Okay…so I got some amazing feedback from one of my six readers about the recipes from my What’s Cooking post from last week. This week, I’m going to try to make this a little bit better for you. My sister asked for a few more main course recipe ideas. I’m going to try adding in a Sunday dinner menu to make her life easier 🙂 She’s my biggest fan, and the only person who comments on my site, so I need to keep her happy!
This weekend is the Super Bowl. I know we are all super psyched! For me, thinking about what to eat during the game, is half the fun. We are also having a monthly neighborhood get together on Saturday. Each family makes a specific course from a new cookbook that we got in a holiday cookbook swap. Our family is assigned to appetizers and a cocktail! Here’s what’s cooking in the Smallwood house for the week of February 2, 2018…
Lunch/Dinner Prep for the Week:
I love the idea of a Quiche that is gluten-free. During the work week, we like to try to eat a few carbs as possible. We like to save them up for the weekend! I’ll make this on Saturday or Sunday and we can enjoy with a simple salad or bowl of soup and have lunch for most of the week! This recipe comes from Sam over at Ahead of Thyme. She has a beautiful blog and every recipe of her’s that I have ever made has been delicious and full of flavor.
Appetizer and Cocktail for Dinner Party:
This recipe comes from Rasika: Flavors of India. This cookbook was a gift from my friend Scott Matthews. I’m going to try and make these.. this is a definite stretch for me in the kitchen but I think I can do it.
I love the idea of cranberry and rosemary in a cocktail, and we all LOVE bourbon, so I decided to go for this one! I think it’ll pair nicely with the sweet potato samosa purses. I’ll keep you posted!
Here is our menu for the Super Bowl! We’re not hosting a big party…it’s just a small get together so a soup in the crock pot, corn bread, snacks and munchies. I’ve listed three recipes/menu ideas that I’ll make on Sunday and will also add a plate of fresh fruit and veggies for everyone to snack on.
You can pull this together on Sunday morning and let is cook for the day in your crock pot. Not only will your kitchen smell incredible, but you can also serve it during half time and have some left over for the work week! I usually skip the tortillas and making my own tortilla strips. You can just pick up some tortilla chips at the grocery store. You could serve this soup with a nice homemade cornbread like this one from Sally’s Baking Addiction and have a complete meal.
Baking and Stocking the Freezer:
This recipe come from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Nate will love the double chocolate muffins and I may add dried cherries into half of the batter to make them a little more appealing to the grown-ups! This will be a yummy and healthy-ish breakfast for Saturday or Sunday morning.
You should totally have a batch of this cookie dough in your freezer at all times. We are running low, so I’ll definitely be making a batch this weekend. I like to make the dough, let it chill, scoop it onto a sheet pan, freeze it, and then transfer the balls of frozen dough to a freezer bag. I pull the dough from the freezer and bake at 375° for 10 minutes and have freshly baked cookies! So easy! They keep their shape really nicely this way too!
This week we topped these cookies with some graham cracker pieces, a few extra milk chocolate chips and some mini marshmallows. Two minutes under the broiler and you have a S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie…heaven! I’ll post the recipe within the next week or two but it’s pretty straightforward and you can totally make these in your kitchen!
I hope you have a great weekend of cooking and baking and a wonderful week of lunches and snacks to follow. Definitely comment here on the blog, or post your finished recipes on Instagram. I would love to see what’s cooking in your kitchens this week!
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