Last week was a blur of bookkeeping and preschool orientation, but we made it through the week. I’m shocked I actually got dinner on the table four out of the seven nights. I’m taking life a little slower this week and enjoying the snow with Bear.
Taco night! I sure do love Penzeys Original Taco Seasoning. No picture (sorry).
Chicken and Butternut Squash Skillet Pot Pie with Sage Biscuit (recipe from Meredith Deeds @ StarTribune)
Chicken. gravy. biscuits. How could this be bad? My mom forwarded this recipe to me and it is so so good and so so easy for a “pot pie.” Add additional salt if you like your pot pies on the savory side. The butternut squash is quite sweet.
Sides: Steamed broccoli
Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard and Garlic (recipe from Smitten Kitchen)
An old stand by. I love this soup. I prefer to sub 8 oz hot Italian sauage for the mild sauage but mild is also nice. It might sound like too much work but you simply cannot skip the drizzle of warm garlic oil over each soup bowl. It adds so much warmth and flavor.
Sides: Big green salad with vinaigrette
Yummy Salmon Burgers with Slaw (recipe from Pinch of Yum)
Make this. Make it now. This has quickly become one of our favorite recipes to date. A crispy, salty salmon burger atop cool tangy slaw is such a pleasing combination. I use fresh chives as my herb of choice in both the salmon patty and the slaw. When it comes to the slaw, make sure yours it’s extra creamy.
Lemon Herb Quinoa (recipe from Gabi Shahar via Mirj2338 @ Genious Kitchen)
I actually don’t enjoy quinoa. That fact always makes me feel grumpy, because I truthfully do not understand picky eaters. However, I can confidentially say that I am now hooked. This is by far the tastiest quinoa recipe I have ever tried and, trust me, I have tried many.
Sides: Frozen green beans for the little one
Dinner at my in-laws.
Dinner at my parent’s.
Sides: Warm Candied Corn Salad (recipe from Alex Guarnaschelli via parade)
Candied corn salad. How delicious does that sound? AND, this recipe truly is delicious! My mom made it for dinner the previous evening and I just had to have it again.
(Jan 14th, 2017 – Jan 20th, 2017)