Saturday, December 4, 2010

Things I've Been Cooking

Hello again, thought I'd post a list of some of the things I've been cooking and thinking about. For me it's like looking at a photo album, and remembering each meal and the people I served it to or shared it with. I keep my "Food Ideas" list handy in a Google document, for inspiration. Though not included here, I also list the things I am hoping to cook. I'm so happy to have people to cook for, people who are consistently thankful and gracious.

Note: Some of the things on the list include what others have made; for example, my sister made corn casserole for Thanksgiving and my son smoked pork another time, etc. Thanks for reading!

Frittata with asparagus, feta, roasted peppers; fried potatoes; bacon; banana pancakes and blueberry pancakes
Greek salad with creamy Greek dressing
White chicken chili 
Thick pork chops, stuffed with white and wild rice with cranberries & pecans; yellow squash casserole; green beans and tomatoes
Banana-pecan muffins
Pasta dish with Italian sausage, Kale, Parmesan
Smoked turkey (left from Thanksgiving) quesadillas with corn and black bean relish
Thanksgiving: Fried turkey and smoked turkey, ham, dressing, corn casserole, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, sweet potato crunch, mashed potatoes, gravy, macaroni salad, broccoli casserole, cranberry salad, rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, ice cream, whipped cream, tea, coffee
Sparkly Cranberry Scones
Sausage patties, fried eggs, toast
Penne ala vodka; roasted asparagus with olives 
Creole shrimp stroganoff with Cajun buttered noodles 
Pumpkin eggnog muffins
Husband's favorite chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed fresh broccoli, cheese sauce, corn
Eggs in purgatory (Eggs baked in a spicy-chunky tomato/artichoke sauce)
Roasted tomato soup
Vermicelli with creamy sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, & fresh spinach
Pan-fried grouper fillets, rice pilaf, yellow squash, salad
Mocha Bundt cake
Sweet potato cake with walnuts and molasses 
Black bean and butternut squash stew
Halloween dinner: pumpkin sloppy joes, slaw, ditalini salad, deviled eggs, apple slices with fluffy dip, pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting
Chili, apple crisp (for pumpkin carving night)
Pasta casserole with eggplant, mushrooms, roasted red peppers and zucchini; pesto garlic bread
Shrimp and sausage gumbo, rice, bread, key lime pies with cream and candied limes
BBQ chicken sliders with slaw, macaroni and cheese (Relish magazine, Oct '10)
Potato/corn/cheese soup with basil; oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries
Chicken divan
Roasted halved chickens with herbes de Provence; mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, biscuits
Moroccan chickpea stew; zaalouk
Banh Mi sandwiches with lemongrass chicken
Asparagus sandwiches
Greek orzo pasta salad 
Smoked Boston butts, Potato Salad, beans, homemade BBQ sauce,  chocolate chip cookies 
Fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, yellow squash, mushrooms, bell pepper, tomato; garlic bread
Chicken quesadillas, black beans and yellow rice,  guacamole
Southwestern pasta salad (tri-color rotini, roasted corn, avocado, red bell, tomato, sour cream and mayo mixed with taco seasoning)
Grilled chicken breasts (marinated in pineapple/teriyaki); roasted white and sweet potatoes; sauteed broccoli with orange zest, chili flake and garlic; deviled eggs; garlic bread
Vegetable stew/soup with grilled sandwiches:  ham, gouda, strawberry jam and  a little country mustard
Chicken pasta salad in creamy curry dressing

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