Monday, March 28, 2011

Grocery Bag

Welcome back to our grocery bag.  We have some of our favorites on the menu this week!

Day One
with basmati rice
Yum, this is one of our favorites, and way better than take-out.  
I add a pound of green beans along with the beef and use only 1/4 cup of oil instead of 1 cup called for in the recipe.  A definite must-try.

Day Two
African Peanut Butter Stew by Lunds & Byerly's 
with couscous and apple slices
I love this dish. I cut way down on the amount of chicken but leave the amount of veggies the same.
(I use no more than 1 lb compared to the 2.5 lbs called for in the recipe)
The flavors are delightfully complex and layered but not overpowering.  
Served with couscous, our kids love it too.

Day Three
Ham and Veggie Crustless Quiche from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
This is another five-star recipe in my book!  Full of veggies and fabulous flavor! 
I use my Cuisinart to ease in the veggie preparation, which also means the veggies are minced so small that the kids barely notice them in the quiche goodness.  Delish!

I love the rainbow colors.  The kids barely notice veggies that are minced in the Cuisinart.

Day Four
Honey Pecan Chicken Thighs from Southern Living Magazine
with roasted potatoes and carrots
This marinade is fabulous -- we gobble this up.  The chicken is delicious coated in minced pecans or course seasoned bread crumbs, so choose either coating depending on your tastes.  

Recipe and Photo from

Day Five
Vegetarian Chili from Two Peas and Their Pod
This is a new veggie chili recipe for us.  I can't wait to try it.

Recipe and photo from Two Peas and Their Pod

Blessings on your kitchen this week!

1 comment:

SnoWhite said...

Love your week - so colorful and yummy :)