Looking for a quick dinner for this very last day of November? Well, this was our quick lunch today as I know I am not going to have time to cook dinner this evening. Pasta always goes down well with the kids in this house and I find it a great way to add in and disguise some green veggies that otherwise may get pushed around the plate.
This dish can be all done from start to finish in 20 minutes (if you are not worried about the mess as you go!). That happens in my kitchen quite a lot.
The baking saga continues. This morning with these very quick and easy coconut macaroons. These little bites are slightly crisp on the outside and very chewy on the inside. You can easily dress up these macaroons by dipping them in chocolate or drizzling over caramel. I am sure I will be doing some those way in the next few weeks as well.
Living down here in southern Spain, there are many grocery items that I never hear about or just simply cannot get. Sriracha sauce being one of them. I hadn't a clue what it was until watching Cutthroat Kitchen. I am addicted to that show! If you have never ever seen it and are up for a good laugh, watch it. Anyway, the contestants are constantly using sriracha sauce. I swear at least every other episode I would hear that word come up. I never in my life knew what it was, other than a type of hot sauce. Earlier today I was in my local supermarket and there it was, staring down at me from the shelf! Into the basket it went and home to marinade my beef.
The result was delicious! I love the tangy yet hot flavour it gave the beef. I topped it off with a mango salsa, fresh avocado and sour cream. Delicious! I made my little soft taco shells today because I had the time. I don't know if I can call them soft taco shells or mini tortilla wraps. In any case we ate them like soft tacos, so that I what I am calling them. The recipe for that can be found here under Flour Tortillas. You just have to divide the dough into smaller balls than the original recipe. I got 16 small tortillas out of that recipe.
If for some strange reason you have never tried Millionaire shortbread, now is the time! I have changed this slightly by adding walnuts which I feel adds so much more to the original. That slight crunch in the caramel layer, yummy!
I am continuing with my Christmas baking and finished these off just a few hours ago. They are all packed away in the freezer until the falalalala...lalalala.
It's been quite a while since I have made and shared a new soup. I keep making my ol' favourites and have gotten lazy. So, time for a new one! At least new to the blog. I have been making variations of this soup since, well, forever. Outside that, I have been eating versions of this soup my entire life.
Growing up we called this rice soup. It does contain rice, but so many more things, which is why I am giving my soup a different name. This soup is made from a leftover roasted chicken. You get great flavour making soups this way. So, if you have a leftover chicken, please don't throw away bones. Use them up in soup. Really makes for wonderful flavours.
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