Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Dinner (Recipe #13)

Sunday dinner at home is somewhat foreign to us. We have a long-standing tradition of Sunday dinners at my parent's house, something that I look forward to weekly. It frees me from cooking that night yet we can still count on a fabulous, home-cooked meal (not to mention some pretty decent company :). In a world where far too many people dread Sunday because of its neighbor Monday, I like to think that our Sunday celebrations are a way to always make sure the week starts off on the right foot!

Tonight, however, we dined at home (I mean, since we had brunch at the parentals with my Grandma, I couldn't really expect dinner, too). Our menu tonight included:
  • Grilled tuna steaks
  • Strawberry, cherry tomato and feta Israeli couscous
  • Corn on the cob
  • Broccoli with dill-yogurt dip
Everything was super simple - the tuna steaks were lightly seasoned (by John) with a sesame seed crust (by the Merc). The couscous was cooked, tossed with feta, sliced strawberries, halved cherry tomatoes and a bit of dressing:
  • 1 1/2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. POM juice
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • salt/pepper
  • Served on a bed of fresh spinach
Abby and Elise DEVOURED their dinner. We're thinking they might be going through a bit of a growth spurt, and what better time than when hunger strikes to pack them full of good stuff? It's funny - they often request their vitamins, so John had this lovely conversation with them about how their food has vitamins in it, too! Now, when eating, they'll often say "Momma, vitamin!" and point to their plate. I love that they are already learning the importance of eating well...

Check out the great grill marks on the tuna above and the sisterly love below! If Sunday dinner tonight is any preview of what the week has in store, I say "Bring it on!"...

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