Weekly Dinner Menu: 8/30/10

caprese skewers

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Chicken Empanadas

2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, diced 3 chiles, chopped (seeds can be removed for less hot filling) 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon honey 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, shredded 1/2 cup sliced green olives 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 1 tablespoon water salt and pepper to taste Heat olive oil […]

Empanada Dough

3 cups unbleached flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 sticks butter 1 whole egg 5 tablespoons ice cold water 1 egg yolk Add flour and salt to food processor fitted with dough blade. Pulse once or twice to combine. Add in butter, egg and water. Pulse until crumbly. Pat together into a ball and wrap […]

Chicken Empanadas for a Long Goodbye

chicken empanadas and jen

I made chicken empanadas this weekend because it seemed like a good idea and like a good way to say goodbye, even if it’s only a temporary goodbye. A chicken filling full of love, hugged by a flaky crust. Tears optional. Lime juice recommended. Our friends are moving. To Scotland. Scotland seems awfully far away […]

Weekly Dinner Menu: 8/23/10

farmers market tomatoes

One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Lemon Frozen Yogurt

3 cups strained/Greek-style whole-milk yogurt 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind Mix together yogurt, sugar, lemon juice and lemon rind. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions. Makes approx. (6) 1/2-cup servings. Food for My Family

Lemon Frozen Yogurt: Frozen Yogurt of the Gods

frozen yogurt of the gods

Maybe I named this recipe for lemon frozen yogurt the “Yogurt of the Gods” because it has Greek yogurt in it, which instantly makes me think of Greek mythology, or perhaps it was birthed out of how heavenly it tastes. Still, though, there’s a chance that I named it that because my kids have been […]