Growing up, Sunday night dinner was the BEST. My mom and dad would always make a nice dinner for the family. I’m not sure if it was because they did not have to work that day or what, but the meal always seemed more in-depth than the week night foods (more ingredients, longer cooking times, etc). The 5 of us (I have 2 little sisters) would sit down and talk about what was going on during the upcoming week. As I moved out and got married, Joe and I were invited over for Sunday dinners very often – awesome.
Now that we are living in Belgium, getting to Sunday night dinners in Milwaukee has posed a little problem. SO, Joe and I have taken it upon ourselves to sit down and eat a nice home-cooked meal every Sunday evening. We also talk about what our plans are for the week…of course, the conversation for Joe is typically about his work schedule. My plans are more, hm…undefined (who am I lunching with this week, what happy hours, etc). BUT, that will change as I start my MBA 2 weeks from today!
Anyway, here is what we had this Sunday.
Baked Chicken with Chickpea Salad:
For the chicken:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- cayenne pepper
- garlic powder
- 1 15oz can of chickpeas/garbonzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 cucumber, quartered
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/4 c balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 c red wine vinegar
- Vanilla yogurt
- Strawberry sorbet
- Stracciatella (vanilla with choco shavings)
- Gingerbread (had actual chunks – YUM)
- Speculoos (Belgian favorite – think spiced cookie)