Another easy to make dinner for the end of the week. Grilled chicken and roasted acorn squash. I’m assuming we are about to the end of the acorn squash season.
Just a little behind in the Fancy Friday posts.
This Fancy Friday is a gluten free order from PF Chang’s! Take out on the good china and eating it with the sterling! This is a great end to the week.
Chang’s lettuce wraps, egg drop soup, Chang’s spicy chicken, Singapore street noodles, shrimp with lobster sauce, and ginger chicken with broccoli. Brown rice was also in there somewhere!
Friday dinner: grilled pork loin, roasted acorn squash and garden salad. We are truly enjoying the specialness of these dinners – unwinding after a week of work by candlelight. Great conversation and relaxation!
Roasted turkey breast with raspberry jam on the side (yep, we didn’t have cranberry sauce so we improvised), sautéed green beans, mashed potatoes with turkey drippings gravy. We even ate by candlelight! It is a nice end to the week!
Risotto. This is John’s Croatian grandmother’s recipe – a family favorite!
We actually turned off most lights and had candlelight dinner!! Very relaxing at the end of a week.
Let’s all use the stuff we were lead to believe can only be used for “special” occasions! Every day is a special day! Keep it and use the china, sterling silver, and “fancy” tablecloths and napkins you have boxed up. I only wish I had done this years ago!
I realize that I need some sort of centerpiece for our table. The search is on!
Grilled chicken with roasted brussels sprouts and butternut squash.
I’m going to use the “fine china” at least once a week. We had our first Fancy Friday last night and decided on a few “rules”.
- The china and sterling will be used to eat on/with.
- If we order take out (at this point highly unlikely) it will be removed from the takeout containers and put onto the “fancy” dinnerware.
- Fancy clothing is not required unless we agree there is a special celebration – kiddo #2 comes home and immediately showers after being at the hospital/clinic and is reluctant to redress in fancy clothes afterwards. Can’t blame her in the least! Maybe later in the year.
- If something breaks, I will not be upset. This stuff, which I love, has been sitting in the cupboard way too long unused and is, after all, just stuff to be used.
It only took 10 months of pandemic, 2 major holidays without family (other than the 3 of us), and the death of my mom to realize if I love it enough to keep it, I will use it!