Friday, October 31, 2014
I don't know if y'all have noticed the trend, but I have been taking recipes that I've posted during the week as inspiration for my roundup/collections. This week I posted Spinach, Ham, & Hashbrown Quiche and decided I needed to gather up some savory breakfast recipes! Thank you to the bloggers who contributed their recipes for this collection :)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I don't make quiches often enough which is really quite a bummer. I actually really love savory breakfast meals. But I don't often wake up at a decent enough time to spend 2 hours getting breakfast ready. Granted this recipe only takes about an hour to cook total, it feels like way longer. And I am by no means a morning person. A lot of times I prefer to make savory recipes like this when we have brinner. Although I always wish I actually made it for breakfast. Anyways...enough babble about how awful I am at making savory breakfast recipes early in the morning...
This quiche is a very simple one to make. Not a lot of hassle to it. Plus it has spinach in it! YUM! I could see some very fun variations to the base recipe in the future. I also may make it in my cast iron skillet at some point and modify the recipe to brown the crust over the stove and bake it the rest of the way...similar to this quiche.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Over the years, I have really fallen in love with chicken parmesan. I used to not like it, but it really has grown on me (much like philly cheesesteak and jalapeno popper and buffalo chicken stuff) - thanks, hubby! Also due to Nick, we have soup night frequently when the weather is cool. I guess he has always loved soup and used to eat it every day when he was little, so we do a lot of soup. I like to vary it up, so the rest of us don't get sick of it.
This particular soup just won out on favorite soup for my 7 year old, Matthew. He has always loved Cheddar Broccoli Soup and no other soup came close to beating it, but this is the soup he now begs me to make again...because it is his absolute favorite. I can't say I blame him...it's ready in under 30 minutes and it's delicious!
Monday, October 27, 2014
This week for some reason I didn't plan any chicken meals...which is just plain odd. I am also using an app to do my shopping this week...which is also odd. I am excited though to see how well it works for me. Since this week is Halloween, I'm making a few Halloween treats for the kids (see Extra)...I'm hoping that they will like them :)
Salisbury Steak Meatballs (side of salad)
Ground beef (2), Italian breadcrumbs, salted butter, onion (1), egg noodles, fresh parsley, mixed salad, baby bell peppers, salad toppers
Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion, & Potato Hash
Kielbasa, green bell pepper (1), onion (1), baking potatoes (3)
Philly Cheesesteak Pasta
Farfelle pasta, ribeye steak, red bell pepper (1), green bell pepper (1), onion (1), milk, shredded monterey jack cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese
Kicked Up Sausage Alfredo
Smoked turkey dinner sausage, penne pasta, grape tomatoes, heavy cream, baby spinach, shredded Parmesan cheese
Monster Blood & Guts // Bloody Band-Aid Snacks // Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (2), raspberry jam // graham crackers, cream cheese // chopped walnuts, Ghirardelli double chocolate chips
Total Spent: $104.58
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It's time again for my group, Group D, to share our reveal day posts for The Secret Recipe Club. It's my 3 year anniversary of being a part of the SRC and I've only missed one reveal day. I cannot believe it's been so long and have to link to my very first post with the club: Brisket & Veggies.
So what is The Secret Recipe Club? It's over 100 food bloggers who are split into four groups. Each group is assigned another fellow group member to secretly stalk their blog and choose a recipe (or two) to make, blog, and share on a designated Monday in the month. It's a really fun way to find new blogs and give a little blog love to someone once a month. I absolutely love being apart of it...and except for a few bumps in the road, SRC is a great community of food bloggers! I adore my fellow Group D members who love to haze and tease each other on how quickly they made their recipe and how much tastier it is than anyone else's :) They are a hoot!
This month I was assigned to Sue's blog, Couscous & Consciousness. Sue blogs from New Zealand and is a busy yoga teacher whom is conscientious of eating ethically (but is not necessarily strictly vegetarian). I narrowed down my picks very quickly on Sue's blog...two recipes spoke to me and I had a huge problem picking between the two. One was Italian Sausage with Gnocchi & Red Peppers because I'm on a huge Italian sausage kick right now. YUM. However, I had already planned out my dinners for the month, forgetting to leave an empty space for a possible SRC recipe.
Clearly from my post title, I went with my other pick: Triple Chocolate Raspberry Brownies. These brownies are fudgy and contain a nice helping of chocolate. I was incredibly impressed with how good they were because they didn't "look" like the normal chocolate-y brownies. If you look at Sue's pictures...her's look more like a traditional brownie does...and I was sure I had messed something up. But I hadn't - and that was a relief because they not only sound good - they ARE GOOD!