Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What's for Dinner?

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uring the week the only meal that I get to eat with the hubby is dinner, and so it is my favourite meal of the day.  It is the meal I love to enjoy with friends, and family, and the meal that I have time to cook, and savour with a glass of wine.

Although I have found a love for breakfast through blogging, I have never really enjoyed lunch.  It always seems rushed, and I never have creative lunch ideas.  Dinner, on the other hand, inspires me.  I love trying new creations and spending hours in the kitchen preparing something for the people that I love.

My breakfasts and lunches for the past 2 days have been dull and un-photogenic (green monsters, soup, leftover veggie burrito, yogurt, fruit), but my dinners have been anything but ...

On Monday I made chipotle lime salmon, with basmati rice and a cilantro/onion/jalapeno/lime topping:


This evening I made Moroccan Kefta Mkauouara
(Spicy Egg, Meatball and Tomato Tagine):

Before
After
This dish was very easy to make, yet very satisfying.  I served it over basmati rice, and topped it with a generous sprinkle of cilantro.  The hubby and I were very pleased with the egg in this dish - it was a nice touch.


What's for dinner at your house tonight?
What's your favourite meal of the day and why?

20 comments:

Kat said...

I love dinner as well because I get to spend it with my hubby :)Dinner tonight was spaghetti and vegies. It hit the spot!!

Laura said...

When I was working I actually loved lunch! We had a common lunch table that typically attracted upwards of 10 people (who were all very nosy about what everyone else was eating). I made some pretty creative, colorful and most of all healthy lunches in an effort to "show off" hahaha.

Astrid said...

Your meals always look very pretty and well presented. Super classy.
Dinner was Mexican pizzas tonight. It is Stephen and mine's last dinner together for a while. Sad! I either like breakfast or dinner. Lunch is always rushed for me, too. Pretty much because I have to make two different lunches at the same time.
Dinner is usually something fun and indulgent and breakfast is just nice, because the apratment is quiet. Everyone is still asleep.
I also love bedtime snack. Usually a cocktai and whatever I feel like eating. I love having a nice end to the day! And a nice buzz...

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Totally drooling over here :D

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Omg that salmon looks amazing!

Eric had leftovers and I had a hummus + tomato sandwich while working at the yoga studio. Ha!

Tomorrow night we're making veggie burgers and homemade fries :)

Eden said...

I actually love my lunch! I think its my favorite meal (what am I saying??? I like ALL meals!

But I have never been a huge breakfast person although I never skip it. I'm known to create meals like "mid-dinnack" which is like a midnite snack thats so big like a dinner; usually because of an early dinner earlier that day or I'm simply very hungry!

Cherine said...

Perfect! Glad you liked the Moroccan meatballs dish!! It looks so good!

mymarblerye said...

I guess we are craving the same thing. Making salmon tonight!! That other dish looks seriously soooo creamy good! book marking it!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! I am impressed with what you cook on week nights!! I rarely, if ever, cook on week nights... it's too overwhelming for me on top of working out I guess? Pretty lame...

So my fave meal of the week is Sunday night. That's when I make a big dinner that yields enough leftovers for the week. Some of my favorite things lately have been a slow cooker beef in pomegranate sauce recipe and taco soup (which is ridiculously easy but so yummy).

Anne Marie said...

Dinner looks awesome! I'm having pasta tonight-it's my fav!

Kacy said...

You're right... those meals are super pretty! I need to check out that tagine!

Dione from Edmonton said...

Tonight for dinner I had some of those chicken ravioli from Costco (the fresh ones, not frozen) with some broccoli and marinara. It was quite good. But most of the time, all I want for dinner is breakfast! Breakfast is my favorite meal. I love all breakfast foods from yogurt (plain or vanilla only, usually mixed together) with cereal and banana, to toast and eggs, pancakes with turkey sausage...its all good:)
Are you getting sick of our miserable weather yet? Gotta love living on the Canadian prairies...

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

You are quite the Martha, lady!!! I am in love with this rice with the cilantro.....I am HUGE cilantro fan :)

Hahaha, your eggs in your dish crack me up ;) hehe

xxoo

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

fave meal is...dessert :)

seriously no, i love dinner. it's hearty, it fills me up and then..i can have dessert. lol

your eats look great, as usual!!!!

Emily said...

Whoa, those are two great dinners! I'm envious. I had cup of soup this week. The salmon and rice look so pretty.

thehealthyapron said...

I am much like you where I like to share my meals with family and friends. My lunches are usually leftovers and I do put a lot of thought in to them...luckily I get to eat with good friends each day.
Dinners are such a fun experience though! I love cooking with my husband and sharing in a good meal. While he isn't quite to foodie that I am...we have a good time. Your dishes this week look amazing! I'm drooling!

saltyseattle said...

the egg certainly makes the dish!

bakingnbooks said...

Dinner by far. Well, actually they all are. But at least dinner I'm away from work...:(.

But, GOD - I WISH I had your talents. I would love to be able to feel content enough to spend time in the kitchen making a different, creative and loving meal - but I always feel that I have so much to do and not enough and fall back on typical stuff....I'm also always anxious around food and eat so much of it WHILE I'm cooking that spending an extra couple of hours in there scare me...

Yep. Issues.

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

During the week, dinner is my favorite meal. It's the only meal I get to sit and enjoy with my family...breakfast is usually eaten between classes and lunch is shoveled in because I usually have to make copies or something like that! On the weekend, breakfast is my fave because we are always coming up with something yummy to cook!

Lauri (redheadrecipes.com) said...

Mmm.. That looks yummy! A friend of mine just posted on FB that she is gonna make this dish for dinner tonight! I might have to try it too!!