First, I need to start by apologizing for being late on this post. Quite honestly, it has been an extremely difficult week and writing blog posts have not even been on my radar. Actually, meals have not even been on my radar.
Alongside of that, our family friends that have a six year old fighting cancer had been told it has returned and a family that has just moved to our Pastor’s neighborhood had their 8 year old killed on his bicycle. It has been an emotionally trying week! But God is so good and gives grace abundantly!
This week’s recipe roundup review will be recipes that I did not necessarily try this week, as I was not home to cook meals. But these are great meals we have tried and love. I did, however, try a new recipe for our dessert fellowship and it was super yummy!
- Loaded Baked Cauliflower from Spark Recipes. We love loaded baked potato casserole and needed something to replace it. I still make potatoes for the kids but this is a great way to get more cauliflower into your kids. We love this recipe and it goes great with meatloaf! We do not have leftovers from this dish even with doubling it. I have used both frozen and fresh cauliflower (I boil the fresh prior to using). Frozen works great for a quick side dish! https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=654739
- Spagetti Squash Deluxe from Stacy Makes Cent. I LOVE this recipe! I have used spagetti squash in the past but only as a substitute for spagetti noodles. This was a great way to had variety. We all loved this recipe too. It’s cheesy goodness is so tasty! I make a 9 x 13 size of this dish and rarely have leftoverss. I use it as a side dish and it’s a great way to add squash to the menu! http://www.humoroushomemaking.com/spaghetti-squash-deluxe When spagetti squash is in season (meaning cheap 🙂 ) , I have used it as a main dish for a light dinner.
- Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars from Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Food. I made this for dessert fellowship this last Sunday and they were oh sooo good! I had a hankering for peanut butter and chocolate and this more than satisfied my craving. http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2011/11/peanut-butter-caramel-shortbread-bars-low-carb-and-gluten-free.html I have to admit I did not take the whole pan to dessert fellowship…sshhhh! Don’t tell! I hid some in the fridge from my kiddos! 🙂
- Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oatmeal from Dashing Dish. This is a hit in my house. I have a couple teenagers that do not like hot oatmeal, but they devour this cold oatmeal. I make a double batch for our family and I just keep it in a big bowl so they can take how much they want. It usually feeds us one solid breakfast. This is great on the go breakfast for busy mornings! We have mixed it up with different berry combinations. It is always yummy! https://dashingdish.com/recipe/strawberry-shortcake-protein-overnight-oatmeal/?crlt.pid=camp.FTe3HR4Rn8R1
- Faker Tot from the Coers Family. This recipe made the cut for the THM cookbook! Tatertot Casserole was always a go-to comfort food for the O’Brien household. We had not had it for so long and I saw this on Pinterest and gave it a try. Wow! It is a great substitute. I have even taken it to potluck and came home with an empty dish. I also love her recipe for the mushroom soup. This was a hit in our home! No leftovers here! http://www.thecoersfamily.com/fakertot-casserole/
Last week, I got a lot of positive feedback from the eggroll in a bowl. If you missed it you can read the post with the link here: http://thejourneyofasteward.com/recipe-roundup-review-week-2.html
Hope this helps you in your meal planning for this week!