So I promised to make three unique recipes per week. That doesn’t seem so hard when you think, there are 21 meals in a week and everyone’s gotta eat. The thing is, I promised to make them and update them. Sometimes this means a recipe is made on repeat for a week, until it is just right. Thank goodness this family isn’t super picky and embraces leftovers!
The zucchini in the garden is still plentiful so I got excited when I saw this recipe…another way to put it to good use! After all there’s been steamed zucchini, grilled zucchini, zucchini fritters, Mexican-style zucchini, zucchini bread. The list does go on, but, I can see how this is getting repetitive…so I’ll stop now.
An empanada is a small, handheld pie that has roots well, all over the place. South America, Central America, Spain, The Middle East, they all have their variations so I’m surprised I haven’t given them a go before. Thanks Great-Grandma Mary for the inspiration!
I love artichokes they’re fun to eat and tasty, but way too expensive. I’ve tried to solve this problem by planting them in my garden and failed. Miserably.
Grandma Joyce was a practical lady. She enjoyed cooking, but, I think she enjoyed simple and quick meals the most. This makes a lot of her recipes great for most everyday cooks as they don’t have time to sit back and watch their dough rise, let alone watch their water boil. What I love about her recipes is that they include mostly fresh ingredients but they rarely include a long list. These are perfect simple, weeknight meals. If you make them a few times you might even stop relying on the recipe. Being able to wing it is so liberating!