Meet the Sullivans: Menu Monday 12/13

December 13, 2010

Menu Monday 12/13

Happy Monday everyone! Here is what we will be cooking up in the kitchen this week:

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting (Cooking Light) --I am making these to share with my co-workers this week since it is our final week before Christmas vacation (wohoo!)

These were so very tasty! 
  
Blackened Shrimp with Pomegranate-Orange Salsa (Cooking Light) --Trying something completely new this week! I hope this will be a nice alternative to the stews, soups and casseroles I have been making. 

Check out my step-by-step and review here

Minestrone with White Beans & Italian Sausage (Food & Wine Magazine) --Just sounds tasty and cozy, no? I have Italian sausage in the freezer just waitin' to be used up. I really like minestrone and one with white beans sounds particularly good to me.

Chipotle Sloppy Joe's (Cooking Light) --Sounds to me like a quick and flavorful Friday night dinner. The adobo pepper is always a challenge for me to find, my Safeway rarely caries it.  

Croissant Panini-- (Giada De Laurentiis) --We were given a Le Cresuet grill pan as a wedding gift and have yet to used it. This sandwich is the perfect opportunity to test it out! 

These paninis were not as beautiful as the picture. Mine definitely fell apart a little. I think this dish would have been more successful if I had been using a panini press instead of a grill pan. You can get Giada's recipe here.
  
I've got some other dishes on my agenda for Saturday for my friends' Annual Girls' Christmas Party, but that will just have to be a whole other blog post! I can't wait to show you! 

I hope everyone has a marvelous Monday!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Everything looks and sounds delicious! Yum!