Graciously given to me by my husband's Great Aunt Dorothy, this sour soup is traditionally served as part of the Sweet and Sour Christmas Eve celebration. It's a uniquely flavored soup that's quite simple to make.
I adapted this recipe from an old elementary school cookbook, making a few good-for-you substitutions. I used to make this meatloaf all of the time when I was younger--it was often requested by my parents for special dinners. You can use any type of ground beef, chicken, or turkey you'd like -- it tastes just as good!
This is a reinvention of one of my favorite childhood dishes -- chicken and rice casserole with broccoli. The original used the standards: condensed soup, loads of cheese, and canned breadcrumbs. But, the new version is a bit more grown up, combining creamy risotto, nutty roasted broccoli, rich almonds, and tart lemon. I have to admit, I was nervous about making risotto at first, but after a few attempts it definitely becomes easier.
I got this yummy and unique vegetarian pasta recipe from Real Simple, and that's just what it is! Crushed red pepper flakes give it a great kick, but if you're not into heat leave them out. The best part of this dish, it's all made in one pot, so cleanup is a breeze!