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So I know I said that I would update on the meals that I was creating for the week – and here is that post, albeit a bit late.
First up this week was tomatillo salsa cheesy chicken enchiladas. (Say that one time fast. ?)
This recipe is from Tyler Florence and was easily found online. My husband and I loved it, but the girls wanted nothing to do with it.
Next we ate a pasta dish by Rachael Ray (seriously did not plan to have it be Food Network week, but here we are.)
She has a Neapolitan baked ziti recipe that is my absolute favorite. It gets a creamy bechamel poured over the red sauce and it gives it an awesome flavor combination. Again, this recipe is found easily online. Highly recommend.
Finally for the week, I made beef stew and dumplings. This meal brings me back to my childhood – my mom used to make it all the time. For mine I used a ton of carrot and potato for veggies, and not much else. Onion and garlic rounded out the flavor base. The meat I coated in flour and cooked on all sides before adding to the rest. It was left to simmer all day, and I skimmed the fat occasionally. Just before serving, I made a quick dumpling dough and cooked those right in the stew. As the weather cools here in Iowa – this was perfect. This was my first batch that actually tasted exactly how I wanted it to.
So those were my meals for the week – what did you make? ?