Emily sent me this link as her suggestion for the week via Pinterest. I might use this one, or I have this amazingly beautiful cookbook, Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie I haven’t actually cooked anything from this book yet, but the story and the photos are stunning but I think there’s a recipe for Bolognese in there.
Thursday: Pizza Supreme Soup
Now, this one is tried and true and is so very good! Like pizza in a warm bowl!!
Did you know that this is my most popular recipe on Paper Daisy Kitchen? Well, it is and it is worthy of the praise. If I say so myself.
Sunday: Sundried Tomato Risotto
Okay, so this one got a new photo and the recipe got an amazing tweak that takes it to a new level of deliciousness. The last time I made this without the chicken and served it with some sautéed shrimp. It was fantastic. If shrimp are still on sale later in the week, we’ll have shrimp again. If not it will be the chicken version.
I’ve added the recipe for Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo, gluten free. Y’all this was so good. Even my friends who were in town were like, “This is gluten free? This is excellent!”
That recipe for Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes from last week? Not so good. I’l try another version of crock pot potatoes next time. I definitely deleted that Pin! I was wondering how red potatoes would taste mashed. I’ll just stick to russets from now on.
I think I need to go back and add a disclaimer after the week is up if the recipes were bad, don’t you think?
In the kitchen, we’re making progress on those little touches, but we’ve decided we can’t ignore the lighting issues. The kitchen only has 4 recessed lights, with one additional light over the sink. We’ve compensated by hanging a 12 light chandelier over the table, but I’d like to install a new fixture. So, in order to have proper light and a cool new fixture we need to see if we can add extra lights and not tear up the bead board ceiling and hire an electrician.
One more thing I have to share. Emily came up with this brilliant Halloween costume for our golden doodle, Tucker this year.
How do you like our DIY Dog? Did you have a fun Halloween night?
Have a great week my friends!
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It’s Monday again! I think I’ve reached a point in my life I kind of like Monday’s. It’s a fresh start I look forward to the possibilities. A chance to start a new check off list and get things done
!So let’s do Menu Plan Monday shall we?
Here’s a look at this week’s menu board. I’m kind of thinking I might be giving the old chalk board a fresh coat of paint to go with the new kitchen that is almost done!
Monday: Grilled Shrimp and Ricotta pasta
Creating a new recipe kind of inspired by this one, but with some bacon and the shrimp tossed in.
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Tuesday: Pulled Pork Chili
I love this recipe!
Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie
Turns out that the last time it was on the menu I accidentally took out frozen chicken instead of ground beef. (I buy my meats at an organic grocery and they bag them in plastic and then wrap with paper so unless I read the printed label closely it’s easy to mix them up.)
While this is really great with the polenta, I’ll be serving it with cornbread so that I have leftovers for the next night’s meal.
Saturday: Chicken Cornbread Casserole
I’ll be grilling some extra chicken on Friday to toss into the casserole and will be adapting this recipe to be gluten free. I’ll share next week.
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This week some key pieces I’ve been waiting on will be in for the kitchen and I still need to build that special little spice cabinet addition I mentioned. I hope to get the plans drawn up and shared for the kitchen Island cart as well.
So stay tuned and have a great week! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook!
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Here’s a look at this week’s chalkboard.
Monday: Grilled Chicken with Leslie’s BBQ Chicken Rub and Hashbrown Casserole
In the winter, I use a gril pan and press to make my chicken. Delicious! I’ll have to photograph and write up my Hashbrown casserole. It’s pretty basic, but I have modified recipes to make it gluten free. We love it!
Tusesday: BBQ Chicken Pizza
I use leftover grilled chicken to make a quick pizza dinner. Going to try a new gluten free crust recipe. I’ll share if it’s worthy. Let’s hope it is!
Wednesday: Alice Springs Chicken and Leftover Hashbrown casserole
Thursday: Salisbury Steak with Rice and gravy
Saturday: I think we’ll go out or order in 🙂
Sunday: Chicken Pot pie with Mashed Potato crust
We had Chicken and Biscuits (gluten free via Betty Crocker Gluten free mix) and it was so warm and tasty we could do it again. This time with mashed potatoes on top. I’ll get a vote and see which one they like better.
And if you didn’t make this Mediterranean Lentil and Sausage Soup yet, you simply must. I made another pot last week and was so happy I did. Don’t let the lentils scare you, because it is so delicious. If you’ve got a cold night ahead of you then you’ll want a bowl of this.
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Here’s the plan. I took a look at the forecast for this week and hope it’s right. It may be one of the last good grilling days of the season on Friday? Definitely a warming trend later in the week. If not, I’ll move some days around accordingly.
Monday: Mexican Meatball Stew, a long-time family favorite. Read the story at the link.
There aren’t many soups or stews the boys will gladly eat, but this is one of them. It’s hardy and pretty darn yummy.
Tuesday: Louisiana Red Beans and Rice, from the freezer
Wednesday: Church Youth Group
Thursday: Creamy Italian Trio Pasta
Friday: The best Steak Fajitas
Here’s where I’m hoping the weather cooperates!
Sunday: Chicken & Chickpea Pesto Salad, the boys will probably just have more leftovers. Ha!
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This is a new recipe that looks tasty. I still have some cucumbers in my garden and I am in desperate need of harvesting my basil before it gets too cold.
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It was a quiet, but surprisingly busy week last week despite the teenagers being gone. Richard and I spent time riding bikes, watching movies, working on the back patio and as I mentioned last week, lots of grilling! It was wonderful.
This week is full of our favorites and a new recipe I developed recently.
Monday: Mexican Corn Chowder, a spicy, hearty chowder, great with fresh corn
Tuesday: Tuscan Lemon Chicken, great grilled lemon chicken from Barefoot Contessa
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Wednesday: Bacon Cheeseburgers, I make burgers with half beef and half pork, always a hit with bacon and cheese!
Thursday: Chicken Picatta Pasta, a tasty, easy one skillet recipe from Pampered Chef
For fun, you could watch this video. I used to love to make this recipe for my shows. (I don’t sell Pampered Chef any longer.)
Friday: Leftovers, the teenagers and I will be driving down to Louisiana, again!!
Saturday: Pastalaya, made this a few weeks ago, remember I said it freezes well? 😉
Because I’ll be gone from the kitchen next week, I won’t have a Menu Plan to share, but I have a fantastic dessert recipe I’ve been holding out on you.
Check back Monday to see this versatile recipe!!
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Here’s this week’s menu.
Sunday: Cheeseburger Quesadillas, didn’t fix last week. Made it yesterday and the boys loved it. Emily did not. Apparently she doesn’t like ketchup. It has ketchup. I thought it was pretty tasty I used corn tortillas, spicy cheddar and pickles on mine. 🙂
Monday: We have a banquet to go to. Kitchen Closed!
Tuesday: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, This is my recipe. I’ll clean it up and post here either later or next week.
Wednesday: Steak Fajitas, It’s Miles’ birthday and this was his pick. This recipe is a huge hit with everyone. Post here either later or next week.
Friday: Baked Chicken Pesto New recipe
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Saturday: Spaghetti and meatballs, Not sure which recipe I’m going to use to make gluten free meatballs.
Last week didn’t go quite as planned. We ended up ordering pizza on Tuesday because I didn’t feel well and on Friday, I didn’t cook what was planned because Richard’s flight home got canceled and he didn’t get home until very late. The teenagers were going in different directions and we had enough leftovers.
Sorry I’m so short on recipes today. I’ve got do grocery shopping still and take the dog into the vet for a nail trim and pick up some meds.
Good news, though, I did squeeze in a run and quickly finished up 2 other projects I hope to share soon. 😉