Roasted Veggie Dinner, Fave Food Network Shows

Does anyone watch Barefoot Contessa?  Ina usually roasts a chicken for Jeffrey on Fridays, with potatoes, usually.  I wonder if she wears an apron?

Last night I didn’t roast a chicken, but I roasted some potatoes for Scott.

Ginger Roasted White Potato Wedges

And I made another Cheezy Vegetable Bake
I used Brussels sprouts, peas, and green beans in addition to the other veggies I used in my original recipe.
And the soup I poured over it all before roasting was a can of minestrone I had on hand.  Just use what you have!   Don’t buy something just special.
It turned out so well.
Who can say no to roasted veggies + cheeze?  I know Jenn just made a great brock + cheesey combo.
Cheezy Vegetable Bake
From my last post about Aprons and Messy Cooks, it was fun to hear who’s messy, who’s neat, who’s in between.
And who remembers to wear an apron?  Most of us seem to forget or just skip the aprons.  Or, I don’t want to get a super cute apron messy!
If I hadn’t gotten around to playing Ina and roasting any taters or making veggie bakes, Scott will always settle for ice cream.  Mint Chocolate Chip is his favorite.  My spin on that is Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Softserve

MY OTHER RECIPES

Questions:

1. Best Thing You’ve Done or Ate so Far this Weekend?

I had a productive day at work, I ran errands Friday afternoon, and got my grocery shopping done for the weekend.  I think.  Hopefully I don’t suddenly remember I “need” something from the store.

2. Do you watch the Barefoot Contessa, aka Ina Garten?
I used to watch her tons and although she cooks with a ton of fat, butter, gluten, and does.not.skimp on ingredients ($50 worth of cheese and $50 worth of fresh fruit for appetizers for two people kind of not skimping) that woman can cook.
I am inspired by anyone who can cook, and cook well. Even if it’s not how I can or would choose to eat, I have major respect for her.  And wish I could have her cook for me one day!
3. Do you watch any Food Network shows?  Who’s your fave host or fave show?
I used to watch tons of Food Network before I had a child + FT job + blog + everything else.  I feel like I “know” many of the hosts of the shows, i.e. Paula Deen, Giada, Ina, Tyler, Bobby, Sandra Lee, Rachel Ray, Anthony Bourdin.  Yes, Food Network, Bravo, and E! were and still are my staples.
Be safe and have a great weekend, everyone!

57 comments on “Roasted Veggie Dinner, Fave Food Network Shows”

  1. Very appetizing article!

  2. Those roasted potatoes and the cheezy veggie bake look YUM YUM!

    I love Ina Garten!! I used to watch her nearly every day! In fact, I used to be glued to the Food Network, I watched just about everything they had on. Since we moved to this house the TVs aren’t noticeable from our office, so I we just listen to the news or cartoons throughout the day, but mainly satellite radio now. I must reunite with my love for Barefoot Contessa and my other Food Network favorites, I used to get sooo many ideas!

    Although, I get more than food ideas from Ina: I think I almost convinced Dustin that we MUST live in the Hamptons! hahahaha

  3. FoodNetwork, E and Bravo are pretty much the ONLY stations I watch :) It is sad I know but oh well, I like em!

    Did you know that Ina had no formal training at all? She used to work in the White House! Haha. I read some bio about her cuz I was wondering how she is so damn successful.

  4. Wow those veggies look amazing! :)

  5. Cheesy Veggies are YUM. I’m thinking I might need to take a break from the norm tonight.

    I never watch the Food Network. I’ve tried, but I’d rather be in my kitchen actually cooking than watching someone doing it on tv.

  6. I used to watch Food Network ALL the time, Ina & Giada are my favorites. However, since I had a baby, tv watching has declined considerably!
    I’ll have to try your veggie bake, it sounded DELISH :-)

  7. I love roasted veggies so much…especially brussels. I’m not a huge potato fan though. I find them to be pretty tasteless and if I’m craving that texture, I much prefer the taste of sweet potatoes or other squashes.
    I used to watch the food network a lot more than I do now. I loved Nigella Lawson…her laid back attitude and carefree joie de vivre just made me feel happy. And she really loves food and is just so passionate about it. We get a few different shows in Canada also…so there are probably a few shows I used to watch that you’ve never heard of. I also would watch them even though the cooking styles are so different from mine, because it is pretty fascinating what some people are able to come up with in the kitchen.

  8. Love the Food Network! Paula Deen, Alton Brown, Ina Garten and Tyler Florence are a few of my faves :) The best thing I eat this weekend will be tonight, an evening with the girls!

  9. Best thing I ate was the Mexican Flavored Crusted Tilapia I made, Check it out on my latest post. I also made some great vitamin muffins that I loved! I really like the mint soft served and want to make it tonight, Pete loves ice cream too like Scott!… the link however didn’t work. Don’t mean to keep telling you that over and over because I’m sure that’s annoying but I love your recipes so much that I thought I would bring to your attention that the link is down… I love watching the food network rachel ray is great!

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  11. I made the cheesy bake and I loved it! Thanks so much for the recipes! I need quick, easy, and healthy. I have a baby, a three year old, and a ftj. I made the vegan peanut butter cups your amazing, I couldn’t believe how easy it was. So glad I found your blog, I’m hooked :) Enjoy the rest of ur weekend!!

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  14. I love French Cooking at Home or French Food at Home … I forget what it is called. I also love Iron Chef.

  15. Best eats: No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispies with PB Fudge from Oh She Glows:
    http://ohsheglows.com/2011/01/28/no-bake-peanut-butter-chocolate-crispies-with-pb-fudge/
    Made them today with Almond Butter. We both had a piece after dinner and loved it.

    I don’t get the Food Network, but I do enjoy watching Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. As well as some of Jamie Oliver’s shows.

  16. Your potatoes look fabulous!!! I love watching the Food Network! And I like Ina, too, although I can’t afford her ingredients! LOL

  17. I generally love Italian food especially that vegetable soup.

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