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  1. Wednesday, May 23

    Free Giveaway! Chicken Salad Secret Ingredient

    Update: Onera is out of business as far as I can tell. So, this post is basically useless! 🙂

    Here is the story behind the chicken salad…Meier’s Meats in SLC, UT has the best chicken salad. My family would order it for parties, etc, etc. Well, one day my Aunt Barb found out the “secret” ingredient that made this chicken salad so good was sitting under our noses the whole time, right there on the butcher’s counter!


    Onera Original Seasoning. The “secret” ingredient wasn’t so secret at all. Perfect in chicken salad but also as a seasoning on all kinds of stuff, including homemade french fries.

    If you live in Utah, it’s easy to get – they sell it at “The Store” (of which there are a few locations). A woman at “The Store” said they also sell it at Harmon’s, Smith’s, etc. It’s located back by the butcher.

    If you are like most of us non-Utah people, you have to order it online. One of my awesome readers (thanks working gal!) found a website for Onera Blended Spices. Onera recently changed ownership, which is why the labels look different.

    There is ONE more way to get your hands on a bottle…reply with a comment, any comment, to this post for the first ever TWFD giveaway! Good luck! (One winner will be randomly selected…must post your comment by 8:00 AM PST, Sunday May 27)


  2. Monday, October 25

    Sunday Supper with Pam Anderson’s ‘Perfect One-Dish Dinners’ (and a giveaway!)

    This giveaway is now closed. But please keep reading to learn about this cookbook because that’s what this post is all about!

    I recently had the choice opportunity of meeting cookbook author Pam Anderson and her lovely daughter Maggy Keet. Pam, Maggy and Pam’s other daughter Sharon have a really delightful food blog called Three Many Cooks and I’ve admired them from afar for a long time. I can finally say that we are “in-real-life” friends and boy am I happy about that!

    Pam’s published oodles of fab cookbooks and her latest book is Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers. Maggy sent me a copy when the book first came out and it is beautiful. It’s full of, you guessed it, one-dish dinners…and Pam also creates entire menu plans for easy entertaining. Being the meal planner that I am, I love it! Maggy emailed a bunch of food bloggers last week and invited us to join them for “Sunday Supper.” Basically, we all made dinner from the book and are writing about our experience on the same day…which is today!

    Our little family virtually joined the Anderson family for Sunday Supper yesterday. And it was fabulous. The food was amazing and it was so nice to sit down and have dinner as a family. (Nate works late a lot, so this doesn’t happen as often as we’d like.) I chose to cook the Coq au Vin Blanc, served with Baby Spinach with Beets & Goat Cheese. And we topped it all off with Chocolate Mousse. It was a very French meal that every last one of us was pleased with.

    The Coq au Vin Blanc was a great recipe. I already had a lot of the ingredients on hand and it was simple to prepare. And did I mention unbelievably tasty?

    The spinach salad was very similar to one of my Cafe Borrone favorites, so obviously I was super happy about that! (And, yes, the salad below is not dressed…we drizzled our olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette right before we ate it!)

    And the chocolate mousse? First of all, it doesn’t have cream in the recipe. That earns, oh, 100 points in my book. Second of all, it’s so rich it can kill. Another 100 points. My unusually high tolerance for ultra rich chocolate desserts is apparently genetic…Cate ate all of hers AND Anna’s. (And…I think she was awake a few hours later than normal last night!)

    Anyway, Pam has done it again. And I’m not just saying that because I think she’s the bee’s knees. Although, she is. But, really, her new book is wonderful. Nate was commenting during dinner about what a great concept the idea of one-dish dinners is. He’s right!

    Since I love sharing, and Pam does too, we’re giving away TWO copies of Perfect One-Dish Dinners! You know the drill, just add a comment to this post! You have until Midnight PT on Friday, October 29 to post your comment. Two lucky people will be randomly-selected and the winner announced on Saturday, 10/30. (Books must be shipped to a continental U.S. address.)

    Bonus! We’re including the recipe for the Chocolate Mousse in this post. Click more below to see the recipe!

    Bonus Dos! I’m also listing all the other Sunday Supper posts after the recipe.

    (>> Find out more…)


  3. Tuesday, May 22

    Featured Recipe: Chicken Salad

    All this talk of chicken salad in the comments this week really got me in the mood…and since chicken is A-OK with the ole prego belly, I made it!


    Thanks for the yummy sounding chicken salad recipes that were shared in the comments! I do have to tell you – I think I may have the BEST chicken salad recipe in the world. I know, that’s a pretty strong statement, eh? I posted the recipe on the Recipes-Main Dishes ages ago, but take a visit back and check it out. One reason I like it so much – the sauce isn’t sweet, but the grapes are – perfect balance. It really is just so yummy.

    The recipe DOES have a secret ingredient…I’ve only ever used that ingredient, and I think it may be why this chicken salad is SO DANG GOOD. I will feature the secret ingredient tomorrow…maybe even a free giveaway?!?! Come back to see!


  4. Wednesday, April 26

    Week 535 Weekly Menu

    How is it WEDNESDAY? I have been working on my menu since Sunday. It is happening. It is happening. Here we go!

    Week 535 Weekly Menu including free printable PDF of dinner plan and ingredients list from @janemaynard

    MONDAY:
    – Corner Bakery Cafe (free kids meal night, also hadn’t-finished-my-menu-or-gone-grocery-shopping-yet night)

    TUESDAY:
    – Hamburgers

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

    THURSDAY:
    Cora’s Ground Beef Tacos

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Chicken Pot Pie

    Click here or on the image above to access a free printable PDF of this week’s dinner plan and ingredients list!

    Your turn! Tell us what you’ve got cooking this week!


  5. Wednesday, February 5

    Recipe Index

    recipe index for this week for dinner from @janemaynard

    Main Dishes | Side Dishes | Desserts

    Soups | Salads | Appetizers | Breakfast

    Mexican | Italian | Asian | Swedish

    Thanksgiving

    Poultry | Meat | Seafood | Vegetarian

    Sandwiches | Pasta | Pizza | Grains/Rice | Rolls/Bread | Dips | Sauces/Condiments/Dressings

    BBQ/Grilling | Crockpot

    Beans/Legumes | Corn | Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes | Squash

    Chocolate | Pies/Tarts | Cakes/Cupcakes | Muffins | Cookies | Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt | Frosting | Bars

    Drinks

    Main Dishes

    Side Dishes

    Desserts

    Soups

    Salads

    Appetizers

    Breakfast

    Mexican

    Italian


    Asian (Indian, Thai, Chinese…)

    Swedish

    Thanksgiving

    Poultry

    Meat

    Seafood

    Vegetarian

    Sandwiches

    Pasta

    Pizza

    Grains/Rice

    Rolls/Bread

    Dips

    Sauces, Condiments, and Dressings

    BBQ/Grilling

    Crockpot

    Beans/Legumes

    Corn

    Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

    Squash

    Chocolate

    Pies/Tarts

    Cakes and Cupcakes

    Muffins

    Cookies

    Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

    Frosting

    Bars

    Drinks


  6. Tuesday, September 10

    The Ultimate Panini Press Weekly Menu!

    This morning as I was unpacking the last of the moving boxes, I found stacks and stacks of business cards. It was fun to thumb through them and see names of people that I have since gotten to know much better and, in some cases, formed great friendships with. One of those cards was from Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy and Cooking on the Side. Kathy and I have done a good job of keeping in touch over the years and, in the last 8 months or so, have gotten to know each other very well because we now live near one another! I love Kathy to pieces – she is kind, thoughtful, accomplished and super smart. I love how strategic and savvy she is with everything she does and I always learn so much when I am with her. Kathy is the best!

    the ultimate panini press cookbook | thisweekfordinner.com

    I am beyond thrilled to share Kathy’s big news with you – her first book The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook is officially on sale today! I received my copy last week and it is beautiful, clear, informative, creative and just plain delicious! (Okay, the book isn’t delicious, but the food you can make with it certainly is!) Kathy’s book starts with a great primer about what to look for in a panini press and what tools and ingredients you need to make the perfect panini. And, of course, the rest of the book is chock-full of recipes!

    the ultimate panini press cookbook | thisweekfordinner.com

    If you have a panini press, you have to get this book. It is an invaluable resource. If you do not have a panini press, you should still get this book and a panini press while you’re at it! (Kathy is giving one away today if you’d like to try your hand at a free Breville panini press!)

    the ultimate panini press cookbook | thisweekfordinner.com

    My favorite part of the book (and Kathy’s blog in general) is how she illustrates the versatility of the panini press. She cooks all kinds of things on her press, from breakfast items to ice cream cones to spatchcocked game hens! The book captures this talent of Kathy’s beautifully and it is a great inspiration in the kitchen!

    the ultimate panini press cookbook | thisweekfordinner.com

    I thought it would be fun to create “The Ultimate Panini Press Weekly Menu” based on Kathy’s book! Here goes!

    MONDAY:
    – Pulled BBQ Chicken Panini (p. 18) with caramelized onions (p. 19) with coleslaw and chips

    TUESDAY:
    – Chicken Teriyaki (p. 63) with rice and broccoli

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas (p. 148) with chips and Grilled Tomatillo Guacamole (p. 237)

    THURSDAY:
    – Crab Melt Panini (p. 170) with Bacon (p. 114) and side salad

    FRIDAY:
    – Breakfast for Dinner: Grilled French Toast (p. 293) with fresh fruit

    SATURDAY:
    – Turkey Apple Panini with Fig and Gruyere (p. 50)

    SUNDAY:
    – Spatchcocked Game Hen (p. 68) with salad and rolls

    Pretty impressive, eh? I could have planned a year’s worth of weekly menus based on this book!

    If you want to get your hand on Kathy’s book so you can make all these recipes, go buy her book on Amazon!

    The giveaway is now closed. Thank you! I also have the opportunity to give away one signed copy of The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook. To enter, please leave a comment on this post before midnight PT on Monday, 9/16. 

    Congratulations, Kathy! All of your hard work has paid off – your book is wonderful! Mwah!


  7. Thursday, September 18

    Featured Recipe: Stewed Green Beans

    When we first got married, I never planned side dishes. And my salads consisted of lettuce. Pretty sad. And funny. I’ve come a long way, baby. I almost always remember to do a side dish these days, and I may even throw a carrot in the salad. 😉

    Anyway, side dishes are pretty important and can really make or break a meal, wouldn’t you say? And it’s amazing how much better they can be with just a TINY bit more thought and effort. And I mean tiny…I’m as lazy as the next guy, so don’t be scared.


    Instead of just steaming your green beans tonight, try this!

    Featured Recipe: Stewed Green Beans
     
    Adapted from a recipe in Everyday Food, Sept 2008 (p. 80). I changed it up, and my version was quite tasty, if I do say so myself! Here’s my rendition.
    Author:
    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • ¼ medium yellow onion, cut into skinny crescents
    • A bunch of fresh green beans
    • A bunch of baby tomatoes, halved
    • Seasoning (S&P, or a seasoning blend…I used Onera, my favorite!)
    Instructions
    1. In a medium saucepan or large, deep skillet, melt butter and saute onion over medium heat until they begin to soften. Add green beans and tomatoes. Season. Cook until beans are done to your liking, stirring occasionally (probably around 15 minutes).