Stuff I Cooked This Week

I’m going to try making this a weekly post to keep track of the things I make for dinner, mostly. Sometimes I’ll make an awesome new dish and forget about it. I have so many recipes stored in different places – bookmarks my computer, my All Recipes.com Recipe Box, a binder full of magazine recipes and old family favorites, cookbooks, pictures of recipes I take with my phone, etc. Maybe this way I can remind myself which ones I liked best.

Stuff I Made This Week (and last week, too):

Pulled Pork with No Sugar BBQ Sauce. Andrew liked this a lot, kids ate it and liked it as well. I didn’t like it as I was tasting it from the slow cooker but I think that’s because I wanted it to taste like my favorite, sugar-filled pulled pork and BBQ sauce. When I ate in out of a bowl for dinner it grew on me and I ended up liking it for what it was.

Pasta with Meat Sauce. I actually didn’t eat any of this but the kids did and Andrew likes it. After trying many different recipes for meat sauce (which I eat in a bowl on a bed of spinach), I have settled on this recipe as our favorite.

Bulletproof Ice Cream. No sugar, made with gobs of yummy fat from butter, eggs, and coconut oil. Sweetened with zylitol. I didn’t like it very much but the texture was great and it allowed me to have something cold and chocolaty with blueberries and heavy cream on top. The kids liked it, Andrew didn’t.

Paleo Chicken Fingers. I’ve made this twice in the last two weeks. It was a hit. A little too spicy the first time so I lowered the amount of cayenne the second time.

Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs. This was awesome. I made for Andrew and I on a night the kids weren’t here. It was delicious and Alex enjoyed it as leftovers the next day.

Quiche with Coconut Flour Crust. I ended up eating most of this myself, which was fine with me. Served as my breakfast for a few days. It’s kind of dry. There is no reason to make a crust other than just feeling like it. Usually I make crustless quiches.

Chicken Strips. Another hit with everyone. This one was fried instead of the other one above that was oven baked.

Skillet Burgers. I’ve never made burgers on the stove before and these turned out great.