Friday, August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012

I'm back!!!  Between vacationing, studying for class, painting furniture, and in general enjoying the summer with the kids, I took July off.  But, here it is August 3, and I have a few new recipes to share!

But, before we get to the recipes....Happy Birthday, dear Hannah!  Hard to believe that she is old enough to enter middle school this fall, but somehow it is true.  She is an amazing, thoughtful, caring daughter/sister/friend, and we are so lucky to have her in our family!  Once again, happy birthday my sweet girl!

So, back to the recipes...what did we cook this week?  We tried a few new recipes, and had three that were voted keepers.  Chocolate Mint Oreo Ice Cream, Thai Barbecue Salmon, and Egg Muffins.

Chocolate Mint Oreo ice cream - how can you go wrong?  Of course, if you don't like mint Oreos, then I suppose you won't like this, but if you do love those, then this ice cream is fantastic!  You can use the chocolate ice cream alone, or some other add-ins.  I am thinking of making Rocky Road for Ryan - his favorite!

We tend to have salmon on the weekly meal plan every week, so I love to try new marinades, seasonings, and ways to serve it.  The boys love salmon, and Hannah tolerates it, so I definitely serve it frequently in our kitchen.  The Thai Barbecue salmon is admittedly spicy - so likely not kid friendly.  We only made some salmon with the barbecue sauce, and the rest with a rub we like and use quite often.  But, it is an easy sauce with only 3 ingredients, so I would suggest you give it a try if you like heat!  I served it with our favorite side dish vegetable combo - cauliflower "rice".  The salmon and cauliflower in the same bite toned down the heat quite a bit for me.  It was wonderful together.  And I smile all dinner long when we have cauliflower rice - all the kids ask for a few helpings!  Amazing!!!

And finally, Egg Muffins.  On vacation my sister introduced me to "primal" eating, and these egg muffins fit in with her eating habits.  And talk about easy, delicious and they reheat beautifully - so no matter how you eat (primal, paleo, or none of the above) you probably will love these!

Yes, the blog is back, and our test kitchen is reopen and working hard again. See you next week!

New Recipes

Chocolate Mint Oreo Ice Cream
Thai Barbecue Salmon
Egg Muffins

No comments:

Post a Comment