Part of starting a new blog — with a new less specific name! — was being able to expand the variety of topics I write about. I absolutely love the freedom to talk about more than just food, but the tradeoff is that a lot of weekday meals get skipped over. I have an easier time highlighting fun restaurant meals and fancier home-cooked weekend meals, but it’s the Tuesday dinner at 8 PM that misses it’s time in the limelight. Which is a real shame because we crank out some really delicious stuff during the week too! I thought I’d take a moment to show you some of our winter favorites this year.
Am I the only one who’s intimidated by regular lasagna? The idea of mini rolled versions is much more appealing and these are so tasty. They’re a tad bit time consuming — I made them when I was home alone the other night and felt like it took me for.ev.er. to finish — but they made a whole casserole dish full so there’s plenty of leftovers, which re-heat beautifully.
I’m a sucker for anything mac and cheese, an obsession I no doubt inherited from my mom, and this recipe turned out SO GOOD! We ended up subbing Laughing Cow Swiss for the blue cheese (couldn’t find it) but the flavor was out of this world, nevertheless. I don’t know how I lived without buffalo sauce until this year.
I adore this recipe! Not to get all cliché on you, but it’s like a hug in a bowl on a cold winter night. Plus it’s super creamy (thin soups are my idea of torture) without being chock full of unhealthy stuff. A word to the wise, triple the amount of veggies it calls for and keep extra broth on hand because the leftovers thicken up quite a bit.
Is it omelets or omelettes? The recipe uses the former, but I usually go with the latter. Mostly because that’s the French spelling and it makes me feel très cultured. We made these on a Tuesday night and even though it was just a boring Tuesday night (and I had to watch Joey use the most questionable omelette-making techniques), this dinner was so fun and delicious that it felt like a special occasion. Bonus points for looking fancy but being super easy and fast.
Okay, so I already told you we made this one before Christmas but since then, I think I’ve made it five more times. In fact, I put it on our menu every damn week. Officially addicted. Joey thinks I need an intervention, but he doesn’t seem to be complaining while he’s eating it alongside me. If you have a True Food Kitchen in your area and love their Parmesan Kale Salad, this is exactly how it tastes. I don’t know about you, but I’m a fan of making restaurant-quality food right at home.
What have been some of your favorite recipes this winter?