Interrupting our Thanksgiving recap… I forgot to check in with my October and November updates. First up, October:
October was kind of a mixed bag! Lots of fun recipes, nothing too Halloween-inspired, but progress!
We started the month off sweet with Caramel-Filled Brownies. So yummy and rich – the Misses loved. Who am I kidding? I loved too! Give me caramel in anything and I am a happy girl! Gone so fast, I couldn’t photograph them…
I tried to add some healthy balance to those brownies with Thai Sweet Potatoes Over Rice. Really great vegetarian dish (could be vegan without the evaporated skim milk) that was really delicious and spicy. I’ll definitely make this again.
More sweet with Maple Syrup Cookies – Fall in a cookie! Sweet, chewy, YUM.
Back to healthy with Orange-Crumb Baked Chicken. Made this for the Misses for dinner – super quick weeknight entree that they totally loved. D had the extra piece for dinner that night too. Keeping this one in rotation…
Another dinner for the Misses was Baked Eggs Napoleon – Eggs and cheese baked in a tater tot “cup.” They liked it, but were not overly enthusiastic. The recipe made four, so I had one for lunch the next day and thought they were good – just very rich.
October felt like a soup month so I made Tomato Rice Soup with Kale that is hearty and delicious and so good for you. I’ve made this twice now and never get around to photographing it either time. I’ll make again for sure. Soon. SO good.
We made shrimp tacos one night and served them with Mexican Red Rice. That may be the world’s worst picture, but this is a great side dish for fajitas or tacos. We’ve made it a few times now. Good stuff.
We served the rice the next night with Pan-Seared Shrimp with Chipotle-Lime Glaze. Super easy and halved the recipe for D and me.
Also made Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms as a vegetarian main course, but might be a better side dish. Adding pine nuts seemed a little odd, but added a bit of texture.
More shrimp later in the week for Boiled Shrimp with Tangy Cocktail Sauce served with Pesto Potato Salad. Kind of a summery meal, but when the weather fits… Both recipes are from Cooking Light and really delicious. The cocktail sauce has a lot of horseradish so it has a bite, for sure. But we really enjoyed both dishes!
One of my most favorite pizzas, EVER. Cajun Shrimp Pizza. Make this.
Another excellent dinner was this Peanut Noodle Salad. Such great flavors, lots of crunchy veggies. Delish! Great lunches the next day too!
Another quick dinner – Barbecue Portobello Quesadillas. Super good, so easy. Must make again.
We also had Salmon with Ginger and Lemon – not a total favorite, but not terrible either. So-so. Served with Crispy Oven-Roasted Potatoes that were really good. Kind of like thick baked potato chips. Will totally make them again!
We had a little dumpling kind of night with Baked Crab Rangoon for me and D and Steamed Shrimp Dumplings for the girls. The dumplings are an old TPH standby and the Baked Crab Rangoon was so good! Even better was the amazing dipping sauce! Not super healthy, but better than deep-fried!
18 cards to file away for a grand total of 137… Moving right along! 🙂