Here's a look at what we've been enjoying lately!
Hearty vegetarian fare from the cookbook Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker. This book has 200 recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts. The main dishes are creative and filling. Our absolute favorite so far (no picture yet!) is the mushroom and green bean stroganoff. You don't miss the meat! We've also made the vegetable lasagna and no-hurry vegetable curry. I did snap a picture of a fun weeknight meal.
This hearty dish includes vegetarian sausage, creamy rice, kidney beans, peas, green beans and peppers. With saffron and a squeeze of fresh lemon it is bright and fresh.
Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles with Ground Beef
One of the lovely bloggers I met at Eat Write Retreat, Isabelle Boucher, is part of Peanut Butter & Company's All-Star Recipe team. When I saw this title I knew I had to try it out! The combination of creamy peanut butter, spicy flavors, vegetables and a crunchy topping led to licking the bowl at the end of dinner. The recipe can be found over at the blog. I used half "The Heat is On" (spicy PB) and half "Smooth Operator" to tame the heat.
Matzo Ball Soup
Nothing is better than a warm bowl of chicken soup with matzoh balls when you are feeling a little run-down. This is a combination of techniques from mom and grandma, with my spin too. I made this over two nights. The first night - browning the carrots, onions, and chicken breast and cooking the noodles. The second night while the vegetables and chicken were simmering I made the matzo balls. After 2 hours of simmering our soup with the works was ready to be savored.
On the menu this week
Today was filled with cooking for the upcoming week. On our menu this week:
*Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni (http://themom100.com), served with steamed green beans
*Sandwiches with chicken salad with red grapes and celery
*Spinach, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches
*Yogurt & granola afternoon snacks
*Carrot and celery sticks
How do you prepare for the week? What are you cooking in your kitchen?