2017 Cook My Books Challenge: November

11 months in and still going strong, despite the craziness of this month. I managed to squeeze in a few cookbook recipes between my sister’s birthday, a few presentations for work, and celebrating both an engagement and a wedding – not ours, ha!

Here’s what I cooked from my books this month:

Mexican Chicken Soup from Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten

This soup surprised me! I sometimes find tomato and broth based soups to be a bit boring, but this one was delicious! I loved the way the tortilla topping got a bit soggy. Combined with the grated cheddar on top, it reminded me of enchiladas in the best way possible.

Mexican Chicken Soup by Ina Garten [Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen 2017 Cook My Books Challenge]

Wine Country Salad with Wild Rice Grape Pilaf and Halloumi from Whole Bowls by Allison Day

I was obsessed with this salad! I mean I’m pretty much obsessed with anything using halloumi. But the flavours in this were so spot on! The sweetness of the grapes with the salty cheese was addicting. If you can’t find halloumi, this would also be good with feta.

Wine Country Salad with Wild Rice Grape Pilaf and Halloumi by Allison Day

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by Ina Garten

I made these on a day when I seriously needed some comfort food – and I’m not kidding when I say these biscuits helped cheer me up. If one good thing came out of that day, it was that my biscuits came out so perfectly flaky and buttery. If you want to know my secret, it’s chopping up my butter into small pieces and putting it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before using it so that it stays extra cold. Works like a charm!

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits by Ina Garten

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2 Responses to 2017 Cook My Books Challenge: November

  1. Halloumi and so much Ina in one post….I love it. Definitely winners.

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