I know everyone is baking up a storm in their kitchen for the holiday festivities and I’m running behind! I wanted to post one last Thanksgiving related recipe before moving on to the Christmas holidays. Yes, I’m totally irrelevant. Please don’t mock me.
Oxtail soup has always been a favorite of mine. I didn’t grow up on it but I eat it often enough, as if I did. My sister made this dish for me years ago and ever since I always make it a point to cook it whenever Chris or I are sick with a cold/flu or when it’s cold out. It’s not a heavy or chunky soup, it’s a brothy soup with a ton of flavors. I always make a big pot of it but having it day after day can get boring and tedious.
I love dim sum. My friend Lisa and I meet up once a week or once every other week for lunch at our favorite dim sum spot. There’s something about dumplings I find very comforting. Pork and Preserved Egg Congee, also known as Jook or Porridge is a common item you’ll find at a lot of dim sum restaurants. I used to love ordering this dish but by the time when I’m done eating, I’m already halfway full which doesn’t leave me a lot of room for other dishes. I now make them at home whenever I have a craving. It’s usually when I’m under the weather or when the weather is gloomy. Neither was the case today, I just felt like having something soothing.
I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th! Over the holiday weekend, I made breakfast for us. Our normal weekend breakfast usually consists of scrambled eggs, hash browns and Vermont maple sausages. I know, we’re boring! Well, boring no more.
Today’s recipe is inspired from a meal I had a couple of months ago at a pub that Chris and I had brunch at. They had an item called Lamb Ragu with Poached Eggs, which I ordered and it tasted delicious. So I decided to use that idea to make it at home. I took my Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins filling and added tomato sauce to it. It was scrumptious! So if you’re trying to cure the breakfast blues, give this dish a try. Have a great weekend!
I know today’s recipe doesn’t exactly scream Mother’s Day but it’s so darn cute and tasty that I thought I’d share it anyway. Plus it’s so easy to put together and it’s finger food! That being said, this is a scrumptious starter for any brunch, even a Mother’s Day’s brunch.