9 Responses to “1st menu of the new year”

  1. Annmarie January 2, 2011 at 10:42 AM #

    I love mashed cauliflower!

    We’re having lots of cabbage this week. The grocery mismarked them 3 for $1 & I made them honor it. We love cabbage! Cabbage soup, cabbage casserole, fried cabbage…(think Bubba from Forrest Gump)

  2. Jane January 2, 2011 at 10:44 AM #

    Salsa chicken in the crock pot sounds awesome.

  3. Angie January 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM #

    Um, Annmarie, I’m sure your house will smell…lovely…this week 😛

    Jane, salsa chicken IS awesome, and super easy. It’s really just three ingredients: chicken breasts, taco seasoning and salsa. The cheese is optional (though I like mine with cheese).

    • Ayla January 2, 2011 at 2:44 PM #

      i just got a crockpot so i think the first thing i’ll try is the salsa chicken – no idea of heat or time though.

  4. Julia Broadbooks January 2, 2011 at 10:56 AM #

    Oooh! Let me know what you think of mashed cauliflower. I’ve seen several reciepes, but have so far been hesitant to try it out.

  5. Keira Soleore January 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM #

    Oh, Angie. You’re way too kind. Here’s mine:

    Monday: Green Beans, Daal, Rice
    Tuesday: Sushi, Edamame
    Wednesday: Cauliflower, Daal, Rice
    Thursday: Pasta, Kale-Orange Salad
    Friday: Angie’s London Broil, Broccoli
    Saturday: Leftovers
    Sunday: Leftovers

    I echo Jane. The Salsa Chicken sounds delicious.

  6. Angie January 2, 2011 at 2:50 PM #

    @Ayla I’ve updated that recipe to include crockpot directions

    • Ayla January 2, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

      thank you. think i might make it tomorrow

  7. Maree Anderson January 3, 2011 at 12:34 AM #

    Yum! After reading these, I’m kinda wishing it was Winter here in NZ so I could use my slow cooker. It’s just too hot and humid for pot roasts right now. Can’t wait to try the Salsa Chicken….

    Angie, if you’re interested in a yummy and very easy breakfast/brunch dish, then you might like to try my one-dish-breakfast for everyone. We do this in preference to trying to cook everyone’s eggs and bacon in umpteen different ways, and not one person has complained yet about having it all lumped in one dish–not even when we served it to the in-laws on Christmas morning. Mind you, that could have been because we buttered them up with champagne, first, LOL.

    Baked Bean Hash

    Grease a lasagna dish and line the bottom with frozen, store-bought hash-browns (Cut up a couple of spare hash-browns to plug the gaps.)
    Add one 425g tin of baked beans and smooth evenly over hash-brown base
    Whisk together 4 eggs, and pour over baked beans
    Dice 4 rashers of bacon and sprinkle over eggs
    Sprinkle over 3/4 cup grated cheese (optional)
    Bake in a moderately hot oven (400 deg F) at top of oven for 30mins until set.
    Stand 2 mins before serving.
    Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.

    Note: If your baking dish is quite large, then increase to 6 eggs, and 6 rashers of bacon.
    And if one of your guests is vegetarian, then just leave one end bacon-free.

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