Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3rd Round-Up Part One!

Happy (almost) 4th of July to all our American friends and participants. Enjoy a safe, joyous and loving holiday - with lots of good food, of course!
This week our TFF family have been cooking up a storm - here is the first half of the July 3rd round-up, check in later this afternoon for the second half.

Beth of The Seventh Level of Boredom has gotten over her fear of roasting chicken and made Tyler's Perfect Roast Chicken. "I have one word for this chicken. PHENOMENAL."
Mmm, is there anything more inviting than a nicely roasted chicken?

Glennis of Can't Believe We Ate made Tyler's Chicken Fajitas this week and loved them. But it was the goldmine of recipes that she found that really had her excited. "I think the big discovery for me this week was that fabulous recipe store Tyler has on his site now!!"
I am coveting that nice mortar and pestle in the picture, such a beautiful colour of stone, too.

Heather of HeatherIsAtHome made Tyler's Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese Tortellini. "While I thought this was great, earning especially high marks for presentation, it would be a recipe that I would in the future reserve for a special occasion or for an "impress someone" meal."
It is hard to impress small children, even harder to convince them that squash is "good eats".

Jenny of All Things Edible made Tyler's Salt and Pepper Shrimp this week. "Look at that plate, the golden, crispy shrimp. With more crunch added from pieces of scallion and ginger and garlic. Isn't it beautiful to look at? Doesn't it make your mouth water? And it should, it tasted FABULOUS!!!"
Jenny, I only live a few hours away from you. I would have made the trip for these babies, they are calling my name.

Mitch is a huge Tyler fan and couldn't wait to try his Ultimate Mac and Cheese. "This recipe is excellent and I had to show it off! I followed the steps word for word and it turned out great. The only thing I would do differently next time is use canned peas instead of frozen."
Men love their mac and cheese, so comforting.

Pam of Sidewalk Shoes made Tyler's Spaghetti with Summer Squash and Tomatoes this week, with the fresh veggies from her CSA box. "Tyler's Spaghetti with Summer Squash and Tomatoes was perfect. It was light and summery and lends itself to just about any veggies that you have."
I love this kind of meal, it just says summer to me.

Thomas of The GFCF Experience made Tyler's Crispy Potato Pancakes this week. "One of the great things about this dish is its versatility. There are many people that like to serve them with a dollop of sour cream (CF in our house, of course). In Tyler's case, he serves his as a side dish with applesauce. As for me - it was a perfect complement to oven fried chicken."
This is a dish that I have always wanted to try. I have never made any sort of potato pancakes before.
A lovely assortment of dishes so far... stay tuned later in the day for more wonderful food! Also, we will be announcing the dish of the week to be profiled on Tyler's Blog and how you can win our last Tyler Florence cookbook. See you soon!
Don't forget July's optional bonus dish - Quinoa Pilaf


Debinhawaii said...

A great start--lots of wonderful Tyler recipes again this week. Can't wait for Part 2.

Jenny said...

This week's pot luck is shaping up very nicely indeed. :-)

Pam said...

Great round up! Part 1, that is.

girlichef said...

Yummy! Man, I am a serious slacker...I need to find time to hope back into the kitchen w/ Tyler...I think it's been almost a month now...eek! Tasty first half roundup :D