Daily Archives: 02.10.2012

Friday Food Round-Up!

It has been a busy week party-kittens.  So I pulled out two large containers of Chicken Tortilla Soup  from the freezer that we could eat for a few lunches and got thawing.  Because I think we can all agree that it’s more fun to eat something warm and cozy, rather than a container of greek yogurt with a LARA or KIND Bar.

There were a few nights where I did a kind of solo act and chowed down on monster salads with sweet potato oven fries.  But we all know how that goes, really.

Sunday – Molly’s Artichoke Dip 

When you’re trying to have a zen day and your husband is hoping that you’ll action something for him to bring to the Superbowl party, this is your dish.  Because yes, making Buffalo Chicken Dip would be too much effort.  There are like seven ingredients in that stuff.  Unacceptable.

So do yourself a favor.  Open two cans, do some light chopping, toss in some cheese and mayonnaise.  Into the oven and YOU ARE DONE.  Anything else is too much work.

Plus, no one sees the green chiles coming.  No one else has ever brought it that way before.  So suddenly your artichoke dip goes from being bland and uninteresting to the most coveted dip on the table.

Tuesday – Korean Keema from Nigella Kitchen

Nigella is back.

What we love about this dish: It’s a cheap meal.  Ground turkey, frozen peas, scallions, cilantro.  It’s a total flavor-bomb: Marinated with rice wine, honey, soy sauce and Sriracha.  Over rice.  Amen.

The rice is the most time-consuming, the actual preparing of the meat mixture is the most time intensive.

We doubled the recipe since the original only requested 8 oz of meat.  And as y’all know, leftovers are a non-negotiable in this house.

It smelled so good reheated that my cubicle-neighbors informed me that it can be my contribution to our lunch club.   Considering how much easier it is to make even than say, enchiladas, I’ll take it.

What are your feasting fall-backs during busy weeks?

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