12 November 2012

Menu Monday

I've been really bad at taking pictures of our dinners over the past few weeks, but I thought I'd share some of the recipes we've tried in the past month that I haven't posted about yet.

Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup {Good Life Eats}

Good, not great.  Easy enough, tasty enough, but not particularly memorable.  

Spicy Turkey and Hatch Quiche {Elefantitas Alegres}
Yum! The turkey flavor was a bit too pronounced for my liking, so next time I would probably make using ground Italian chicken sausage.  Otherwise, a winner!  We loved the leftovers for breakfast.

Crock Pot Beef and Butternut Squash Stew {Eat, Live, Run}
Meh.  I really wanted to love this dish because I loved the idea of it so much.  But I found it kind of bland.  Mine was kind of slimy and would've benefited from skimming some fat from the soup.  Also, I grew up eating beef stew that had a tomato-based sauce, so I think I just prefer that taste.  

Crockpot Chicken Tacos {Chocolate Therapy}
These were awesome.  I used 1 lb. of boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  Next time I think I would use between 1.5 - 2 lbs because I thought the sauce-to-chicken ratio was a little high.  Otherwise, these were a hit!

Stuffed Peppers {Start Cooking}
Good, not great.  I think I would've enjoyed them more had I actually tasted the filling for salt before stuffing the peppers.  Mine were WAY under-seasoned.  I would make these again, but they don't hold a candle to my favorite Greek stuffed peppers recipe.  

Have you made anything tasty recently?  I feel like I'm in a recipe rut and I could really use some inspiration from you fine folks!


xx BHB said...

ooh what are the Greek stuffed peppers? I imagine there is some feta and olives involved? :) JM's newest wish is stuffed lamburgers, likely with feta inside. I think that's on our menu for tonight!!!

Jamie said...

If you're looking for a good lemon chicken orzo soup recipe, you won't find a better one than this recipe by Ellie Krieger. I have taken it to friends who've had a baby or are recovering from an illness. I've only ever gotten rave reviews and recipe requests. Hoping to see this one in your Monday Menu.

Kate Nisbet Designs said...

the quiche looks fantastic. I SEARCH for hatch chilies around here all because of EA. Even have hubs on the hunt!