Clockwise from top right:
1. Parmesan Garlic Chicken from Iowa Girl Eats with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. Aaron actually made the chicken, and it turned out perfectly! It's coated in an olive oil-garlic-parmesan paste and roasted in the oven. I used bone-in chicken breasts, and cooked them for a little longer than the recipe (which uses boneless chicken) suggests. No gamble here, I knew it would be a winner.
2. Smoked Gruyere Butternut Soup with Spicy Chickpeas from How Sweet it is. I've been wanting to try this recipe since I came across it a few weeks ago. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare vegetables, since they're not always a household favorite. Putting butternut squash into a soup and adding cheese (I used aged cheddar instead) and crispy chickpeas, well, how can you go wrong with that?
3. Buffalo Chicken Flat-bread Pizza from Tasty Kitchen. For this recipe, I shredded leftover roasted chicken from earlier in the week. This was so easy to throw together--just melt butter and hot sauce for the "pizza sauce" and top with chicken and monterey jack cheese. Chicken wings meet pizza...yum.
Not pictured, but worth mentioning: Tex Mex Meatballs in a Chipotle-Tomato Sauce from Homesick Texan. What is it with me and not remembering to photograph meatballs? Maybe I just love them so much I can't wait to dive in. Anyway, these were delicious, and they even have some sneaky zucchini in there! Jona didn't even try to feed this one to Ellie, which is saying something nowadays. (We've entered the picky/stubborn/I'd-rather-play-with-my-food-than-eat-it stage, I'm afraid.)
What's for dinner for you tonight?