#COOKBLOGSHARE WEEK #41 PLUS 4 MEATY MAINS
Stay warm this autumn with these deliciously nourishing 4 Meaty Mains. All easy to make, perfect for entertaining or as family dinners. #CookBlogShare Week #41.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare Week #41!
#CookBlogShare is a weekly link party where we share recipes, comment on each other’s cooking creations and generally immerse ourselves in the world of gastronomy! If you’ve got a recipe this is the place to show it off!
I have the pleasure of co-hosting this link party together with 2 fantastic bloggers and each of us gets to host about once a month. The other co-hosts are: Eb@Easy Peasy Foodie and Jacqui@Recipes Made Easy.
#CookBlogShare is also occasionally guest hosted. We had a few guest hosts over the summer and next week Michelle from Flipped Out Food is going to welcome your delicious recipes on her blog!
If you are new to this link party please take a moment to read the guidelines below. Joining is very simple and you are welcome to share your old and new recipes (there is no specific theme and all recipes are welcome).
Thank you to everyone who shared their recipe with us last week.
#CookBlogShare Week #41 Plus 4 Meaty Mains
For me autumn is a great season for creative cooking and baking. I am constantly inspired by the fabulous autumnal fruit and vegetables, such as apples, butternut squash and pumpkin, of course! You can think up all sorts of recipes using this autumnal offering and I’ve been trying to do just that for the past few weeks.
So far I’ve managed to make 2 main dishes using butternut squash. One is Polish inspired Turkey Dumplings (Pierogi) with Butternut Squash. And the other is this quick and easy Mediterranean Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe. I’ve also made an apple dessert – Easy Baked Apples with Maple Pecans. My most recent post is this Healthy Pumpkin Muffin Recipe with Chocolate Streusel.
And there is so much more to come! I just hope I don’t run out of time.
Autumn is also a time of celebrations of all kinds. There is Thanksgiving Day in the US and Canada (actually it was yesterday in Canada!). Here in the UK we have Bonfire Night coming up soon. And then there is of course Halloween, which is an endless source of creative baking inspiration!
So I could have featured recipes celebrating any one of these fine occasions.
But I decided that it was too soon to do that.
What I did instead was feature 4 hearty, filling meaty autumn mains with a strong comfort dish appeal. Because we love traybakes and casseroles this time of year, don’t we? I am sure you will love them! Here they are:
The Features: 4 Meaty Mains
First up are these melt-in-your-mouth Mexican Carnitas, shared by Cat from Curly’s Cooking. Carnitas is slow cooked pork, which, a little surprisingly for a Mexican recipe, is not spicy! Instead, Cat added a few herbs and some orange juice and created a delicious looking and sounding dish. For me slow cooking brings the best out of meat. Plus it’s a fuss free way of making a delicious family dinner.
Michelle from Flipped Out Food brought to the party this stunning One-Pot Cornish Game Hens with Mushroom-Barley Pilaf. Game hens is not something I eat very often so I found this recipe especially interesting. I love the herbs as well as the combination of barley and mushrooms. This dish sounds deliciously rich and looks gorgeous, perfect to serve for Sunday dinner.
Eb from Easy Peasy Foodie shared her Easy Sausage Traybake, which is a fantastic one dish family dinner idea. All you do is place all the ingredients in the tray, pop the tray in the oven, and after only 45 minutes enjoy your dinner! Eb is an expert on traybakes so be sure to check out her blog for more easy traybakes recipes!
Last but certainly not least are these Spiced Lamb Meatballs in a Fragrant Tomato Sauce, shared by Anna from Once Upon a Food Blog. Everyone loves meatballs, right? Especially if they are full of delicious spices and served in a rich, aromatic sauce. This easy one-pot dish is perfect to serve on a chilly night. It’s brimming with flavour, goodness and deliciousness!
Thank you again for sharing your delicious recipes with #CookBlogShare! I am looking forward to seeing your recipes, whether old or new, so join the party and link up your creations!
#COOKBLOGSHARE WEEK #41:
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Thank you for sharing your recipes with #CookBlogShare!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Michelle from Flipped Out Food!