On Our Menu: January 9 - 15

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I tried 6 new recipes last week and some of them were really great! Follow the highlighted text to get the recipes.

This Green Couscous & Shrimp recipe was delicious. A few notes:
- I didn't have fresh basil so I used 1 Tbsp. dried instead. The "dressing" turned out great and was very lemony. Perfect with shrimp, in my opinion.
- I didn't use anchovies and the recipe didn't need them.
- For the "white beans" I used Great Northern Beans which I think add a cheesy taste to dishes. Yum!
- I mixed all of the "dressing" and shrimp into the couscous instead of serving it on top. Less fuss that way.
- The recipe says it serves 4. Christian and I ate it ALL between the two of us. Either we're pigs or their serving size is very small...

Another great recipe that I tried (and one of my new favorites!) was Rainbow Stir-fry from the December 2011 issue of Vegetarian Times. Sorry, they don't have the recipe posted on their website yet!

Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup. Edible, but barely. The recipe made a huge crockpot full of soup. Unfortunately, I don't think I can stomach another day of it.

This Potato-Leek Bisque was pretty good. We enjoyed it but I don't think I will make it again. The soup was very leek-y and rich. I didn't make the croutons as suggested in the recipe. Instead, I used all of the leeks in the soup then just plopped a couple of store-bought croutons into each bowl.

Cranberry Buckle with Vanilla Crumb. Mmmmm. Just thinking about this makes my mouth water. I checked out Rustic Fruit Desserts from the library but this book is going on my to-buy list. The desserts are separated by season and the photos are wonderful - a must in my cookbooks. If the other desserts are as good as the cranberry buckle, then I'm in for a real treat.

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Truffles. YUM! 
Christian: What are those little balls?
Me: Try them. They're good.
Christian: What's in them?
Me: Just try one.
Christian: (takes a bite) They are good! Now, what's in them.
Me: Chickpeas.

He has a thing against chickpeas. LOL.

Here's our menu for this week:


coffeeaddict said…
I've used the oh just try it technique in the past too. It's a bit sneaky but sometimes the only way to convince people something tastes awesome even if does contain beet, squash, funny looking grain,...
Amy Powell said…
I made chick pea cookie dough the other day. It's really good, actually! My guy had the same reaction :)

And the potato leek soup sounds yummy!
Kelly J. R. said…
I just came across this Cookie Pie recipe that uses chickpeas. I'll have to try this soon!

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