A Pleasant Little Menu | Dinner for 1

shrimp-brownJust because there’s one mouth to feed doesn’t mean dinner needs to be void of tastiness. A meal for one can be just as delicious as a meal for five.

On several occasions I have conversations with those that want recipes for one. The reason varies.dinner-for-1_“My husband travels and I don’t want to eat hot dogs at 4:45 pm with my children.”

“I’m single, but I still want to eat a nice dinner.”

“My spouse works nights and I’m left to fend for myself at dinner time.”ingredientsWhatever it is, take heart. I’m here to help make those dinners for one flavorful and something to get excited about.

This menu involves recipes can feed many. As cook and controller of the kitchen it will be your job to halve some of the recipes (which will be noted) and then repurposed in following meals. I encourage you to take these leftovers for lunch the following day. You’ll not only eliminate a sad desk lunch, but you will also save a little money.bread-and-egg-iTake a peek at this week’s cooking adventure:

Simmered Tomatoes with Crusty Bread, Prosciutto, Manchego Cheese and Apples

Tomato Fettuccini with Balsamic Flank Steak

Flank Steak Tacos with Chimichurri and Black Bean Puree

Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Black Bean Puree with Chimichurri

Black Bean Puree, Runny Egg and Tortillas

Happy cooking,

Rebeccadinner-for-1-iiMonday

Simmered Tomatoes with Crusty Bread, Prosciutto, Manchego Cheese and Applesdinner-for-1Tuesday

Fettuccini with Simmered Tomatoes and Balsamic Marinated Skirt Steak

*for the skirt steak, halve all ingredients*dinner-for-1Wednesday

Skirt Steak Tacos with Chimichurri and Black Bean Puree

Slice the leftover skirt steak into thin strips, place in tortillas, top with sour cream and chimichurri.

*black bean puree, halve all ingredients*dinner-for-1Thursday

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Black Bean Puree and Chimichurri

*for the spicy garlic shrimp, halve all ingredients*chimi-blogFriday

Black Bean Puree and Runny Egg Skillet with Tomatoes and Tortillas

Heat up the black beans in a skillet alongside sliced cherry tomatoes. Add an egg with three minutes left to cook. Serve warm with tortillas.dinner-for-1-i

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