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Friday Food Round-Up

I feel like we’re wrapping up 2018 with a strong cooking game.

Friday – Cheesy Polenta with Mushrooms and Sauteed Spicy Asparagus from Cravings: Hungry for More

This meal is tasty. This meal is somewhat more labor intensive than the others we make. This meal is incredible when I throw a pat of smoked butter from Boss Mouse Cheese into the polenta and into the mushrooms amen.

Sunday – Upriver Salmon from Farmhouse Rules, Crispy Buffalo Smashies from Cravings: Hungry for More, Garlicky Wilted Spinach

We have never made this salmon recipe before and it will definitely be a regular for us from now on.

Tuesday – Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

It was a holiday so once again we made Jeanne’s bread pudding. Also pictured: the rest of the brunch feast.

Wednesday – Bacony Baked Pintos with the Works from Smitten Kitchen Every Day, Cilantro-Lime Rice

Still dusting off new recipes from this cookbook. This is another keeper. The cilantro-onion-jalapeno relish was a nice accent as well.


Friday Food Round-Up!

This week we made a lot of new meals because apparently I had the energy for that?! Also I put the crockpot to work because it is literally The Only Way.

Sunday – Tomato and Gigante Bean Bake AKA Pizza Beans from Smitten Kitchen Every Day, Garlicky Wilted Spinach

I made the garlic bread in the recipe instead of having a plain baguette and it was fantastic. Also fantastic? PIZZA BEANS.

Tuesday – Chicken and Rice Soup with Green Chiles and Ginger

I made this in the crockpot. Also somehow we lost the chiles, so we used sambal on top instead.

Thursday – Crispy Short Rib Carnitas with Sunset Slaw from Smitten Kitchen Every Day

I made this (drumroll) IN THE CROCKPOT!

Friday Food Round-Up!

This week was the return of the crockpot in a major way. Since we didn’t really cook over the weekend, I ran it and batch cooked soups so that we could restock our freezer and feed friends (I am a one woman meal train).

We are going to make this soup next week so feel free to cook along if you want. I will of course, be modifying it for the crockpot.

Sunday – Perfect Instant Ramen

This has just been such a perfect weekend lunch.

Tuesday – Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken, Coleslaw, Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread from Cravings


Wednesday – Italian Chicken Sausages with Buffalo Smashies from Cravings: Hungry for More and Garlicky Wilted Spinach

I LOVE these potatoes.

Thursday – Easy Slow Cooker Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken with Steamed Rice and Roasted Broccoli

We have not made this meal in a number of months nor have I roasted broccoli in a long time. It was great. We were hosting my brother-in-law and sister-in-law for dinner so this meal came together easily and with a minimum of dishes.

Friday Food Round-Up!

I forgot to snap the Hanukkah taco feast we actioned for dinner with our neighbors but I figured we would all survive this mystery.

Sunday – Perfect Instant Ramen

We’re on a kick here.

Monday – Chipotle-Honey Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa from Cravings with Sweet and Salty Banana Rice from Cravings: Hungry for More, Garlicky Wilted Spinach


Tuesday – Pork Beef Larb from Cravings: Hungry for More

So healthy.

Friday Food Round-Up!

Yesterday I very literally did not have a single minute to spend blogging. So we are having a Saturday-Friday Food Round-Up. I knew you would understand.

Marcus went straight from surgical recovery to being out of town Monday – Wednesday so I have eaten a lot of food from our freezer.

Sunday – Perfect Instant Ramen


Sunday – John’s Chili and Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread from Cravings

I made the chili in the slow cooker.

Wednesday – Turkey Tacos


Thursday – Sesame Chicken Noodles from Cravings, Steamed Broccoli

We’ll be eating these all weekend.

Friday Food Round-Up!

Coming back from Chicago and rolling into Thanksgiving (and Marcus’ surgery!), I set pretty low expectations and planned to mostly make stuff from our freezer. And some salad kits that we had to throw out and replace with spinach. THANKS ROMAINE. I did actually cook twice this week. Look.

Wednesday – Grilled Turkey Cheese Sandwiches and Garlicky Wilted Spinach

Not our wildest week.

Thursday – Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Classic holiday food.

Friday Food Round-Up!

TGIF. This week I finally got it together to spend two minutes making homemade salad dressing so we are back on that train and it tastes so good.

Saturday – Baked Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Roasted Potatoes

We topped the salmon with some smoked butter from Boss Mouse Cheese and this is THE WAY my friends. I think we also had a salad with this but I forgot to take a picture?!

Sunday – Chipotle-Honey Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa from Cravings and Texas Sweet Onion Casserole with Chipotle, Rice and Gruyere, Salad

New recipe from old Cravings! I have never made a mango salsa before and I doubled the chipotle marinade and froze it because this might be the first time I have used my immersion blender in a year. Also a regular reminder that this rice casserole is such a fave.

Monday – Grilled Turkey Avocado Cheese Sandwiches, Salad, Chips


Tuesday – Turkey Tacos

Make these little corn tacos. And then eat them x2.