12.08.2009

Top 10 Recipes on Dinners for a Year and Beyond

Last year during the Christmas season, I undertook a task that I thought was a difficult one but by no means unattainable. I decided to post my 12 Dinners of Christmas which is a collection of dinner recipes to make during the busy hustle and bustle of the month of December. Surely I would be getting dinner on the table for my family and why not help others do the same?

I started off preparing dinner and posting my family's reviews of the meals with a bang. With the first post for Dinner #1 on December 1st, the second dinner and post on December 3rd, and the third recipe and accompanying post on December 4th, there was no stopping me. Or so I thought. The posts came fewer and farther between as the month progressed and lo and behold I did not finish my 12 Dinners of Christmas endeavour until two weeks after Christmas on January 14, 2009!.

This year, I am giving myself a Christmas gift. Even though I love experimenting in the kitchen and cooking up new recipes, I will be serving my tried and true family and blog favorites for dinner this Christmas season. I will be putting my feet up and perfecting those recipes I know my family enjoys and my readers have commented on as their favorites.

Give one, two, or all of these recipes a try. They are easy to prepare and hopefully will become family favorites in your home too.

Happy cooking and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Roasted Orange and Thyme Chicken Thighs with Crispy Parmesan Potatoes




Korean Barbeque Short Ribs



Pan Sauteed Chicken and Mushrooms with Garlic Spinach



Pan Roasted Salmon with Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts



Chicken a la King



Hoisin Chicken Rice Bowls



Beef Kebabs with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce



Raspberry Hoisin Glazed Roast Pork Loin



Spicy Shrimp, Sausage, and Spinach Fettuccine

21 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

FABULOUS top 10!

Heidi said...

They all look like winners to me!

Lisa said...

Love this post!

Bellini Valli said...

These are all winning dishes and can grace my table anytime:D

MaryBeth said...

Every last single dish looks wonderful, I would love to have any one of them at my dinner table.

kat said...

Looks like your family is eating well!

wosnes said...

Oh, the Chicken a la King looks like another variation of my all-purpose chicken dish (with dumplings or noodles, pot pie, with biscuits, etc). Dinners for the next few nights are already planned, but next week remains to be planned.

teresa said...

good for you! enjoy your holiday! i am bookmarking that chicken with spinach and mushrooms, yum!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom said...

Every one of your recipes looks delicious! You sure know how to come up with family-pleasing recipes. I promise to make at least one of your recipes this weekend and report back!

Robin Sue said...

Great idea and what a great present to give to yourself, some time off. These dinners all look so good, where do I begin!

Ninette said...

Very nice, Pam! We all deserve a stress free holiday season. And of course, it doesn't look like your family will be any worse for the wear. :)

joey said...

Yum. what's not to like on this page ... Happy Holidays!

Debbie said...

Thank you for some great dinner ideas...Love the shrimp and sausage fettucine!!! But it all looks soooo delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!

EAT! said...

anonymous - I am not a professional journalist, but stay tuned for a book in the future.......

Patti Anastasia said...

Amy, the orange and thyme chicken thighs are fabulous. I added a splash of orange muscat vinegar to the sauce, just because it caught my eye when I got out the soy sauce. The Parmesan potatoes are also delish. I made the raspberry hoisin pork last week. Another yum. You're making my menu planning easy. Thanks!

Martha said...

Amy,

Fantastic idea.

Like you, I tend to try new recipes all the time, and my family has asked me to repeat some of their favorites. I'm sure your family and your readers appreciate the "Best of" recap. Thank you!

All of your recipes are winners.

Martha

Candy Girl said...

The raspberry hoisin glazed pork roast looks fab!

Robin Sue said...

Merry Christmas Amy! Hope you and your family have a wonderful time. Happy cooking and eating!

Robin Sue

Penny said...

Amy, All of your recipes look fabulous. I think I will try the beef kabobs on my new hearth grill. Happy Holidays. I look forward to following you in 2010.

Jamie said...

Yum! I have gotten recipes off of your blog before and they've been loved by all of us. I need to get here more often when I don't know what to make - all of yours meals are super!