This was a recipe I found on Pinterest, except the original, from Diary of a Recipe Collector, used a can of cream of mushroom soup as the sauce. We’re not mushroom fans around here, and I’m not such a fan of processed, canned soups when soup is really easy to just make. So, I ended up making a super fast, homemade cream soup base that was dark and rich because I really let the roux cook down.
If you’ve never seen a planner video, don’t be like me and fall down the rabbit hole of adorable women decorating hyper-organized planner systems. You’ll be hooked, and life will never be the same. I am becoming one of those women, and I made my first “plan with me” video last week. I did a Halloween-themed spread (that’s planner talk for a week’s layout in a paper planner) in my Erin Condren Life Planner for this week, and I got it all on film.
The original recipe for this yummy salad was great, but I swapped out a few things when I made this a while back. The dressing is so good. But feel free to go bananas with the original from Cafe Delites. It’s a great dinner salad.
Dressing / Marinade:
⅓ cup honey
3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons smooth and mild Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt to season
4 skinless and boneless chicken thighs or chicken breasts
This was a great summer dinner, but fall is my true slow cooker season. And still, a beef gyro is great for a weekend dinner, when we tend to go out for lunch and eat a bigger meal, then we just graze or throw something quick together for dinner. With this recipe, I can put these on in the morning before the day gets going, and we have weekend dinner for that evening with minimum work. This recipe is from Six Sisters Stuff, and it was straightforward and delicious. I only took one photo of the finished product, but look how tasty.
I made this early in the year, when the weather was still chilly enough for something hearty like this. It’s a fantastic Food and Wine recipe, it can easily be made with whole wheat pasta, and it was delicious. The recipe made quite a big of pork sugo, which froze really well. We’ve eaten it a few more times since I first made this. Now that falls back, this is perfect comfort food.
We’ve been a little busy.
Last Sunday H and I went to Brooklyn to film a segment of Sesame Street! It won’t air for about a year; season 46 is on now, and she filmed for season 47. Kathy passed on a message from a work acquaintance that a casting director for the show was looking for kids Hannah’s age to film some segments. They wanted kids of all ethnicities and all abilities, so I followed the quick application process, and a couple of weeks later we got an email from the casting lady to see if we were free that weekend.