It's been a while... I'm summing up the rest of 2009 in this post and getting ready to take this blog (and my cooking life) in a new direction for 2010.
Autumn Millet Bake
A Mark Bittman recipe featured on 101 Cookbooks. I thought it was pretty good, a little strange, would have been great as a side for Thanksgiving. Definitely not a main dish though.
Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
A 101 Cookbooks recipe made for a cookie exchange party. I made a batch according to the original recipe, but I used unsweetened shredded coconut instead of the walnuts. This is a delicious little indulgence that I will definitely make again.
Pasta with Red Pepper-Feta Sauce
An Ellie Krieger recipe. The sauce was in the fridge all week (it made quite a bit) but I got sick of it pretty quickly. It was a slightly chunky sauce, more so than I would like, but it tasted good.
Casbah Chicken & Couscous
A Pampered Chef recipe using the delicious Moroccan Rub. It took a little getting used to, but this was pretty delicious. Couscous, mango, cilantro, chicken, almonds and some more I can't remember right now. This may be available somewhere on the Pampered Chef website.
Moroccan Chicken with Yogurt Sauce, Parsley Rice, and Red Cabbage Slaw
This is a sort-of original based on a restaurant I really like in New Brunswick. I just cooked some pieces of chicken with the Moroccan Rub; made a yogurt sauce with yogurt, garlic, and cucumber; cooked some rice and mixed in parsley; and used shredded red cabbage with some oil and vinegar. Delicious.
Pasta with Sauteed Zucchini
I had some leftover zucchini that I wanted to use up but didn't know what to do with it, so I sauteed it with garlic and olive oil. Next time I'll mix in some bread crumbs as well. It was okay, but could have used another vegetable with it.
I made these last year for Christmas and they were a big hit with my boyfriend's family. And who doesn't like compliments? So I made them again this year. This is exactly the type of thing I try to stay away from, but of course you have to indulge every now and then :)