I love to go out to eat. Planning for and going out to a restaurant is one my favorite activities on any night. Jason loves to be home. His idea of a great night is movie and a popcorn on the couch. So when planning for dinner this month, based on our grad school-life budget, I embarked on:
….drumroll…..TAKE OUT NIGHT AT HOME WEEK….ta-da!
So although not a new idea, I thought it would be a great way to combine our two favorite types of nights. So, here’s what I did:
Monday: Chicken Fried Rice via Weight Watchers (p.s., it’s only 4 points!)
Tuesday: Pizza Bread via my friend Danielle (p.s., probably more than 4 points….)
1 loaf of french bread
1 lb. of italian sausage, browned
1 green pepper and 1 red pepper, sliced and sauteed
A few cloves of garlic, chopped or mashed
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Slice bread lengthwise and in half to create open face loaves. Brush with olive oil and spread with garlic. Place a layer of cheese. Pile with browned sausage and peppers. Add another layer of cheese on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake in 350 degree oven until bread is crispy and cheese is melted.
Wednesday: Mexican Pizzas via Honey What’s Cooking (p.s. they’re vegetarian!)
(p.s., I don’t make the gazpacho just like Barefoot Contessa, but those are the main ingredients; I puree to more of a soup)
Friday: real takeout at Outback with the family!
So I covered my favorites (Taco Bell and Greek) and Jason’s favorites (fried rice and pizza). It was a pretty delicious week!