|Pigeon River near Clintonville, Wisconsin|
Last week was super emotional but I did manage to try a few new recipes:
Tortilla-crusted Stuffed Portobello Burgers. This recipe came from a cookbook my mom gave me: Veggie Burgers Every Which Way. You bake small portobello mushrooms then sandwich a mixture of queso fresco, cilantro, and black beans in between two 'shrooms. You then dip the "burgers" in flour, egg, then crushed tortillas chips. Fry a little bit and finish in the oven. Top with salsa and cilantro. They were very good and it was nice to have a twist on the usual portobello burgers that I make.
The second new recipe I tried (which my husband loved) was Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken. The house smelled wonderful as the orange sauce was simmering on the stove. A little bit of Chinese five-spice powder goes a long way! The sauce is very healthy and made from the juice of clementines which reduces down to a nice syrup as it simmers. This recipe will definitely be made again.
Here's what's on our menu this week: