Broccoli & cheddar, the ultimate merger of vegetable and coagulated milk solids. Just like everyone else in the Midwest (and everyone else in the U.S.), I’ve probably had a variation of this soup in every single chain restaurant (i.e. TGIFridays, Max & Erma’s, Chilis, Big Boy, etc). And the kicker is that I can’t think of … More Broccoli Cheddar Soup.
Finding uses for a 7-pound butternut squash is a lot harder than it looks. The CSA my family joined has moved onto it’s Winter Share season. The above picture is from our mid-December bag, which included: 2-pound bag of carrots, one candy onion, a loaf of whole wheat bread, one kohlrabi, one acorn squash, one bunch … More Butternut Squash & Sage Lasagna.
Well, it’s the end of September, I’m officially in my late twenties, and I haven’t blogged since June. Many changes have come since then, the biggest of which is the news that I’m moving out the country in June 2016 to serve with the U.S. Peace Corps. So, that’s my excuse. If you’d like to … More Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
So I bought some kale. I’m a haphazard bandwagon rider. But I like it in soups. I made a white bean, vegetable and kale soup last week. Didn’t blog because I am lazy. The soup was delicious. It had fennel, celery, carrots, onions, potatoes, white beans and chopped kale. I like a chunky soup. Kind of … More Chorizo & kale pasta.
It only took me 26 years, but I finally had a party (somewhat) shut down by the cops. A few harsh raps on the door just before 11 p.m. on a Saturday night brought two police officers to my front door. I’m still unsure if a neighbor called to complain about the noise (though, no … More Swedish meatballs bring the cops to the Christmas party.
This is kind of a clean out the fridge dish. Use any mix of veggies you like. Turkey would work well instead of chicken. Maybe even diced leftover pork chop? I’m reluctant to use beef because I feel like cream sauce and beef aren’t super friendly, but you do you. Creamy chicken, veg and pasta casserole, … More Baked chicken pasta casserole.
Ever add a bag of rice to a can of soup to make a quick meal? Then you’ve made Souper Rice. Growing up, my mom called it Soupy Rice but when I got to college my roommate called it Souper Rice, which sounds more like something a food-centric superhero would cook. Sorry, Mom, you lost … More Mushroom gravy with rice, or Souper Rice.
Told ya I’d be putting more dill into this blog. This is one of those deceptive, fancy-looking dinners that’s actually stupidly easy to make, provided you’ve got everything on hand. It takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Since I live on my own, I’ve tried to cut down on the amount of each dish … More Shrimp in dill & garlic white wine cream sauce.
Actually, ‘oeufs en cocottes’ isn’t that pretentious. It means ‘egg casserole’ (at least per Google translate) but most translate it as ‘eggs in pots.’ Saying the French name just makes me feel like an ass. Perhaps it is my horrid pronunciation (likely) or my habit of sticking my nose in the air when attempting–and failing–to … More Soft baked eggs with a pretentious French name.
Thursday it was my turn to host book club. My book for “The Classic Challenge” was Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.” Like Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights,” “Tess” is a romantic tragedy. But “Tess” actually has characters who are likable and have souls. Moving on, the real reason behind this “Challenge” book club – other … More Homemade whipped cream. Enough said.