Post by erin elizabeth on Mar 31, 2021 18:43:30 GMT -5
These top three--mmmm. Very good!
3/27 Toffee-Apricot Oat Cookies (Food and Wine) Refrigerate overnight. Double dough, 3oz apricots, 5oz toffee chocolate bars.
3/21 Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Loaf Cake with Yogurt Glaze (BA 2/16) Very good. Made with orange juice. Didn’t have enough yogurt for glaze (just pwd sugar and oj) and didn’t have poppy seeds.
3/7 Chicken Noodle Casserole for Two (CC June&July 2020) Doubled and made for 4 This was really good and easy. Needed a bit more salt at the end. Cheese flavor of cheddar didn’t come through, but Parm did. Used leftover shredded chicken and added with peas.
3/17 Antipasto Salad (BA 8/18) Artichokes marinated in dressing excellent. This wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. Didn’t adjust dressing or seasoning enough?
3/9 Boston Cream Pie Cookies (Taste of Home) Made the cookies the night before. Pudding set up too hard the next morning. Used just a cream/chocolate glaze. All in all, a really good concept though! Delicious!
3/21 Soba Noodles with Spicy Cumin Lamb (CL 11/13) This lacked oomph.
3/8 Aarti Sequeria’s Kheema (FNM 3/21) Why the water? I added only 1/2 c, but against my better instincts and it just washed out the flavor.
I didn't get around to making my Feb 2021 Hits and Misses list, but that BA Grapefruit Poppyseed Yogurt Loaf Cake was one of my hits of Feb. I skipped the glaze and make it in 3 mini loaf pans. I might still have one in the freezer!
As usual I don't remember all of mine from the month but we'll see what I can conjure up from the back of my old brain!!!
A few new standouts included:
-Vegetarian "Frito" Chili-Bon Appetit. I did not have fritos so used a multigrain tortilla chip. I also added some corn, green chiles, and served with some Southwestern flavored pasta I had. This was surprisingly tasty and may be a new favorite veggie chili. -Ginger Coriander Sheet Pan Chicken-Milk Street Kitchen (MSK) -Spicy Egyptian Eggplant-MSK -Bean Ragu with Roasted Tomatoes and (Chicken) sausage-me -Tik Tok Feta Pasta-I cut feta amount and added artichokes. Served over a lemon pepper pappardelle. Delicious and easy. -Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup with Kale-Me -White Chicken Lasagna Soup-Me -Vegetable Farro Soup-Milk Street Kitchen's Cookish -Sheet Pan Curried Cauliflower and Salmon- www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/sheet-pan-curried-cauliflower-and-salmon-9346645
And worth repeating with some tweaking:
-Matzo Mina Meat Pie-Molly Yeh. I used turkey instead of beef. It was a bit dry but very flavorful. Next time I am going to add some tomato sauce, perhaps a layer of wilted spinach or chard and bake it in a crust made from shingled sweet potatoes instead of matzo. Still will be kosher for Passover but less dry and I think the sweetness will highlight the filling. Besides....not much of a matzo eater anyway but once a year, you have to.....
Tried and true:
-Puttanesca Beans with Tuna-me (a variation of it with my name is featured on Milk Street Kitchen website! ) -Charred Brussel Sprouts with Garlic Chips-M.S.K. -Mock Chopped Liver-Tori Avey and a friend -Roasted Garlic Hummus-Cook's Ill. -Almond Horns -Italian Wedding Soup-Used farro instead of orzo this time. I use Giada or Barefoot Contessa turkey meatballs and the base of soup is B.C. with my adaptions. -Mint Chocolate Chip Meringues
I guess my brain remember better than I think it will. There were more, for sure, but this is a good overall snapshot of the month!! Karen
Post by peachesncream on Apr 4, 2021 21:25:50 GMT -5
I didn’t try much that's new in March, but the first two are keepers.
VERY GOOD Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole – Great way to use leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken. www.melskitchencafe.com/easy-chicken-enchilada-casserole/ *I took the extra step of sauteing the tortillas in a little oil, at med.-high heat for about 30 seconds on each side, to soften them and add texture.