Thanks to hurricane Irma, the weather has turned and Atlanta’s temperature is in the 60’s. As you can imagine, it’s really starting to feel like fall over here. Today was rainy and cold, which meant I was craving a warm meal. This amazing biscuit chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food. Instead of making a traditional pot pie with a pie crust, I used biscuits to create a flaky delicious topping. The filling is packed with carrots, peas, onions, celery, mushrooms and chicken while the top is light and soft. This meal screams home and warmth….
I cannot exactly pin point when my love affair began with short rib, but sometime in the past few years-it happened. I’d like to credit the South but there is no need to point fingers, either way, the stuff is good! This crockpot balsamic beef short rib, is no exception. It is so delicious and the meat falls apart with the touch of a fork.
I love this meal because it’s effortless and delicious. Erik and I were out of town for a wedding (again!) and came home to an empty house with no groceries. I dragged him to the store on our lunch break and tossed the beef and veggies in the crockpot. After work we both hit the gym and came home to a prepared meal. Talk about convenient! Oh and my favorite part, there is only one dish to clean!…
Does the thought of coming home from work and having to cook dinner give you anxiety? If so, you’re not alone! My sister is always looking for a light and quick dinner to whip up on the crazy work days. Me, I don’t mind taking an hour or two preparing a long meal, but that’s why we call it a hobby. If you’re more like Samantha, than my Steak Fajita Bowl is a great week night dinner for you….
I spent two days dreaming of beef short rib ragu.
This weekend, Erik and I were in Baltimore celebrating our friends’ wedding. It was my first time in the city and I was impressed. The streets were cobble stone and the restaurants were quaint. On Friday night, we walked around Fells Point and wandered into a restaurant with live music. When it came time to order dinner, the short rib slider was calling my name. I thought I had my mind made up until Erik reminded me that I was in Maryland. He convinced me to order the crab cake. I’m glad I did, it was absolutely delicious and definitely lived up the “Maryland-crab” reputation….
If you’re looking to sneak in one last bite of deliciousness before you start the New Year diet, try this creamy tomato sauce over pasta. And if any of you are as clueless as my husband then yes it’s true, vodka sauce is really made with real vodka! No wonder why the stuff is so good! Don’t be intimidated by the full cup of vodka, the sauce actually has a mild taste once cooked through. Bon appetit!
P.S. Homemade Ravioli recipe, as seen above, coming soon!
Yesterday was Sunday, which means it was crockpot Sunday in the Swinton household so I made Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili. Like I said once before, crockpots are perfect for Sunday’s because they’re simple and need little to no attention. I spent the day running errands and came home to a meal ready to eat! My favorite part about chili is all of the different toppings that can go along with it, so I made a topping bar and the options were endless.
Today I made a hearty vegetable soup. It’s a spin-off of my favorite minestrone without the beans and noodles (since we’re trying to eat light). I’ve been trying whip up some healthier meals because as soon as our wedding was over, we really took indulging to a new level. Erik especially. The Monday after the wedding Erik ate two bagels loaded with butter, a chocolate donut, a large Oreo mint chocolate shake, chicken parmesan and a basket of bread finished with a handful of M&Ms. I know what you’re thinking, EW! So for that reason