I stopped at Trader Joe’s this afternoon and that was no simple thing. You see we do not have a Trader Joe’s anywhere close to where I live. I had to drive over an hour to get there. But so worth it. I got a bunch of pink tulips for $4.99, lots of produce and some other odds and ends. The first time I stopped at a Trader Joe’s was in San Diego decades ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. Please, Trader Joe’s come to Lancaster! You will love it here. Now here’s what’s on the menu this week!
I LOVE to try new recipes. So many of the recipes as new to me as they are to you. So fingers crossed they taste even better than they look!
Our freezer is stocked with a wonderful combination of deer and beef hamburger. It is amazing! Thanks to a huge deer Bobby hunted this year. So I’ll be using this recipe to make The Recipe Critic‘s fabulous Sweedish Meatballs. YUM!
I have a mostly love but a little hate relationship with Chicken. It can be scrumptiously moist and the foil for delicious ingredients but it can also be rubbery as a… well… rubber chicken! It’s all about the way you treat it! The chicken in this recipe was treated to a bath in creamed spinach, layered with beautiful bacon and dotted with cheese and mushrooms. No wonder it looks so good! Can’t wait to make this!
- SMOTHERED CHICKEN WITH CREAMED SPINACH BACON AND MUSHROOMS
- ARUGULA SALAD WITH PINENUTS AND SHAVED PARMESAN CHEESE
WEDNESDAY- EASY DINNER
Salad can make a great dinner. It just needs to be hearty and filling and for us, at StoneGable, it should also have meat! As an added bonus this great dinner salad also has some of the Southwest flavors we love!
If you try one thing this week Baja Fish Tacos should be it! We usually make these during the summer when we grow most of the produce in our garden. But these are delicious any time of year!
And if you don’t make your own guacamole you are really missing a culinary treat. Try my quac recipe. It is the best!
My Hungarian roots love anything that resembles a Halupki! Looking forward to making a big pot!
- CABBAGE ROLL SOUP
- CRUSTY BREAD
Pizza is a great weekend food for entertaining. But it’s even better if you make it homemade and serve it with the best Caesar salad you will ever eat. Here’s hoping the weekend is warm and we can eat al fresco!
Sunday dinner and my perfectly roasted chicken are a match made in heaven! Oh yum! I’ll be saving the carcass and wings for stock.
- PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN
- SOUR CREAM AND CHIVE MASHED POTATOES
- ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES
- SOUTHERN CHOCOLATE COBBLER
TREAT OF THE WEEK
Anything that has the words “cinnamon roll” in it will get my attention. Oh, these bites of deliciousness are just waiting for a cup of coffee! I might have to make a double batch!
Have a scrumptious week, friends!
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