Italian Wedding Soup

My friend Missy is doing a meatball cooking challenge this year, and I was thus inspired to make Italian wedding soup, because hooray meatballs.  I used Ina’s recipe, because I’ve had luck with it in the past.  The (turkey) meatballs were a little bland, but I also didn’t have every single thing on hand.  Still really good, especially leftover!

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Chicken Sausage and Squash Lasagna

I found this recipe on the back of a chicken sausage package, believe it or not.  And it was REALLY awesome.  I wanted to eat the entire thing in one go.  I used a lot more sauce than it recommended, and it was homemade sauce from our own tomatoes last summer, but I think this would be awesome with sauce from a jar too.  Lots of veggies make it really great.  Definite make again.

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Poached Fish in Spicy Tomato Broth

So this is pretty much awesome.  It’s a Cooking Light recipe that was my first time cooking fish years and years ago, and I’m just now getting around to posting it and remembering how great it was.  Great weeknight meal, fast, tasty, and any veggies go well with it.  We had this with roasted green beans and mashed cauliflower.  This would be great with any firm white fish.

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This was a great, easy slow cooker recipe.  I love white chili, but haven’t really found a good one.  I used The Kitchn’s as a base, and as usual it was awesome.  I adjusted to taste, but I’m replicating the recipe as is so that you can change as you like.  Lots of leftovers and easy to freeze, so great for lunches or last minute meals later.  I like to top with cheese (obviously 😉 ).

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Herb-Roasted Fish

We really do love fish, but we are also really bad about eating it regularly – particularly in winter. This is an Ina recipe I saw that looked great for a weeknight, and it was very easy.  Only downside was I left it in the oven for too long – lower end of the cooking time would have been perfect.  We had this with some asparagus and olive-feta quinoa.

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Layer Dip

A typical six (or seven, if you add meat) layer dip.  The only thing I really did differently was to heat up and season the refried beans so they were a little less…canned. 🙂  And I made the guacamole from scratch.  One of my favorites!  We had this at our New Years Eve party.

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Chex Mix

I remember our friend John making chex mix for parties in the past, so when I ran across this Pioneer Woman recipe, I wanted to give it a go.  It was very good, although I think better the next day.

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