Sunday, February 24, 2013
Weekend Cooking 2/24!
Each weekend, Beth Fish Reads hosts Weekend Cooking. This is perfect for me since I love food and cooking almost as much as I love books!
I have not had much time for cooking the past few weeks. My son has been sick a lot and is also recovering from knee surgery, and my husband was on a business trip this week. So, my son and I relied a lot on Trader Joe's items and other quickie dinners (plus some 5 Guys burgers and fries one night!). I have, however, been cooking a lot during the day for my son - scrambled eggs, subs, ravioli, pudding, cookies, and lots and lots of shakes and smoothies! I feel like I spent all week standing at the sink doing dishes!
I finally have a chance to cook some dinners this weekend. I'm not feeling well myself, but now my husband is home to help.
Last night, we made Adirondack Red Wing Burgers, a Rachel Ray recipe (yes, for once, I made something not from Cooking Light!). These are inspired by buffalo-chicken flavors, and our whole family likes them. Rachel's recipes tend to be heavy on fat (and especially cheese), but some of them are pretty good. I mostly followed the recipe but cut down a bit on the oil, butter, and cheese. The flavors in these burgers are great! I wish I had a picture to show you because they look good, too.
For dessert, my son saw that we had some overripe bananas and requested his favorite, Monkey Bars (yes, now we are back to Cooking Light recipes!). Oh, my gosh, these are soooo good. We substitute mini chocolate chips for the raisins (which my kids aren't fond of). Delicious!
For dinner tonight, we are having another Cooking Light favorite, Maple Pork and Vegetable Stew. We all love the flavors in this unique stew - it is perfect for a cold winter day (plus we'll have left-overs for an easy dinner tomorrow).
Hope you are enjoying some good food and cooking this weekend!