Ever been to Panera and tried out one of their broth bowls? Well I have and I love them with a serious foodie passion. I’ve eaten all the varieties and my favorite by far is the quinoa bowl. It just feels healthy. Being the flexible vegetarian that I am, I tend to order it with the egg. My husband and boys, on the other hand, are meat lovers to the extreme so for them, chicken it is….
If you’ve been reading any of the recent posts here at Mommie Cooks, then I’m sure you’ve heard it mentioned that our kitchen is without a working stove or oven. Not that I’m counting the days or anything, but we’ve now been without these important cooking appliances since the first week in June. It began as a renovation, but quickly changed to broken equipment when we discovered upon opening the box that a forklift had literally smashed through both the oven doors with it’s tines. Oh yes it did. Here’s a picture of the damage taken by my contractor….
I know I’ve been a bit lax with blog posting these past couple months. Pregnancy with an unplanned fourth boy has a crazy way of doing that to you. Despite all the excuses, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share the accomplishments of a very special friend. My friend Faith Gorsky from An Edible Mosaic just had her first cookbook released: An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair. I’ve pretty much known Faith since I first began blogging. We’ve supported each other, shared opportunities and just generally lifted each other up throughout the process that is food writing. I can’t tell you how proud I am to help her introduce and promote her first published work.
Dudes, like you have to check out this bodacious pork chop! It’s been “Shake and Baked!”
What do you think? Did I do the 80’s justice? Ok fine, I’ll give it to you that we probably didn’t use the word “bodacious” on a regular basis, but I definitely knew a few girlfriends that had close ties with the word “like” and I also knew a lot of moms that pulled out the Shake and Bake for a fast and fab weeknight dinner. I know you remember the good ol’ meat in a bag meal. You simply shook it up and cooked it up. Voila, dinner is served.