Weekly Eats: Home Run Recipes

This has been a pretty successful dinner week I'd say. I took a risk and tried out three new recipes this week, and amazingly we loved all of them. 

1. Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin from Food 52. This was my first time making pork tenderloin in the slow cooker, and shut the front door! It was amazing. Seriously, you've got to make this. The pork was lean, tender, and FULL of flavor thanks to the delicious glaze it's basted with during the last hour that it slow cooks. (Don't be turned off by the idea of making a glaze. It was so easy.) Yum.

2. Pork Quesadillas. We made extra pork in the slow cooker so that we could use the leftovers for the easiest weeknight meal: quesadillas. We kept them simple with just meat and cheese, but you could throw in anything you want. It's a great way to use up leftover meat. Jona was in heaven over these, he gobbled his bites right up! 

3. Chicken Parmesan Minis from Six Sisters' Stuff. Essentially, these were meatballs, and I love a good meatball. I used ground turkey instead of chicken since I had some hanging around my freezer. The best part of these: a little cube of mozzarella cheese hidden in the middle that melts and gets all oozy and gooey. These were also a hit with the kiddo. I served them up with pasta with marinara sauce and green beans. (Tip: to save time, throw the green beans into the water with the pasta when it's about 5 or so minutes from being done. No need to boil water twice!) 

4. Grilled Szechuan Chicken Skewers from It's a Keeper. I can't take credit for this one; Aaron grilled the chicken and basted it with the spicy sauce. He even alternated the red and yellow peppers on the skewers so they looked pretty! Sometimes grilled chicken can be boring, but this one was just the opposite. Another winner.

What have you been eating this week? 

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