Tuesday, Feb. 1:
Greek Turkey Meatballs with feta & kalamata olives
Orzo Pasta with chopped tomatoes & vegetables in pesto
Eggplant Caviar & Hummus with Pita Chips
Vegetarian Option: Portobello Mushrooms
Kids' Option: Orzo with Homemade Bolognese ($5)
Dessert: Georgia On My Mind Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies ($5)
Get You Through the Week Meal: Beef or Vegetable Stew with Egg Noodles ($15 veg, $20 beef)
Imagine how sad we would all be without feta cheese and olives! I don't know what the point would be, really. The salty, savory flavors of feta and kalamata olives, along with fresh basil and garlic, add a great kick to turkey meatballs and keep them from becoming dry. We just had some for dinner tonight, and the whole first batch was devoured before I could even get them on the table!
You know I love to use orzo pasta whenever possible, and I think it's a particularly great choice when you want to highlight fresh vegetables as we'll do here with this chopped veggie sauce in a nut-free pesto. It will be great as a warm dish with the meatballs, and if you have leftovers, so tasty the next day with a little fresh spinach as a hearty lunch salad.
Before dinner, enjoy a little homemade roasted eggplant caviar and hummus - I think it's advisable to eat hummus every day, so I want to make sure you get on board this week!
To Get You Through the Week, we're cooking up a hearty beef stew with lots of winter veggies. In my personal experience, beef stew is pretty much guaranteed to make all men happy for some reason, so here's an easy way to do that without putting yourself to any trouble - and you know that's my goal for you! Warm this up, throw the egg noodles in the pot, and watch the magic happen.
That's dinner this week for you, friends. We have had several big weeks in a row, so order early if you want to get in before our 40 person cut-off by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks y'all & hope you enjoy dinner on the porch!!