Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Week Night Dinner Challenge Inspiration

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Looking for some inspiration for the challenge? Here's a few week night dishes that I make for my family after a busy day.

Send your go-to week night recipes to madhungrylsq@gmail.com for a chance to have your dish featured on MHTV! The deadline is Tuesday, March 15.

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Love k-babs--don't forget about them. Threaded morsels so easy to constuct ahead for summer eats. Used sirloin tips, pepper, zuch, onion--that's all with s&p then grill. But, also am mad for these lamb ones too EDF served with yogurt on pita: http://ow.ly/49yxB

1 Love k-babs--don't forget about them. Threaded morsels so easy to constuct ahead for summer eats. Used sirloin tips, pepper, zuch, onion--that's all with s&p then grill. But, also am mad for these lamb ones too EDF served with yogurt on pita: http://ow.ly/49yxB

Vege dinner at home: none better. Kale, fingerlings potatoes and mad amounts of homemade Sriracha which splattered all over as the top flew off. Still yum though.

2 Vege dinner at home: none better. Kale, fingerlings potatoes and mad amounts of homemade Sriracha which splattered all over as the top flew off. Still yum though.

When

3 When "there's-nothing-in-the-house," except some old pasta and a few random carrots. Put pasta in a EVOO filled cast-iron pan. Let sit w/out moving for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add grated Parm. Act like you planned it.

Maybe a low fat meal isn't such a bad idea. Mushrooms, clams and miso broth.

4 Maybe a low fat meal isn't such a bad idea. Mushrooms, clams and miso broth.

Cream of tomato soup (no cream). Took 15 minutes to make with butter, onion, garlic, tomatoes, chix stock, s&p. Move over Campbell's.

5 Cream of tomato soup (no cream). Took 15 minutes to make with butter, onion, garlic, tomatoes, chix stock, s&p. Move over Campbell's.

Steam bok choy with sliced ginger and douse with oyster sauce too. Man I love this vegetable.

6 Steam bok choy with sliced ginger and douse with oyster sauce too. Man I love this vegetable.

More soup: chicken, Chinese broccoli, egg noodles awaiting broth, poached eggs and sriracha

7 More soup: chicken, Chinese broccoli, egg noodles awaiting broth, poached eggs and sriracha

Weeknight dinner pasta. Shredded 1/2 red cabbage, onion, garlic, bacon, chili flakes, lemon rind, currants. Deglaze w/ red wine vinegar and sauce it up w/ pasta water, milk and grated Parm. Toss w/ Penne (made 2 pounds).

8 Weeknight dinner pasta. Shredded 1/2 red cabbage, onion, garlic, bacon, chili flakes, lemon rind, currants. Deglaze w/ red wine vinegar and sauce it up w/ pasta water, milk and grated Parm. Toss w/ Penne (made 2 pounds).

Arrived home post MHTV shoot and cries of

9 Arrived home post MHTV shoot and cries of "I'm starving" hit my ears. Scrounged dinner: toasted lavash, melted cheese, sautéed escarole with garlic, fried salami and eggs (topped with hot sauce, natch)

Comments (2)

  • Copycat; our favorite too. So simple and easy and not very expensive. I live in a small town and a new local natural foods store sells it for $1.79 a pound. You can get a lot of small heads for that price

  • Lucinda i need to know where you purchase your pan.. the one thats a cream color.. and also whats the size of it......... thanks you.. love youre show..and done many of the recepies.. !!

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