This really is a crazy week between Summer college classes starting, birthday planning for my son, and the kids grandmother in the hospital for gall stones not sure how everything is going to get accomplished. My “go to” recipes when the week is super busy and it is HOT outside, IE: TX, is grilled food. Vegetables are the simplest to grill and full of nutrients that everyone needs to keep on moving.
ALWAYS keep potatoes on hand! You can grill them, smash them, fry them, and bake them. They are, in my opinion, the perfect side dish to any recipe. When buying asparagus I never grill the whole bundle. Half the bundle is perfect for one meal and this recipe is what I used the second half in. Mixing in the greens for the other half and teenagers (boys -_-) they will eat the greens this way but alone never!
This recipe can be spiced up by adding paprika and cayenne pepper.
Three day weekend and three more days until school is out for Summer. At this point it’s all about grilling food for quick dinners! Here is an uber easy quick dinner. Tip: Leave the peppers a little bit crisp for more flavor.
Do you have a Memorial weekend project? I do! I hope to achieve it this weekend, or well maybe even next Thursday, is painting my kitchen wall with chalkboard paint. The wall sits behind the kitchen table. It should be perfect for displaying the weekly menu and chores. It can even be a cool background display in birthday party pictures. No more banners, just chalk up the wall with a creative “Happy Birthday” and let all the guests sign the wall. Yes, I am currently still a 5 year old inside but who doesn’t love some chalk!
Now, if I could just find a creative way to store my cookbooks. Any ideas? If you have an idea please comment below and leave me links if you have pictures.
Before the weekend I had the coolest event happen. We sometimes get a late night visitor in the neighborhood and his name is Jake. He is an Australian Shepherd that gets loose from his home and comes from the ranch houses to visit us. After calling his owner to come pick him up, I found out the owner is a bee keeper; just a street over. I was so stoked! Nothing is better then really close local honey during allergy season. He was nice enough to bring us a jar. Just super neat to hear of a bee keeper so close to home!
Memorial weekend is soon to be upon us. Many of you are looking for recipes to share with friends and family when remembering our loved ones. I really want to share a few healthy recipes that I grew up eating on the beach during Memorial Day weekend. Growing up near the ocean, you find that, fish becomes such a great option when grilling. Then you move to Texas and the closest thing to fresh fish is Catfish; it really sucks! I prefer ocean fish or river fish. Mostly, it’s swordfish for me. Although, my oldest teenager loves all styles of fish and has decided to have me prepare every style in different ways for him. This helps everyone else in the family eat healthier, so I am all for it!
Lemons are traditional to the California coastline, in which, that is why we incorporate them into almost every dish with fish. Topping fish with lemon removes some of the fishy taste and will make it more handle-able for most to consume it. When in doubt use lemon!
This citrus dill salmon is so pretty!