There was no box delivered this week. We had initially planned on being out-of-town but after Harper got sick, we stayed home to make sure she healed before her big birthday bash this weekend. Since all changes to your box schedule have to be in the Friday before, it was too late for us to reinstate our delivery. So I decided to go ahead with my initial plan of doing a Recipe Roundup.
With all the things I like to share with you on my blog, I can’t possibly post all of my recipes. So a Recipe Roundup is a great way for me to pass along some of my favorite dishes for you to enjoy.
Braised Chicken with Kale and Beans: After whipping up a batch of Sausage White Bean Kale Soup, I still had some kale leftover. I had recently subscribed to this blog and became overwhelmed with all the healthy and delicious recipes that I found. I used to be afraid of cooking chicken on the bone. There was something about it that made me squirm. But ever since I successfully baked bone in, skin on chicken breasts for my Chicken Chili, I realized chicken should never be cooked any other way. The chicken in this dish was moist and tender and full of flavor. A dose of healthy comfort food at its best!
Miso-glazed Kabocha Squash: As of a year ago I had only ever had kabocha squash at restaurants. And it was usually in my order of vegetable tempura. So I was at a loss of how to prepare it. But luckily I came across this delicious recipe on one of my favorite sites MyRecipes.com. The preparation is simple and easy and the result is melt in your mouth good. It is a great side dish to an Asian inspired meal.
Lemon Chicken Breast: This recipe is by far my most favorite chicken dish of the moment. I have made it a handful of times in the last few months but never seem to get a chance to take a picture before it gets gobbled up. You want to talk about tender, juicy, moist chicken with out of this world flavor? Look no further than this dish. It is a must make NOW kind of meal. I promise you, you will fall in love.
White Bean and Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash: For all my vegetarian friends and followers out there, this one is for you. This While Bean and Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash is a one stop shop for wholesome goodness. I added a bit of pancetta to the mix since Freddie and I are not vegetarians. It was my little way of enticing Freddie to eat it. But what I learned later was that he was a bigger fan of it than I thought he would be. Cleaned his plate! (But then again, he usually does when I cook for him!)
Lemony Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad: I was looking forward to posting this on my blog because this dish reminds me of my brother. Back before I got married, and my brother and I were roommates, I would beg him to make me his version of this dish all the time. He was a master when it came to cooking chicken. And his dressings were pretty amazing too. I gave it my best effort, but to be honest, mine didn’t turn out as good as his. Don’t get me wrong, it was still delicious, it just wasn’t the same. I’m hoping to put in a request for him to make me his version the next time he comes to visit…if he doesn’t mind :)
Parmesan-Crusted Chicken with Leeks and Apples: This dish was on my things to post this week but with Harper getting sick, I never got around to taking pictures. But don’t worry, Freddie and I gobbled up every bit of it and we can both say with confidence, this is a must try. The combination of the leeks and the apples offer a mild sweetness which is a perfect complement to the saltiness of the parmesan-crusted chicken. Served with wild rice to soak up the sauce and a side of steamed broccoli, it is a well-balanced meal for a family dinner.
For someone who is used to cooking fresh, homemade dinners nightly, it has been strange to be out of the kitchen this week. But sometime’s it’s nice to take a break and enjoy some take-out for a change. I am looking forward to preparing some of my favorite party food this weekend and sharing that with you as we approach Harper’s Birthday.
Any favorite recipes you want to share with me? I would love to hear about what dishes you like to make with the fruits and veggies pictured above.