Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Salmon Kebabs

I made the salmon kebabs without the rosemary.  The salmon came out very tasty.  DaGoof declared that dinner was "very buttery."  I liked all the flavors but felt something lacking. 

I think I would like to try something similar but different.  Using the marinade, but brushing it over a whole fillet to grill would be easier.  Then flake the salmon and toss with grilled and crushed cherry tomatoes, a couple cups of orzo and some dice cucumber. 

I also hope that next time I will have some fresh rosemary in the garden to add to the marinade.

Burning Down the House

Last night was a complete disaster.

I put the rolls in the oven to bake, and started to herd the kittens outside to the backyard.  I had every intention of coming back in the house in a few minutes to check on the rolls.  It took a little more coaxing than usual to get the kids in the back yard.  Then they requested a trip to the garden to pick some strawberries for a snack.  When we were done picking strawberries I started to plant the flowers that were waiting patiently.  I suddenly remembered sometime much later that the rolls were still baking.  I exceeded the 12-15 minute bake time by about 45 minutes. 

Lucky for us our favorite Mexican restaurant is a short walk away and they weren't burning anything.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Things to try

I just saw this recipe, and now I must add rosemary to the garden so that we try out the Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Kebabs. 

Butterflied Chicken with a Chili-Lime Rub sounds very interesting, but what should I serve to go with it?  I bet the leftover chicken would be great in a chicken & chickpea salad.

A quick grilled pork dish would be great on Thursday.  Maybe Spice Rubbed Pork Chops before I head out for my sewing class?

Since I have rolls started for hamburgers tonight, it looks like if I pull together a shopping list from these ideas I have a menu for this week done.  That was pretty painless.  But will the grocery shopping with 2 kids be as easy as it has been with just one?