More Recipes to Share
I’ve been doing way more simple cooking recently, but have tried to keep a list for myself of awesome (and relatively easy) stuff I can come back to when pre-made burgers and sweet potato fries aren’t cutting it anymore. Here’s some good ones from St. Patrick’s Day to now:
- This freaking amazing Corned Beef and Cabbage, so reminiscent of my Nana’s that I felt like I was back at the kids’ table with my cousins again.
- Arugula Pesto: Arugula is hard for me to eat in CSA quantities. So, pesto it is: over pasta with steamed broccoli or sauteed kale and cherry tomatoes; on pizza with mozzarella, broccoli, and roasted red pepper; mixed with yogurt or other cheeses for dip…More greens! (And cheese. Always cheese.)
- Roasted Squash and Greens over Pasta: Greens, squash, and cheese. ‘Nuff said.
- Tomato and Sausage Risotto: Contrary to what I just said, this one involves some stirring, but the results are worth it. And it’s still a one-pot meal.
- Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary and Thyme: I love roasting more and more, as it is one of the less hands-on methods: no standing over a spattering skillet, no stirring. And delicious.
- Crock-Pot Cassoulet: The ultimate one-pot meal: coming from a crock-pot. Toss in all ingredients. Press “on.” Return 7+ hours later to a house smelling heavenly and dinner ready.
- Tangy Spiced Brisket: See above. We made this for Easter, and froze the leftovers.
- Fig-Nut Quick Bread: A way to use up leftover dried figs in the cabinet, and a nice change from banana or zucchini or other common quick breads. (Plus, my kids didn’t really like it, so more for me.)
- These Fruit-Bran Muffins have been calling me since I made my first batch…they need summer fruit, they say. Like nectarines, or plums, or fresh berries.