Hello again!

It’s been 2 weeks since my last post (sorry!) and there have been lots of delicious dinners, just not enough time to write about them!  Hope you’ve been making some of the other recipes that I have shared!  Here’s what we’ve been cooking and eating lately:

Tortellini and Spinach Bake in Creamy Lemon Sauce from Our Best Bites was a great meal when entertaining!  It does require some extra time, so this is likely a weekend supper meal.  If you’ve ever made your own cream sauce, you know that it will take some whisking power – but don’t be discouraged!  Perhaps having a second helper in the kitchen would be of benefit if you’re still perfecting your cooking skills with this recipe.  Another tip for success would be to prepare the bacon on a baking sheet in the oven.  Line bacon up on tinfoil, bake for ~20 minutes at 400F.  This way you can attend to the other ingredients, and the bacon will do it’s own thing.

Everyday Food’s Slow cooker beef and tomato stew was an easy comfort meal.  I loved the strong tomato flavour of this take on a beef stew.  We served this over brown rice, but you could also use quinoa!  Make extras of your starch, and this will give you warm and cozy lunch leftovers for a few days.

On Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday we were able to have breakfast for dinnner!  I love breakfast, and don’t often get to post about it, on this blog that focuses on supper!  For this annual pancake Tuesday, I made a new recipe: Lemon cottage cheese pancakes with strawberries from Two Peas and their Pod.  They were so wonderful!  I loved that the addition of cottage cheese provided us with enough protein so that we didn’t need any other  typical high fat breakfast meat on the side!  The lemon flavour was just enough to taste, but not overpowering.  Making pancakes from scratch doesn’t take much longer than those boxed versions, and it’s way healthier!  Give it a try!!

Southwestern stuffed peppers from Real Simple gave us a taste of the south on a dreary day!  This supper takes a little more time, but most of it is spent baking in the oven.  The prep time is similar to other supper recipes.  Just get going on this as soon as you get home from work, and you won’t notice the longer delay for supper!  The flavours of cumin, green chiles, and corn with the greek yogurt and salsa was top notch!

On one of the warmer nights that we’ve had, I took advantage of the BBQ and grilled some steak.  On the side we had roasted  baby potatoes, and roasted beets with orange and thyme from Everyday Food.  I love beets!!  These were so easy, and helped to add some kick to our vegetable selection for supper.  Beets are rich in wonderful antioxidants!

Tonight our supper plans include Slow cooker bean and spinach enchiladas from Real Simple.  I seem to have found a lot of good recipes in Real Simple magazine this month!!  Crockpots or slow cookers may not be the most trendy of kitchen tools, but they sure do help if you want to save time in the evenings!  And I love finding new exciting slow cooker recipes that are a tad more modern.  Frozen spinach is another easy and nutritious way to add vegetables to many suppers!

Happy Cooking!  Enjoy your suppers this week!  Do you have any new favorites, courtesy of the Supper Club?

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