Saturday, April 28, 2012

Meal Plan for April 28 - May 4, 2012


Saturday:      Homemade Pizza

Sunday:        Venezulexican Chicken Quesadillas

Monday:       Pasta with Broccoli

Tuesday:       Leftovers

Wednesday:  Eggplant with Coconut-Vinegar Sauce

Thursday:      Currywurst with French Fries

Friday:           Shrimp and Zucchini Curry


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Meal Plan for April 21 - 27, 2012


Saturday:      NYC

Sunday:        Leftovers

Monday:       Trout en Papillote

Tuesday:       Potato Pancakes

Wednesday:  Aliño Criollo Seasoned Chicken and Salsa Guasacaca

Thursday:      Berenjenas con Vainitas (Eggplant with Green Beans from Venezuela)

Friday:           Posta Negra and Papas Saladas (Beef Roast and Potatoes from Colombia)


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Venezuela: Tortilla de Arroz (Rice Pancakes)

In the original version of this recipe, all the rice mix is baked in the oven and browned under the broiler. But because we had rather hot day, I did not want to use the oven and decided to turn this dish into rice pancakes.

   

Monday, April 16, 2012

Colombia: Empanadas & Herbed Aji Salsa

   

...recipe coming soon...

Secret Recipe Club - 3 Recipes for April Reveal Day


It's time for the Secret Recipe Club again. This month, I was assigned the blog Good Thymes & Good Food. I found a lot of great recipes that fit into my plans, so that I ended up making three dishes instead of just one. I chose Spinach Blue Cheese Bacon Mini Quiches to take to a reception buffet, Rigatoni alla Carbonara with Pancetta, Peas, and Parmesan for a week night family dinner, and Buttermilk Sandwich Bread because I had some buttermilk in my fridge that needed to be used up. I enjoyed all of my choices, with my favorite being the mini quiches.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Meal Plan for April 14 - 20, 2012


This week's meal plan features South American dishes for April's Cook Around the Globe.

Saturday:      Leftovers

Sunday:        Massala viesie (Curried Fish from the Guyanas)

Monday:       Colombian Beef Empanadas

Tuesday:       Tortilla de Arroz (Rice Pancakes from Venezuela)

Wednesday:  Bami (Noodle Stir-Fry from Suriname)

Thursday:      Cheese-Stuffed Soft Pretzel Sticks

Friday:           NYC


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Colombia: Papas con Salsa de Aguacate (Roast Potatoes with Avocado Salsa)

   

Go to My Colombian Recipes to get the recipe for this dish. I liked it a lot, except that the amount of spices given is enough for 2-3 times the amount of potatoes.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Colombian-Style Pizza

   
...recipe coming soon...



Meal Plan for April 7 - 13, 2012



This week's meal plan features South American dishes for April's Cook Around the Globe.

Saturday:      Colombian-Style Pizza

Sunday:        Pabellón Caraqueño (Shredded Beef, Black Beans, and Rice from Venezuela)

Monday:       Pisca Andina (Potato Cheese Soup from Venezuela)

Tuesday:       Pasta with Turkey Bolognese Sauce

Wednesday:  Roast Potatoes with Avocado Sauce (from www.mycolombianrecipes.com)

Thursday:      Massala viesie (Curried Fish from the Guyanas)

Friday:           Bistec Encebollado (Onion Beef from Colombia)


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Colombia: Patacones/Tostones (Fried Green Plantain)

   

Announcement: "Cook Around the Globe" - April 2012



Welcome to "Cook Around the Globe"!






First of all, I want to thank everybody who participated in March. I hope you had fun and will join again this month. For more information about Cook Around the Globe, click here. This month, I hope you will join me in my exploration of the cuisines of parts of South America (see below).





April 2012 "Cook Around the Globe":
Colombia, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana
(You will be able to link up your recipe(s) on May 1.)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rigatoni alla Carbonara with Pancetta, Peas, and Parmesan


This was prepared for this month's Secret Recipe Club. Click here for the recipe.


Cook Around the Globe - March 2012 Roundup



Welcome to the March 2012 roundup of "Cook Around the Globe". I didn't get around to cooking as many dishes for this project as before. With family visiting and HubbyGrouch traveling, there just wasn't the time. But I did come up with some enjoyable dinners. What I found rather difficult, was to find "native" recipes. Most cookbooks and websites list recipes from Southern Africa that have a strong European (e.g. English, Dutch, Portuguese) or Asian (e.g. Indian, Malaysian) influence. Often to the point that there doesn't seem to be a single African ingredient in the whole dish. Okay, I also have to admit that the seemingly native recipes that I found often used ingredients that I wouldn't be able to find in this rather rural area. A dilemma that has happened before :-(  My favorites this month were the South African Lamb and Potato Stew and the Coconut Shrimp from Mozambique. Do you have a dish from Southern Africa (incl. South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, and Swaziland) that you would like to link up? I am looking forward to checking out your posts. I hope you enjoy this project and will be back in April (announcement will follow). Also, if you liked the project, grab a button and spread the word. You can add the blog hop to your own blog if you like. Just scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on the link, and choose the appropriate code for your type of blog.