Seems like I'm running around today trying to get a bunch of things done before we head to Michigan on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving weekend. There's no weekly menu this week since we're only eating at home one night (I'm going to whip up a stew using all the great root vegetables we got in our CSA box for that dinner). I do though want to wrap up the last of the dishes I made last week from some of my favorite food bloggers.
First the Moli from What's Cooking. Ben is a great source of cooking ideas especially those with a Mexican flavor. Matt loves Mexican food so I find myself bookmarking Ben's recipes quite often. This dish is a cross between a chili & a moli, which I though was super clever. Ben's recipe was for Pumpkin Moli, I used butternut squash since I had some cooked & puréed on hand. The only other thing I changed in the recipe was I used dark chocolate cocoa instead of Mexican chocolate & it still gave a great flavor. We really liked this dish, its so flavorful & smells amazing. We would only change two things next time, we'd add another can of beans (black beans would be good) & we'd make it a touch spicier. Visit What's Cooking to get the original recipe.
Next we made Aromatic Giouvetsi from Kalofagas. Peter has such a great blog & I've tried a couple of his Greek recipes already (We love his Pork Souvlaki!). This recipe struck me as a really comforting dinner, your basic meat, tomato sauce & pasta taken up a notch with aromatic seasonings such as cloves, allspice & cinnamon. We also stuck really closely to this recipe except we used flank steak for the meat instead of veal which seemed to work out just fine as it got nice & tender. It was really perfect for a cold, gloomy November night. Visit Kalofagas for the recipe.
I also meant to make the Carrot & Peanut Soup from Stacey Snacks but Matt took me out for dinner instead. It's still in my queue to make sometime soon.
Despite the fact we'll be traveling this week we still have some posts for you this week. I'll be continuing my 8 weeks of cookies with a Swedish Peppernut Cookie. We have our entry for the Royal Foodie Joust and this week will also be the reveal of this month's Daring Baker's Challenge.