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!

3 comments:

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.
http://www.food.com/recipe/lemon-chicken-soup-with-orzo-375643

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!