I’m in a cooking mood! But that does not mean I want to spend all day in the kitchen. What I want to do is find new-to-me recipes to try, tweak and enjoy! How about you? Do you read cookbooks like romance novels and love to experiment with new recipes. Well, even if you don’t I’ve done a lot of that and the planning for you! All you have to do is shop for the food and make the meal! Here’s what’s on the menu this week…
I’m LOVING Amazon Fresh in a big, big way! If you have an Amazon Prime account you can have groceries delivered to your door for $14.99 a month. I do really enjoy grocery shopping but I’ve become so busy that grocery shopping is harder and harder to fit into my schedule. And I hate loading all those bags into the car and unloading them! I think Amazon Fresh is the best thing since sliced bread! (ha-ha) You can find out more about it on Amazon.
Bobby usually grills all year long but for some reason we have not broken out the grill yet this winter. Okay, Bobby time to get grillin’! I had jerk chicken a while back and just loved it. So I thought I should make my own. I’ve not tried this recipe, but you can’t go wrong with Epicurious!
- Jerk Chicken
- Rice and Beans
- Grilled Pineapples
I love experimenting with new recipes. I’ve cooked long enough that I can usually tell if a recipe will be a winner or not. Medallions Of Pork With Pear Sauce sounds scrumptious!
Instead of pork loin chops I’m using a pork tenderloin and cutting it into medallions about 1 inch thick. The pear sauce sounds amazing. Pears are a fall and winter fruit around here.
- Medallions Of Pork With Pear Sauce
- Roasted Potatoes
- Sauteed Cabbage With Golden Raisins
Do you get rotisserie chickens from your grocers? They sure are convenient but UGH! They are often overcooked, have been sitting under warming lights, and scrawny! The only ready cooked chicken I get is from Costco. They are fabulous! But why not make your own! They are inexpensive and delicious and so so easy to do at home! And make two at a time! Cook smart!
I usually break them down after I roast them and use them for a few meals, lunches and save the carcass for soup and stock.
- Perfect Roast Chicken
- Masked Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots and Onions
I have a culinary pet peeve and it involves salmon. Salmon is a gorgeous, moist, melt in your mouth fish. But for the most part, it is manhandled and overcooked and exposed to high death-to-salmon-flavor heat!
Have you ever cooked salmon and had white gelatinous globs seep out from it? That is the beautiful, healthy fat of the salmon being forced out and cooked beyond recognition. High heat does that. And what you are left with is dry salmon!
Cook salmon low and slow and it will reward you with deliciousness! This is a great recipe to learn how to properly bake salmon!
Every home cook should learn how to make Pasta Carbonara. It’s a favorite of chefs. After a night of working in a kitchen chefs often make themselves this pantry “bacon and eggs” pasta meal because it’s so quick and easy and delicious to whip up.
Your family will think you slaved away but this recipe is a breeze to make! Your family will LOVE this recipe! Who doesn’t love pasta with pancetta in a creamy cheesy sauce?
If you cannot find Barilla Pronto Pasta (LOVE it) use regular pasta and cook it according to package directions.
Today I (hopefully) get my cast off! Then I am in a “boot” for another month. Oh, happy day!
Killer Fajitas is one of my favorite dinners and my family loves it too! There is a secret ingredient that gives these fajitas the most amazing flavor! The killer fajita post is an old one and maybe it does not have the best images, but this is a must-try recipe. I’m using the chicken from Tuesday in the fajitas!
When all the family gets together this is often on the menu!
- Killer Fajitas
SATURDAY- SOUP DAY
Soup day! Music to my ears. Today’s soup is easy and very tasty. Even if you don’t like cauliflower you should try this recipe. It’s that good!
- Roasted Cauliflower Cheddar Soup
- Chicken Salad Sandwiches
OTHER RECIPES ON THE MENU THIS WEEK…
Bobby has been so wonderful during my time in a cast that I’m making his very favorite cookies. These sweet and cinnamony cookies came from Smitten Kitchen as did the image. If you are not familiar with this amazing blog, run don’t walk to see what Deb is doing in her tiny New York kitchen.
My friend Fran brought me the best tasting Pepper Jack Soup last week for lunch. Now I’m on the hunt for a recipe that I can tweak and make my own. I’m starting with one from Cook The Story. YUM!
Okay, these are not just a guilty pleasure but an obsession! I make a double batch and put them in a big glass canister. If you like salty/crunchy food this is a recipe to try!
Seriously good eats this week! What’s on your menu?
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