A couple weeks ago, the last time I actually managed to post about something other than a baked good or ice cream, I mentioned that I had found a lot of great dinner ideas on various blogs and wanted to do a round-up. This is just a small portion of all the wonderful recipes I see each week – oh, that stack is endless, but here are five dishes I’ve made at least two times each and will definitely be keeping in our dinner rotation. I won’t bother with my normal Effort to Deliciousness scores since there are so many of them (and you can find recipes by clicking on the links). However, they are all quick enough that I can put them together on a weeknight and delicious enough that I have made them more than once.
The newest addition to the dinner rotation – and was actually dinner tonight – is Chicken Cashew and Red Pepper Stir Fry, which is from Pamela’s blog Cookies with Boys. I appreciate that Pamela balances out the baked goods with some nice, light recipes and I definitely want to try more. I haven’t used red peppers either time I’ve made this dish, but yellow have worked fine and it’s really just a wonderful base stir-fry recipe that can be easily adapted to what you have on hand.
Since I can eat broccoli about four nights a week, another recent favorite dinner has been Melissa Clark's Roasted Broccoli with Shrimp from The Wednesday Chef. Broccoli, shrimp, olive, lemon, and spices – it’s incredibly simple and incredibly good.
Next are Roasted Red Pepper and Lamb Burgers from Jessica’s blog A Singleton in the Kitchen. I had just seen a lamb recipe in Cook’s Illustrated’s Summer Entertaining issue that I wanted to try, but when I saw these and thought it would even better to try one from Jessica’s site. And I’m so happy I did, because these are tasty burgers! A great change from beef. And it works out nicely that they share some ingredients with these Chicken Gyros from My Baking Adventures, which are also a fantastic summer dinner (unfortunately, I don’t have a picture).
And last, but not least, is Three Cheese White Pizza from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. I think in the year I’ve lived with my boyfriend, we’ve had pizza once a week, though I didn’t start making it myself until a few months ago. And this one is made from ingredients (cheese, garlic, olive oil, thyme) I always have in my kitchen, so it’s perfect.
So there’s round one of Food from Other Blogs, stay tuned for dessert!