From my local book store to coffee shop, recipes are everywhere! Healthy and light to rich and creamy, this week’s meal plan has something for everyone. Are you craving anything these days? I’ve been dreaming of bacon and cheddar macaroni and cheese since last Friday when I saw the picture in a magazine. It’s like a song being stuck in your head; only now I have to buy some bacon and make the recipe just to appease my tastebuds.
I don’t make beef all that often, but this recipe from (a)Musing Foodie makes me want to run to my nearest kitchen shop and pick up a cast iron pan! Seared and crusty on the outside, tender on the inside, it’s a delicious way to start your week. You could use the leftovers to make wonderful au jus sandwiches.
Cast Iron Roast Beef and Caramelized Onions
Photo copyright (a)Musing Foodie, used with permission
Last Friday I saw this recipe as I browsed through a Fine Cooking magazine and I’ve been thinking of it ever since. Creamy, cheesy, salty, what could be better? I think I might just have to buy some bacon this week and make it. I’m sure Twitter would approve, since it’s the general consensus that everything tastes better with bacon.
Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
Photo copyright Ellen Silverman, used with permission
Fast and fresh, this fajita recipe from Jamie Oliver.com was on our table in no time last week. You don’t have to have a grill pan, but I’m sure that it would give the veggies a little more of a charred flavor. Nevertheless, there were few leftovers in our house once this hit the table, and my teenager declared them delicious. I had to be stealthy to make sure that I had some left over for my lunch box!
Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Fajitas
Photo copyright Karen Humphrey, used with permission
Out and about in my travels, I saw the Gluten Free Girl and the Chef‘s new book at a local store, and began squealing right there in the shop. I’m not gluten free nor do I really know them personally, but I think it’s so cool to see people that I’ve enjoyed have their work published into books. Amazing! It’s a gorgeous book, too. This soup looks very tasty and healthy, which I need sometimes after a blog meet up that involves a lot of desserts. I just might have eaten one too many!
Potato Sunchoke Soup with Home made Chili Oil
Photo copyright mlinksva, used with permission
My teenager has a love affair with Chorizo sausage, and when he saw this recipe online he insisted that I must make it. Smoky and spicy, the sausage works well with potatoes, eggs, and cheese.