Post by erin elizabeth on Nov 29, 2018 17:04:23 GMT -5
Can I start this thread early? It makes me happy
11/3 Sweet-and-Sour Tomato Chutney (BA 1/16) Amazing! Sweet, tart, savory. Took two hours to cook down. Served with paneer and crackers.
11/3 Chai-Spiced Almond Cookies (BA 1/06) OK, so I used my regular snowball recipe with almonds, almond extract, and spices + ¼ tsp ground ginger. Used 1 recipe spices for 2 sticks butter and they were very subtle, but smelled so good! Maybe up spices, but I did really like this version, too.
11/3 Curried Meatballs (BA 1/16) Delicious! No strong spices. Use blender for sauce.
11/3 Spied Rice (BA 1/16) Just a lovely aroma. Very, very subtle taste.
11/10 Italian Meat Sauce (ATK) Good sauce, but not so excited by the mushrooms.
11/4 Whole Wheat Chapatis (BA 1/16) Good fresh. Not as good as naan!
11/3 Scallion Herb Sauce (BA 1/16) Good, added chopped tomoatoes.
11/3 Beet and Carrot Salad with Curry Dressing and Pistachios (BA 1/16) Surprisingly good since I don’t like beets or mustard. Steamed beets. Don’t need all dressing which is very thick.
11/7 Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Pie (SK) Got melty. Tasted good though. Sauce a little flat.
11/3 Everything Spiced Nuts (FNM 11/18) These were fine, but nothing I need again.
11/3 Flaky Bread (BA 3/14) OK, but not sure if I messed up or it was the recipe. Hard to cook from frozen.
Sure you can start this early if it makes you happy, Erin!! It's nice to take pleasure in the little things! I have stopped tracking recipes lately but do recall a few new ones from our Thanksgiving meal so I will share what I can remember. A lot were Cooking Light recipes which is a shocker for me as I usually do not like their Thanksgiving recipes and I usually do not do a traditional dinner. This year I did more familiar sides but no turkey (not a fan in this house).
Here were some that were nice Thanksgiving side dishes:
-Broccoli Artichoke Casserole CL 2018 -Mushroom Barley Stuffing CL 2017 -Sausage Apple Bread Stuffing CL 2018 (I used turkey sausage and increased it a bit since we/I do not eat pork) -Roasted Root Vegetables with Maple Balsamic Glaze CL 2018. I could have reduced the glaze a bit more as it got more watery when leftover but good flavor. Only thing is that I discovered I do not like purple sweet potatoes. Stick to the traditional color next time, but it looked pretty! -Sheet Pan Salmon with Maple Mustard Glaze-I won't do this again. While everyone liked it fine and it was tasty, I think I have better salmon recipes -Shoofly Pie-DH request (molly O'Neil). This was a wet bottom version with spices. He like but wanted no spices next time. Kids liked it a lot -Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake-Barefoot Contessa. I made Giada's recipe for limoncello and Ina's cake. It was a hit. Now I have to bake a lot more to use up the rest!!! -Mexican Chocolate Cookies-Fine Cooking (McCormick spice recipe). Excellent cookie but I did not care for the cinnamon in it. Next time, I will decrease to 1 t. or omit. I left out the chili pepper, too. -Layered Greek Dip-love this! A Greek variation of Mexican 7 layer dip with hummus, cream cheese, olives, diced cuke & tomatoes, feta etc...
Some others from the month that I can remember: -Tuna Noodle Casserole-a mashup of CL and Skinnytaste. Surprised me and I like it a lot! I added peas cause IMHO tuna casserole needs peas! -Spaghetti squash Lasagna with Chicken-?? Very good -Turkey Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Crust-C.I. good flavor but my cauliflower was a bit more "sulfurous" tasting than sweet -Eggplant Zaalouk-CL 2018. I liked this a lot but I love eggplant -African Chicken Peanut Soup-old CL
Post by erin elizabeth on Nov 30, 2018 7:40:08 GMT -5
soupandstew, I made that dip, too. Loved it. My one suggestion (Karen, did you find this, too?) was to reduce the amount of hummus on the bottom as everyone kinda scraped off the toppings and left some hummus behind. I think the recipe I used (cannot find it right now!) had two containers of hummus.
Erin, I did only use one container of hummus but then I really did not follow a recipe this time as I have in the past. Just made layers starting with hummus and cream cheese in equal proportions. I also had a Mediterranean flavored cream cheese so it complemented things. I also included layers of diced, seeded cukes and tomatoes (seeding is crucial IMHO or the dip gets too watery. It was perfect with seeded veggies), feta cheese, scallions, and kalamata olives. I don't even remember the exact order I did things but the end result was a hit and it worked!
This one was outstanding: Ckng Lght, Sept 2013 Tilapia and Fennel Soup I made it exactly as written (rare for me) and was even able to find the recommended sauce. My friend (she made it before me and passed on the recommendation) couldn't find the sauce, so she used a different brand and added red pepper flakes with good results. She went and made it a second time but as a "Cioppino" Soup, doubling the base recipe and using shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, scallops and whitefish.
I would make these again, all were tasty: Facebook Slow Cooked Chicken Tortilla Soup Ckng Lght Nov 2018 Sausage and Mushroom Pasta with Butnut Squash Ckng Lght, Nov 2018 Slow Cooked Jambalaya Soup Ckng Lght, Nov 2018 Smokey Mushroom and Barley Soup Ckng Lght Nov 2018 Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Ckng Lght, Nov 2018 Roasted Carrot and Coconut Soup (Husband didn't like this; I did) Ckng Lght, Dec 2018 Sunday Night Gravy (Spaghetti Sauce)