Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Favorite Recipes Lately

My favorite blog posts are those that lay out a blogger's meal plan for the week. LL and Reluctant Grownup are frequently sharing their weekly menus or favorite recipes and I always look forward to those posts the most. If it weren't for Reluctant Grownup's blog, I may never have discovered the amazing tomato tart recipe that has become a staple in my house.

I'm obsessed with recipes. I collect them like a hoarder. My inbox is swarming with hundreds of recipes that I haven't even tried yet but came across on websites and didn't want to lose to the never-ending depths of the internet. "But some day I may truly desperately NEED a recipe for blueberry zucchini cake and this one just may happen to be the very best and I might never find it again!" I think I truly have some kind of legitimate diagnosable mental condition.

I've come across some amazing recipes lately and I wanted to share the goodness. Some of these are new exciting discoveries that have just been added to my go-to recipes list and a couple others are long-standing regulars in our meal rotation.

Chicken Fajita Soup - just tried this recipe on Sunday. My husband (who rarely praises any of my meals) praised it. Jacob asked to eat leftovers for three days in a row. I didn't make it in a crock pot. I cooked and shredded the chicken, then added all the soup ingredients in a pot on the stove.

Thai Sticky Wings - great for a Sunday when you can cook it over the span of two hours. Cook exactly as written. So good. The sauce is amazing.

Middle Eastern Kabobs - I sometimes just form these into meatballs instead of forming around a skewer. The tahini sauce is perfection.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole - long time favorite and hands down my favorite casserole. The addition of potatoes and roux to the traditional chicken cordon bleu ingredients is genius.

Southwestern Quiche With Cornbread Crust  - another long time favorite. It's the only quiche recipe you will ever need. Make this on a Sunday or Saturday and throw in all your leftover unused (quiche-appropriate) veggies from the week. I don't know exactly what the meat is that they have listed (never hear of it), I just used Italian sausage.

Chicken Enchiladas With Salsa Verde - I've tried at least five different enchilada recipes. This one is always my favorite.

Southwest Chicken Chopped Salad - I just discovered this a month ago and I've made it multiple times since. It's a great filling salad and the dressing is fantastic.

I'm trying a couple new recipes this week. Like these Pork Chops With Country Gravy. I'm serving them along with some mashed potatoes and an "add-your-own-toppings" bar. I'm going to serve the mashed potatoes in plastic martini glasses (always wanted to do that, I think the kids will love it!). I'm also looking forward to trying these Chicken and Black Bean Chimichangas.

Now it's time for me to head over to Pinterest and hoard some more new recipes.....


  1. Recipe posts are my favorite! I need to do another one.

  2. Yay, new ones to try! I'm always on the search for exciting new ideas for dinners that will get a good reception from the slathering gobble-monsters at my table. I really need to organize my pinterest into different categories - right now recipes are all just in "Food" and hard to find stuff!