It never fails-every time I go looking for recipes for meal plans, I end up with a dozen more links to recipes that I need to make, discover amazing sites, and marvel at the ingenuity of fellow food writers. In fact, I find myself using recipes from food blog more than from traditional magazines! This week there’s soup and salad, an interesting butternut squash quiche, to die for twice baked potatoes, and a tasty Chinese lettuce wrap that your kids will love.
When I have a time on my hands, I often find myself in the kitchen. Sydney over at The Crepes of Wrath always has such delicious things coming from her kitchen, and when I found this delicious looking pork ragu I knew it had to be featured here. Meaty, slow cooked, and served over pasta, it sounds like just the thing on a cold winter’s day.
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Oh. MY. As soon as I clicked to this recipe over at A Southern Fairytale, I stopped dead in my tracks and almost licked my computer screen. Cheesy, creamy potato, and spicy sausage, this recipe just begs to be made immediately. Technically I suppose it’s a side dish, but I’d probably eat one for dinner with a big salad.
Sausage Filled Twice Backed Potatoes
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Last week a co-worker of mine gifted me with some beautiful farm fresh eggs, right from his chickens. What to do? Why not make quiche? Joy over at The Herbed Kitchen has a really interesting quiche recipe-not all ham and heavy cheeses like you’d expect, but instead using butternut squash, goat yogurt, and goat cheese. The richness of the cheeses and squash sound delicious with the eggy interior. A must try on my list!
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While the weather is blustery, a good soup and thick sandwiches are always great. The Gourmet Pregnancy improves on the basic Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich by adding avocado, cheese, and apple! Yum! Served with The Whole Kitchen’s Manhattan Clam Chowder, and I’d say you have dinner covered-deliciously!
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I had planned to make this dish when Hubs wasn’t going to be home one night, expecting that he wouldn’t like it. That evening he showed up at home right before dinner and even though he wasn’t sure about it, he was game to give it a try.