This week is a busy one so I don't have any new recipes to try. But I do have something to share that has been helpful. We do monthly meal planning and it has removed a lot of guesswork around mealtime.
This is a great and easy recipe. When you cook it, it makes the whole house smell amazing. I'm cooking it today as part of a beer bread stuffing recipe, hopefully it will be excellent.
When the kids were little, I would make Pioneer mix drop biscuits for breakfast, but I'd mix in chopped up lil' smokies. And cheese. And whatever else sounded good. We usually had no leftovers. This is a recipe I found and modified so I didn't have to have boxes of Pioneer mix around. Why are … Continue reading Daddy Biscuits
Blakely Steak Salad
My sister Blakely made this when we were visiting her one year and it has become a staple at our house. It's not exactly 'healthy', but just keep telling yourself you are eating salad and you'll be OK. Salad haters eat this salad. It has a great oil and vinegar feel to it, but the … Continue reading Blakely Steak Salad
Chinese Pork Chops
We usually butcher one or two pigs a year, and that means we have a lot of pork chops. I tried a bunch of different recipes, but this one stood out. The pork had just the right sweet and sour taste to really be memorable. Make sure you watch the temperature and pull them off … Continue reading Chinese Pork Chops
Sticky Garlic Chicken Bites
This was a fun recipe, but prep was kind of messy. The end result was great, the chicken was very light and crunchy. My big complaint was that the sauce ended up being really concentrated and very salty. Next time I make it, I need to tweak it by removing some of the salt, then … Continue reading Sticky Garlic Chicken Bites
This is a delicious recipe, almost restaurant-quality. It is also VERY messy when cooking. The frying takes a long time, so be prepared. It didn't help that I was making a double recipe. And you're going to get burned. These suckers pop when cooking. If you want to break it up, cut the chicken up … Continue reading Sesame Chicken
This was originally a recipe for potstickers, but that one ended in disaster. I tried to make my own potsticker dough because the HEB doesn't carry them any more. But I failed miserably and ended up cutting up wonton wrappers in a lame attempt at salvaging it all. It sorta worked, but I'm not doing … Continue reading Dipping Sauces
Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Beans and Rice)
We had such a good time in Costa Rica and one of the best parts was the food. We would stop in small cafes (sodas) and order traditional meals. This was usually a meat, a salad, and this rice dish, gallo pinto. Each soda was different, and their gallo pinto preparation varied a lot. This … Continue reading Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Beans and Rice)
Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken
We can't make this recipe enough. The kids push to get this on the menu all the time, and it's a fast and easy meal. As long as you are good at cubing chicken. The end result is a creamy, tiki masala-like dish. You can make a mountain of this stuff and it makes for … Continue reading Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken