Post by erin elizabeth on Jun 30, 2020 16:58:09 GMT -5
I am in total denial that tomorrow is July 1! Gah!
6/21 Pork Chops ala Grecque (Cheap Thrills Cuisine) Used thyme instead of rosemary and threw a splash of red wine in with the herbs. Grilled chops. Excellent.
6/25 Rose Sangria with Nectarines and Peaches (MSL 7/20) Eh. Probably better with the best fruit.
6/25 Grilled Shrimp Salad with Corn and Avocado (BA 8/06) After such a long wait, I wanted this to be better! Probably my fault--room temp shrimp, onions, and corn. Dressing good—basil and orange juice and lime zest. Toast was excellent--rubbed with a garlic clove as it came off the grill. The whole thing was better the next day with feta and truly hot shrimp, onions, and corn.
6/22 Chicken Curry with Green Beans (CC June/July 2020) Tasty, but…try tomato juice instead and thicken with yogurt?
6/18 No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares (KA) Tasty, but I could not cut these and the top and bottom pulled apart a lot. Maybe better with longer chilling? (Yes!) Freezing?
6/7 Cinnamon-Rhubarb Muffins (FC) Lovely crumb. Used about 6oz rhubarb. Topped with some pecans. Remembered sugar!
6/7 Rolled Turkey Loaf (BH&G) This was actually very good, flavorful and juicy, but I probably wouldn’t make it again because of all the ingredients (pancetta, sundried tomatoes, gr turkey, sausage, etc.)! Expensive if you don’t already have them.
6/4 Choco-mallow (KA) Tasty, but too much chocolate or make each chocolate layer even.
Well I am not in July 1st denial as I gave birth on that day to son #2 23 yrs ago tomorrow!!! Barely made it to the hospital in time. He was actually due July 4th but has never been known to be patient!
I was going to write all my recipes down this month but alas.....just have to see what my memory can dig up again.
-Sardinian Herb Soup "Serb'uzzu"-Milk Street Kitchen (MSK)-this was fresh, light, herby, and so flavorful. I did not have fregola so used Israeli couscous (just ordered some fregola to make again) and I added some chicken to make it heartier -Almond Danish Kringle-another attempt at trying to get this right. The consensus is that the dough this time was better than the first recipe I tried, but my family prefers a cinnamon walnut filling instead of the almond. So next time, filling from recipe #1 and dough from recipe #2!! -Tomato Olive Focaccia-MSK. Next time I will use kalamata olives. Recipe calls for green castelvetrano olives which I was not a huge fan of but the bread was delicious -Parmesan Soft Pretzels-? source -Pita bread-MSK. Perfect! -No Knead focaccia-Bon Appetit. Topped with fresh tyme, rosemary, garlic butter, and flaky salt. Easy to make and delicious. -No Bake Cookie Butter Bars-? source. Easy no bake bar with cookie butter, vanilla wafers and chocolate topping. -Spaghetti Squash Pizza-Katie Lee. Food Network. Not really pizza but tasty and easy enough to make again. -Mock "Knorr" spinach dip -Cheater Cinnamon Buns-C.I. (Cook's Ill.)Cheater because it uses pancake mix and no yeast. I used Kodiak cakes mix. Not as fluffy and light as yeasted buns but easy and quick to throw together at the last minute on a Sunday morning for breakfast for the family. -Oven BBQ chicken-C.I. a bit spicy for me but flavor was good and DH loved it. -Salmon with Tomatoes and Tarragon-an old favorite from C.L. -Frozen Yogurt Bark-nice breakfast treat made with Greek Yogurt very lightly sweetened and topped with a drizzle of peanut butter, Jelly, strawberries, some crushed freeze dried banana, and a few chocolate chips for good measure -Toffee Bars-recipe from a friend. Base is crushed ritz crackers and toffee chips with chocolate topping. One of DH's favorites. -Spanakopita burgers-Rachel Ray. Nice turkey burger with spinach and feta but does not really taste like spanakopita. Family liked them anyway. We preferred the falafel turkey burgers (Molly Yeh) that I made last month but both good
I know there were more but I just can't remember....looks like a lot of bread baking this last month. I guess that explains why the freezers are getting full. But now that it is getting too hot to bake, it will be appreciated!
It is hard to believe it's July already. Been a crazy six months. We're also under a drought and record temps for my corner of the world - house didn't get below 78* last night. We don't have air conditioning because we usually don't need it. Uff.
All "hits" for June: Chipolte-Cheddar Sweet Potato Hash Eating Well, May 2020 Korean BBQ Chickpea Bowls Two Peas and Their Pod Wild Rice Patty Melts Eating Well, June 2020 Salmon Caesar Salad Eating Well, July/Aug 2020 Pork-Mushroom Burgers Eating Well, June 2020 (Actual recipe title is Beef-Mushroom burgers with quick pickles, but I used pork) Bulger with Chickpeas and Herbs Milk Street Fast and Slow Grilled Jambalaya Eating Well, June 2020
6 to 7 cups chicken broth or stock (*Swanson’s Healthy Goodness Chicken Broth) 1 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled 16-18 frozen uncooked potstickers, pork or chicken or vegetarian (*Ling Ling brand is good) 2 green onions, sliced into thin diagonals 1 - 2 teaspoons sesame oil (to taste) 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
Place chicken broth and ginger in a large pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes (partially covered).
Bring the soup back up to a boil and add the wontons. Lower the heat to medium and cook, covered, for 8 or 9 minutes, until wontons are cooked through.
Just before serving, stir in green onions, sesame oil and soy sauce. (Add a little Kosher salt to taste, if using low-sodium chicken broth.) Serve in shallow soup bowls.
Options: *I added fresh snowpeas (halved) during the last few minutes. *Cut up veggies like carrots, celery or onions can be added as you are first bringing the stock and ginger to a boil. *Or, throw in a handful of freshly chopped spinach when you add the green onions just before serving.
Tortellini with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a Garlic-Parmesan Cream Sauce from the Brown Eyed Baker - surprise is the great taste for such ease in preparation Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Cook's Country Peanut Butter Clouds Alice Medrich
Deli-style Macaroni Salad - my husband loves the mac salad sold at deli counters. I do not. It is too sweet and has way too much mayo for me. This recipe satisfies us both. I did cut the sugar in half, and I added more chopped vegetables: celery and carrots. The celery seed is the ingredient that was missing from all of my prior attempts at making a mac salad that we both like.
Winter Cauliflower Salad - It's not just for winter! Since cauliflower holds up in the fridge for a long time, I've been trying cauli salad recipes. This one is very good. I used sun-dried tomatoes instead of slow roasted tomatoes.
Buttermilk Roasted Chicken - Samin Nosrat's buttermilk marinated roasted chicken that all of my cooking friends have been making since the recipe was first revealed a few years ago. It is delicious. I spatchcocked my chicken before marinating it.
Roasted Chicken with Lemon-Glazed Rhubarb - This lemony rhubarb glaze/sauce is delicious. After reading the recipe comments, I doubled it and boy am I glad that I did. My DH is not a big fan of rhubarb, but he liked this sweet and sour rhubarb.
I have added the radish salad (we love radishes, too) and the cheesesteak peppers to my menus for next week. I have a pound of ground beef to use up, too. Thanks for sharing! I think the husband recommendation is what decided it for the second recipe!