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It’s that time of month again.. .YES time to be zeroing in on meals, today it’s many of my March meals.
Come see what all we made won’t you? 🙂
Dutch Meatball Soup
With a hubby not feeling well and a lad with a sore throat I looked to make a favourite. I haven’t personally made dutch meatball soup before, but it’s a favourite for my fellows so I figured I’d give it try. The recipe I used I doubled and I gave some to our tenant as well. Carrots, meatball, celery, a fairly simple soup to make actually. The fellows added some salt and pepper and called it good.
SouthWestern black bean taco salad
I used this recipe. Though I did make a change … I didn’t add avocado (didn’t have any) and I used lemon juice instead of lime juice since well lime juice just seemed an unnecessary expense. 🙂 My surprise was great at how much I enjoyed this… hubby did too, and the lad was like “mom, this is better than I expected!”.
Doesn’t it look just SO good?
Rice Salad with Turnip Pork Hash
I made some rice one night to have with some leftover chili I think it was… and I cooked up the whole package even though I didn’t really need it. Just really had no place to keep an open bag of rice well. I looked around to figure out what to do with it and came across this salad. I thought I had kept the rice open on my tablet but alas I did not.
Rice has a simple oil/vinegrette type dressing, cucumber, bell peppers and cilantro in it. I remember I modified the recipe since I didn’t have wild rice. Anyways, 2/3’s a cup makes a decent serving and I discovered it went EXTREMELY well with my turnip cranberry pork dish. Even my non-rice loving hubby said it was good. My even more non-rice loving son wouldn’t even try it! Though he did enjoy the pork hash. 🙂
Oh. how to make the hash? Grab up a turnip and dice it up put in water for a bit. Meanwhile with a bit of oil in the pan cook up some onion, add about a pound of diced up pork tenderloin and let it brown. Let that cook for about five minutes. Add your turnip, toss in a handful of craisins, and a splash or two of water, put the lid on and let steam five or so minutes (depends on how big your diced turnip/rutabaga pieces are). Add some VH sweet and sour sauce, let it cook five minutes to meld the flavours and it’s done. Be mindful you turn it down so it doesn’t burn (been there, done that, waste of perfectly good food). Makes four servings. This meal is fairly similar to one I made last month.
I really can’t remember what all I threw into this. I had some imitation crab, found a recipe for a dressing that would go with it, then tossed whatever I had on hand in with it. My tenant made some suggestions with seasonings as crab is fairly bland and her dad was a decent cook. Onion, bell pepper, tomato, kiwi I think, and I dunno what all else. I know I ate about half and then said “this needs some salad greens” so added those and it was decently good. Could I make it again? Possibly…but wouldn’t be exact. Its not a meal I offered to my fellows as they wouldn’t have touched it with a 10-foot pole.
Well my son made a banana chocolate chip loaf which disappeared too quickly for pictures. I made a good variety of cookies, some buns, and a couple of different pot pies. A stew (without the bread bowl) and a Chili made it into the mix.
Oh.. a turkey hashbrown casserole. Eggs, hashbrowns, diced turkey, bell pepper, seasonings of choice, and a touch of milk. Cook in the oven for 40 minutes or so. You get a meal that I love, the lad likes with ketchup and dad passes on. I borrowed ideas from a couple of different recipes and was happy with how it turned out.
What have you cooked this month?
So okay, this is the last in the alphabet blogging for this go round. I am not sure if I’ll do another, if I do it will probably be themed on Canada or science or something like that.
Others in this Series
- Add in your life.
- Edmund Burke, philosopher.
- Clarity in Writing.
- Deep Runs the Well.
- Ease of Consistent Schedules.
- Fantastic Ways to learn History.
- Going Through Browswer Tabs.
- Hiding the Unknown.
- Invested in Health.
- William James, philosopher.
- Key books for Middle School.
- Looking for Picture Books.
- Making Facebook Easier.
- New Direction.
- Online Homeschool Conference.
- Studies in Philippians.
- Reading Aloud with Teens.
- Science Equipment fails.
- Turkey Vegetable Soup.
- Understanding Deuteronomy.
- Evening Basket Time.
- When Field Trips are out of Reach.
- Extra Resources for Time Off.
- Why? Why So many Tabs Open?
- Zeroing in on March Meals.