Green Bean Casserole
I made green bean casserole to go with pork tenderloin. It is not a complicated recipe at all and is very delicious. For instructions, I turned to the OG company – Campbell’s. Their website has the recipe for classic green bean casserole as well as Bacon & Cheddar Green Bean casserole which is the one that I attempted!
The only thing I would have changed would to have more crispy onions. I only had 4 oz and the recipe called for 2 and 2/3 cups. Whoops. The flavor still worked but Brian noticed the low percentage of the crispy onions.
I cook bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. I don’t have a set method. Usually at 375 and just watch it to know when to pull it out. For this recipe I went a little crispier than I normally would for breakfast bacon.
First step, mix up soup, milk, half the cheese, about 3/4 the bacon, black pepper, green beans and half the onions. Then bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Stir the mixture then add the remaining cheese, bacon and onions. Bake for 5 more minute. There you go! Easy peasy.
This is one of those instagram recipes that looks amazing! I’m all about the pizza related recipes and this one did not disappoint. The source of this recipe was Buzzfeed Tasty. The recipe shows cutting the puff pastry into a circle but I went ahead and just kept the square shape.
Step one, put the sauce and cheese on one of the puff pastry sheets. I added a few more ingredients like pesto, pepperoni and minced garlic. Then add the other puff pastry sheet on top.
Put a small bowl upside down in the middle to cut slices out from. Then twist each slice like the picture below. Brush egg wash over this whole thing. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes.
Be sure to bake until golden brown. I took it out early a couple of times and the dough was a bit gooey. The end result was absolutely delicious. We used marinara as the dipping sauce.
Cajun Shrimp and Thai Veggies
Shrimp is definitely one of my favorite seafoods. I chose this recipe because I knew it would have a delicious dipping sauce made from the the jus. I grabbed a loaf of French bread at the store to serve with this. The shrimp was super easy to cook and an easy way to add more seafood into my diet.
Fresh Thai asparagus, kale and garlicky mushrooms. This skillet vegetable dish was very tasty. I did cook the kale a bit too long. It was the last thing to throw in. I should have cooked the rest longer and then pulled the dish quicker after adding the kale. It was really good though!
Ten down, forty-two to go!