Weekly Menu: August 10-16, 2014
Sunday: Dinner at Alexander's Steakhouse!
Monday: Summer Minestrone Soup
Tuesday:  Drinks & Dinner Out
Wednesday:  Leftovers: Soup
Thursday:  Grilled Chicken with Rapini & Tomatoes
Friday:  Leftovers: Chicken with Rapini
Saturday:  Drinks & Dinner Out
August has arrived and our typical San Francisco summer appears to have arrived with it.  Foggy, windy, cool.  But instead of complaining about it I'm embracing it by making one of my favorite summer soups this week.  It's a simple but yummy minestrone chock full of squash and tomatoes.  Super healthy and delicious.  Later in the week I'll keep it simple with an easy grilled chicken dinner, but I'll be using a dry rub that my wine-club sent me to spice things up a bit.

As always, if you need a few more recipes  visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week.  Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: August 3-9, 2014
Sunday: Camping in Tahoe!
Monday: Camping in Tahoe!
Tuesday: Asparagus Mushroom & Goat Cheese Frittata with Sweet Potato Homefries
Wednesday: Leftovers: Fritatta and Homefries
Thursday: Drinks/Dinner Date
Friday: Brooke Visiting!  Dinner Out
Saturday: Party Bus to Napa with 6 Great Friends!
I'm going camping, I'm going camping!  Yippee!  I thought I wasn't going to get to go this year now that I'm no longer with my built-in camping partner in crime (and apparently none of my friends camp) but that same great ex-husband gave me his car while he's out of town for two weeks.  So I'm taking an impromptu solo trip up to Tahoe to get at least a little bit of camping and Tahoe beach time in this summer!  I've never camped by myself but I'm actually really looking forward to the experience.  And some solid me-time is in order...especially after this week which ended up being crazy busy and unexpectedly weird in not the best way.

Then next weekend one of my closest friends is coming to visit which I'm super excited about...but in between all of that fun I'll be whipping up a seasonal frittata and my famous sweet potato homefries.

As always, if you need a few more recipes  visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week.  Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: July 27 – August 2, 2014
Sunday: Pan Seared Scallops with Ginger-Orange Spinach
Monday: Work Event at Epic Roasthouse
Tuesday: Taco Night!
Wednesday: Leftovers: Tacos
Thursday: SOCAP Event at Skates on the Bay & Drinks at Noir Lounge
Friday: Dinner out and then Tainted Love at Bimbo's!
Saturday: Camping!
Cooking up some delicious scallops this Sunday after a day of hiking and BBQing in the sun with some friends. Figured lunch may be a little meat heavy so keeping it light and summery for dinner makes sense.  It's been absolutley gorgeous here this weekend so I'm looking forward to enjoying this Sunday supper on my patio! Perfect end to a great weekend.  I never got around to making tacos last week since my soup stretched further than I expected so that will round out the rest of this week in between a few work social events.  Then after a fun Friday night seeing my favorite 80s cover band, I'm heading out on an impromptu camping trip.  Summer is in full swing!

As always, if you need a few more recipes  visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week.  Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: July 20-26, 2014
Sunday: Take me to the Kasbah Chicken & Couscous Soup
Monday: Salsa Class! Leftover Soup
Tuesday: Taco Night!
Wednesday: Leftovers: Soup
Thursday: Drinks/Dinner Out
Friday: Leftovers: Tacos
Saturday: Dinner Out
So my Sunday cooking adventure this week is a soup that I just made two months ago, but it was so good and I still have some golden raisins on hand so I'm making it again!  It's been alternating between being amazingly gorgeous and typical SF foggy summer weather here so soup is perfect for those foggy days.  Then I'll be having my own little Taco Tuesday, which you know is a SavoryGirl favorite, and then leftovers will round out the rest of the week between a couple of dinners out.menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week.  Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: July 13-19, 2014
Sunday: St. Vincent Farm Dinner at Bloomfield Farms!
Monday: Salsa Class! Leftovers
Tuesday: Ligurian Pesto with Handmade Spaghetti
Wednesday: Chicken with Grilled Corn and Nectarine & Blue Cheese Salad
Thursday: Board Meeting Leftovers: Chicken, Corn & Salad
Friday: Leftovers: Chicken, Corn & Salad
Saturday:  Dinner Out
My dedicated cooking adventure this week?  Homemade pasta and pesto!  Although I have to admit...I cheated and already made it on Friday because I got invited to an amazing farm dinner hosted by a local beer/wine merchant for Sunday!  Super excited about that...don't worry I'll share the experience here soon.  So while my menu shows the Pasta and Pesto being made on Tuesday to provide you with the link I'll really be eating leftovers of the already made pasta on that night.   Easy breezy!  Later in the week I'm grilling up some great looking corn that I got at the farmer's market and making a delicious Nectarine & Blue Cheese Salad that I made last year.  Seeing the amazing nectarines at the Farmer's Market made me think of it...love getting dinner inspiration from the best seasonal ingredients on hand!  The salad also uses seasonal, fresh plums in the dressing, but I likely won't do that because if I'm remembering correctly I didn't think the dressing was good enough for the extra effort of making it.

As always, if you need a few more recipes  visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week.  Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: July 6-12, 2014
Sunday: Salmon Panzanella
Monday: Salsa Class! Leftovers: Salmon 
Tuesday: Dinner at La Urbana
Wednesday: Leftovers: Salmon Panzanella
Thursday: Drinks & Dinner Plans
Friday: Dinner Plans
Saturday: Taco Night!
I have to say...I am loving my newly single life.  So many fun things to do with so many fun people all the time that I'm finding it hard to find enough days in the week!  That also means I'm continuing to find it hard to make time to  invest in my passion of cooking.  Eating?  Not so much!  Man I've been eating well these days.  But my new strategy is to make the most of it when I am able to cook.  Meaning cooking something more elaborate or something I really love when I do have the time to cook which hopefully will often be on Sundays since I love the tradition of a big/special Sunday meal and find cooking a cathartic way to wind down my weekend and get myself in a good place to start off the new week.

  So this week I'm cooking one of my all-time favorite Summer meals...Salmon Panzanella.  A simple, healthy but utterly delicious grilled bread salad with heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, capers and onion topped off with grilled salmon.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.  Add a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a seat on my patio and you have a perfect summer evening!

As always, if you need a few more recipes  visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week.  Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: June 22-28, 2014
Sunday: Taco Night!
Monday: Leftovers: Kasbah Soup (6/8/14 Menu)
Tuesday: Giants Game!
Wednesday: Leftovers: Tacos
Thursday: Leftovers Kasbah Soup before Drinks
Friday: Dinner Date
Saturday: Board Retreat
So technically I'm home at night a bit more this week which I'm looking forward to.  But I"m keeping it pretty simple anyway to ensure I don't set myself up to fail in case things get busier as they tend to do.  I can't tell you how much I"m looking forward to Taco Night tonight...it's honestly one of my all-time favorite dinners.  So simple...ground turkey, lots of homemade hot taco seasoning mixed in, shredded cabbage, avocado, melty mexican cheese and a mix of salsa and hot sauce.  Corn tortillas grilled with blistery black marks of course!  Side of spicy sauteed brussel sprouts and re-fried beans and you have a happy SavoryGirl!  Then those will serve as leftovers this week (and next week...I'll freeze some of the meat).  I'll also be pulling leftovers out of the freezer from my June 8th menu to enjoy some more of that delicious "Take-Me-To-The Kasbah" Chicken & Couscous Soup to round out my week.  Yes, I know yesterday was the first day of summer...but remember, this is San Francisco.  Our summer starts in September so it's been a bit cool and foggy!

As always, if you need a few more recipes  visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week. Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: June 15-21, 2014
Sunday: Mom's Vegetarian Lasagna
Monday: Dinner Party at Annie's
Tuesday: Local Conference Dinner
Wednesday: SF Bachelor Auction
Thursday: Board Meeting
Friday: Leftovers: Vegetarian Lasagna
Saturday: Night Out on the Town
Wow...I thought last week was busy but I'm literally not home one night this week!  Crazy how much my life has gone from 0 to 100 in such a short period of time.  It's good...I like being busy and social, but this week is a bit much so I'm going to be exhausted by Friday.  So I'm planning in advance and getting some quality, yummy home cooking in on Sunday that I can also have as comfort food come Friday.  I've been making this veggie lasagna for years and years and it is soooo good.  Maybe not the healthiest in the world despite the "veggie" in the name, but who's looking for healthy when eating lasagna anyway?!

As I'm sure you do this week in particular...if you need a few more recipes  visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week. Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: June 8-14, 2014
Sunday: Take-Me-to-the-Kasbah Chicken & Veggie Soup with Couscous
Monday: Catch-up dinner with Quinton
Tuesday: Spicy Barley, Kale, Avocado & Egg Bowl
Wednesday: Comedy Club Date!
Thursday: Leftovers: Kasbah Soup
Friday: Leftovers: Barley, Kale, Avocado, Egg Bowl
Saturday: Girl's Night Out Dancing! 
Another busy week ahead but I am cooking a bit more which I'm looking forward to!  First trying out a new slow cooker recipe for a delicious sounding soup that has couscous and golden raisins as part of the dish.  Then I'm also making a DIY dish using up some cooked barley I've had in the freezer for a while.  Basically just sautéing up some kale with chili flakes and topping the barley with the cooked kale, some chopped avocado and a couple of poached eggs.  Maybe a bit of salsa or a drizzle of sesame oil. Totally my kind of easy, healthy dinner.  You really could get as creative with it as you want depending on what you have in the house and your mood.  Grain, veggies, eggs...pretty great building blocks!

As always if you need a few more recipes for this week visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week. Happy cooking...
Weekly Menu: June 1-7, 2014
Sunday: In San Diego
Monday: Huevos Rancheros
Tuesday: Leftovers: Posole Soup from freezer
Wednesday: Drinks/Snacks out with a friend
Thursday: Leftovers: Posole Soup
Friday: Leftovers: Posole Soup
Saturday: Dinner with friends after a day sailing! 
I fully admit this is a lazy cooking week so my menu likely won't do you a whole lot of good.  But since I just got back from a long weekend in San Diego I decided to keep it simple and leverage some yumminess from the freezer that I made a couple of weeks ago.  As always if you're cooking for more than one or want a bit more variety please visit my menu archives and recipes to find other meals to round out your week. Happy cooking...