Cooking Challenge: Masterchef Mystery Box

Wk 6 Next week is (MC) is a mystery box challenge.  I am not sure I got all of the ingredients but I did my best so you  need to create something usiporkng one or more of the ingredients.

I chose to make  Apple Stuffed Pork Loin with a savory Sauteed Cabbage.  Both were delicious.



Flat Leaf Parsley


Tomato Vine

Chipata bread

Granny Smith apple







I chose to make

Menu Mondays

This week I am trying the following menu

Black Pepper Chicken Tenders

Fish Sticks

Potato Fries


Turmeric Spiced Fish w/Wilted Herbs and Peanuts-clipping

Carrot Salad



Veggie Supreme Pizza



Potato Crusted Herb Quiche



Shepherds Pie

Sweet and Spicy Brussel Sprouts

Garlic Bread

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp



Scrambled Egg and Sausage


Scones-Baking Challenge

2019 Game A Throne-A-Thon

Now that Game A Thrones is closing towards the end.  I wanted to share the Game A Throne A Thon party I do the week (or week before) depending on timing.  We generally get together and watch favorite three episodes on Friday.  Then on Saturday we watch the entirety of the previous season.  I decorate, cook and share the experience with family and friends.
This year I went with a feast menu. I scoured the web, blogs, and Pinterest for recipes.  The links are provided for the items showcased.

Friday I baked four different breads and had the fixings for sandwiches.   Served with a Garlic and Cheddar Cheese Ball and cucumber bites.



Here are the breads I made:  I liked the Irish Brown Bread best but everyone liked a different one, they were all hits.


Multi Seed No Knead Bread

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

Rye Sourdough Boule

Traditional Brown Irish Soda Bread

Saturday Morning we had Hashbrown Casserole which is always a favorite.   I made a Honey Nut Granola with fresh fruit and yogurt for parfaits.   Belgian Waffles and a wonderful Amish Cinnamon Bread which served warm is like a slice of heaven. This was enough to tide us over until the big feast later in the day.

For the Feast we had Mushroom Wellington and Roast.  Side dishes included Garlic Chive Roasted Potatoes, Savory Pears with Haloumi, Blistered Green Olives, Maple Roasted Carrots with Tahini Pomegranate and Pistachio.

For Desert we had Black Forest Cake and a Coconut Cake.  Everything was delicious and the event was a big hit.