Sorry last week’s recipe round-up was a little delayed… this past weekend was a very busy one filled with lots and lots of cookie baking! I’ll do a post on that soon, but suffice it to say that by last night my back was aching because of all the baking, and I went through more butter than I typically do probably the whole rest of the year haha. It smells great in my house though, and hopefully all the cookies will be enjoyed. I always bring in cookies to share with my co-workers, send some in to work with my husband, and bring the rest for Christmas with my family. I also enjoy eating a few myself 🙂
Last week we had a variety of really yummy food! I am a huge fan of Indian food, so I was super excited to make Chicken Biryani this week via a recipe that a coworker sent to me. This particular recipe is for a weeknight Biryani, and it was very simple to make, and so tasty. I would definitely up the amount of chicken next time, and I did have to add a little more liquid than the recipe called for to fully cook my rice, but other than that, it was perfect. We also had garlic naan on the side… yum yum!
Tacos are one of my favorite things ever, and so I was so happy to have these last week, after being too sick to make them the previous week. I made a simple shrimp taco and they were so delicious. I seasoned the shrimp with chili powder and ancho Chile powder, and cooked them briefly in a skillet, until done. I made a quick red cabbage slaw with shredded red cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper, and made a chipotle-lime Greek yogurt sauce to top it off. I also had fresh jalapeño slices on mine.
Ron requested Italian grinders over the weekend, so I picked up some ham, salami and pepperoni. We had these on sub rolls with provolone cheese, pepperoncini peppers, a drizzle of red wine vinegar and olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. So good and easy!
Last up, we had pigs and blankets. I was at the grocery store over the weekend, and saw crescent roll dough, and suddenly got a craving for these. I always associate them with Christmas, as they were one of the snacks we enjoyed after Christmas Eve service growing up (and even to this day)! I don’t make them very often, but always enjoy them immensely when I do. I served these with Dijon mustard and ketchup for dipping. I would have put out barbecue sauce too, but sadly, we were out.
See you next weekend for another recipe round-up!