I hope you all had a great week… ours felt super busy with everyone back at school! I’ve got some super yummy recipes and fun baking planned for you. Sunday Dinner comes from the Rasika: Flavors of India cookbook which was a gift from my friends Meg and Scott. This weekend we have our neighborhood dinner party. The one where we all make recipes from our new cookbooks! Our family is in charge of the main course so we are making Chicken Tikka Masala and even trying out some homemade Naan. There’s a new recipe on Maple and Thyme, a Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup that is phenomenal. The stock cooks all day and is flavored with fresh herbs and a hint of lemon. I hope this posts gives you some fun ideas for your weekend cooking. Please tag me on Instagram if you make any of the recipes. Happy Friday!
LUNCH/DINNER PREP FOR THE WEEK:
This just looks yummy and easy to make. This recipe comes from Sarah Waldman, author of Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner. Her blog is beautiful and her cookbook is on my wish list. I love having a salad or slaw already put together for lunches. It just makes everything easier and guarantees that we make healthy choices during the week. I also love fresh Brussels sprouts. You can find pre-shaved sprouts in the produce section of your grocery store. I have had good luck finding them at both Whole Foods and Wegman’s.
This is the newest recipe posted on Maple and Thyme and it’s a yummy one! This soup is packed with fresh veggies, tender pieces of chicken, and flavored with fresh herbs and a hint of lemon. This packs well for lunch and would even make a nice dinner with a slice of fresh bread or a grilled cheese sandwich.
Sunday dinner this week comes from Rasika and I am totally stepping out of my comfort zone and I can’t wait! I” serve the chicken with some basmati rice and I’m even going to attempt homemade Naan! Rasika: Flavors of India is amazing cookbook (and restaurant) and definitely one that you should add to your collection if you don’t already have a good Indian cookbook.
I couldn’t find a link to the chicken tikka masala recipe from Rasika, but this one looks very similar and will definitely be delicious!
I also couldn’t find the exact Naan recipe from Rasika: Flavors of India online, so here is a link to a pretty nice looking recipe. I’m really excited to try making homemade Naan.
BAKING AND STOCKING THE FREEZER:
If you haven’t made this recipe yet, you definitely should. These are Britt’s favorite cookies at the moment. Because we’ve been healthy all week, I think he deserves a treat, so I’ll make these for him. I am a big fan of making the dough, scooping it onto sheets pans and freezing it. Then I transfer the dough to a large plastic bag, label it, and pull the frozen dough from the freezer whenever we need a cookie fix (most nights).
This is one of our favorite muffin recipes. I’ve been making these since Nate was about 9 months old. They’re his favorite and the only muffin he ever requests. I like baking these in mini muffin pans because mini muffins are adorable, and kids love them. This recipe is healthy-ish… it’s made with yogurt:)