Hey There and Good Morning!
I should be doing my Thursday financial reports that I run EVERY Thursday, but I don't feel like it - later I guess. Never got around to walking or doing archery yesterday. I ran out before lunch to get carrots and pick up a library book. It was cold and raw. So after lunch I napped. When I got up it was GORGEOUS outside. Too late to run to a park to walk and Tyg was outside, so I couldn't do archery. Oh well. Maybe today. I needed the carrots because I was making the chicken pot pie recipe that Bonny posted the other week - it is delicious by the way.
For now I seem to be turning Thursdays into cooking or food days on my blog. Tonight's dinner is hot & sweet Italian sausage that Fletch will grill. He will grill plenty extra so there will be some for left overs and also some to freeze for another day when I feel like making spaghetti sauce. Yum. I will saute some peppers, onions and mushrooms to go with the sausages and will most likely pick up some crusty bread or rolls to go with it all. None of this encompasses recipes I will share.
But, we had two new salads this week that turned out pretty good. With the warmer weather, I've been in the mood for cool sides or summer food as it were. A few nights ago Fletch grilled some steaks for us. The salad I made was this:
1 Cuke – peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
~ 6 Compari tomatoes chopped
1 avocado chopped
Some onion sliced very, very thin
1 jalapeno minced
1 TBS Canola oil
1 lime juiced
¼ tsp chili powder
Generous pinch of sugar
Salt & Pepper
Pour the dressing over the chopped veggies, toss to mix. Serve cold or at room tempIt was pretty tasty. There was some left over, but when I looked at it for lunch the other day it looked pretty runny and I'm guessing the avocado did not do well. I'll look today and see if any can be salvaged or if it should all be tossed. We had some home made corn muffins to round out the meal.
Another night I cooked fish (fried blue fish for Fletch - I can't stand blue fish...for myself I baked a piece of cod that I had covered in salsa verde and lemon slices - very good!!). We had some steamed new potatoes and this salad:
1 lb carrots shredded or julienned (I shredded in my mini processor)
3-4 dates chopped
¼ Cup pistachios
Chopped cilantro & mint
2 TBS EVOO
2 TBS Fresh lemon juice
1 TBS Tahini
1 TBS Honey
1 Clove garlic minced
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp salt
This was so good! Very tasty - loved the pistachios and dates in it and some great flavors in the dressing.
For some time now (a few years anyway) I've tried to make a new recipe at least once a week. Between the pie for Easter and these two salads, this has been a good experiment week!
Not sure what today will be like. I would love to take a walk, but I need to run the financial reports first. Also, I did not sleep well - Tyg was on the roof (again) meowing around 1:45 a.m. I let him in (the back door, downstairs), and did not get back to sleep until after 4 (what's new?). Then Tyg was meowing in the bedroom at 5 a.m. to go back out. I let him out and then slept till 6. I'm guessing I may nap again today, but we shall see. Sometimes I get a second wind!
Hope you all are doing well!