I am so looking forward to having two of my favorite people fly all the way out here from San Francisco to spend xmas with me and my husband (and all our animals)! They fly in Xmas day, and leave after new year's so we're sure to have a great week together! And what kind of southern housewife would I be if I didn't cook for them every night? I'm trying to put together a week-long dinner menu in preparation (money's tight so its easier to stay in rather than eat out, though I'm sure we'll be doing some of that too). Here's what I'm thinking...
-Enchiladas - corn tortillas rolled with chick peas, corn, beans, rice, vcheesev, and lots of green sauce
-Chili Boats - hollowed bread bowls filled with chili and topped with fresh veggies
-Taco Plates - soyrizo and black beans, quinoa baked with tomatoes, and fresh veggies on top
-vBurgersv - & Fingerling potato [baked] fries (my husband's specialty)
-Pasta - whole wheat noodles for added protein, sauteed jalapenos and onions, red sauce and toast
-Potato Leek Soup - blended creamy potato base with diced leeks, onions, garlic and parsley
-Orzo with Pesto - I love orzo pasta, great in soups too, but with pesto its great, w/side salad
-Gnocchi - my new favorite homemade recipe, as test-driven for thanksgiving. yum! (and last but not least... my favorite:)
-Salads & sweets- load up on a lot of homemade sweet treats (mousse, fudge, brownies, cookies, or vice creamsv) and chase them with a hearty big bowl of fresh veggies and berries.
I'll try to take pictures as I cook! We're sure to have a feast! I can't wait to welcome my California BFFs to Texas!