September 27, 2009

Recent Dinners

YJDKIY didn't get started on dinner until late on Friday night. Luckily it only took about 20 minutes to prepare. Pork tenderloin, with pierogies and fresh green beans, smothered in a balsamic reduction and topped with crushed rosemary.

Saturday night had a little more planning since it involved a new recipe from Whole Foods: Baked Chicken Breast & Spinach with Bleu Cheese. However, I substituted kale for spinach, balsamic for cider vinegar, and added pine nuts to the pear mix.

I also confirmed that YJDKIY really just doesn't like bleu cheese, although other diners thought it was tasty. Served with a side of homemade wheat bread, dipped in olive oil/balsamic. And, completed with the Wine Cube from Target, which ingenious marketing if you ask me, if not especially tasty wine. It's four individually packaged glasses of wine, instead of a whole bottle that never gets finished. On sale for $7.99 it was a pretty good deal.

And tasted even better in souvenir glasses from Shelton Vineyards and RayLen Vineyards, in the Yadkin Valley wine region.

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