Friday Food Round-Up!

As we speak, Billy and I are in New Mexico, but even with the vacation, I got back into my cooking groove this week.  Was that fueled by the fact that last week we were living off of the land?  Possibly.  I also wanted to make sure that I was able to stock the fridge with some good leftovers for Marcus to eat while I was away.  I pulled out a batch of chili from the freezer as well to round out his meal options.

Sunday – Pan Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas, Rice, Garlic Green BeansFFRU SundayI don’t want to say that I am addicted to skillet meals because I really am not, but this dinner is just so easy to make.  More tragically, this was our last bag of frozen chicken thighs, so I need to start scouring the grocery ads for some deals again.

Monday – Sesame Spiced Turkey Meatballs and Smashed Chickpea Salad from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook and Roasted Broccoli

FFRU Monday

What I learned when we were eating this dinner is that apparently, Marcus really likes the chickpea salad that accompanies the meal.  I love it too – it’s really a simple combination (parsley, garlic, sumac, cayenne, salt, chickpeas, olive oil and lemon juice) so it doesn’t taste heavy and it provides a light and tangy contrast to the meatballs.

Wednesday – Party Salad, Shrimp with Cream Sauce


When we finalized the schedule for my time in Texas, I told Billy that I wanted to cook dinner for a few of his co-workers.  It’s something I know that my mother would do if she were here, and I wanted to be able to share some of our family favorites with them.  Party salad and shrimp with cream sauce were the perfect choice.

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