I threw the easiest little get together for my friends last weekend — small slices of pizza, snacks (some healthy…some not) and plenty of wine. The prompting for this afternoon in?
We usually have some sort of meat with dinner, and my favorite is chicken. It’s one of the healthier meat options, and I love how versatile it is.
Many of my favorite recipes, including my enchiladas, call for shredded chicken. Ugh. Typically I’d shred with two forks, but aside from taking so much time, I absolutely abhor the sound of utensils scraping on each other *shivers*.
Enter my new way to shred:
I love having home-cooked meals throughout the week (and the leftovers that follow!), but I’m always looking for ways to spend less time making them.
This enchilada dish is one of my standbys: my husband loves it and will happily eat leftovers all week, and it’s adaptable for any time of year.
I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get my meal plans sorted on Sunday, it’s probably not going to happen. Which means dinner might be a haphazard mashing-together of whatever’s in the pantry.
Seeing as we like to eat a balanced dinner whenever possible, I’ve been making a real effort to keep several quick, easy and healthy recipes in my pocket for those hectic weeks.
Remember the jalapeño hummus I had in Michigan and couldn’t stop talking about? Well…I made my own! And it’s really, really simple.
I am a short-cut cook. I swap out ingredients like nobody’s business. I change things around like it’s going out of style. And…it usually works.
Just like Angie was, I choose recipes that suit me and my life and then see how I can make them work for me even better.
I’m excited to start posting vintage recipes in a series I like to call “Angie’s Kitchen.” Get it? (Hint: read the “about” section if you don’t!)
I needed something simple to start with, since I have so many other Christmas preparations going on. What sounds simpler than potato chip cookies?
Remember how great chocolate chip cookies are? Warm out of the oven cookies are up there as one of my favorite foods. And I had a serious craving for some this week.
Usually I’ll just follow the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag, but to be honest, I’ve been bored with that. I really wanted something special this week.
Good thing I found a recipe for brown butter & sea salt chocolate chip cookies over at Ambitious Kitchen. Reading the recipe, making the cookies and then quickly eating all of them left me with one thought:
Why have I not been baking with brown butter forever???
They are very delicious and definitely my favorite thing this week!