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What’s for supper? Vol. 17: Double Crunch Ham Dog (A Retrospective)

Simcha Fisher - published on 01/01/16

Happy New Year! Let’s eat.

Last Friday was, of course, Christmas, so I skipped the food post. I then spent the next seven days doing little else besides eating; but I didn’t try a lot of new recipes or (YOU’RE WELCOME) take a lot of pictures. So I thought I’d start the new year with a little round-up of the most successful recipes from this series so far.

But first, I do have one new one to share: Mexican braised beef, which my sister Sarah made for us yesterday:

food blog braised beef

Oh, my stars and garters, this is some very fine beef. We just rolled it up in tortillas with some lettuce and sour cream, and it was divine. Medium spicy, maximum savory, tons of flavor. We’ll be adding this to the rotation.

And what the heck, I do have one spectacular failure to share. I was really excited about this recipe for Double Crunch Chile Relleno Monte Cristo Sandwiches. Who wouldn’t be?  Are you kidding me??

Oh, the youth of the heart, and the dew in the morning. You wake, and they’ve left you with this miserable, misbegotten, hope-squandering, pointless excuse for a sandwich:

food blog monte cristo

An immensely flattering photo, believe me. The “double crunch” crust tasted like the french toast chef had come back to work too early and should have spent another week convalescing; and the inside was just cheese and chiles, hoop de doo. I was way more disappointed than anyone should be over a sandwich, but there it is.

Okay, on to the good recipes! Here are the best new recipes I discovered in 2015 — plus some old recipes that are staying on the list because we’re not tired of them yet:

Chicken
Pioneeer Woman’s Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Cutlets with Basil and Provolone
Oven-Roasted Chicken Shawarma
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Fall Vegetables

Pork
Porchetta Pork Roast
Braised Pork with Red Wine over Noodles

Vegetables and Potatoes
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
Fried Eggplant
Date- and Gorgonzola-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Mushrooms

Breads
Beer bread
Pumpkin bread
Corn Muffins
Popovers
Cinnamon Rolls

Soups
Beef Barley Soup
Zuppa Toscana
Tortilla Soup
Onion Soup
Chile Relleno Soup

Pasta
Spaghetti al carbonara
Bacon, Spinach, and Parmesan Pasta
C
hicken and Pesto Pasta
Ricotta Spinach Pasta
Macaroni and Cheese

Miscellaneous
Fish Tacos
Suppli
Roasted Apples

Another discovery: I called two consecutive posts “Vol. 8.” Double crunch!

Well, I can think of no better way to say goodbye to 2015 (which I realize you were supposed to do yesterday, but whatever) than with this story: Thousands of People on Facebook Are Praying for a Dog with Ham On Its Face.

God bless Ham Dog, and God bless you.

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