Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Weekend & Eats

On Friday evening we drove to Saskatoon, and had a very late dinner at Fuzion, where we got the sweetest greeting from the lovely owner who remembers us every time we visit.  She brought out some tea for us, which was perfect, as it was a freezing cold day.

I ordered the ramen and it totally hit the spot.

This restaurant is a good place for a quick meal, and we were cozy in our hotel in no time.  On Saturday morning we ate at Aroma, the restaurant in the hotel.  I had the bagel with smoked salmon, and Christopher had a bowl of oatmeal.

We picked up perogies for my mom from Baba's, the only drive-thru perogy restaurant in the world.  This place is so good, and we always stop in for my mom when we're in town. 

When we came in they just said, "The usual?"

After spending the day visiting we grabbed a bite to eat at Samosa King.

On Sunday morning we had breakfast at Grainfields and got a breakfast to-go for my mom.

Once home again that evening we made a really, really easy chicken and rice dinner, with peas and carrots on the side.

Easiest Mushroom Chicken and Rice

3/4 cup long grain, white rice
1 cup water
1 can mushroom soup (we used a larger sized can this time to make it saucier)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper
chicken thighs

Put the raw white rice into a casserole dish (that has a lid), add the water, soup and spices.  Top with raw chicken thighs.  Cover with the lid.  Put into a pre-heated oven 375 F for 45 minutes.

This meal takes only about three minutes to throw together, and you don't have to cook anything ahead of time, so it's perfect for the days that you're in a rush.  We actually made two batches, one a modified version subbing the mushroom soup for a can of coconut milk, and instead of the spices, adding a heaping T of Thai yellow curry paste, and some fresh ginger.  We did everything else the same with the rice and chicken, and then topped it with cilantro.  With the two different dishes we figured we'd have enough food for dinner on Sunday, as well as lunches for a few days.

On Monday evening I didn't get home from work until 8:00 p.m., so Christopher had dinner ready when I got home - spaghetti and meatballs.

This evening we stuffed bell peppers with cooked rice, and an Italian sausage/ veggie mixture, and then topped those with cheese.  About 20 minutes @ 375 F and they were done.

How was your weekend?  What have you been cookin' lately?

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I miss dishes that have mushroom soup in them. :( All of the creamy soup bases have gluten in them since they are thickened with flour. :( I love dishes that come together super quick like that, though!

I haven't cooked much lately as we've had so much going on (marriage retreat last weekend, bday dinner for a friend last night, and tonight we have a meeting at our wedding venue + a meeting with our mentor couple). But I did make Caribbean jerk seasoned pork in the crockpot on Monday which was super easy and really good! And on Friday I am going to make fish tacos!

I love that you guys are often recognized at places you eat at when visiting your mom!!!