Oh, I love and adore this soup. For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, til death do us part, I love this soup, and true love lasts forever. I first posted this recipe in the very early days of my blog, and except for the pictures and a couple of little tweaks, this recipe HAS in fact lasted forever…or for the past 8 years, anyhow. Packed with veggies, pasta and little baby meatballs, this soup has something for everyone. Ready for some soup happiness? Let’s make it!
Welcome to my favorite, always reliable, completely delicious, never-fail dinner party recipe! Dinner party chicken has been my go-to meal whenever I need something I can whip up quickly, that uses simple ingredients, but still comes out with the pizzazz you NEED to make a special evening special. And if you are wanting to make a regular old Thursday night special, it’s perfect for that too.
So if you are wanting a can’t miss dinner party recipe full of bright and colorful veggies and a luxurious, deceptively simple sauce, grab some chicken and let’s make it!
If you ask the Southern husband what his favorite flavors are, odds are he will have both mustard and honey at the top of the list. Our fridge always has multiple jars of mustard in it, and our cabinet always has multiple jars of honey in it (his current fave is Cloister honey infused with bourbon, which the Southern daughter gifted him recently). As for me, I do love me some eggs, even without bacon.
So it kind of seemed inevitable that this carrot leek mustard tart, full of eggs that have been whisked with sour cream and drizzled with a little honey, was meant to be. And to make things even more wonderful, it is so chock full of veggies that it is a perfect all-in-one meal. Let’s make it!
Leftover cooked chicken, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…on the other hand, let me not, because we would be here all day. But one of the ways is definitely in this couldn’t-be-easier recipe for chicken soba noodle salad. Soba noodles, all kinds of fresh chopped veggies, a little of your favorite vinaigrette dressing, and that cooked chicken, torn into bite-sized shreds. It’s a healthy, hearty salad that helps welcome in spring with its colorful vegetables. Ready for some springtime salad deliciousness? Let’s make it!
I know, my Irish mother is probably reading this post right now, the day before The Day (as we refer to St. Patrick’s Day in my house) and wondering where on earth she went wrong…but I promise that if you look around a little on this website and many others you can absolutely find recipes for Irish brown bread and scones and many other delicacies from the land of my ancestors. But I’m guessing this is the only place you are going to find the delicious travesty that is shepherd’s pie quesadillas. Crisp tortillas stuffed with a mixture of tender beef and carrots, mashed potatoes, and a little bit of cheddar cheese. Irish cheddar cheese, please…we need to be authentic. Let’s make it!
I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I am not a good sharer when it comes to my favorite eats. I want my own personal bowl of popcorn, I want my own personal French toast muffin, and do not even THINK of snagging one of my pieces of bacon. Which is why I am head over heels with this recipe for beef and blue cheese pot pies, because this delectable conglomeration of beef and veggies cooked up in a beer and mustard sauce and laced with blue cheese and covered in pastry gets made in individual little dishes. Meaning I get my very own. Meaning you get your very own. Let’s make it!