This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Inspired by Books”. The last time we had this theme, my friend sent me a bunch of recipes from the official Harry Potter cookbook and with it being all cold out, stew sounded good. This is a common theme for me in the winter I am noticing. The added benefit of dumplings really intrigued me because I absolutely love dumplings in any fashion. Everything about this dish was delicious and definitely worth the wait. Even better were the left overs after all of the dumplings and veggies absorbed the liquid, then I just added some beef broth to reheat it.
This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Poaching”. Honestly, I have no idea what it means to poach anything other than an egg. It does not mean that I have not done it, I just did not know that it was the name of a process. That being said, this turned out to be one of my top 10 dishes I have ever made. I cannot remember the other 9 because I have not been keeping track but this is definitely up there. Plus, how could it not be? Shrimp is good, grits are good. Boom!
This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Potatoes”. For a person who hates these boring themes and not the fondest of potatoes, I am really glad I made this. I found this theme boring because so many dishes have potatoes in them, I feel like they are like onions in that regard. Also, I was hesitant to make this because of the time commitment just for a baked potato but god damn it was so worth it.
This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Handheld Foods”. When I saw this theme, I did not even question it, my mind went back to highschool and college and eating a bunch of those terrible frozen corn dogs. Also, I decided on corn dogs because they are one of my guilty pleasures and I realised that I have never made them. These were absolutely delicious and reminded me of faires and carnivals. These are definitely on list of exceptions to not liking deep fried food.
This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Casseroles”. The theme for this week is way too large because there are so many things that can be classified as casseroles. My favourite being lasagna but I have made that way too many times so I decided to go more of classic that did not use cream of anything soup. This was definitely a good option due to how delicious it was. Also, with the colder weather coming in, I was craving comfort food.
I do have to say though, this is more filling than it looks and my eyes were much bigger than my stomach. But left overs for days!
This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Tailgate”. I used to go to tailgates all of the time until they got banned in my city for a few reasons. That being said, it has not stopped me from enjoying some delicious tailgating food.
It is really hard to screw up a meatball sub. Make meat balls add stuff. These were no different but I do have to say that they were much better after sitting in the sauce all night and the pictures were a bit better. Wish I took pictures before devouring it again.
This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “American Midwest”. While I usually do not go for chicken when cooking, I have always had a soft spot for wings, drumsticks, and thighs. Also, the fact that these were cooked “St. Louis” style intrigued me because I want to go to St. Louis just for the food. Hell, I have traveled for worse reasons before.