Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sunday Dinner - Shrimp Rolls and Blueberry Fool

No photos of this one, so sorry.  Hee hee.  

Both of the recipe came from Ten by Sheila Lukins, where the Brooklyn Brownies came from for another recent Sunday dinner.

The shrimp rolls were easy to make - shrimp tossed with lemon zest and juice and a bit of olive oil - and I added some garlic - and grilled, then mixed with a mayo sauce and bunned.

The adults ate the sandwiches as is, and the kids just had the shrimp.  Salad and veggies on the side.

They were good - I am not a huge shrimp person, usually a couple will do me just fine, so I was done after half my sandwich, but The Mister gallantly jumped in and finished mine off.   If I needed to make a shrimp sandwich again, I'd go back to this one, but it's not high on my priority list.

Dessert was Blueberry Fool - different than other fools I have made before.
This one was a fruit salad - the recipe calls for blueberries and blackberries, but I used blueberries and strawberries, topped with a chunky fool - blueberries and sugar briefly cooked down, then cooled and mixed with more fresh blueberries,  then stirred into whipped cream.

Again, good.  Again, not going to rush back to it.

I need to either win the lotto and move into a house with A/C, or find some no cook or BBQ recipes.  It's heating up out there.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Roasted Cabbage

I can't even pretend to try to get a good photo of a slab of roasted cabbage.  It had no good angle.  But lots of delicious flavor.
I found this recipe on Facebook, thanks to a friend. 
The children, shockingly, did not share the grown-ups enthusiasm for it, but whatevs.  More for us!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday dinner - Chicken with Coconut Pineapple Sauce and Coconut Tea Cake

This was a GREAT Sunday dinner!  We tried 3 new recipes, and they were all hits.

First was Chicken with Coconut Pineapple Sauce.  This was a recipe saved from my recipe collection purge.  I've probably had this recipe at least 10 years.  No idea where it came from.

We served the chicken with salad, green beans and delicious roasted carrots 
from Gwyneth Paltrow's second cookbook.  The book is growing on me, 
but I don't like it nearly as much as I like her first.  
The carrots could change my mind though - so good.  

Dessert was Coconut Tea Cake from Dorie Greenspan, from her very good book, Baking
 I omitted the rum, and served with berries and whipped cream.  
It's good on its own, but so tasty with berries and cream. 

Chicken with Coconut Pineapple Sauce
source unknown with some changes from me

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 Tb flour
2 Tb oil

2/3 cup coconut milk
6 Tb pineapple juice or orange juice
4 Tb soy sauce
2 Tb lemon juice
2 Tb brown sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger, minced or grated

Preheat oven to 425'.  Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.  I used a 9x13.
Stir flour and salt together.  Lightly coat the chicken with flour.  Shake to remove excess.

Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat, and cook chicken until brown and nearly cooked through.
Place in one layer in your baking dish.

Meanwhile, whisk together the sauce ingredients.  

Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken is cooked.

Coconut Tea Cake recipe here, with bonus icing recipe.  I would try this bonus icing recipe.....

Carrot recipe here - although note that the website says the recipe 
is suitable for vegans which it is not, because of the honey.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bad Tattoo Brewing Company

When the possibility of a weekend in Penticton came up, almost the first thing everyone said was - 

We've got to go back to Bad Tattoo!
 Our last visit made us big big fans of the pizza (and for The Mister - the beer!).

Once again we started our meal with the soft pretzels, which are SO GOOD.  
The mustard dip is out of this world.  On the way out I asked if it was possible to buy some.  
A lady told me the name of the store in Penticton where they get it from 
but I didn't write it down and forgot it 2 minutes later.  
An internet search reveals the possibility it might be Il Vecchio's.....

Then we moved onto 2 pizzas; the Chicago pizza and Los Muertos.  
Both were pretty good.  I could have done without the arugula on the Los Muertos, 
but the pork was fabulous.  
The Chicago was good too.  

Caprese Salad, fresh and delicious.

Service was pretty disappointing - our waitress was super unfriendly, inattentive and actually rolled her eyes a couple of times when we attempted to ask her some questions. 
 If the food wasn't so good, and if our last visit hadn't been so great, I would probably not go back. 

They've got another chance out of me for another visit though.  
Can't get those pretzels out of my head...

Website here

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mountains and stuff - Field BC

A"heart shaped leaf" given to me by The Boy.