I have a confession to make….
I don’t often follow recipe instructions.
Sometimes I don’t even read them.
I saw this on a video on Facebook a few weeks ago: Stuffed Meatloaf, with cheese and spinach.
It looked fun and easy so I decided to make it.
The finished meatloaf was completely wrapped in bacon….. So American (she generalizes).
We can never predict precisely how much asparagus to buy.
After 2 or 3 meals we usually end up with too much to add to the current night but not enough for another full serving.
That’s when I get to make a stir-fry or risotto.
On another subject…. Did I ever mention that we can buy beef by breed?
I like my slow cooker.
I like being able to do the prep work in the afternoon and have dinner ready with no fuss on the days I have French class in the morning and French conversation in the evening.
I like having the main course cooking nicely so I can spend more time on the starter on the week-ends. …
Month 7 of the
Secret Recipe Club.
Well, it’s eight months since I started but we skipped January.
should be skipped…. it’s a wretched month.
Back to the food…..
Last month I visited a blogger Mexico; this month it’s Canada, with Sarah’s blog:
Things I Make (for Dinner).
Since we love meatballs, and it’s still winter here …
I love spaghetti squash.
Mon mari tolerates spaghetti squash.
However, he loves meatballs.
He’ll happily eat spaghetti squash as often as I want if I top it with meatballs.
I can work with that.
Spaghetti Squash with Ginger Meatballs
Total time: 60 minutes
12oz (360gr) ground beef
1/4 cup crumbs
1 tbs Dijon-style mustard 1 tbs
Did I tell you about my search for sumac when we were in Morocco?
For some reason (perhaps a cook book?) I was convinced that sumac was a common North African spice.
Well, further research tells me that it’s more Middle Eastern – Turkish – Greek than Moroccan, although Wiki says it’s used in ‘Arabic’ cuisine.
That does explain why …
Way back in the beginning of time when we were first talking about having our family reunion in Morocco, I bought a Moroccan cookbook: ‘
the food of Morocco, a journey for food lovers’. It’s a wonderful cookbook, with beautiful photos…..
When I was actually in Morocco I bought real (I think) Moroccan cookbooks. They’re not big, coffee-table books but …
We love meat loaf (I may have mentioned that).
Usually I make a large one with plenty leftover for sandwiches.
But that’s winter cooking and I’m not in the mood for winter cooking.
mon mari didn’t quite have the barbecue grills (he has three…. plus a smoker) ready last week so a giant, stuffed hamburger was out.
We compromised …