I have to say, this was kind of a makeshift recipe. Was originally just going to serve the sandwiches with broccoli, but decided we needed something a bit more substantial. Since I had potatoes and broccoli on hand, the only thing missing for my idea was cheese sauce. A lack of milk in the house made this a little challenging, but the end result was surprisingly delicious.
Monthly Archives: February 2010
Return of fish night! We’ve been slacking a bit lately on our fish-once-a-week resolution, so it was good to return to form.
I saw this recipe on Barefoot Contessa and knew the tuna/avocado combo meant we needed to try it. So glad we did. I ended up halving the recipe and lightening it slightly. Pictured with cheesy broccoli potatoes.
I cooked with anchovies! And John didn’t hate it! And I didn’t gag! These are all exciting developments, courtesy of this recipe.
This had actually been intended as a meatless meal, but technically the inclusion of said anchovies means it isn’t. But c’mon, we’re pretty close here.
I adapted this recipe from Amateur Gourmet, whose food blog I enjoy. It came out even more WW-friendly than I expected, to the point where I somewhat question the math involved.
Sadly, I forgot my camera at work, and am choosing not to subject you to my crappy Blackberry photo.
This crock pot recipe came in handy on a play night. I adjusted the recipe to make it even lower-points wise (mostly by cutting down on the meat). Continue reading
This was a fun way to use up leftover roast duck, though the recipe needs some perfecting. A few notes:
This was the recipe I used for inspiration. Using some aspects of it, I thought the broth was a bit lacking. One key change I’d make that I couldn’t undo with other accents: not use so much water. I played with what I had, though, enough to still produce a yummy soup.
Edit: After the flavors melded awhile longer, the broth ended up being really good.
This was a big-deal meal. It would have been our Valentine’s Day dinner had we not been completely stir crazy from a week of being snowed in, and decided to go out instead. Since this was my original plan, I decided to serve this two days later. MAN was it good.
Warning: this is one of the most labor intensive recipes I’ve made. I got the recipe from “Cooking for Mr. Latte” (can be found here, too), and it’s a two-day process. It’s worth it, but it’s not like a typical weeknight meal or anything. Also made the duck-broth rice the book suggests, which I’ll post tomorrow.
In a shocking turn of events, this recipe is NOT WW-friendly.
Annoyingly, I can’t find my camera so you’ll have to make do with this crappy Blackberry photo I snapped. Viva duck!
John’s Snowpocalypse II trip to the grocery store ended up yielding pork chops rather than chicken because the store was out of the latter (gotta love when a store is out of chicken completely). When looking for inspiration, I tried to remember the last pork dish I’d gotten at a restaurant that I’d been excited about. Pork Milanese came to mind. This preparation isn’t that similar to what I had, but I tried to incorporate its influence elsewhere (i.e. it had a pesto component; I served this with pesto pasta on the side, etc.)
I used a Giada recipe for inspiration but significantly lightened it to bring down points.