When you work through the frenzy that can often go along with Christmas morning, there is nothing better than sitting down as a family and having a nice, fun breakfast to start out the day. New York Times Cooking has put together some great Christmas breakfast ideas so you can have as little or as much as you want after you finish opening up those presents. Check it out!
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With Christmas and New Years right around the corner, if you are hosting parties for either you may want to think about some of the appetizers you make for your event. Making appetizers that are quick bites to eat and don’t require a knife and fork is the best way to go and Bon Appetit has put together 55 great recipes for items that are easy to make and try for your party. Check it out!
Our kitchen renovation is still ongoing so there is no cooking for me yet, but after the holidays it will all be done and I’ll have a brand new kitchen to cook in, so look for some great new recipes after the New Year. Thanks for following and have a fantastic holiday!
Like most people, finding time to cook regular meals during the holidays can be even more difficult then the typical weeks that go by. On top of everything going around to get prepared for the Christmas goes work, school, afterschool activities and more. For us, things have been really hectic around here as we are getting our kitchen renovated right before the holidays! I won’t be doing much cooking since the kitchen is going to be gutted and made over from top to bottom (something long overdue), but once it is done we will have a brand new space to work in and try new recipes. In the meantime, here are 23 great recipes from New York Times Cooking that use a minimal amount of ingredients and can be cooked quickly, both ideal for this time of year. Check it out!
Continuing along with my last post’s theme of making use of some leftovers, I needed to find something to do with some of the leftover pastrami I had when I made it myself last week. Too much work and effort went into making it to just let what was left go to waste and Sean and I had eaten quite a bit of it for lunches over the days and needed something different. To the rescue comes breakfast for dinner! Breakfast for dinner is always a family favorite and something Sean has liked since he was a little boy. We do it every few weeks when I have run out of ideas of what to make for dinner that night. It usually involves something like pancakes, bacon, eggs or sausage, but since we had leftover pastrami to work with, what better opportunity was there to make some hash? Has is a great way to use up leftovers and create something new and tasty all at the same time and it gives you a change of pace for breakfast or dinner. I used this basic recipe from Bon Appetit for a pastrami hash with eggs as a template, though you probably don’t really need one when you are making hash.
Pastrami Hash with Eggs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4 large), scrubbed, cut into 1-inch pieces
½ pound winter squash (such as acorn, butternut, or kabocha), peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 pound pastrami or any leftover braised meat, cut or shredded into bite-size pieces
4 large eggs
¼ cup sliced chives (optional)
¾ cup sour cream (optional)
Heat the butter and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes and the winter squash and season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 25–30 minutes.
As the temperatures start to get warmer, I know my thoughts begin to drift more and more to summer. That means spending more time outside and less time in a hot kitchen. For me, there is no better option at mealtime then than sandwiches. I love sandwiches and am happy to eat them for lunch or dinner (and even breakfast sometimes). There are all kinds of great combinations that can make for satisfying and fulfilling meals for you and your family in the summer or anytime. Bon Appetit has put together 28 fantastic sandwich ideas for you to bust out when you want something different. Check it out!