This week was absolutely packed with new recipes. Usually if we’re going to do something new, I pick one recipe and leave it at that. But when I did our meal planning, I took a look at the recipes and asked myself, What will actually be reasonable tonight?
Sunday – Green Chile Chowder and Tomato Cobbler from The Homesick Texan
I think that this may be the winter in which I become a master of soups. The number of soup recipes we have not tried from our favorite cookbooks is immense and I feel like soup is probably a life skill that I just need to have. This Green Chile Chowder was a big improvement over the Thai Corn Chowder. I suspect this has to do with (1) the use of chicken broth and (2) the puree-ing of some of the potatoes.
Monday – Spiced
Lamb Beef Patties with Nutty Garlic Sauce, Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut Salad from Jerusalem
When I was meal planning this week, I pulled out a big stack of recipes from the back of our recipe binder that we have never ever made before. This one seemed like the best way to use the pound of ground beef that I accidentally bought. Just substitute some garlic naan for the pitas and presto!
This was a big hit at our dinner table and I know there are some other shawarma-style recipes in Jerusalem that I should probably stop hiding from my husband!
Tuesday – Chicken Parm Meatballs from Dinner: The Playbook with Bowties, Steamed Broccoli and Caesar Salad with the dressing from How To Cook Everything
Marcus very simply wishes to know if I am engaging in a secret plot to feed us pasta on a weekly basis.
No. My actual secret plot is to make every meatball recipe that Jenny Rosenstrach has ever published. No shame in my game.