Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend Fare

Since it was just Jesse and me this weekend - no kids - we tried some new things in the kitchen. On Saturday, we bought some fantastic fresh Tuna steak, and decided to do a grill-only meal: bruschetta, broccoli and tuna.  Not only was it an incredibly healthy dinner, it was delicious!

The tuna was pre-seasoned with a mixture of wasabi, honey, oil and lemon, and it was grilled for about 4 minutes on each side.  For the broccoli, a splash of lemon juice along with some lemon-pepper seasoning and about 8 minutes on the grill (indirect heat).  The bruschetta was a simple combination of toasted Italian bread, tomatoes, balsamic, olive oil, basil and fresh-grated parmesan.

Yesterday, I saw a recipe online for homemade soft pretzels.  As a carb-junkie, I decided that we had to make these.  They turned out great, and now we're thinking of different ways to use the pretzel dough as a dinner item.  Somehow, I envision it wrapped around a mixture of chicken and vegetables.  We'll have to wait until the next kid-free weekend before we do some experimenting. There's no way we can risk a meal failure with three growing kids in the house - it would be a disaster!