New Year’s Day dinner: black eyed peas and quiche. I have no evidence, but I’m pretty sure that quiche has become a New Year’s Day tradition in our house to use up Christmas leftovers.
This is from mid-December, but fairly typical of the meals we’ve been having around our house recently. Add a bowl of soup, and you get the picture!
A sort of Swiss Steak stew: stew meat, carrots, onions, green pepper, and tomato sauce cooked in the crock pot all day.
Hamburger “steaks,” broccoli, and egg noodles. I still haven’t cleaned the cast iron skillet after this meal. Maybe that’s why I never have long-term success with cast iron? Also, probably the reason for the odd smell in our kitchen lately…
Lemon pepper chicken, peas and carrots, and noodles. This was a definite win!
I started some sourdough a couple of months ago, so to mix things up, I made whole wheat chocolate chip sourdough, then French toasted it. Meg agreed that is was amazing! We repeated this meal the day before Thanksgiving, too!
This is a very special birthday dinner from over a month ago: lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and chocolate cake!
Fancy dinner with some friends!
We had sourdough toast and goat cheese with our cocktails, but we forgot to take pictures of those. The cocktail was fresh orange juice, American Honey Wild Turkey, vanilla, and soda water. Kind of like a fizzy creamsicle. Then,
Wilted spinach salad:
Cast iron steaks, mashed potatoes, mushroom cream sauce, and green beans:
And, Pots de Creme, no pictures, but done before here and here.
A noble attempt that failed miserably and ended in peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. These were twice bakes sweet potatoes with roasted corn and black beans in the filling. The recipe called for 4-6 chipotle peppers, but one would have probably been more than sufficient. They were so hot, Meg cried when she tried a bite 🙁
Weird dinner, but I needed you to know that it’s not all balanced and beautiful meals around here! The rest of the homemade pretzels, fried eggs, and applesauce. So we covered the salt, grease, and sugar food groups…