Author Archives: erin

Chicken and Dumplings

Date: January 11th, 2017 Recipe: Page 98-99 of the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook Time to table: One million years – so much for INSTANT!!! Real time: more than 95 minutes. The estimate was 55 minutes. I hate recipe time estimates. Servings: Maybe … Continue reading

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Tuna Casserole

Date: October 5th Recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/tuna_casserole/ Time to table: 20-30 minutes prep, 20 minutes baking Servings: This will feed our family of 5 for 2 dinners Modifications: No mushrooms, but I added more broccoli than called for. I also put some cheese on top … Continue reading

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Orzo salad with roasted cauliflower, spinach, feta

Date: September 26th Recipe: http://www.annies-eats.com/2016/09/15/orzo-salad-with-roasted-cauliflower/ Time to table: 20-30 minutes Servings: This fed me for 4 lunches and probably could have stretched to 5 Modifications: None   Erin: Love! I was getting sick of it by day 4 though. Notes: I don’t think anyone … Continue reading

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Black bean, corn, tomato, avocado salad

Date: June 17th Recipe: http://www.annies-eats.com/2013/07/01/black-bean-corn-and-avocado-salad/ Time to table: 20 minutes or so Servings: Depends on if it’s a side or a main dish I guess? 4? Modifications: Just used frozen corn and microwaved it a bit. Also, kind of ran out of … Continue reading

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Fish tacos with mango salsa and avocado cream

Date: June 4th and June 17th Recipe: http://www.annies-eats.com/2015/04/24/fish-tacos-with-mango-salsa-and-avocado-cream-sauce/ Time to table: Tough to say, because we were making a lot of other stuff at the same time – I’d say probably 30 minutes for just this part of it. Servings: 4 … Continue reading

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Brussels sprouts risotto

Date: March 13 Recipe: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/risotto-with-brussels-sprouts-and-browned-butter/ Time to table: Over an hour (no exaggeration – with chopping the brussels sprouts and onion it’s really probably 90 minutes. Risotto is always time consuming but the added steps of browning the butter and sautéing … Continue reading

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Thai Peanut Salad

Date: February 8th Recipe: https://onceamonthmeals.com/recipes/gluten-free-dairy-free-thai-peanut-salad/ Time to table: 30 minutes (?) Maybe less. I got interrupted a few times. Servings: 5 adult servings Modifications: I shredded my own cabbage and used probably more than it called for, also added 2 grated carrots. I … Continue reading

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Crockpot Chicken and Corn Chowder

Date: October 5 Recipe: http://www.pink-parsley.com/2011/11/crock-pot-chicken-corn-chowder.html Modifications: Added some celery, and a few more carrots than called for Servings: Many – will feed our family of 4 for 2 nights and probably get a few lunches out of it too Time to … Continue reading

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Cruciferous Crunch with quinoa and chickpeas

Date: July 21st Recipe: -2 cups cooked quinoa (I always prepare using chicken broth) -1 can drained chickpeas -1 bag Trader Joe’s cruciferous crunch -Salt and Pepper -Juice of 2 lemons -Optional – toasted almond slices (I did not have … Continue reading

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Chicken wraps with guacamole and black bean salsa

Date: June 1 Recipe: http://www.annies-eats.com/2012/01/11/roasted-chicken-wraps-with-black-bean-salsa-and-guacamole/ Modifications:  I just used this as an idea – purchased the black bean salsa, got spinach wraps, spinach, sauteed chicken, and made guacamole like I usually make it. (I use 3 avocados, one roma tomato, 1/2 red … Continue reading

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