My plan was to cook three meals that added up to 5 dots on the chart Melissa uses in her book. The point of the dots is to equal her $10 dinners philosophy. 5 complete dots is a complete $10 dinner. I have created menus that include 5 dots, but have gone over at times.
Tonight I decided to cook Grilled Two Cheese Burgers w/ Garlic Dressing (p. 193)
These are the ingredients for the burgers and the sauce (oops, I forgot the cheeses but I used fresh mozzarella and Parmesan cheese)
These are the burgers....they are BIG!
This sauce was AMAZING....you have to try it at home!
Then the side dish: Spicy Buffalo-Style Potato Wedges (p. 243). I left some plain since some of us don't like the spice of buffalo seasoning.
The finished product, yummo!!
Dessert was a new one for me but I am thankful that every member of my family likes coffee :) It is called Affogato (p. 295) and basically is strong coffee or espresso poured over ice cream with chocolate. I did not have a chunk of chocolate to shave so I used mini chocolate chips.
I placed a bit of cinnamon in with the coffee grinds to make it taste extra special (and the recipe calls for it too, hee hee).
Dessert was amazing!
I am happy to report that my entire family enjoyed the entire meal! This is one for the books since I know that will not happen every time.
My goal is to cook new recipes twice per week. And there are 140 so I have my work cut out for me. Until next time, happy eating!!