Mini Beef Wellingtons
Tender, juicy beef, thinly sliced parma ham, thyme roasted mushrooms, and mustard all wrapped up in a flaky golden puff pastry. Definitely time consuming and ever so impressive. Make these and invite me over please!
This is the ultimate holiday roast: crispy skinned pork belly wrapped around tenderloin with rosemary, flat leaf parsley, and lemon zest. Porchetta tastes amazing on it’s own, in sandwiches, or my favorite, with noodles.
Budae Jjigae Korean Army Stew
This easy one pot throw it all together meal is hearty, spicy, and so addictive. My favorite part might be the instant noodles…or the cheese…or the egg…maybe all of it? Bonus: if you do want to break out all of your skillz, make porchetta or mini beef wellingtons, they’re sure to impress!
This is one of those recipes that you’ll want to make a big batch of and let simmer all day. Yes, it’s kind of a lot of prep but I included it in the list because it’s so cozy and quintessentially Japanese winter food.
Chinese Style Bolognese/Zha Jian Mein
Spaghetti stands in for standard Chinese noodles and I’m not even mad about it because the sauce is everything: sweet, savory, and intensely flavorful. The bonus julienned cucumbers and green onions give these noodles added freshness and oomph.