Breakfast for dinner! We need something easy and fast, and my youngest requested hash browns for dinner, so why not? We have three dozen farm eggs in our refrigerator that are begging to be whipped into a strata or frittata. I’m considering making two different frittatas, one that’s dairy-free and one with goat cheese, both with sautéed greens or squash blossoms. I may make a batch of gluten-free crepes (because we never have time to pull these off before leaving the house at 7:15am and my son requested them for his birthday breakfast last month, and just reminded me that he never got them. The guilt is real.)
Fish tacos, slaw and spicy crema. We will pan fry white fish sprinkled with homemade taco seasoning. Make a double batch of the spice mixture and keep it sealed in a glass jar in your pantry — it’s so much fresher than store bought taco seasoning, and without the added MSG, sodium and preservatives. My husband doesn’t love cumin so we usually tone that down, but do what you will. The spicy crema will take some recipe testing and tweaking. I’m trying to get the flavor nailed down for summer tacos, tostadas and my green chili burgers.
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons chili powder (I like to use Ancho chili powder for a smoky flavor)
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt (I use pink Himalayan salt)
¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 teaspoons cumin (or less to taste)
Add all ingredients to an airtight container and shake to combine.
Grilled chicken marinated in BBQ sauce with corn and avocado salad and oven roasted green beans. I’m teaching a cooking class during the day Wednesday, so I’ll throw the chicken in a freezer bag with a bottle of our favorite Bone Suckin Sauce. It’s vinegary and thin and perfect for marinating or making slow cooker shredded chicken or pork.
Lime beef with basil in lettuce cups. This is seriously delicious, and super fast and easy. I’ve made it in cooking classes several times and it’s always a favorite. Punch up the heat with sriracha or gochujang.
Gluten-free pasta with Rao’s marinara sauce and salad for kiddos. Mamas going out, so it will be leftovers or pasta for the kiddos.