Posts Tagged ‘Tomato’

dinner time

This week’s theme seemed to be brassica vegetables. We had everything from cabbage and broccoli to cauliflower. I just learned from wikipedia that the two last named are in fact the flowers of the plants. Who knew?

Tuesday – Kulturhuset

TuesdayTuesday night Morten picked me up from work. We would go to a place called ‘Kulturhuset’ – culture house – which lies right across the street from Brinjas boutique on Islands Bygge. On a rainy day nothing much happens on Islands Brygge but as soon as the suns comes out the place is filled with people sunbathing and taking a dip in the harbour pool. Morten had tortilla chips with cheddar and chicken and 4 nice dips on the side. I went for the tagliatelle with bell pepper, zucchini, chicken and pesto. In case you wonder how this could be a 20-minute-Tuesday – it took about 20 minutes from when we ordered till we got the food. A bit of cheating, but not really… =)

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Wednesday – Ground Beef with Cabbage and Cauliflower

WedensdayThis dish really doesn’t fotograph very well. But let me tell you it’s a quick tasteful dish with lots of curry and cumin, two of our favorite spices.

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Thursday – Pasta Meat Sauce !

ThursdayProbably my favorite dish ever. And also one we came up with ourselves. The trick is lots of veggies that get the chance to cook at least 30 minutes in the tomato sauce. It makes it very creamy (Morten’s tip!). When all cooked, top it with cubes of mozzarella cheese – delish!

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Friday – Bagels

FridayNot really a fish-dish but you when you have a craving for fast food, this one’s at least a healthy decision (at least that’s what we tell each other). Morten likes his with marinated chicken, turkey bacon and humus, and I like mine with turkey breat and chili cream cheese.

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Saturday – Pasta Meat Sauce !!

SaturdayI told you it was my favorite dish! Kristian came over to watch a college football game. Kristian and Morten go way back to when they both were swimmers. With speedos and all ;-) This time we kicked it up a notch (an expression I learned through The Sims, how cool?). We would put it in the oven at the end with cheese on top. Lots of cheese!

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Sunday – Left Overs with Veal

SundayWe used up all the vegetables such as brocoli and cauliflower and tossed it together with fresh pasta and veal.

This week’s project brings us all to a new level (Can you tell I have seen too many episodes of America’s Next Top Model?). Our plan is is to have soup every single night (to make up for last week and some of the weeks before). So far it goes very well, I’ll keep you posted!

honey, what’s for dinner?

You might have noticed that there have been quite some food posts lately. Reason for that is our very grown up decision to eat after a dinner plan (so we wouldn’t end up eating pizza every night; bad pizza, bad!). When sitting together and planning we considered all the recommendations by the MInistery of Health, such as eat fish twice a week, eat a variety of vegetables and so on. We decided to have certain groups of food on certain days, e.g. fish on Mondays and Fridays. When saying ‘fish on Fridays’, I could see Morten’s eyes light up. He had a mission:

To find an adjektiv or noun for every day. And it had to start with the same letter as that day.  Oh, what fun that was. That’s what we ended up with (please notice that our plan is in Danish, so it doesn’t neccessarly meet the requirements when translated into English):

Ocean – Monday (mer – mandag): We’ll eat fish or shellfish.

Twenty minutes – Tuesday: We’ll have a dish that takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare.

Wednesday’s surprise (onsdags overraskelse): I’ll surprise Morten with a dish and every 4th week he has to surprise me.

Tomato – Thursday: Anything’s allowed, if only it contains tomato.

Friday’s fish: Guess what, we’ll have fish!

Yummy/deluxe –  Saturday (lækker luksus lørdag): Here’s where we can spend some more money on ingredients or maybe get an appetizer or a dessert or even go out for dinner.

Soup – Sunday: We love soups, here’s our chance.

I’m really excited about this project! I’ll probably give you a weekly summary on what’s been on our plates =)

Hope everyone’s having a lovely Tuesday!