Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week of December 24th



Chicken Curry with Cashews (again) LOVE it!

Dinner at Becky's- she made Asian Beef Tacos

Christmas dinner- tri-tip from Costco, greek vegetables, rolls and cider

*Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper paninis- thank you Becky for the delicious recipe

*Chicken Vegetable Marinara Bake- quick, weeknight, kid-friendly meal

Dinner at Becky's- she made Dr. Pepper Pork

Snacks
Homemade hummus

* = new recipe


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Week of December 17th

*Black Bean Carrot and Goat Cheese Quesadillas- very yummy and froze well (reheated in oven)

*Jalapeno Chip Crusted Chicken- YUM! We made them in to tenders so the kids would eat them easier during our Grinch movie night

Costco Pizza for babysitters

Pasta E Fagioli- served this for company and Harper had 3 servings

Leftovers

Snacks
Pancake Squares

* = new recipes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Week of December 10th

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches- LOVE these sandwiches. If you have a Trader Joes near you, make them next week!

Taco Salad- James said, "I want to eat taco salad EVERY night!"

Community Group- Jordan made these Vanilla Chai Cupcakes. Dare I say they were better than Trophy Cupcakes?  I just might go there.

BLT salad- added an avocado to take it up to another level of awesomeness)

*Linguine and Spinach Frittatas

Cesear Salad with grilled chicken

Snacks
Peppermint Pretzels- last year they were a total fail (I think I microwaved the chocolate too long) but this year I got it right. So addictive!
Cookies and Cream Fudge- brought to my sister's cookie exchange
Blueberry Pie Pancakes- Very good

* = new recipe

Week of December 3rd, 2012

*Mexican Pizza- a copycat Taco Bell mexican pizza recipe. How could this not be delicious? I was not disappointed!

Community Group

*Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti- very good. I'll make this again for sure but I will make my own white sauce next time with a traditional rue (using flour).

*Grilled Halloumi Sandwiches with homemade hummus (I'm a homemade hummus convert!)
Fry Halloumi in a skillet , put in pita with hummus, cucumbers and tomatoes

Hummus
one can chickpeas, drained
one clove garlic, minced
one big heaping spoonful tahini paste (probably a heaping tablespoon)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
a pinch or two of salt

Put everything in the blender and go for it.  My vitamix gets it really creamy, but it takes several times to turn it off, push the stuff back down, and turn on again.  If it's too thick, I start by adding just a bit of water and if it still needs more liquid a little bit more olive oil or lemon juice.

* = new recipes

Snacks
Fudgy Brownies with Cookie Butter Frosting (again)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Top 10 recipes of 2012

In no particular order...

Huevos Rancheros- One of the recipes Mark found and cooked for me this year. I've been asking him to make them ever since. Delish!


Asian Beef Tacos has to make the list, not only because they are delicious but also because no top 10 recipe list of mine would be complete without at least one taco recipe!

Fruit, Nut and Goat Cheese Salad- this is one of the few recipes I repeated this past year so you know it's good. It's awesome for serving to company.

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich- take the time to make the carmalized onions. Delish!

Thai Turkey Burgers with Broccoli Slaw- This recipe made Mark a convert to ground turkey. The flavors are so awesome!

Maple Granola- I really got into making granola this year and of all the recipes I tried, this was my favorite.

Malt Cookie Bars- Crazy good. Best cold.

Smores Cookies- These cookies are probably my favorite cookie I've ever had. 

Chicken Curry with Cashews- This recipe made my house smell like curry for days but it was so good I'd be willing to make it again :) It has some kick but all of my kids (even the 10 month old) gobbled it up.

Salad with chicken, cheddar, apples and spiced pecans- Another recipe that I thought about making again as soon as I finished eating. All the flavors together make one of the best salads I've eaten.



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Week of November 26th, 2012

*Chicken Curry with Cashews- 5 Stars! I used 3 chicken breasts and next time will half the salt. Really yummy! Served with roasted green beans

Hot Dogs, chips and salsa, grapes for Commuinty Group

*Sweet Potato Burgers- Didn't stay together well but even Mark (Mr. Sweet Potato Hater) agreed these were tasty

Costco Pizza (eye appointments at Costco)

Flank Steak on the Grill- marinated in Soy Vey with Broccoli Salad (I'm obsessed)

Sonoran Hot Dogs for Family Dinner- bacon-wrapped hot dog in a soft Mexican roll topped with pinto beans, chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup and mustard. Served with Kale Salad

* = new recipes




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