Somehow I always end up making this Chowder on a Sunday. I think it’s a great way to end the weekend and get ready for the week ahead. It bubbles on the stove in the late afternoon, sending delicious aromas of sautéed onions and peppers throughout the house, and then the family sits down for a nice warm bowl of this hearty soup and enjoys the last few hours of calm before the busy week begins…. Serve this with some good crusty bread on the side.
Every once in a while I love to have a big salad for dinner. When salad is our main dish, some of the heartier eaters in my family often ask me tongue and cheek, “so, now that we’ve had our salad, what’s for dinner?” The addition of crunchy whole grain croutons and lots of feta cubes along with the many fresh veggies makes for a hearty dinner, even for the salad skeptics. This dinner salad is inspired by a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa, with a few (healthy) tweaks.