Fish Nuggets

This was a really fun and tasty way to get some fish in – I’m pretty bad about remembering to defrost it and cook it, even though we both love it!  This was a Cooking Light recipe, I used Mahi for the fish, and we had it with brussels sprouts.

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Baked Ziti

My favorite baked ziti recipe – easy and always awesome.  I usually just make it with ground beef and season a lot, but it would also work with ground turkey or sausage, as the original recipe (from Smitten Kitchen) suggests.  We’ve also done this with shirataki and liked it just as much. 🙂

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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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Roast Prime Rib

This was simple, came out perfectly, and is a definite do over.  With a thyme au jus, mashed potatoes, sprouts, and yorkshire pudding, it was an excellent Christmas dinner.  This is a Bobby Flay recipe.  The leftovers were awesome, too!

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Seared Scallops with Lemon and Dill

We were looking for a quick, light weeknight summer meal and this was great.  I feel like there are only so many ways to prepare scallops (my preference is always seared), but we really liked this sauce!  From Bon Appetit, I made it pretty much as listed except I dusted the scallops with flour for a nice sear, and cut out the lemon peel – we don’t love things too lemony.  We had this with sautéed squash from our garden and some steamed broccoli (and some of the wine used to cook the scallops 😉 ).

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Indian Spiced Lamb

First week back after vacation is always sort of a shock to the system…especially after a vacation as awesome as that one! We highly recommend Riviera Maya, Mexico, that’s for sure.  But it was nice to get back to some home cooking (though I won’t lie, I already miss the copious amounts of Mexican food and Corona ;)).  This was a great back to reality weeknight dinner – took all of 45 minutes to cook and you could do this with any bony cut of lamb.  We used a lamb shoulder roast that had been sliced into thick chops.   Just a tossed bunch of roasted veggies (also generically Indian spiced) as a side, and it made for a great, low carb dinner.

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