Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Apple Crumb Cake with Apple Cider Glaze and the 10 Minute Pressure Cooker Chicken Barbacoa Soft Wraps!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! How are things in your world? Dish – what’s the best/most funnest (yes I said funnest – go with it) thing you did and or ate? For me I’d say it’s two things:
- The Fantabulous in-laws spent the weekend at our house.
- The second best thing was the Italian Braciole I made for them.
I absolutely love my in-laws to pieces and would love nothing more than to have them move in with us. They are both in their 80’s and while they are as spry as can be, their house is just too much for them to take care of. Since we live an hour away it’s not like we can just pop over and do their grass after work. Now Mama Fantabulous tells me she’s not going anywhere but I just smile and tell her “That’s okay Ma. I’ll just kidnap you one of these days.” And that’s when she tells me she’ll put a hit out on me. Hahaha… gotta love that woman!
The second thing was the braciole. So Mama Fantabulous for years would talk about how she always use to make it but that she hadn’t made it in years because it’s just the two of them and it’s time-consuming. So I took to Google to see what braciole actually was. First I had to figure out how to spell it. All I’m going to say is “thank you google for understanding what’s in my head when I butcher the spelling of words”. LOL Once I got that and realized it’s honestly nothing more than just a piece of flattened beef, stuffed with “stuff” and then rolled up super tight like a cinnamon roll. Once you do that you deglaze the pan, add in some tomatoes with sauce, put the rolls in the pan, cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Yeah, it’s that easy. And what’s great about it, is you get to stuff it with whatever you want. You want bacon, cheese and chopped veggies – go for it. For me, I decided to more of an Italian route. I toasted up some pine nuts and breadcrumbs. To that I added some cheeses, peppers, golden raisins and a few other items. Mama Fantabulous helped me tie it up. Normally you would pan sear it off then do the whole tomato/tomato sauce thing and put it in the oven but we had other plans. I took Mama Fantabulous shopping.
Of course we hit up Home Goods which is my all time favorite store. Next, I took her to At Home which is brand new to Pittsburgh. She was awestruck. Seeing her face light and up and hear her say “Oh Lori, look at this!”, “OHHHH Look at that!!!” was priceless.
While we were shopping she pointed this out and said “Amen girlie!” I lost it!
She’s such a trip! Of course, we walked out of both stores with a few bags in each hand. It’s so funny as she and I are so alike you’d think I was her biological daughter. By the time we got home, of course, the boys were starving. So I had made Italian Wedding soup and had the stuff to make turkey sandwiches. I even told them “if you get hungry, all you have to do is heat it up.” Yet that didn’t happen and they sat here waiting for us to get home to feed them.
Does this happen in your house? Seriously? Will your family wait for you to get home to even heat up food? So needless to say I whipped up lunch and started making the braciole to put in the oven as that took a while to roast. Later that day we had dinner and honestly that braciole was one of the top 5 best things I’ve ever eaten. And yes I will most definitely share the recipe on here – just give me a little bit as I need to make it again and take proper pictures of it. While I made 4 of them, 2 were eating during dinner and the remaining two are going home with them. So as my Mom would say “Hold on to your gutchies for a little while” and I’ll post the recipe.
But to show you what it looked like, check out some of these pictures…
For this, click and scroll through the video and images:
Italian Braciole sauce bubbling away, beautifully seared Braciole and time for these beauties to take a sauce dip. Into the oven for 1.5 hours and it’s on! 🇮🇹 . #braciole #thekitchenwhisperer #forkyeah #yahoofoods #italian #foodblogger #chef #cheflife #beef #roulade #foodporn #sauce #video #italianpittsburgh #sanmarzano
Don’t mind the iPhone photo – just trust me when I say this was PHENOMENAL! I cannot wait to share the recipe!
So what else? I started back to work on Monday. It’s rough on my shoulder but I’m pushing through it. It just feels great to be productive. Well I need to jet and take Mama Fantabulous downstairs. She wants to go “shopping” through my candle shelves. LOL With that, have a fantabulous week!
♥ Monday – 10 Minute Pressure Cooker Chicken Barbacoa Soft Wraps
♥ Tuesday – One Pot Cheesy Chili Beef Pasta
♥ Wednesday – Thai Noodles with Chicken in a Spicy Peanut Sauce
♥ Thursday – Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken
♥ Friday – Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle
♥ Saturday – Comfort Crock Pot Kielbasa & Hot Dogs
♥ Sunday – Pressure Cooker Mom’s Classic Pot Roast with Savory Onion Gravy
♥ Dessert of the week – Apple Crumb Cake with Apple Cider Glaze