I’ve got some fun recipes for you this week! Two of them come from smittenkitchen.com. I was inspired to take a closer look at this blog after receiving my newest cookbook Smitten Kitchen Everyday, a sweet gift from my sister. I am so excited to have this cookbook and to try some of the recipes out this week and I’ve added a few of Deb’s recipes to the weekly cooking plan.
I’ve also got a one pan main course dinner for you on Sunday. Every cooking site that I look at has a recipe for a complete dinner that can be made on a sheet pan. Sounds easy enough, so I’ve added one in for you this week. It’s also school vacation week and I am so excited because that means extra time for baking with the kids and making yummy dinners to enjoy in the evenings. Here’s what’s cooking in the Smallwood house for the week of February 16, 2018…
LUNCH/DINNER PREP FOR THE WEEK:
This is the newest recipe on Maple and Thyme. It’s a hearty vegetarian quiche filled with sautéed mushrooms, fresh thyme, and a whole bunch of gruyere cheese! This will be a great lunch or dinner alongside a simple green salad. If you’re feeling extra hungry, enjoy the quiche with a salad filled fun extras like my Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Apple, and Cranberry Salad.
This just sounds amazing! A homemade chicken stock loaded with carrots, celery, tender pieces of chicken and a ton of egg noodles. This isn’t the exact recipe that is in Smitten Kitchen Every Day but it looks wonderful. I’m going to make the broth on Friday night, chill overnight and skim the fat on Saturday morning before I make the soup. I’ll likely serve this soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. This dinner will definitely bring me back to my soup and sandwich days of lunch in the school cafeteria…
I’ve been dying to try one of these sheet pan dinners. I love the idea of being able to throw everything together on a sheet pan, clean up the kitchen while dinner bakes, and then have a yummy and healthy dinner packed with flavor! Almost as wonderful as the slow cooker! This dish features a sweet and spicy sauce with a hint of smokiness. I can’t wait to try it!
BAKING AND STOCKING THE FREEZER:
These look really fun to make. I’ve never really made a stuffed cookie, and who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, so I’m giving them a try.
What more do I need to say??? Lemon and blueberry in the same scone, yum! My mom is laid up with a back injury so I am totally making a double batch of these and bringing some to her next week. All of Sally’s scones are wonderful and I imagine this recipe will be too!
Because it’s a long weekend, and school vacation week, I am adding in one last baking project. One of my goals with these weekly posts is to introduce you to new blogs and websites for recipes. Pardon Your French features “Recipes and Stories from A Hungry French Girl”. Audrey was born in France but now lives in Canada. She creates classic French recipes for all of us to enjoy. Here recipes are broken into sweet, savory, and bread. It’s a beautiful blog filled with incredible images and tasty recipes. Audrey’s recipe for Classic Pain De Mie is on our baking list for this week!
I hope you have a wonderful week and that you get to enjoy a little extra time with your loved ones. Happy cooking and baking! Amanda
KITCHEN TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS THAT I’LL USE THIS WEEKEND:
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