up cucumbers, tomatoes and onions for my...
Sunday "Hot Summer" Night Dinner
What better way to cool off on a hot summer night then with chilled soup and a salad. The temperatures have been rising the last few days making it very uncomfortable to eat hot food. This morning when I was putting together my Sunday Night Dinner menu I decided to switch it up and prepare a “cold” dinner. Flipping through some recipes I stopped when I saw a Chilled Corn Soup...
Sunday Night "Its all Greek to me" Dinner
Having a guest over meant I needed to go the extra mile and make Sunday Night Dinner even more special. Besides great company it is always fun to have someone join dinner who is a foodie like me. So when it came to creating the menu I went all out with making one of my favorite dishes that centers on Greek food. From homemade olive tapenade to delicious marinated lamb kebabs the meal was a...
Sunday Night Spanish Dinners
10 days in Spain was the perfect amount of time to eat our way through Barcelona and Mallorca. Between tapas, seafood, pan con tomato and Cava the trip was a dream come true. My Sunday Night Dinners consisted of Fish Stew, Seafood paella and lots of fresh ingredients from calamari to croquettes. There wasn’t one bad meal. Since I left the cooking to the professionals for the last 10 days I...
Sunday Night "Smash-Up" Dinners
I am going to be “off the grid” the next couple of Sundays while I am in Spain enjoying some delicious tapas, stews and fresh fish. When I am back I will put together a post from my Sunday Night “Spanish” Dinners. Till then I made two “smash-up” dinners that I put together from ingredients I had in the house in order to not waste food before leaving for 10 days. This past Sunday Night I was...
Sunday Night "Shells off" Dinner
Soft shell crabs only comes around once a year for a limited time. So when you see them at your market I advise you to scoop them up quickly and enjoy your Sunday Night Dinner! This time of year every menu has a soft shell crab special on it. I was at a food festival the other week and I said to my husband “wow look at that line for the soft shell crab sandwich”! it is a favorite...
Seafood Sunday Night Dinner
Ah summertime. This time of year fresh fish is the perfect way to end a busy weekend. I was hoping to make soft-shell crabs as they are only in season for a few months but had to go to plan B when the market didn’t receive any that morning. Looking at all the wonderful seafood to choose from I decided on steamers as an appetizer and scallops for my main course. As much as I had to...
Sunday Night Pre-Birthday Dinner
Happy birthday to ME! What better way to kick-off a pre-birthday celebration than with my delicious, healthy home-made pizza! Everyone loves pizza especially when it is made with fresh mozzarella, fresh herbs and home-made dough and sauce. With the sun shining and the warm breeze, my husband and I decided to relax at home and enjoy the sunset over the east river while making Sunday Night...
Sunday Night "Ooey Gooey" Dinner
I never was the best at making pasta for dinner. Just ask my husband when I almost made him drunk from Penne Alla Vodka. Definitely was not a success. Over the years I improved by learning how to make my own home made tomato sauce for pizza (saving that for another Sunday Night Dinner) and bechamel sauce for my go-to ooey gooey lasagna. Secret lies in adding nutmeg, always gets people asking...
Sunday Night Dinner for the Soul
Celebrated a best friends 35th this past weekend so Sunday Night Dinner became take out Chinese food. Sometimes its good to take a night off and to enjoy some comfort food without making a mess in the kitchen. Sometimes Sunday Night Dinners is not always about healthy but instead comfort and stick to your ribs to warm the body on a cold winter night. Since I didn’t make SND this past...
For some reason once the sun is shining and the temperature hits 70 degrees I start to crave fish tacos and cold beers. I know there are some of you that experience the same thing! This summertime favorite always make it feel like you are on vacation for that hour during Sunday night dinner forgetting that tomorrow is a work day. Besides being delicious and dreaming of being on a beach it is...
Sunday (Monday) Night Dinners
Sometimes Sunday Night Dinners get bumped and turn into Monday Night Dinners. This occurred a couple of weeks ago when the Rangers were playing on a Sunday night, so I fended for myself that evening with Vanessa’s Dumplings. The following day the sun was shining and the weather was mild reminding me of a Turkish restaurant my husband and I would always go to when living on the UES. They...
Sunday Night Dinners
As far back as I can remember my parents always made sure that on Sunday nights my brother and I would gather around the kitchen table with them and have dinner together. No phone (cell phones didn’t exist then!), no TV, no answering the door, but instead dad would put on music and the four of us gathered around for Sunday Night Dinner. As a young kid this was a huge sacrifice to not run out...