Hier's der nächsten Wochen Menü! Sorry, I'm always trying to slip my practiced German in where I can! Here's next weeks menu!
Chipped potatoes are delicious. Actually, let's take that a step back, POTATOES are delicious! I'm a sucker for any dish that incorporates potatoes. I actually got this idea when I was reflecting on my original Chipped potatoes recipe. One of the first recipes I put out was a twist on a recipe I had found online for German Chipped Potatoes. They were so scrumptious I knew I wanted to make them again but I wanted to try something different.
I don't know a single person who didn't grow up with grilled cheese in one form or another. I remember our family flying through the 24 slice packages of American cheese thanks to our love for the sandwich. Ooey and Gooey, this sandwich is delicious and can really be customized a billion ways as long as the necessities are still there.
Cheese + Bread
This fun recipe is just another example of taking something traditional and jazzing it up. My layered version uses an Onion Bun but you can really use any large bun / roll that can be easily sliced into 3 portions. Cheddar and Pepperjack cheeses pair so well together and the tomatoes, peppers, and onion taste amazing smothered in gooey cheese.
This recipe is so easy to make thanks to the food processor and fresh tortellini! The sweetness of the sweet peppers really comes out wonderfully and enhances an already tasty tomato sauce.
Try it, love it, eat it <3
SWEET PEPPER AND TOMATO TORTELLINI
Here's the menu for next week y'all!
1. I'll be sharing a great lunch idea and a spruced up version of a grilled cheese. Grilled cheese is one of those sandwiches we all likely grew up with and although it is delicious just as it is, my version gives it a little something extra. Pepperjack and Cheddar Cheeses wedged between a layered Onion Bun and some crunchy veggie extras make up my Layered Grilled Cheese.
2. In the past, I made a cheesy Chipped Potato dish and that was the inspiration for this dish. I went with an Italian style twist to these Chipped Potatoes with a delicious sauce and fresh ricotta and bocconcini cheeses. I loved them and you will too!
3. Having an abundance of mini sweet peppers was the main inspiration behind this next dish. In Ontario, fresh produce is luckily grown year round thanks to Greenhouses in the Winter.
Fresh Tortellini pasta swimming in a beautiful Tomato and Sweet Pepper sauce that is just delicious.
This idea came to me simply for my love of tomato sauce. A lot of the time when I make a sauce, I find myself eating it with a spoon. I just love it! Not to mention cooked Tomatoes provide Lycopine which is an essential nutrient in our diets so the more cooked tomatoes you eat, the better!
This recipe is not so much a recipe as it is an idea. Putting out some great bread and a delicious sauce is a great way to get everyone gathered around for dipping fun. Any crusty loaf will do but I find Ciabatta is the perfect dipping bread as the pillowy inside sops up the sauce quite nicely while the crispy, crusty outer part of the bread is strong enough to hold up to the sauce.
Head to the RECIPES tab for my sauce suggestion or take my idea and whip up your favourite sauce!
Have you ever prepared something and thought you had it all figured out only to taste and realize you'd created the opposite of a masterpiece?
We all have those dishes that we can churn out perfectly without even trying but then there's the dishes that seem to flop more than fly. Flops in the kitchen are actually a good thing! With anything you are learning to do, mistakes help us learn and it is no different in this case.
I'd have to say my two gray areas are soup (believe it or not) and pastry dough. I make a killer soup but I've also made a few soups that were scary and that's why I continue practicing. As far as dough goes, I am still trying to find the best recipe because I've tried about 5 or 6 and had very little success in the end. This is actually helping me figure out ratios which is handy in the kitchen.
What are your gray areas? Leave your comments or tweet me with your responses and remember, flopping is actually a good thing!
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