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I haven’t made time to cook a proper meal in quite some time. There are a million excuses I could give you and all of them quite valid… The Mr. and I have been travelling for work, I didn’t have time to make a grocery list, frozen lasagnas are just easier, cooking makes such a mess and takes so much time to do well… and the list goes on and on.
All of these excuses are not only true, they are my reality as a working mom – this is the moment when you nod your head and say “Amen, sister!”.
Since receiving my copy about 3 weeks ago I have made 6 of the recipes and all but one of them have been delicious! I didn’t love the Fab French Chix (French Chicken)… it might be to other people’s taste but it wasn’t a recipe that would make my “weekly must haves” list. On the other-hand, the Parsley Pesto Pasta was AMAZING! I have made it twice already, once with linguini noodles and once with zucchini noodles.
PARSLEY PESTO PASTA
Whiz 2cloves grlic, bunch parsley, 1/4C ea walnuts,olv oil&gr8’d Parm.
Toss w/1lb cookd linguini & 1t chile flakes
The recipes are short and sweet and therefore don’t go into a lot of detail, but if you’ve ever cooked before you should be able to get the hang of these short recipes without any trouble. There is also a table of contents at the beginning of the book describing what some abbreviations mean – for example: Whiz = whizz or purée or blend & EVOO = extra virgin olive oil. Here are the 5 other recipes I have tried so far:
FISH STICK TACOS
Place 1 cooked fish stick in soft taco, garnish w/avo slices,
1/4’d cherry toms, top w/plain yogurt & cilantro
Note: I didn’t have avocado at home so added some spinach
Mix 2/3C almnd buttr w/2C Rice Krispies, 2T maple syrup&pinch salt.
Drop by T in unsweetened shred cocnut, roll balls, chill
Mash 2 avo, 1/4t ea grlic,chile flakes, salt +2T ea lime juice,cilantro.
Mix in 1/4lb chop’d cookd shrimp. Srv w/tortilla chips
FAB FRENCH CHIX
Brush 4 chix breasts skin on w/olv oil.
Squeezw lemjuice ovr, sprinkle w/dried tarragon&paprika. Roast 350F oncovrd~30min
CHERRY TOM BAKE
Whiz 2 pc bread,1/4C gr8’d Parm,1T parsley, 2T EVOO, 1t grlic.
Halve 1lb cherry toms in ovenprf dish, top w/crumb,bake350F~20min
I hope you all enjoy the cookbook as much as I do!
My shoes for that: Keds Chillax Sneakers
I would like to extend my gratitude to Andrea Stewart for providing
me a copy of Recipe Shorts to test out!
As always, all opinions are entirely my own.
Updated April 20, 2018
Updated April 20, 2018