Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Couscous with Summer Squash, Mint and Pistachios #WholeGrainsWeek

Light and Lemony this couscous salad is full of zucchini, summer squash, mint and pistachios.  A perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken and served at room temperature accommodating those last cookouts of the year.


We are still celebrating Whole Grains Week.......

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Chicken Kreplach #LitHappens #FoodiesRead

 It took me a long while to read the book The Family by David Laskin.  Not because it was a bad book.  In fact, it was an interesting look at a Jewish family, some who migrated to other countries and some of whom remained in their home countries during the 20th century.

The Family

This book was chosen by Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures for our Lit Happens Book Club.....

Monday, September 20, 2021

Stuffed Acorn Squash #WholeGrainsWeek

It is harvest season and the perfect time to enjoy the first winter squash varieties.  One of my favorite is acorn squash.  This delicious dish makes a hearty main course.  Perfect for the first day of our Whole Grains celebration.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Kahlua Cupcakes #CakeSliceBakers

Chocolate cupcakes flavored with Kahlua and topped with a Kahlua Buttercream are a perfect little after dinner treat with your coffee.

Kahlua Cupcakes

It's time for the Cake Slice Bakers......

Shumai (Shrimp and Pork Dumplings) #MultiCookerMonday

This Shumai is tender dough wrapped around a shrimp and pork mixture and then steamed in an instant pot.  It is wonderful as part of an appetizer platter or as a component to a Chinese meal.

Shumai

We are using our small kitchen appliances today. It is Multi-Cooker Monday.......

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Spinach Pesto Pasta #SundayFunday

This pesto is made with basil and spinach for a little extra oomph and nutrition.  I'm always looking for ways to sneak extra veggies into my family meals and this recipe is perfect for the job.  You can use any pasta you like for this recipe.  I used a spinach and cheese ravioli that I had bought while at the Farmer's Market.  

Spinach Pesto Pasta

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Pesto recipes today......

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup and the Weekly Menu #SoupSaturdaySwappers

My husband loves chicken tortilla soup.  I had planned to make him some for a Taco Tuesday dinner last week and then forgot to take my chicken out of the freezer.  Instant pot to the rescue.  I had dinner on the table in a little over an hour.

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I'm sharing this recipe with the Soup Saturday Swappers today.......
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