Post by erin elizabeth on Aug 5, 2022 7:10:32 GMT -5
Ugh, this summer! Too hot to cook or even think about cooking. But I actually made these two recipes more than once this month!
7/10 Easiest French Fries (SK) Love that this recipe allows you to do things other than cook the fries. Perfect!
7/3 Not Your Church Lady’s Semifreddo (BH&G 5/21) 1 ½ recipes crust and everything else normal fits into a 9x13. Need a layer of whipped cream on top? Separate strawberry and cream layers? Less sugar, milk powder, salt in pretzels?
I did not keep track this month but I'll see what I can conjur up from memory. I did do some cooking in spite of the heat but mostly outside on the grill or in airfryer or counter top oven.
Soups: -Turkish corbasi with chicken, chickpeas, rice, and pasta-LOVED IT! From Chicken Soup Manifesto by Jenn Louis -Serbuzzi (Sardinian Herb soup)-I add chicken to make it a meal from Milk Street Kitchen -Black Bean Soup with Roasted Tomatoes-Milk Street-excellent vegetarian soup
Muffins: both good and added banana to both in place of some of the liquids/sweetener because I had over ripe ones to use -Buttermilk Bran Muffins-bob's red mill -Double chocolate bran muffins-https://happyhealthymotivated.com/healthy-double-chocolate-oat-bran-muffins/
-Summer Pizza Beans-Bon Appetit YUMMY! -Summer Vegetable Cassoulet with Crispy Gruyere-More YUM! Bon Appetit -Pizza Mac and Cheese-made up for the husband. He like it but no recipe! -Broiled Fish with Tomato Caper relish-Skinny taste -Greek Briam Vegetables-from a friend. You can use any veggies but potatoes, zucchini, and tomatoes are traditional. I used those along with colored bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini, onion, and carrots. Very tasty esp. topped with good feta. I baked it on my grill! -"Corny" Salmon Cakes with homemade tartar-tried and true salmon cake -Artichoke Caponata -Spicy Baked Beans-New York Times (Biba's beans) Really good!!!! -Sausage Egg and Tater Tot Casserole-made for my tater tot loving husband from Pioneer Woman. He liked it! -Minty Peas, Tahini, and Zataar-Ottolenghi. Nice refreshing spread/dip but you have to like mint. -Salmon Lasagna-tried and true repeater by Robert Irvine -Walkaway Ratatouille-Cook's Illustrated -Cauliflower Cakes with Tomato caper relish-Milk Street -Falafel with Tahini Sauce-Milk street kitchen. made in air fryer and very good!
Smoked Whole Chicken www.vindulge.com/smoked-whole-chicken/ I have been experimenting with my new pellet grill/smoker and this chicken was my first longer cook on it. It came out great! I made this twice in July. The first time I used the rub linked in this recipe, the second time, I used Simply Recipe’s Best Dry Rub for Chicken. (https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/the_best_dry_rub_for_chicken/). I like the Simply Recipes rub slightly better. The chicken carcass and some corn cobs became smoked chicken and corn stock and is in the freezer waiting to become Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Refrigerator Pickled Beets bellyfull.net/refrigerator-pickled-beets/ I used slightly crushed mustard seeds instead of ground mustard. These are a nice addition to salads. And I get them all to myself because DH does not like beets.
Banh Mi Sandwiches carlsbadcravings.com/banh-mi-sandwich-recipe/ I made the pickled vegetables, banh mi, sauce, and pork marinade early in the day, so when dinner time came around, I just had to grill the pork and assemble the sandwiches. We both loved this sandwich.
Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/whole-grain-blueberry-muffins I’ve been picking blueberries this month and DH asked for blueberry muffins. He likes whole grain muffins so we decided to try this one. He liked it so it will go on his muffin rotation. But next time I am going to cut back the blueberries to 1 3/4 cup. I might also try 3 til of vegetable oil instead of the butter to streamline the process of making the muffins. The second time I made them I used 1 cup of oat flour after finding info on the web that said 1 cup oats grinds to 1 cup oat flour. I had oat flour in the pantry and want to use it up.
Smoky the Meatloaf From an Alton Brown Cookbook and My next big smoker experiment was this smoked meatloaf from Alton brown. I came across it accidentally when I was sorting through cookbooks to donate. I opened an AB cookbook to a random page and it was his smoked meatloaf recipe. After I copied out the meatloaf recipe the book went into the donation box. This recipe calls for wrapping the meatloaf in foil for the first 45 mins of cooking. I won’t do that next time. Everything about this meatloaf is delicious. It makes a huge meatloaf. I think I will form it into two smaller loaves the next time I make it.