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Good Friends Good Food - Asparagus Salad

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This week in our group we are focusing on asparagus .   It was Ulrike’s choice.  We love asparagus and there were lots of creative options out there from which to choose.  I decided to go with a roasted asparagus salad topped with a Caesar like dressing.  Due to allergies I had to leave out the anchovy paste.  Mine tasted a bit more like buttermilk dressing than Caesar but was still delicious. It was easy to prepare and delicious to eat! Recipe I used about a pound of fresh asparagus and roasted it in the oven at 350 degrees until fork tender.  Took about 20 minutes.  While that was roasting I prepared the dressing. Dressing: 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 squeezed lemon 4 garlic cloves minced 4 T greek yogurt 2 T parmesan 1 T dijon mustard 2 tsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp anchovy paste 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Top roasted asparagus with dressing, shaved parmesan and sourdough croutons.  Enjoy! Our other members are: grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com   Kayte teaandscones.wordpress.com   Margaret

Good Food Good Friends - Artichoke Antipasto Salad

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    This week in our GFGF group, Donna chose artichokes for our main salad ingredient.  We will be sharing salad recipes for this session in our group.  I personally am not wild about artichokes.  They fall in the category of just okay with me.  I would rate them a five out of ten on a yummy scale.  But this salad....this salad is chock full of deliciousness.  Maybe it is just the unusual mixture of ingredients that makes it good.  We enjoyed it as our main entree for dinner.  Its good and there are so many other ingredients one could add.   Our other team players are: grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com   Kayte teaandscones.wordpress.com   Margaret Https://kuechenlatein.com  Ulrike Https://noe847.blogspot.com   Nancy https://fishinggrandma2.blogspot.com/   Ellen http://www.bigguytinytrailer.com   Donna Recipe: Cook one package of cheese tortellini according to package directions and drain.  Mix with one small jar drained, marinated artichokes, one package cherry tomatoes sliced in half,

Good Food Good Friends - Corn Salad with Fritos

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  This week in our GFGF group we are focused on corn, which was my pick.  Unfortunately, it is not really corn season right now so I chose to use canned.  We love this salad.  I have made it quite often through the years and we never tire of it.  Just be sure you add your Fritos right before eating.  And, because this salad is not good the next day if you mix the Fritos in, I usually just add mine to the salad on my plate.   Next time, we are going to start a new focus and have salad recipes.  Be sure to check back. Our other members are: grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com   Kayte teaandscones.wordpress.com   Margaret Https://kuechenlatein.com  Ulrike Https://noe847.blogspot.com   Nancy https://fishinggrandma2.blogspot.com/   Ellen http://www.bigguytinytrailer.com   Donna Recipe: 2 cans (15 1/2 oz) whole kernel corn 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper  1 avocado cut in chunks 2 roma tomatoes chopped 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 bag Chili Fritos crunched for topping Mix all and

Good Friends, Good Food - Eggplant Parmigiana

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This week Margaret chose eggplant for our group.  I decided to make a very popular dish, but one that I have never made before.  I have ordered it in restaurants and we have certainly eaten our share of Stouffer‘s eggplant Parmesan.   It does not compare to this.   I think what made this one so good is that you crisp up the eggplant in the oven before putting it all together with the marinara sauce.  Also the homemade marinara sauce was a hit.  Take the time to make this. You will not regret it.  This is definitely so good that you could serve it for company!   Check back in two weeks and we will be cooking with corn.   Our other GFGF members : grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com   Kayte teaandscones.wordpress.com   Margaret Https://noe847.blogspot.com   Nancy https://fishinggrandma2.blogspot.com/   Ellen Https://kuechenlatein.com  Ulrike http://www.bigguytinytrailer.com   Donna Recipe One eggplant Two eggs beaten 3/4 cup flour 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup shredded parmesan Salt P

Good Friends Good Food - Leek and Bacon Linguine

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This week in our GFGF group Kayte chose onions or leeks for us.   Since we are not really onion lovers here in this house I thought I would try the leeks.  My DH will not eat anything onion, but he loves pasta so I thought it was worth a try.  First, I had never cooked with leeks so I had to google and make sure I washed and chopped them correctly.  Thank goodness for google right?   This was amazingly easy to prepare.  And it was totally delicious! Recipe: 1 tablespoon butter 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 medium leeks, white and pale-green parts only, sliced in circles (if you do not love leeks, you could cut this down to one leek) Salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup chicken broth (I use Better than Buillion) 3/4 cup heavy cream 16 ounces linguine 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan, plus more for garnish 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Melt butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring often, until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 7-10 minu

Good Friends Good Food - Rutabaga Puff

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 This week in GFGF group, Ulrike chose rutabaga for us to cook.  Growing up in the south, we enjoyed rutabaga cooked many ways.   It is a very homely looking vegetable, but so tasty! This was supposed to be pretty when it finished cooking.  It wasn’t.  But it was so delicious and that is what counts right?   Looking forward to the leftovers as well!  It was a great side to our lemon pepper pork chop and asparagus. Recipe Peel rutabaga and cut into one inch cubes.  Cook in instant pot for six minutes.  (Of course you could also boil in water if you are not an instant pot person.)  mash with three tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. Nutmeg.  Top with bread crumbs and 2T melted butter.  Bake at 350 for thirty minutes. The other group members are: grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com   Kayte teaandscones.wordpress.com   Margaret Https://noe847.blogspot.com   Nancy https://fishinggrandma2.blogspot.com/   Ellen Https://kuechenlatein.com  Ulrike http://www.bigguytiny

Good Friends, Good Food - Mushrooms

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This week in our good friends good food group we are focused on mushrooms.   It worked out great that in my vegetable co-op came some portobello mushroom caps.   I have never tried those before!  My husband loves mushrooms but I can only take them in small doses and these are huge.  But they turned out really good and pretty!  Chandler loved them as I knew he would.  Sometimes it pays to cook what pleases others!  Ever since the pandemic started a year ago I think I have been spoiling him because we are living in challenging times.  This would be delicious to serve your honey bear for Valentines! Recipe: ▢  6   portobello mushroom caps ▢  4   slices   cooked bacon , crumbled (1/3 cup) ▢  3   scallions , thinly sliced (1/3 cup) ▢  1/2   cup   shredded  cheddar cheese   ▢  1/2   cup   finely grated  parmesan cheese ▢  3   cloves   garlic , minced ▢  1/2   teaspoon   table salt INSTRUCTIONS Prebake Mushrooms : Preheat oven to 400 F.  On baking  half sheet  lined with  parchment paper ,  p