Paninis are super easy for a Weekday Supper and the flavors of brie, apple and ham together creates something memorable.
Every time I go to Ontario I end up going to Springridge Farms and my girlfriend Karen gets this sandwich but without the ham as she is a vegetarian. For some reason I am always enticed to get another seasonal sandwich. The last time I was there I got the turkey and stuffing sandwich with cranberry sauce. Oh ya baby was that good!!!! Anyway I wanted to make that sandwich to share with my family as Karen has always raved about it and I see why!!!
What a great combination of flavors, sweet, slightly spicy and with amazing melty brie cheese. You can’t go wrong!!
Your family will gobble down this sandwich and ask for more!!
Apple, Brie and Ham make a memorable combination of flavors!!
1 small wheel of brie cheese, sliced thin
8 slices of good quality ham
1-2 apples thinly sliced
8 slices panini bread
Red pepper jelly
Butter the outside of the bread, turn over onto a work surface and spread one slice with red pepper jelly. Top with apples, ham and brie cheese. Top with the other slice of bread and toast in a panini maker until cheese is melted and the sandwich is heated through and toasted on the outside.
A soup that eats like a meal, filled with simple ingredients yet boasts loads of flavor. This recipe is a family favorite that we have loved for years. One that, almost every fall, we cart a big pot of soup down to our local homeless shelter for them to enjoy also. It is easy to pull together and will feed a big family on any weekday night. Chocked full of goodness, I hope you enjoy it!!
There are pauses while the soup cooks for you to get extra things done like kids lunches for the next day, through in a load of laundry or just put your feet up. It might not be the fastest of meals but with the extra time in between you will feel accomplished, even if it is to read a magazine. ENJOY!!!
A soup that eats like a meal, filled with simple ingredients yet boasts loads of flavor.
1½ lbs. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1-28 oz. can of tomatoes
2-10 oz. can of onion soup
5 cups of water
1 small package frozen mixed vegetables
1-750 ml. jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
½ cup small pasta
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1½ tsp. granulated sugar
½ tsp. each of thyme, oregano and basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan or parsley
In a large pot, brown the ground beef. Add the onion and celery and cook until tender. Add the tomatoes, onion soup and water. Bring to a boil. Add the vegetables and cover and simmer for 30 min. Add the spaghetti sauce, parsley, sugar, herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer now uncovered for 20 min., stirring occasionally. Add the pasta and cook an additional 10 min. or until the pasta is done. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle each bowl with grated parmesan or parsley and serve with Italian bread.
I got this recipe from a news paper clipping eons ago. We have made this umpteen times for a #WeekdaySupper. It is our go to vegetarian meal and we all love it. Chili/Cumin flavored lentils that are just slightly sweetened up with molasses. A wonderful recipe that you will go to again and again.
We are huge lovers of lentils here. I adore them in soups and stews but this recipe is unique as they are served on their own. We always have this with a huge salad. Hubby never complains “where is the meat?” with this recipe. It is completely satisfying!! A nutritious and delicious meal. I love when those two meet!! Enjoy!!
Today I give to you and easy #WeekdaySupper meal that you can also put your feet up and read a magazine while it cooks. Easy, quick prep and time to relax also. What could be better!! Your tired when you get home from either working or running and then there is the family to feed. #WeekdaySuppers are here to help you with that problem.
This dish is an easy chicken recipe that I have done for years!! It is delicious with a yummy sour cream gravy. They will think that you really fussed but don’t tell them you were relaxing while it was cooking, they never need to know. ENJOY!!
Mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Coat the chicken with the flour mixture. Brown in the butter. Turn the heat to low and add the water, onions and paprika. Cover tightly, simmer 45 min. Remove chicken and keep warm.
For the sour cream gravy blend the flour and salt together in the pan juices, let cook for 1-2 min. Add the milk and sour cream and stir to combine. Continue to stir until heated and thickened. Pour over the chicken. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and a simple veggie.
#SundaySupper has added #WeekdaySupper!! This month we are all doing Easy Meals. If you follow my blog you have seen #SundaySupper and the mission is to bring families together around the supper table again. We almost always eat together unless something has pulled one of us away but I would say it is 5-7 nights a week we come together for a meal. It is an important time of day for us all. To discuss what we are up to and how our day went, what the evening still has in store for us and tasks or the enjoyment of some relaxation together watching some TV (okay mommy kind of rules the big TV upstairs with all that I have PVR’d but that is besides the point). We like to share our meals together. Amber is a stellar eater and always has been. She is willing to try anything and almost always enjoys it. She is a healthy eater too and loves her fruits and veggies. These things will happen if you come together to share a meal and you start to do it from day one! If you haven’t come together for a while start with Sunday Supper and before you know it it has come a way of life.
Easy meals don’t have to be boring. You just need some ideas to help you and this is what we are here for. Today’s #WeekdaySupper meal is easy and something different than a regular hamburger. These easy burgers can be put together and on the table in 20 min. They go great with sweet potato fries or a nice big salad. You family will be loving you for it. These big juicy burgers will easily feed a family of six or have some leftovers for lunch the next day. They are great. We have made them a few times now and are in our recipes to try again folder!! Thanks Tasha and Mike for our wonderful hamburg press, we love it. ENJOY!!!
2-16 oz. cans of salmon, drained and mashed gently
3 eggs, beaten
¼ cup fresh parsley
4 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
½ cup fine bread crumbs
½ tsp. oregano
½ tsp. thyme
½ tsp. basil
1 pinch red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
4 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Pinch of dried basil
6 sesame hamburg buns
In a small bowl mix the mayo, lemon juice and basil together and set aside.
In a large bowl combine all the burger ingredients excluding the vegetable oil which is used for frying and form into 6 thick firm burgers.
In a large skillet or grill pan over medium heat add the oil and when hot add the patties and cook for 4 min. a side or until nicely browned. Cook in batches if necessary so as not to over crowd, using 1 Tbsp. of oil at a time.
Spread some of the mayo on each bun and top with a patty followed by lettuce and tomato if using.