Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday at the Table

There's a familiar routine at work . . . I ask my coworker as she's heading out the door to go home: "So what's for dinner?" Much of the time she replies back with a recipe that I gave her! The sad part is, many times I've forgotten all about the recipe she mentions and need to go hunting at home for it.

One of the recipes she's made frequently was just right for a girls sewing day last weekend, and luckily I found it after a quick search. The whole meal was casual, tasty, and perfect for summer and I thought you might enjoy it. Just click through each title for the recipes.

Rosé Sangria from The Pioneer Woman
The fruit and wine are combined a day ahead. Rather than topping off 
with sparkling wine, we used lemon-lime soda at serving time.

Oven-Baked Parmesan Chicken Breasts with Bruschetta Tomato Topping from Kathy Casey
I was generous with the arugula, so we added just a little balsamic vinaigrette.

Pavlovas with Strawberries and Balsamic from bakingamoment.com
The meringues seemed large when I served them, but honest fact: we each ate every bite.

Apologies to those of you in winter-mode. Though do tell, Australians! I hear pavlovas are very popular there. Do you eat them all year round? Are there seasonal versions? Enlighten us in the comments. And as for my coworker's recipe files . . . I need to remember my own good advice!


  1. Wow the chicken looks tasty! I have to go look up pavlova...

  2. I have a friend who is coming over to learn how to sew pillows. She is a picky eater but I think the chicken dish would work out nicely. Thank you for sharing it.

  3. That meal looks delicious!!! I will definitely make that main course!

  4. In Australia pavlova is generally only eaten in summer with lashings of whipped cream, strawberries and passion fruit drizzled on the top! Yummy!

  5. As for the meal served, I can say in all honesty, Yum, Yum, Yum!!!

  6. Next Tuesday I'm coming to yours for dinner ;o)

  7. The Sangria looks delicious! I especially like your serving pitcher . . . with the Sangria it looks like stained glass.

  8. I am a fan of sangrias and prepare various concoctions when entertaining guests. Sangrias are easy, so tasty, and I love the fact that I can prepare it hours ahead of time.