We were out of town this week so I’m a bit behind…
Sunday – Buttermilk Waffles
So we’re a little addicted to Alton Brown’s waffle recipe…Steve likes his plain but I like to add chopped apple, cinnamon, toasted walnuts, and a little chopped sausage to the batter. After it’s cooked I pour a little warm honey on top and add a little more apple and cinnamon!
Monday – Buttermilk Baked Chicken and Smashed Potatoes
We had leftover buttermilk and I wanted to try a buttermilk chicken marinade as I’ve heard it does amazing things to chicken. Occasionally we’ll dip chicken in sour cream instead of egg before rolling it in panko or breadcrumbs and while the buttermilk was quite tasty, I’m not sure that it’s necessarily better than the sour cream. But anyway, I marinated boneless, skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts in buttermilk and spices for 8 hours and then rolled it in bisquick. The chicken was baked for about 14 minutes at 450. The potatoes are one of our favorite side dishes…they’re boiled first and then smashed, brushed with oil and salt, and then baked until really crispy!
Tuesday – Puffed Apple Pancake
We really like the whole breakfast for dinner thing if you didn’t realize it…
Wednesday – Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
Another new recipe…I seared pork chops in my dutch oven and then set them aside. In the same pot I sauteed onions and apples until they were soft and golden brown. Then I added apple cider, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to the dutch oven and added the pork back in. I cooked the mixture until the pork was cooked through and then served it warm over egg noodles. The pork had great flavor but ended up a little tough…I might try the recipe again but use pork tenderloin.
Thursday – Shaksuka
And another new recipe…this one was from one of my favorite cooking blogs, Smitten Kitchen. It sounded different but I’m always looking for more breakfast recipes! I served it over polenta but I think I’ll try more traditional pitas next time!
Friday – Happy Hour Appetizers
We were out of town visiting Heather and Richard for Halloween weekend. Heather is a fabulous cook and always finds great appetizer recipes! We had sweet potato hummus (that I’ll definitely be making again!), a layered mexican dip, bruschetta, and honey-garlic glazed meatballs (also one we’ll repeat again!).
Saturday – Fondues
On Saturday Heather made a garlicky swiss and gruyere fondue that she served with apples, two types of bread, tomatoes, and carrots. We also had an oil fondue that she served with cubes of ribeye steak and shrimp! Super tasty….sometimes I forget how much I LOVE fondue! Oh and for appetizers we snacked on cheese from their local cheese shop (I wish we had one of those) and I had a fantastic goat cheddar with figs and honey. Fingers crossed that I can find that at Wegman’s…
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