Week 17 Cooking Results

Spicy Pork Empanadas (Cooks Country Feb/March 2009)

These are really good I was so glad I made the Carne Adovada the previous week. It was pretty easy to do after all the labor had gone into the chili before. Good stuff. We actually ended up having this twice (Sunday and Friday).

Lowcountry Red Rice (Cooks Country Feb/March 2009)

I liked this...but when it comes down to it, I've made this many times before, just had no idea what to call it....

Roast Pork Loin (p 219 The Best Light Recipe) with Cognac and Mustard Sauce (p 213 The Best Light Recipe)

The Cognac and mustard sauce was meant to go on beef, but it tasted great on the leftover pork loin from the accidental buying of to much in the previous week. This ended up tasting pretty good.

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole (Cooks Country Feb/March 2009)

I was getting pressed for time, and so I left the rice be a bit too firm. If I would've used quick rice, it would've taken shorter, I guess...but my desire to use the Basmati that I have in my kitchen made this a little crunchier then it should have been. Beyond that It wasn't my favorite thing. I'm not a huge fan of broccoli, but it was still good.

Greek-Style Chickpea Salad (p 57 The Best Light Recipe)

I served this on movie night with bread and it turned out pretty good. Relatively light and fresh and good. I just hoped it was filling enough for people, which It held for guess it was.