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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sheppard's Pie (Our version)

Everyone has their own take on this classic.  This is an easy weekday meal to prepare and there are usually leftovers that can be brought to the office (or school) for lunch the next day.

In France, this is called hachi parmentier and it is made with duck confit and buttery mashed potatoes (great as a weekend version when entertaining and really easy to make - I'll try to make it for the next post).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spicy Chicken Salad on Toasted Naan

Every once in a while I crave a chicken salad or club sandwich.  When this happens, I go to the grocery store and buy a roasted chicken and within minutes after arriving home I can sit and enjoy a little of what I consider one of my favorite comfort foods.

This sandwich is a little different in texture because of the Naan bread.  You can now find this leavened, oven baked flat bread at most grocery stores.  It is oval or round in shape and I cut in quarters and toast it to add a little crunch to the sandwich (it also makes this open faced version easy to eat).

Friday, September 14, 2012

Braised Pulled Short Ribs with Glazed Vegetables

The cooler weather is just around the corner and I have to admit that the Fall is my favourite time of the year.  

The best days are weekends spent at home relaxing while something slow cooks in the oven.  If there is a fire going, music playing and the house smells wonderful, I am truly happy.

I found some short ribs at the market the other day and was inspired to cook an end-of-Summer, pre-Fall slow roasted meal.  I was going to freeze it for Kat to bring back to school but we ended up having it for dinner because everyone was home (this also makes me very happy).