Woot woot! I made tasty meals in July!! I originally planned to do one of these posts every month. You’ve seem my posts for January. February. March and April completed, but life hit! Life got busy with gardening, managing COVID requirements, and my bunny business. It’s been a little hectic! Maybe it’s been like that for you too?
Anyways, perhaps I can make life a little easier for you. I made lots of tasty meals this month and I wanted to share them with you.
Vegetarian pasta. I ran across this recipe on a blog share post and thought it looked interesting. I didn’t have all the ingredients so left out the cucumber and changed out the dressing, but otherwise made it as is. It was a hit with everyone but my son who said “It looks like too much work to eat”. Go figure eh?
This next meal I made on a Sunday afternoon when I was in the mood for some beans and cheese and it looked interesting. Mexican Layered Bean Casserole. I didn’t have corn tortillas so used some regular ones, and changed out the Monteray Jack cheese with some jalapeno cheddar and havarti. My homemade salsa worked really well in this recipe. It was a hit with ALL members of the household, including our tenant. We plan to have it again, but are thinking of using corn chips in place of the corn tortillas, don’t you think that would be a good option?
Black Bean Quinoa Salad was a dish enjoyed by hubby and I but it didn’t have longevity. It is really best fresh or next day. It made too much to eat in one day or two. I’ll make it again, but only a half-recipe.
Oh, zucchini … I have zucchini coming out of my ears it feels like! 🙂 I’ve had the joy of passing some along to neighbours and friends as well. It’s so good to do that.
I’ve made quite a few new to me recipes this year.
Lemon Zucchini Cake. REALLY good, I messed up a bit on the glaze. But this was a solidly good coffee cake. I used yellow zucchini instead of green so it was a very light in colour cake.
Lemon Zucchini Bread. Nice bread. A good change from the zucchini chocolate chip bread I normally make. A drier loaf so it keeps nicer in the hot weather we’ve been having. It’s also a bread where it’s easy to slice very thin slices which means no over-indulging! 🙂
Zucchini Bites. My word these disappeared so fast I only had six and I made a double recipe! I was stunned at how fast they were gone. Very good, each a single mouthful. Just very good, a nice dry bite. MAKE THEM!
Zucchini Cakes/Patties. Best same day, they don’t keep well. Not only enjoyed by my family, but also by our tenant and her son. “wow, zucchini can taste good even if it’s not in bread!” Her son exclaimed. Good to surprise a 19-year-old isn’t it? 🙂
I have plans to make zucchini boats and bowls, some regular zucchini bread, chili, and muffins too. But I’ll share those in August if all goes as planned.
Oh, I made this really good quick stir fry for hubby and I when the lad was off for a couple of days with roasted veggies fried up with fresh zucchini. Solidly good meal.
I work at the foodbank here in town and this week they said “Take home a turkey we had tons”. So Thursday I cooked up a plain turkey, no stuffing as I’d be predominately using the meat for other meals. We had turkey for lunch, and then I made a really good Turkey Shepherd’s pie. Peas, corn, carrots, mashed taters, mushroom soup, onion soup and some slower cooker spices. Along with turkey of course. REALLY good, the fellows want me to try to make it again sometime. I have loads in the freezer for making stews, casseroles and soups. All the trimmings will go to the cats.
Hearty Baked Beans was a huge hit with my man. A very simple meal to make with beans and ground beef. Fits into a small crockpot easily. My son helped me throw it together adding the sugar, ketchup and mustard.
I confused my family by making rabbit wings. They were all “rabbits don’t have wings”. I just grinned at them. They aren’t keen on rabbit but I like it so it gives me free range to do nibbly food when I’m in the mood. These were very simply made with shake n bake.
Other Meals Made
My son wasn’t keen on this currant loaf I threw together, but hubby and I found it delightfully different. A nice taste to it.
I made some zucchini cookies but I don’t remember what recipe I used. They were a fairly moist cookie that my son and hubby devoured. My tenant kept asking “Do you mind if I have one?” Makes my heart smile.
Red Currant Scones were devoured by my hubby over the course of three nights. When he was finished enjoying them he promptly decided that minding his calories would be a good thing. I don’t know if there is a connection between the two. 🙂
More Tasty Meals in July
I made quite a few other tasty meals in July but I think this post is long enough to intrigue you. No links for most of these, I either made them out of my head, or they got lost when I reset my tablet.
- Swedish meatballs on noodles – disappeared so fast….
- baked fish and fries – lemon and fresh dill from my garden – good!
- Sausage and potato stovetop casserole – I enjoyed this immensely
- Mixed rice with fish – the rice was great, the fish rather meh
- Meatballs with fresh slicing beans from the garden – totally yum
- Gooseberry jam which turned out more of a sauce
- roasted veggies – will do this again Sunday coming