Under the weather? Feeling puny? Chicken soup…a cure for the common cold? Probably not, but it sure defines a comforting meal for any Winter evening. The aromas alone are enough to soothe the soul and the hot broth make any scratchy throat feel better.
This week Google will be inundated with recipe searches for every kind of snack food imaginable, dips, salsas, wings, sliders…all of those delicious foods that will fill our party tables and define watching the Superbowl.
Paella. I’ve never ordered it in a restaurant and I’ve only prepared it twice…and used the same recipe both times. In other words, I’m far from an expert. Actually I know hardly anything about the dish except that it’s Spanish and that you’re supposed to have a paella pan…which I don’t. About ten years ago, I saw this recipe in Cooking Light and made it and we loved it. It’s been sitting around in my recipe database all this time. I just served it for the second time last night and we still love it.
My baking guru friend Kirsten over at My German Kitchen In The Rockies made these savory cookies awhile back and brought them to a pot luck food blogger meet-up. Everyone carried on and on about how good they were and we all asked for the recipe.
It seems our refrigerator, freezer and pantry have banded together over the past couple of months and become an unruly o-u-t of control trio . To combat them, I’ve declared “eat the freezer” week. I banned myself from visiting any store that sold any type of groceries and vowed to prepare meals morning, noon and night, using only items on hand. I thought it went very well except for a tri-tip steak stir-fry combination. I realized I didn’t have any rice, so served it alongside warmed up mashed potatoes. Totally ODD! But at least I used up that orange bell pepper, onion and celery.