Thursday, May 21, 2009

I love my kids, but...

Here's a lunch I will NEVER EVER MAKE for them.

We don't own a Bento Box - nor do I serve my daughter's sushi.
Rachel, not for lack of trying.
Ellie, for fear she'll love it as much as I do.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Homemade Bread - no seriously...

So this has become a totally fail safe way to entertain Kate while I start dinner. I just set her loose with the ingredients and the mixer and somehow she manages with just a little supervision. Plus she loves kneading the dough and its totally safe for her to take tastes of it.

Hot Crusty French Bread

The rapid rise yeast is the key. I've been adding a tablespoon of sugar too.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pioneer Woman - Crash Hot Potatoes

In honor of All or Nothing's release (shameless plug inserted here)

I'm posting this recipe for Pioneer Woman Potatoes. They just look AWESOME. I'm not overly sure that pioneer women had access to olive oil. IN ANY CASE...

I just love how this site is laid out, the images just make me want to reach in, and recreate this fantastic meal. I'm going to get some rib eyes tonight, a head of iceberg lettuce (does anyone eat iceberg lettuce anymore? We're totally romaine over here...)

At any rate -- Rachel loves beef. Ellie loves beef. Perry & I do, as well - so should be a fun, albeit expensive dinner for all. Shoot. Maybe I should go for flank steak. Any suggestions?

Let me know your thoughts!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chicken Kabobs - a grilled delight!

Chicken Kabobs, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Veggies!

Well, tonight was Cinco de Mayo and we roasted chicken kabobs - in a lovely olive oil, white wine, and spice mixture.

I blended cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and cumin - and sprinkled it over cubed chicken breast, interspersed with diced red onion, green pepper, red pepper, gold pepper, and mushrooms.

Dredged it all in a mix of olive oil and white wine...

Grilled over med/hi flame - for about 10 minutes total, turning as needed. I tossed the mushrooms on separate - and grilled them just rolling around on the barbecue.

WONDERFUL flavors. Served up with instant mashed potatoes for a REAL treat. Girls picked at the veggies, ate the chicken & potatoes with their virgin margaritas (lemonade & mint leaves) We enjoyed, w REAL margaritas, of course! :) Happy Cinco de Mayo!