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What's Cooking November 2022 Part 2

I know, everyone says the same thing, time is flying. Not sure what I've been doing, I don't feel overwhelmed, but we're almost done with November.


I've felt better about cooking. Tried some new recipes, made some favorites. Tried to balance meals, sometimes just ate what I craved. Husband has to follow my cravings. He claims he doesn't suffer.


New recipe - Garlic Bread Wreath. Delicious! Looked much better baked. I pretended it was pizza and had salad with it. I harvested a batch of kale and romaine since we were heading into another freeze.



New lasagna recipe that I knew would be good because every recipe from Amy Casey is good. Spinach lasagna for dinner and a future meal. Heated perfectly.

Made once before, still delicious, masa harina biscuits. I got 12 biscuits using a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Multiple breakfasts from one bake.


One night I wanted an easy, lighter meal so purchased hummus, cut some red bell peppers strips, had tzatziki sauce from the steak wraps, red leaf lettuce, romaine, Greek seasoning sauted chicken, tomatoes, feta. So perfect.


Tried, true and made many, many times Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers. I buy whatever color pepper is less costly. In case you need a good meal that can satisfy everyone and is gluten free, this is it.


I've used flank steak, sirloin steak, strip steak and a friend has used ground beef. Versatile!

Another severe craving has been egg rolls. Have not had them in forever. Decided to go out for lunch after grocery shopping and get egg rolls. But had masa biscuits before shopping and we weren't ready for lunch.


Bought what I needed for egg rolls while shopping and made them. Very good, not too difficult. I don't submerge the egg rolls in oil and once cooled, strained it to use again.

The kale and romaine might be coming back for a third time. We'll see. The celery is gorgeous and I cut some leaves when I made chicken soup.

The mint looks better than it did in the summer.

For my "getting out and having fun" time, I found a llama fest that was a fundraiser for llama rescue. Who knew! The day was gorgeous, the llamas lovely and some very festive. Husband is not usually an animal snuggler, but he got into the llamas.




Knitting group is still very nice and we even sometimes knit while chatting. I had tea with a friend at her house and caught up from the last two years. Reading Hope in the Dark for women's group.


Still enjoying the birds and snapped a few pictures the other day. Even with a full feeder, this little guy looks grumpy.



I'm seeing woodpeckers, doves, bluebirds, finches, sparrows, Northern flickers and a hummingbird buzzed me two days ago. Left one feeder up for hummingbirds.


No turkey for us for Thanksgiving. I had a pork roast in the freezer so the menu will be pork roast, mashed potatoes, spinach mornay, cornbread dressing, sausage stuffing, maple cheesecake. Some new recipes, some tried, some future freezer food!

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