I made a lovely meal for one on Easter. The leftovers took me a long way…
Lamb Choppers, with Blueberry Sauce, Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, and Sauteed Green Beans.
Leftover Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Apple, Date, and Bacon stuffed bone-in Pork Chop. And Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon and Honey.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potato Gnocchi, in Rosemary Lemon Cream Sauce, and Chicken with leftover Blueberry Sauce.
Farfalle in Rosemary Lemon Cream Sauce, with Arugala, and Blueberry Greek Yogurt Marinated (huge) Chicken Boob.
Apple Date Stuffing, Brie, and Arugula Grilled Cheese
Sofrito and Sausage Pasta
I love beef, and I particularly love beef stew. I had really only known of the bigger known stews from Ireland, and France. I began to think, surely there are delicious stews from other countries as well. I did some research and this is what I found.
Irish Beef Stew
Special ingredient: Guinness
French Beef Stew
Special Ingredient: Red Wine
Belgian Beef Stew
Carbonnade a la Flamande
Special Ingredients: Belgian Beer, Brown Sugar, Dijon Mustard
Chinese Beef Stew
Special Ingredients: Soy Sauce, Chinese Cooking Wine, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Ginger
Vietnamese Beef Stew
Special Ingredients: Lemongrass, Chinese 5 Spice, Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce, Star Anise, Cinnamon, Coconut Water
Argentine Beef Stew
Special Ingredients: Sweet Potato, Acorn Squash, Frozen Corn, Apricots
Moroccan Beef Stew
Special Ingredients: Cinnamon, Cumin, Ginger, Apricots
Jamaican Beef Stew
Special Ingredients: Soy Sauce, Allspice, Scotch Bonnet
Puerto Rican Beef Stew
Special Ingredients: Sofrito, Light Beer, Adobo Seasoning, Sazon, Green Olives
Ethiopian Beef Stew
Special Ingredients: Ghee, Ginger, Berbere
Then I decided to take it full circle.
Special Ingredients: Beef Sausage, Dark Beer, Bacon
As the weather got colder, and life got harder, I felt like it was time for some comfort foods.
Biggest take away: There are no sexy pictures of comfort food…
Tuna Casserole based on my Tuna Sandwich recipe.
Tuna, diced Pickle, chopped Rosemary, chopped Chive, and Horseradish. With Potato Chip Crust
With Bacon, Onion, Cream Cheese, and Basil