family meals: week 51

October 10, 2013

family mealsfamily mealsChicken Enchiladas. This is one of our faves (you can do a search for it here and can see I’ve made it plenty of times). I can now pretty much make this without having to look at the recipe. Brave isn’t much of a meat eater, so I made her a batch of cheese enchiladas. According to her, they were quite yummy too.

family mealsfamily mealsCrab Cakes and Lemon Aioli. Just realized I had this is the last family meal post, but we liked it so much, that I was itching to try it again. The first time was with canned crab meat (non-refrigerated) and it was good. This time, I got some refrigerated lump crab meat and it came out a lot better. I didn’t use hot sauce, but made two batches, one with 1 tbsp cayenne and one without. I also used a whole bundle of chopped parsley instead of the measly tablespoon the recipe calls for. Another change is that I lightly pan-fry instead of using a 1/2 cup of oil like the recipe suggests. True is allergic so she got a personal pan pizza that night; I want to try it next time with a batch of imitation crab just for her.

Week of 10/14 – 10/18
Monday: Spaghetti
Tuesday: Fish Tacos
Wednesday: Spring Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza/Sushi

We’ve been having our dinner clubs almost weekly and it’s about 10-12 of us. I’d love to hear some of your go-to meals for large groups! It’s been such a blessing to have this time with our friends (and new friends) who join us. Sharing meals together is pretty much always guaranteed to be filled with lots of laughs and encouragement!

8 comments on “family meals: week 51”

  • Malori says:

    Oh my goodness, I have to share. I made that Jjambbong you posted and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I don’t like seafood so instead of the fish I added two andouille sausage links to my dish. I also LOVE mushrooms so I used two fresh shiitake and a bunch of fresh little mushrooms as well. It turned out so well and is a huge departure from what I normally cook. Thanks so much for sharing :)!!

  • Cat says:

    I always feel kinda suspicious of canned fish, but my local butcher has fresh, refrigerated crab meat, and I bet this would be great!

  • Making those enchiladas this week! I just moved into a new place and that would be the perfecttt housewarming dinner meal 🙂 Thanks!!

  • Nikki says:

    yum!! i’m drooling over that crabcake. my absolute fave


  • Lina says:

    Hello Ruby. My question is a bit off topic: i just heard that Filipino cuisine is very delicious and is like the ‘comfort food’ of Asia (heard on ‘the dinner party download’ podcast). I am very eager to learn more about it. I don’t see a lot of Filipino restaurant where I live. Would you ever do a post about Filipino cuisine? I would be all over it!

    • Rubyellen says:

      You know what? We don’t eat very much Filipino food. It typically isn’t healthy, so it’s not a favorite of Ben’s. I will definitely share the couple dishes that I do make though. I have wanted to share recipes for Filipino desserts. They are the strangest combinations, but so so good!

  • Jessica says:

    I love this feature that you do. I can’t believe you’ve done over 50 already. I’m not much of a cook. But I’m eager to start learning and practice so I can provide my family healthy food. You provide me the inspiration I need. I just wanted to say thank you! 🙂

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