From now on, On the Docket will be posted first thing Monday mornings. I generally cook for the week on Sundays, so I spend a lot of time menu planning over the weekend. While it takes a lot of time, it’s something I love to do. Saturday morning, while my husband went mountain biking with a friend, I watched the Food Network and perused all the recipes I’ve clipped, a few magazines, and a couple of cookbooks to pick out a few meals for the week.
A few things I already tried
Broccoli Parmesan Fritters: These were delicious! Rather than mashing the broccoli with a potato masher, which oddly enough is one of the only kitchen gadgets I don’t own, I put the broccoli in a food processor and pulsed it a couple of times, for a few seconds for each pulse. My broccoli was a little smaller but still recognizable, as the recipe calls for. I’ll definitely be adding this recipe to my side dish repertoire.
Nutella Buttercream Frosting: I’ve been on a baking kick lately. Each time I tell my mom about my baking adventures, she mentions Baked by Melissa, a cupcake shop in New York that specializes in miniature stuffed cupcakes. Since we’ve been talking about these mini cupcakes so much, I decided to try my hand at making them. More to come on what I tried.
A few recipes I’ve clipped
Baked Oatmeal: I’m always looking for breakfasts that my husband and I can take with us to work. I’ve seen a couple of baked oat meal recipes, and I think it’s about time to give it a try.
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad: Chicken salad is one of my favorite summer lunches. This one looks nice and light. ‘Nuff said.
Grilled Salmon with Chilled Somen: My pantry is a disaster. I have multiples of a couple items, some half full sauces, andthe remnants of a few ingredients that were purchased for one recipe. One thing I’m trying to find a use for is a bottle of Ponzu sauce. This recipe seems to fit the bill, so I’ll give it a shot.