Archive for November, 2014

Chicken Veggie Pasta

Chicken Veggie Pasta

Serves: 4

Time: 20 mins

Reheats: Well

Kid Friendly Tasks: Cherry Tomato Chooser

Anyway, this recipe is simply cooked chicken strips with grilled veggies and pesto flavored white sauce. It takes a lot of pots, but is otherwise quite fast. Because of the ubiquity of cherry tomatoes and zucchini year round it isn’t really seasonal, although technically it probably should be. One could even put it in the “I’ve got too many cherry tomatoes category and I’ve hit my salad limit”, although that particular category doesn’t really exist for me since I’ve got three kids. My cherry tomatoes don’t typically make it out of the garden. I’m okay with that…

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Shortcut Chicken and Black Bean Soft Tacos

Shortcut Chicken and Black Bean Soft Tacos

Serves: 4

Time: 5 mins + 10 mins total cooking time

Kid Friendly Tasks: Adding Cheese

Last night, I was faced with my usual 10 minutes to get dinner on the table, plus some cold chicken from Shashlik over the weekend (aka Russian barbeque. I’ll post the recipe soon), tortillas, green bell peppers from the garden and a can of black beans. Oh, and a family with a strong feeling of “please not pasta again”. So taking stock of what I had, I made these tasty tacos and they came out really well surprisingly enough.

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Chicken Adana Meatballs

Chicken Adana Meatballs

Serves: 3

Time: 15 mins

Kid Friendly Tasks: Sauce mixer

I love getting chicken Adana kebabs when we go to a Greek restaurant. In my never ending quest to replicate my favorite restaurant food, these came up to try. I think I’ve been successful in my at home version with the exception of the shape. While I do owe a set of those massive barbecue skewers that they use in Greek and Turkish restaurants (and I use them fatefully every time I grill out) they are a bit large for indoor cooking. I find it much easier to simply fry my Adana “kebabs” on the stovetop, hence the shape/name change and ensuing hearsay…

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Sour Cream Doughnut Cake

Iced Sour Cream Doughnut Cake

Serves: 4

Time: 1 hr(ish)

Kid Friendly Tasks: Sprinkles!

I love sour cream in cake. It’s a bit like adding pudding. It makes things richer, creamier and just a touch more dense…

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