A Tale of Two Dinners

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!


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