Checking in with the part of my Goals for 2015 that involves reducing the number of unmade recipe cards that I’m
hoarding interested in.
March started out slow. Lots of things on my plate lately and not a lot of time devoted to the kitchen. I made up for the slow start though and did pretty well. Here’s what I made:
Sweet Chili Thai Dressing – So good! I made a salad with this to serve alongside these amazing…
Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches – DELICIOUS. Tofu instead of pork – vegetarian and genius!
Salmon with Brown Sugar and Mustard Glaze – I found this recipe via one of my favorite blogs, Dinner: A Love Story, and it is fantastic! Already made it twice this month! It is one of those rare meals that I can make for us and the Misses (both of whom gave it big thumbs up!). Delish.
Roasted Winter Vegetables – So good and so easy. Great side dish and the hardest part is just peeling the veggies. I love roasted vegetables and this was the first time I have ever made parsnips! Won’t be the last…
Green Salad with Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette – Delicious salad dressing to serve with simple mixed greens. Creamy and incredibly simple to prepare. You might already have all the ingredients in your pantry.
Garlic Soba Noodles with Edamame – A weeknight meal that is quick and healthy. Good flavor, but the edamame doesn’t integrate well with noodles, so kind of hard to eat but, it didn’t really stop me… :)
Penne and Brussels Sprouts, Chile and Pancetta (without the pancetta – We sub in some liquid smoke in place of the pancetta) – Please tell me you know that Trader Joe’s sells bagged, shredded Brussels Sprouts? I would lose fingers if I had to cut the sprouts into slices. Yummy pasta!
Four-Color Potato Vegetarian Stew – UGH. Gross. This was my attempt at something for St. Patty’s Day and it was a poor one. Recipe is from the Houston Chronicle a long while back, but I can’t find it online. You’re better off without it.
White Pizza Dip – Soooo creamy, ooey-gooey good.
Oatmeal-Cranberry-White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Yum. How can anyone not like white chocolate and cranberries in a cookie?
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes – Made with the most gorgeous farmers market tomatoes!! From Eating Well magazine, this made for a really yummy, healthy, and super easy side (note: the fresh oregano is key…).
Cheese Sauce for Cheese Fries & Nachos – I wanted to love this, I REALLY did. But, alas, it turned out with a grainy texture. I did all the right things – used good cheese, shredded it myself – but not so great. The recipe comments are a mixed bag with lots of testers reporting the same issue, so there you go.
Chianti-Spiked Italian Shells – Vegetarian baked pasta! Full of spinach and mushrooms, this is an easy weeknight dinner (because it is cheaty and uses jarred marinara and pre-sliced mushrooms) that even the Misses liked!
14 more cards filed this month, 41 to date this year. Woo Hoo!