I always love hearing what other people are making, baking, cooking, especially when it's yummy. I definitely go through dinner-time slumps where I feel burned out on my rotating list of recipes. I'll call my sister and say, "tell me what you're making for dinner." Or ask my friends on twitter. Or browse my recipe box on pinterest, for ideas. Or dust off one of the cookboks on my kitchen shelf.
In an attempt to break out of a recent slump I tried a few new recipes, mixed up some of my own ideas and came out of it all with some new inspiration for my dinnertime arsenal. And they're definitely worth sharing.
Boiled red potatoes with pancetta and spinach
These are SO SO good. One of those, "What's in my kitchen that will taste good together?" moments. I boiled red creamer potatoes until fork tender. While they were boiling, in a medium-sized skillet I browned about 4 ounces of diced pancetta. (Wegmans conveniently makes little ready-to-go packages, thankyouverymuch). After the pancetta has browned, drain off almost all of the fat and then add in several handfuls of fresh spinach. You may need to add a little pat of butter or olive oil to help soften the spinach. Stir these all together until the spinach has wilted. Once the potatoes are done, drain them, add some butter, coarse salt and ground pepper. Then add the spinach and pancetta over and stir it all to mix with the warm, soft potatoes. These potatoes are so good, people.
And bonus–if you have left overs, they are delish warmed up and mashed a bit, browned and crisped in a skillet the next morning with your eggs.
Other good things I've made lately…
Baked shells with sausage and spinach
Sarah Carey's simle chicken pot pies, but with a phyllo crust.
Baked blueberry granola (but hold the bananas, blueberries and maple syrup, substitute apples and honey. Birdy pounds this stuff.) Lots of good questions and variations in the comments on this one.
So, now it's your turn. What have you been making lately that tastes good? I'd love to hear!
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Still dwelling on this chicken a few weeks later: http://www.mybitofearth.net/2012/11/chicken-and-broccoli-.html
How yummy! And oh my, how I can relate. I was was just wondering what we’re having for dinner.
Two yummy breakfasts that we’ve been enjoying:
Blueberry Spinach Protein Smoothies (that don’t taste like spinach!):http://seamlessdays.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/blueberry-spinach-protein-smoothie/
Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats (an autumn fave around here):http://seamlessdays.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/apple-cinnamon-steel-cut-oats/
As corny as it sounds, I seriously felt hungry reading about how you put together your meal. I think we must have very similar approaches to dinner. 😉
I’m all over your apple cinnamon steel cut oats this weekend. Looks SO good.
Yum! I’ll be trying the oatmeal recipe for sure. Those potatoes sound delicious as well!
Last week I tried this soup in the latest Everyday FOOD magazine — it’s not on the website. Check for it in a month or so. It has sweet potatoes, greens and sweet Italian sausage in it. So good.
this week, i made black bean and sweet potato enchiladas, also made some cabbage rolls with napa cabbage. my favorite thing this week has been chocolate chip, walnut and cranberry cookies. they knock my mouth out!
It looks tasty, and since its morning,you just started my day..apetite.
Wow! Im craving for your post. I want to made 1 of this. THanks a lot for this guide. 😐
Potatoes with pancetta! Can life get any better?! I love the “comfort” food. We’ve been making a lot of stews, soups, and chilis during the colder season. My favorite: 5-bean baked chili: http://www.sarahkoszyk.com/wordpress/?p=249 Your recipes look divine!