I chose radishes because we really like them in our house, but we tend to not really use them in dishes other than salad. Well this lovely was delivered to our door thanks to Hello Fresh.
This meal was sooooooo delicious. One of our new favorites
For some reason my photo taking skills have gone straight to hell. But I managed this perfect summer dish. So there's still hope for my cooking skills.
Pardon the brevity but I'm on my lunch break:
Bonus recipe (without photo):
I absolutely love this sandwich in summertime.
Summer's here and everyone is crazy busy.
Feel free to share your radish recipes
Until next week,
Georgia, Jen, Amy and Nikita
This week, I chose Gelatin aka Jello because it's just so dang hot! I'm trying to find ways to make food without turning on the range. Bonus points: I won the 'Mother of the Year' award with this berry mold. Christopher was in awe of it and ate most of it. Sometimes, I forget how children enjoy little things i.e. jello or ice pops. ~Ice pops have been really popular in our house lately~ This recipe was insanely easy to make and looked beautiful and rich in color. I even made whipped cream to serve with our slices - oh! Hand-Whipped Cream. Yes. I sold my hand mixer and used a whisk here. Christopher and I took turns whipping the cream because I'm out of shape and free child labor. Builds character! LOL! Enjoy the pics and the recipe.
I thought this jello challenge was interesting in that, how can I make something not so jello-ish.
I found this recipe for berry citrus gummies and thought.. yep. This is where we are going this week.
Are they as beautiful as Nikita's Very Berry Gelatin? No
Are they as gross as Amy's Raspberry Fluff? Also no
They are cute and fun. Have a nice tart berry taste. And gummies.
I made this:
I was not impressed.
I actually found a cherry fluff recipe that I might have to try. Cherries and fluff sound like a winning combination.
Until next week when we hunt for new ways to serve radishes.
Nikita, Georgia, Jen and Amy
After spending a few days in New Orleans I had difficulty choosing just one food photo but I chose this one of a local bistro that really pushes their donuts. You can see why. Georgia and I split this mother sized blueberry-lemon donut. I had a lavender latte to go with. No regrets! If you look closely at the shop window it's Space Invaders...with donuts. This is the sort of planet we must leave for our children's children.
I know. I know. Phoenix is breaking records at 112F, and I'm making soup. What the heck am I thinking? Well I've sold a LOT of my kitchen equipment preparing for our big move, and I needed an easy one pot meal. So Homestyle Chicken Soup it is. It was delicious!
I don't know if I took a photo of every meal I ate in New Orleans, but..
This is most of them,
What was my favorite?
If I can only pick one I'd have to say it was the red beans and rice. The best..
But the beignets and the bread pudding and oh my goodness the crepe was freaking amazing.
While Nikita was looking for the tastiest , yet easiest meals to make..
Amy and I were eating our way around New Orleans.
Amy, Nikita, Georgia and Jen
So my big thing right now is HelloFresh. It's my new favorite thing.
Delivered to my door. Everything you need.. Delivered to your door.
Cranberry Thyme Duck was on the menu last week.
This was the first time that I've ever had duck. It was delish.
I'm going back for more
One of my favorite beverages to make in summer is lavender lemonade. I use dried culinary lavender for it so it doesn't qualify as "fresh" herbs. As it turns out a new coworker grows fresh herbs and she shared some rosemary with. I thought why not try making rosemary lemonade? Turns out it's delicious!
There are many recipes all over the internet for rosemary lemonade.
What I did was throw a few sprigs into a saucepan with a couple of cups of water. I brought it to a boil then turned it down and put a lid on the pan and allowed it to simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature. You may wish to make a simple syrup. A combo of sugar and honey can be quite nice. I used less than 1/2 cup of Splenda ( it dissolves easily). Combine a simple syrup and about 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice in a pitcher. Add the cooled rosemary infused water and stir. Add fresh water(about 2 cups) and stir. Serve with fresh rosemary sprigs(if desired).
Ya'll! This dish is probably one of the prettiest I have been able to put together for dinner. While most of the ingredients are Indian spices, it's the fresh mint that really pulls this recipe together. The salmon is crusted in garam masala, turmeric, paprika, & more. The rice that is paired with the salmon was featured on our Turmeric edition when I simmered the basmati rice in coconut milk and spices. I topped the salmon with a fresh kick of greek yogurt mixed with orange juice and zest. Give this a try! You will be sure to impress.
As we continue each week's challenge, I tend to look to the people around me for suggestions on food challenges. Usually it tends to be Matthew who lends his ideas; however, it happened to be my old boss lady who gave me the idea of ravioli lasagna as we were leaving work one evening. She was recently promoted and now we work on the same floor again. It's always nice to see familiar faces at work, and I'm thrilled about the next steps she is taking in her career and family life. As we were riding the 5:00p elevator which stops at every floor on the way down, I received the text stating it was my turn to choose our Saturday Bites challenge. I looked at Alicia and asked her what was her favorite food. Out came Lasagna! And being as resourceful as she is a mother of 4 children, she tells me, "I have a really easy ravioli lasagna that I can make on weeknights, and it feeds the whole family." Here's the best part: you can use frozen ravioli with no prep cooking ahead of time. It took 10 mins to assemble and 45 mins to bake. ABSOLUTELY DELISH! I encourage you to look at the people around you and find out what foods they love!
When Nikita threw down the lasagna challenge I was already planning on making a pan for a dinner party.
The party isn't until tomorrow night, but I prepped it this evening and will finish it up tomorrow. I plan on serving it with a salad and garlic knots
Timing really is everything
Jen's out of town this week
This is my lasagna. Pretty, isn't it? It gave me such extreme never ending flatulence that even the dog was offended by my stank booty. Poor pupper needed outreach.
I'm not sharing the recipe. You're welcome.
I don't know what is more fantastic. Nikita's delish lasagna or the side effects of Amy's
Until next week,
Nikita, Georgia, Jen and Amy
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