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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Weekend Cooking- I'm On A Roll

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After my Easter dinner extravaganza, I seem to be back on track in the kitchen. I went to social media  and found two new recipes to try. Each one was a winner according to my husband, who seemed happy to have homecooking back on the menu. (He even ate leftovers!)

The first recipe I tried was French Onion Chicken Meatballs. I saw this on Delish's Facebook page, and it looked like an easy weeknight dinner. If you like French Onion Soup, you'll get a similar taste profile here. They recommend baking the chicken meatballs, and I think I overcooked them just a tiny bit.  Next time I may try ground chicken thighs instead of ground chicken breast to see if that helps. I did like the taste that the gruyere cheese added to the ground chicken.

While the meatballs are baking, you carmelize the thinly sliced onions and add the beef broth. Boil it until it thickens, then add the meatballs and top with more gruyere cheese. My sauce didn't thicken enough, so I added cornstarch and water for leftovers the next night and it was much better. My husband loved it over egg noodles. The link to the recipe is here.

The second recipe is Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole from Keto Cooking Christian that I found while perusing Pinterest. I was looking for a good casserole that I could reheat on day two after I got home from work.
From Keto Cooking Christian

It starts by mixing cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, parmesan cheese and mayo (I know, I know), then adding a box of thawed and drained frozen spinach, chopped chicken (bonus for me, I could use my frozen rotisserie chicken breast meat from Costco), and chopped artichokes. You top it with mozzarella cheese and bake for 20 minutes and you have dinner.

We're not eating Keto per se, but this recipe looked good, and I have to say it turned out really well. (It has a lot of fat, so I guess that's why.) If you like spinach artichoke dip, this casserole is for you, and if you are following the Keto diet, give this recipe a try.

Did you try any new recipes this week? Let me know in comments below.


  1. The recipes sound great but that Keto chicken sure sounds rich.

  2. Both sound good -- I like using rotisserie chicken in recipes -- great shortcut.

  3. Both of these sound good, especially that second one! Yummmmmm. Fun that you're back in a cooking mood.

  4. The artichoke recipe really does sound like it’s full of fat, and not necessarily the healthier type of fat. Yum. Healthy things are sometimes not as good as unhealthy ones, right?

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  5. Oooh love recipes like this. Cheers from carole's Chatter

  6. Both recipes sound delicious! ;-)

  7. The meatballs sound good. I actually made chicken burgers for dinner tonight and used the rest of the mince for chicken meatballs for another meal later in the week.

    Have a great week in the kitchen