Tonight was funny. I had a little of this and a little of that. And at the end of it all, there were two separate dinners on the table. Usually, this is a BIG ‘no-no’ for me. I’ve always claimed that I’m not a short-order cook and credit this with why my kids are such good eaters… but it’s just how it all shook out tonight because I didn’t have enough of one thing to make one meal.
Anyway…. for the kids on this Friday night, I phoned it in with a super-simple dinner: raviolis. But not just any raviolis. Buitoni Wild Mushroom raviolis with a sauce I whipped together with a can of diced tomatoes, garlic salt, oregano and pepper. There was some steamed broccoli on the side.
For dinner #2 — I didn’t have enough raviolis for all of us AND the tuna steaks looks AMAZING at the market, so I made grilled tuna steaks for me and the Hubs. The steaks were marinated in a mixture of EVOO, soy sauce, ground ginger and lemon juice for about 10 minutes on each side.
Then we grilled them on a hot grill for about 5 minutes each side until they were a warm red inside. They were served with steamed broccoli and a tomato/avocado salad.
Funny thing about this dinner – (I was shocked!) – it was ALL a hit! My kids loved the raviolis and broccoli. Then, when the Hubs brought in the tuna off the grill, the kids all begged to try it. They *loved* it! Every plate was clean and there were NO leftovers! A good thing AND a bad thing. 🙂
A side note: my parents are visiting tonight and got here just as the kids were licking their plates clean. So I made dinner for them, too. My mom had a couple of the wild mushroom raviolis. I made some of the Buitoni Shrimp Scampi raviolis for my dad. Both of my parents really liked them.
So.. tonight’s a 7 fork night — 7 forks for the 5 of us and 2 for my parents. A true sweep!
Happy eatings, everyone! And have a great weekend!