Let’s Talk…Recipes

WOW…I’ve never done this before, but today I’m making TWO posts!!!

I had this one all ready last week and the link up didn’t happen so it was just in my “drafts”. After publishing my “Great Gift Ideas” this morning, I saw the link up was going on. Well I hate to miss a good link up, so here we go….

It’s time to join Andrea and Erika for “Let’s Talk”.

 “Let’s Talk” is a monthly link up where we get the chance to talk about different, specific topics. This month we’re talking about what’s cooking in our kitchens lately.

Now that we are empty nesters we eat out a little more than we probably did when the kids were home. Sometimes it’s just easier.

It’s kinda funny because we’ve done a bit of a flip flop. There was a time when we ate out more on the weekends and not so much during the week, but these days it seems we’ve become more unpredictable and sometimes eat out more during the week and less on the weekend.

During any typical week we will have salad of some kind at least once, maybe a couple of nights.

Yummy Salad

Seems like a funny name, but it didn’t have one and so this what we came up with.

Part of what makes this salad so delicious is the homemade dressing.

Here’s all the “yumminess” that’s in the salad and the dressing.

Yummy Salad

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Shredded Chicken (rotisserie works GREAT)
Feta cheese
Red Onion (finely diced)
Sundried Tomatoes
Kalamata Olives
Roasted Red Peppers (I omit)
Golden Raisins
Pine Nuts

Honey Dressing

2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T. Honey
1 T. Red Wine Vinegar
1 t. Honey Mustard
1/4 t. Kosher Salt
1/8 – 1/4 t. pepper

Put all ingredients is a bowl and whisk or a mason jar and shake with lid on.
I typically double the dressing.

Salad with breaded chicken tenderloins, corn, black beans, salsa dressing and tortilla strips.

 See recipe HERE

Asian Chicken Salad

Spinach Salad with berries, rotisserie chicken and poppy seed dressing.

And sometimes with our salad we’ll have salmon.

I’ve been craving fajitas so I’m thinking those are going to show up soon.

Recipe HERE

We love pasta but try to limit it to occasionally rather than weekly.

Salmon with pasta with pesto, kalamata olives and sundried tomatoes.

Shrimp Scampi with Caesar Salad

Pasta with pesto, sausage, Kalamata olives and sundried tomatoes

Recipe HERE

If you keep pesto, Kalamata olives and sundried Tomatoes in your refrigerator or pantry, you can pull a quick easy dinner together on any given night.

We also enjoy breakfast for dinner. I’ve talked about all the various types of pancakes we enjoy HERE.

Blueberry pancakes with mixed berry compote

French Toast recipe HERE

Pizza is always popular and this pesto pizza is a winner for sure.

Pesto Pizza With Fresh Mozzarella, Roasted Plum Tomatoes and Prosciutto

Recipe HERE

I’m looking forward to seeing what other bloggers are cooking up in their kitchens and maybe getting some new ideas. We are aways up for trying something new.

I’ve only participated in this link up a couple of times but if you’ve missed any of the previous “let’s talk” posts, you can find them by clicking the links below.


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