Slow Cooker Revolution
A worthy interpretation of this stalwart favorite. This recipe uses blade steaks, which are often on sale -- cooked in slow cooker, the chunks of steak were tender, juicy & flavorful.
from Everyday Food
Fairly simple prep that serves up a family-friendly and company-worthy delicious supper. Definitely going in the official rotation!
from Cook's Illustrated
I'm embarrassed to admit, it was just two weeks ago that I tasted my first brussels sprout, they just weren't a part of my family's culinary repertoire, but oh my, I'm a big sprout fan now! The boys initial visual review was a resounding "ick", but a dash of red pepper flakes and a blizzard of parm convinced them to try one . . . thumbs down turned to thumbs up.
Housewife's Oven-Roasted Red Potatoes
A Weeksworld favorite - Medium red potatoes, washed & cut into 3/4"-1" slices, toss potato slices with a few Tbs olive oil, some kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and chopped rosemary (fresh or dried). Spread slices in a single layer on a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated 425 oven for 15-25 minutes. Keep an eye on the potatoes and flip when pan side of slices are nicely browned.
Housewife's Caesar Chicken
Another culinary confession . . . my Caesar Chicken is just split chicken breast with Ken's Caesar Dressing poured on top, roast at 350 til the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165. This one never fails to come out juice and flavorful.
Trader Joe's Mushroom Risotto - I add a 1/2 cup grated Parmesan.
Housewife's Sauteed Broccolini - warm 1-2 TBS olive oil in a large saute pan, add kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, toss broccolini in oil, add 1/4 C water and cover. Toss broccolini once or twice. Cook til bright green & al dente. Remove broccolini. Add 1 TBS butter & 1 TBS lemon juice to pan, then pour over broccolini.
Trader Ming's (Trader Joe's) Pad Thai -- I always keep a couple of boxes in the pantry. Toss in some diced chicken breast (this week's 5buck cluck) and you've got supper in a snap. If you've got 'em you can add some diced red peppers, sliced scallion, and for garnish, chopped cilantro and chopped peanuts.
I didn't manage to squeeze in the Honey Oatmeal or Olive, Rosemary & Parmesan Breads (hopefully this week), instead I whipped up a batch of America's Test Kitchen Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies for an impromptu play date. The recipe is like no other chocolate chip cookie recipe I've ever made, and they turned out great. I'll whip up another batch soon & share 'em with y'all.
This week's kitchen agenda is . . .
Now I'm off to the market! Gotta get the Moroccan Chicken Stew in the slow cooker before taking the boys to see Wreck It Ralph and Kiddie Yoga (yep, they've got another no-school day!).