In about two weeks (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!) I’m going to be leaving for Norway with Lance. We’ll be gone for almost three weeks and leaving Art to hold down the fort. At one point, I had entertained the grand plan of cooking lots of big meals the month before I left and freezing extra portions so that Art would have a stockpile of food in the freezer to turn to. For many reasons, this did not happen. Instead, I’m giving him the next best thing – a list of hand-picked (recipes that I think he’ll like and have no problems cooking while I’m gone. I assume he’ll supplement this with googled (recipes, grilled hamburgers, and delivered pizza. I also hope that he’ll remember to go to the farmers market every Saturday to pick up some good seasonal vegetables to supplement these (recipes with.
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice – Make the rice in the rice cooker.
Breads and Grains
Quinoa with Squash and Garbanzo Beans and Cumin – There should be quinoa in the Red Mill boxes in the utility room. This goes well with Moroccan Chicken.
Apple Raisin Bread Stuffing – You can make this in the Dutch oven with a package of turkey tenderloins on top. Yum.
Pumpkin Bread – I think we even have a can of pumpkin.
Almost No Knead Bread
Hoisin Chicken with Noodles and Green Beans
Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar
Grilled Barbecued Chicken Kebabs – These are the ones with bacon paste!
Mom’s Chicken – I know you know how to make it, but I’m linking the recipe for the timing.
Elegant Garlic Chicken
Chicken Breasts with Balsamic Vinegar and Garlic
Moroccan Chicken – This goes well with the aforementioned quinoa dish.
Pan Glazed Chicken with Basil
Peanut Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables – Got to eat that peanut butter while Lance is gone!
Baked Pesto Chicken
Chicken Sancoche – The Caribbean curry powder is in one of the square jars by the knife block.
Grilled Jerk Chicken – Please, make this a lot.
Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Pine Nut Pesto
Chicken Bacon Quesadillas – Or any quesadillas.
Bacon Burgers with Bacon Onion Balsamic Jam – Or just the jam :)
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce – Our old favorite.
Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Dinner in a Skillet
Nacho Beef Skillet
Slow Cooker BBQ Shredded Beef Sandwiches – You love this stuff. The coffee pot is in the utility room and there are coffee pouches in the kitchen freezer on the top rack.
Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze – Nick’s flank steaks, please!
Broccoli Beef Noodle Stir Fry
Molten Chocolate Cakes – They’re easy and you should treat yourself to nice things.
Scrambled Eggs with Parsley and Goat Cheese
Quiche – Easy to make and you can use whatever.
Pork Sausage Pasta
Sausage, Tomato, and Arugula Fettuccine
Cajun Chicken Pasta – We’ve got Cajun seasoning somewhere… under the knife block I think?
Farfalle Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cream
Sausage, Basil, and Mustard Pasta
Baked Ravioli – Or tortellini, or whatever stuffed pasta you fancy.
Creamy Lemon Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Sour Cream Hamburger Noodle Bake
Egg Pesto Pasta
Pasta with Sausage, Basil, and Sundried Tomatoes
Italian Ziti Bake
Creamy Parmesan Orzo – Another old favorite. We used to make this all the time with the aforementioned filet mignon recipe.
Skillet Carbonara Casserole
Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms, Risotto Style
Queso Chicken Pasta
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Herbs – I don’t think we’ve ever grilled this, but you can! Please don’t use the Zekiah tenderloin.
Szechuan Green Beans with Pork
Devilish Potatoes – We used to make these a lot and now we never do, I wonder why?
Risotto with Currants, Pine Nuts, and Feta Cheese
Breakfast Fried Rice – Remember to add more veg.
Chickpeas with Sausage and Sundried Tomatoes – I think we’ve got a package of Aidell’s in the kitchen freezer that you could use for this.
Sauces, Spice Blends, and Stuff
Sundried Tomato Butter – If you grill steaks.
Basic Barbecue Sauce
Island Marinade – You can use this for any meats.
Sausage and Lentil Soup – You sure love sausage…
Beef Chili with Bacon and Black Beans – We made this a while back for a Game Day and really enjoyed it. It would go well with a cornbread recipe.