Posts tagged ‘review’

October 23, 2012

Recipe review: Sauteed Shrimp with Baby Spinach and Tomatoes – Food on the Table

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Tonight for dinner we made Sauteed shrimp with baby spinach and tomatoes from Food on the Table. I used some of the heirloom tomatoes from the garden instead of cherry tomatoes. We had this over some spinach fettucini.

This was a delicious, super-fast, easy and healthy dinner! Sadly, the kids didn’t enjoy it as much as I did, so I don’t think we will be making it again for a while. I’m liking the ease of these Food on the Table recipes – short ingredient lists, but all “real food.”

October 10, 2012

Recipe review: Food on the Table’s Golden Chili Chicken

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We actually had time to cook tonight… Dinner did not come out of the crockpot! And we made a new-to-us dish.

I tried out Food on the Table this week after a recommendation. The recipes seem pretty basic and straightforward… Good for weeknight meals. I’m not a fan of their menu planning, since you can only do three meals for free, however, and I don’t know that I’m willing to pay a subscription to use their service yet.

That said, tonight’s Golden Chili Chicken was a win! J, who is not normally a fan of onions, enjoyed it, and KG said we should make it again. W didn’t try it, but what else is new. My only substitution was fresh minced carrot tops instead of the dry parsley. We served this with rice, cooked with more minced carrot tops, and green salad.

Carrot tops are great… Don’t compost or toss them, eat them! I like the flavor a bit more than parsley, even. I put them in the kids’ breakfast smoothies the past couple days, once with spinach and once without. They do taste a little more “green” than spinach in a smoothie, but the kids didn’t say anything.

And for dessert… Apple crisp, which we put together while dinner was simmering and baked while we were eating. Nom.