Thursday, August 9, 2012
We are down to the last two Quick Summer Meals and this one was chosen because it was very different from the rest. I liked that it could be served as a sandwich, on a bed of lettuce or as our winner Tatia from Rancho Cordova, CA suggested, on some garlic French bread.
I will keep this recipe tucked away for next spring when we have fresh asparagus from our neighbors’ farm. It would be a very nice ladies luncheon meal and since its fast, even the busiest of us can make it.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Last year was the first year my girls and I made salsa. My friend Angie has an awesome recipe that she shared with me and we tweaked it for our own tastes. We made several different batches and added a different level of “hotness” to each one. I’ve noted at the bottom what you can add/subtract to get the spiciness you want.
Today we finally had enough good tomatoes to make one batch of salsa. (My tomatoes and a few peppers got hit by End Bottom Rot and I hope I have it under control now.) I will say this – if you want to make salsa – have enough ingredients and pans to make up 2 – 4 batches or more to cut down on your time in the kitchen. By the end of next week we should have enough tomatoes to make the 2 – 4 batches at once but we were anxious to make our first batch today and patience is not our middle name.
This is going to be lengthy so sit back, relax and enjoy watching my daughters at work! Hey – they eat it, they help make it.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Oh boy! We’ve had a crazy busy summer and I have to tell you that these Quick Summer Meals have come in handy.
This week’s winner is Linda with her Pasta Pomodoro and you know what – EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE ate it without complaint. What a relief not to hear at the dinner table “Mom, what is this? What’s that red stuff? Does it taste good?”
Nope. Not one complaint so it is one I will make again.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012