MONDAY~ SLOW COOKER SOUP DAY
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Recipe: Broccoli Cheddar Soup
6 cups fresh broccoli
1 large onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, pressed or finely chopped
1 cup shredded carrots
4 cups chicken stock
¼ cup flour
2 cups whole milk ( or half and half, or a combo of both)
4 cups very sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup reserved
Pancetta, 6-8 thin slices ( can also use bacon)
Wash and trim broccoli. Do not use tough ends. Rough cut and put in slow cooker.
In a large frying pan, heat cooking oil and add onions. Cook onions on medium low heat until soft. Add a healthy pinch of salt. Add shreddedcarrots and continue to cook for 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Add to slow cooker.
Add chicken stock, pepper, and only if using low sodium stock, 1/2 tsp salt. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
Remove 2 cups of cooked vegetables (mostly broccoli) and chop into small pieces, reserve.
Using emulsifying blender, blend soup until smooth. You can also use a standard blender and blend in batches. This will make the soup thicker and creamy. Add reserved chopped broccoli and stir.
Shred pancetta and cook in a frying pan until crisp.
Garlic Roasted Pork Loin
Potato Gratin With Rosemary Crust
Recipe: Potato Gratin With Rosemary Crust
Mary, from Home Is Where The Boat Is, and I have the same passion for potatoes! I cannot resist potato chips, french fries, baked potatoes, potato salad and now look at this gorgeous gratin!!!! Not only are her potatoes like kryptonite so is her blog! I can lose time pouring over her creative posts and stunning photography! Her blog is one of my very favorites for it’s beauty! For this great recipe and a visit, click HERE.
Spaghetti With Meat Sauce
Recipe: StoneGable’s Caesars Salad
This is one of those recipe’s I could make in my sleep! It is a staple here! I keep lots of homemade dressing in the freezer. To see this yummy recipe and a tutorial full of pictures, click HERE.
THURSDAY~ COMPANY’S COMING
Beef Borguignon On Puffed Pastry
Roasted Broccoli With Cheddar Cheese
Recipe: Beef Bourgignon On Puffed Pastry
This is a classic that every cook should try at least once. But let me warn you, if you make it you it won’t be the last time!!! Look for this recipe next week for FOODIE FRIDAY!
Recipe: Fish Tacos
2 TBS olive oil
3 TBS lime juice, divided
salt and pepper
4 talipia fillets
1/2 cup sour cream
2 TBS mayonnaise
1 tsp taco seasoning
4~ 8 inch corn tortillas
1 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
2 TBS fresh chopped parsley
SATURDAY~ CASUAL DROP IN
Pan Seared Tilapia With French Compound Butter And Wilted Spinach
Recipe: Pan Seared Tilapia With French Compound Butter And Wilted Spinach
6 tilapia fillets
More ON THE MENU This Week…
Recipe: Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
These very easy, doctor-the-box cookies come from my friend Joni at Red Couch Recipes. Joni’s tab lime is ” fun family food as viewed by my red couch”. And fun food it is. To visit Joni and sit on her red couch, click HERE