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Monday, June 22, 2015

Recipe Review from 6/15/2015

We continue to slowly put our house back together after moving back in a couple weekends ago.  The treasure hunt continues for packed away kitchen items and I seem to have misplaced a set of bathroom towels.  How in the world I did that I can't fathom, but they remain resolutely missing.

This weekend we finished painting the living room, a dreaded task that once tackled only took a couple of hours.  Living room drapes are washed and with a quick iron or steaming can be put back up.  Washed the living room floor to get the last of the construction dust and our couch came back in!  YAY! 

It's been a while since I've had a recipe review, but after several weeks, we have a couple!  Nothing even remotely fancy, but it's a start. 

The Meal Plan
Sun - (L) leftover brats and potato salad  (S) out for supper
Mon (Yoga) grilled cheese with pesto
Tues (out for breakfast) slow cooked Indian butter chicken (previously reviewed here.
Wed - leftovers
Thurs (yoga) - leftovers
Fri (out for lunch)  grilled cheese

Lunches  Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Veggie wraps with pita chips, fruit, yogurt and luna bars.

Fancy Grilled Cheese
This was inspired from the Kraft Family Reunion we attended exactly a year ago in Stockton Illinois.  I would not have thought to pair grilled cheese with pesto until someone put one in my hand.  If I recall, they did a seven cheese blend - I did two-three.  This is very versatile - pick cheeses you like.  Add a slice of pepper jack for more zing, or roasted red pepper for more of an Italian flair.  I served these along side salads. 

sandwich slices of Gouda, Havarti, and American cheese
whole grain bread of choice

Assemble 2-3 slices of cheese on bread, grill on the stove, eat!

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and Veggie wraps (Cooking Light, July 2015)  vegetarian
A bit of a "why didn't I think of this" and "I've done something similar before..." recipe.   Usually I would make my own hummus, but because I'm still searching for kitchen stuff, I opted for store bought.  Light, tasty, refreshing break from sandwiches.   Lunches really don't get much simpler than this.

1 1/2 cups roasted red pepper hummus
4 (8") flour tortilla's of choice
2 cups spinach and baby kale blend
1 large red, orange or yellow bell pepper
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
fresh ground black pepper.

Assemble on tortilla, roll-up, eat. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more satisfying than a good grilled cheese. Of course, add a little tomato soup and it is pure perfection.

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