Main Dish

Meatloaf with Prunes

This is an old recipe.  I have tried many but like this one because of the prunes.  It is rich and flavorful. INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup whole milk 1 cup fine fresh bread crumbs (from 2 slices firm white sandwich bread) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium celery rib, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, finely chopped…

Panzanella – Tuscan Bread Salad from Blue Apron

This is really good and Henry accidently made it even better when he added the pork sauce to the salad.  It was so good I had to make it again from scratch.  I made it with a meatloaf recipe I like instead of the pork.  I used the meatloaf drippings to saute the veggies and give it flavor but any…

Gobi Manchurian

This is such a cool recipe!  It took me a while to find out how to make it and this recipe nails it.  I have well documented photos because I always want to remember this recipe.  It comes from Saveur Magazine.  I first tasted this at an Indian/Chinese restaurant in Washington DC and loved it!  It is not that hard…

Roasted Beet Marcona Almond Salad

INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds medium red or golden beets, scrubbed and trimmed 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon light corn syrup Salt Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 cup marcona almonds (I used Trader Joes with rosemary, so good!) 1/2 cup fresh tangerine juice 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon…

French Lentil Salad with Feta, Cranberries and Walnuts

        I made this for the first time for breakfast!  I found it on the back of a fancy bag of French lentils from Gelson’s. It doesn’t seem very breakfasty but it was so delicious!  And salads for breakfast are trendy now.  I put two over easy eggs on top which was amazing!  Roger said, “You should…

Green Wet Pork Burritos – Mexican Grill style

My dad took us to The Mexican Grill on Main Street in Santa Ana, California after church on Sundays.  I remember the sound of our car driving into the gravelly back parking lot.  The restaurant was laid out sort of 50s style with a white formica counter with the band of ridged metal on the edge with fixed barstools and…

Not Your Typical Egg Burrito!

This was a first for me!  Henry and I have been eating a lot of tacos with all the taco meat I have.  That smoked Spanish paprika was so good I had to make more of it.   But I ran out of the corn tortillas even though I had everything else.  We were snowed in for the weekend so…

Spinach Souffles

I made these a while ago after Henry made the chocolate souffles.  I came across the pictures recently and they deceivingly look pretty good.  I don’t remember the recipe for these and it doesn’t matter because I would never follow it again.  I actually did not like these at all.  They did not turn out tasting like I wanted them…

Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Slaw and Spicy Mayo

These sandwiches are so good!  The first time I made these Henry suggested I open a restaurant.  The recipe comes from an April 2013 Bon Appetit magazine that I bought from the grocery store because this was on the cover and sounded amazing!  It tasted just like I wanted.  I love sandwiches with coleslaw and these hit the spot!  Hill…