I'm so in love with baking and eating sweets that I usually end up posting a recipe in that category, but today it's main dishes. I'm going with two of my favorites: a pretty quick noodle salad and a rich, comforting potato dish.
Peanut Chicken Soba Salad
Combine vinegar and next 5 ingredients (vinegar through salt), stirring with a whisk. Pour over chicken; let stand 5 minutes. Add soba noodles and the next 4 ingredients (noodles through chopped basil) to chicken mixture, and toss well. Sprinkle with peanuts. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.
(I often use part of a rotisserie chicken to make this meal even faster).
Sausage and Potato Casserole
1/4 c oil
1/2 c all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 c milk
7-10 potatoes, boiled, peeled and sliced
1 lb. ground sausage, browned
1 c shredded American cheese
Combine oil, flour, salt and pepper in a large skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until hot. Whisk in milk, stirring constantly, until thickened; remove from heat. Layer half of potatoes, flour mixture and sausage into an ungreased 13"x9" baking dish; repeat layers. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese begins to brown slightly.
(I have no idea where this recipe comes from and haven't taken the two minutes to call and ask my mom.)