Main Dishes

Find main dishes inspired by your favorite fiction books and so much more, including memorable quotes and discussion guides! Thanks for stopping by!

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For this post, I provide you with a delicious recipe for Chicken Pot Pie Soup!

Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Chicken Pot Pie is one of my favorite cold-weather dishes. There’s nothing quite like the warm, hearty filling and flaky crust. Comfort food at its best!

If you’re stopping by here while searching for recipes, you may not know that the recipes here are all inspired by books! This particular recipe was created by the wonderful Jodi Thomas and inspired by her romance Dinner on Primrose Hill. Jodi was generous enough to share this absolutely delicious (and EASY!) recipe with me.

Jodi Thomas has written over 50 books in her career. Her romances are sweet with just enough spice and sprinkled with the perfect amount of mystery. If you love reading, check out more about Dinner on Primrose Hill HERE!

You’ll love this simple take on Chicken Pot Pie. You can make it on the stove or in a crockpot and you can choose to dress it up with puff pastry topping like I did or eat it without. Every way is yummy and heart-warming (just like Jodi Thomas’ books!).

I’m sure you’ll love divulging in this easy Chicken Pot Pie Soup while you read your favorite romance or watch Hallmark movies this season!

Chorizo and Ricotta Stuffed Summer Squash

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Chorizo and Ricotta Stuffed Summer Squash
Chorizo and Ricotta Stuffed Summer Squash

If you’ve never had stuffed summer squash, I am glad you are here! This recipe is absolutely delicious, pretty easy to make, and a great summer dish.

While stuffed squash of many varieties have become popular over the last few years, this recipe, which combined chorizo, ricotta, and parmesan for the stuffing is so rich and tasty.

If you’re stopping by here while searching for recipes, you may not know that the recipes here are all inspired by books! This particular recipe was created after reading Elizabeth is Missing.

In the novel, an elderly woman with dementia tries to solve both a current and a decades-old disappearance.

If you love reading, check out more about this great book HERE!

While this recipe calls for summer squash, if you are making this in the fall or winter and struggling to find the pictured variety of squash, try acorn, zucchini, or even spaghetti squash for a twist.

This dish was light, but also filling. And the unique flavors combine to create a warm and comforting dish that’s absolutely delectable.

Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Food Ideas

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For Elizabeth is Missing, I provide your book club with a brief summary, food ideas, and a recipe idea in that order!

Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe
Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe
Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe
Elizabeth is Missing Book Club Questions and Recipe

If you haven’t checked out the previous post in the series where I share my thoughts on Elizabeth is Missing and a fun activity idea for your book club, check out that post HERE.

You can also check out the next post in the series where I share discussion questions for your book club based on the book HERE.

In this post, I’ll review the premise of Elizabeth is Missing and share some great food ideas for your book club based on the book.

Elizabeth is Missing

The Four Winds Book Club Questions and Food Ideas

*If you are new here, WELCOME! For The Four Winds, I provide your book club with a brief summary, food ideas, and discussion questions in that order!

The Four Winds Book Club Questions and Food Ideas
The Four Winds Book Club Questions and Food Ideas
The Four Winds Book Club Questions and Food Ideas
The Four Winds Book Club Questions and Food Ideas

While Kristin Hannah has been writing books for over two decades, you may recognize her best from her massive hit, The Nightingale, or the book she published just after, The Great Alone.

With The Nightingale, Hannah pivoted from writing women’s fiction to writing more literary or book club fiction. While the three categories are sometimes hard to delineate, Hannah has found major popularity with her latest works all of which contain historical timelines.

Her latest work, The Four Winds, is no different. Inspired by the Dust Bowl and migrants who left the plains for California, The Four Winds is another sweeping historical by Hannah.

The Four Winds

If you don’t know, there is some long debated controversy surrounding John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (which Hannah’s The Four Winds echoes). At the time, another writer, a woman named Sanora Babb was researching and writing her own novel about the Dust Bowl and Depression. Steinbeck seems to have come upon her notes and there is claim they largely influenced his novel, which sold truck fulls more than Babb’s.

In a way, the already hugely popular The Four Winds gives Babb some justice. Hannah speaks often of using Babb’s research in her own writing.

Arancini with Pancetta and Garlic Sauce

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Arancini with Pancetta and Garlic Sauce
Arancini with Pancetta and Garlic Sauce

If you’ve never had arancini, I am glad you are here!

Arancini is a traditional Italian dish consisting of fried rice balls. Made with risotto, sometimes the arancini have peas or mozzarella inside. For this recipe, I included the mozzarella, but omitted the peas.

Crispy on the outside and soft and rich on the inside, arancini is a filling and delicious dish that is best served with tomato sauce.

If you’re stopping by here while searching for recipes, you may not know that the recipes here are all inspired by books! This particular recipe was created after reading The Four Winds.

The Four Winds is Kristin Hannah’s novel about a woman struggling to keep her family farm afloat during the Dust Bowl and her ultimate decision to move to California in hopes of a better future. Reminiscent of the Grapes of Wrath, The Four Winds is an epic tale of survivorship against great odds. If you love reading, check out more about this great book HERE!

This recipe for Arancini combines rich risotto, melty mozzarella, crispy panko, and a delicious garlic and pancetta sauce.

The flavors combine to create a warm and comforting dish that’s absolutely delectable.

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