For the past several weeks, I've been a lazy and uninspired cook... sticking to those tried and true recipes that don't require a great deal of thought or effort. I haven't had it in me to peruse my recently acquired cookbooks or pinned recipes. Meal planning had become lax, too. This week, at long last, was different.
Las weekend, I finally sat down and forced myself to come up with a real plan for the week. I was clearly bored with the same old same old, so turned to Pinterest for inspiration and quickly decided on two new recipes. I made them on consecutive nights (to the delight of my husband and daughter) and posted photos on Instagram. A couple of people requested recipes and Trish wondered if they might make an appearance on Weekend Cooking.
So here we are.
One Pan Lemon Herb Salmon and Zucchini
from Damn Delicious blog
We eat seafood at least once a week and this recipe reminded me of the success I'd had with the new Sheet Pan Suppers cookbook. I followed this recipe exactly as written and used fresh, wild-caught sockeye salmon. It took literally ten minutes to prep, used a single sheet pan, and tasted so good! The only change I would consider next time is to use slightly less brown sugar.
Here is the recipe for One Pan Lemon Herb Salmon and Zucchini from Damn Delicious.
30 Minute Pork Scallopini With Lemons and Capers
Pork isn't one of my husband's favorites, but our daughter who lives at home full-time loves it, so I still prepare it semi-regularly... usually a tenderloin marinated and grilled, or in the crockpot. This recipe caught my eye because I love anything with lemons and capers. Plus, I was able to use fresh sage from my herb garden. Wegmans sells thin cut boneless pork chops, but I still gave them a little pounding. The recipe was easy to follow and, as promised, on the table in 30 minutes. I served it with a small side of fresh linguine and green beans - delicious! This was a new-to-me food blog, but I'm following her recipes now.
Here is the recipe for 30 Minute Pork Scallopini With Lemons and Capers from foodiecrush.
Have you tried any new recipes lately?
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