First Fall Dish & Other Tasty Recipes

This weekend was pretty low key, which was awesome! I had taken the red-eye back from CA Thursday night and worked a full day. Tyler had school, rugby, and recruiting events. Needless to say, we were both exhausted by the time Friday evening rolled around! I made our favorite Orzo, Pea, and Bacon dish and got caught up on Law & Order re-runs.

After managing to sleep 13 hours (clearly exhausted!), we made coffee and headed out for a great workout at the park. We spent the afternoon watching college football and then headed down to the East Village for drinks with one of my best friends from college, Jacqui. It's hard to believe, but we hadn't seen Jacqui in 3 months and 2 days because of our nutty schedules! From drinks, we headed to dinner on the Upper West Side and finished just in time to watch USC get beat by Stanford!

Sunday was another lazy day of errands, work, a run in the park and lots of football! We did manage to make this great pork roast that was delicious. I've also included a few other recipes from a week ago that I forgot to post. Hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend!
Roasted Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 long and thin sweet potatoes
  • 3 Gala apples
  • 5 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1-1.25 lbs of pork roast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. In a dutch oven, pour in 2 teaspoons of olive oil and heat on medium-high.
  2. Season pork with salt and pepper and place in dutch oven. Sear pork on all sides for about 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, cut up the sweet potatoes and apples and toss with the remaining olive oil. Place apples and sweet potatoes in dutch oven around the pork roast.
  4. Cook pork for about 25 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Once cooked, let the pork sit for about 5-10 minutes before serving.
 Breaded Honey-Mustard Salmon
*I had a salmon filet and decided to try a new concoction, which turned out great! This recipe is super simple and great for a week night dish.
Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 1 lb. salmon filet
  • 2 teaspoons of honey-mustard
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of Italian bread crumbs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Drizzle honey-mustard over salmon and even out with a knife or spoon. Mi bread crumbs together and then sprinkle over salmon.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the salmon is flaky. 
 Soupy Mexican Chicken over Rice (or pasta)

  • 1.5 -2 lbs. of boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 can of drained black beans
  • 1 cup of frozen corn kernels
  • 1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 16 oz. can of tomatoes and diced green chilies 
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  1. In a slow cooker, mix all ingredients.
  2. Cook on high for 1 hour and then switch to low for remaining 2.5 hours.
  3. You can either serve this dish over pasta or rice or treat it like chili!

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