I am working today through Sunday and with daughter and husband coming for the weekend, I need to do a little of prepping.
First on the list was more cookies. Of all the cookies I've baked, peanut butter cookies are not my favorite. However, my husband and son-in-law can devour them. Using a recipe from the King Arthur Flour website, I made a batch of Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. I also made Toll House Chocolate Chip batter, which I will bake off tomorrow.
First an update to yesterday's supper of tuna. I went to Wegmans this morning and while there, I checked their price for tuna. They also charge $25.99/lb. for tuna. My sister-in-law, who lives on the Outer Banks, was kind enough to inform that she can purchase fresh tuna for $9.99/lb.
Back to this evening's meal. I opened the Whole Foods app this morning to check on their new weekly specials (they run Wednesday to Tuesday). The new promotion included wild caught salmon for $8.99/lb. (As a side note, Wegmans had farm raised salmon for $10.99/lb.) With a protein selected, I just needed to find a quick recipe. I went to Lidia Bastianich's website, Lidia's Italy, to search for an easy recipe.
I was at a loss as to what to cook this evening. I brought out my cookbook "Lidia's Italy," and went to one of the yellow tabs that my husband attached to a recipe he found interesting. One of the recipes he like was Grilled Tuna with Oregano. I stopped at Whole Foods on the way home from work and picked up tuna there. It was $25.99/lb. Just to be curious, I also decided to stop at Mr. Shrimp in Belmar to see what he charges for tuna. Mr. Shrimp's price was $18.99/lb. I should have went their first, oh well. I should also check out the tuna prices at Wegmans the next time I'm there.
Lidia's recipe is as follows. I am adjusting the recipe to serve two people. I also purchased green zucchini at Matt's Farm Market. . I'll slice it long ways using my mandoline and brush it with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Brown rice will round out the meal and a tossed salad. It's 3:27, time to feed Daisy and start supper.
My husband didn't get his weekly allotment of pasta last week. As I was off today, I swung by Matt's Farm and Garden Center in Wall Township, and picked up three pounds of plum tomatoes. My basil is looking good in the garden and garlic is a pantry staple so I was ready to cook away!
It seems that I can cook faster than I can post to my blog. I'm trying to catch up a bit here and hopefully still have a happy husband who's sitting alone right now. I better type and edit fast (and accurately!)
Sunday, I worked until closing so I had to think of something I could prepare ahead of time. On a recent visit to Wegmans, I purchased their family pack of ground turkey (3 lbs. @ $2.99/lb.), which is a great value. I dug out of my recipe box and found another recipe from Better Homes and Garden, but this time from their Test Kitchen Prize Tested Recipes section. The recipe was submitted by Millie Breaux, of Galliano, Louisiana for Cajun Turkey Burgers. These are flavorful burgers and a nice change from beef burgers. The burgers are wrapped in bacon, which add great flavor and makes the turkey stay moist. I served these with some leftover ciambotta and macaroni salad. I purchased some corn earlier in the day at Wegmans (3 for $1), however, it's a bit early yet for summertime corn.
We rounded out the meal with the remaining crepe cake and called it a night.
My daughter had a birthday last this week. The menu for her dinner was Five-Spice Pork (Better Homes and Gardens August 1997), Edie's Macaroni Salad, Broccoli Salad (from Trisha Yearwood). and for dessert Black and White Mille Crepe.
My daughter is on her way down for the weekend, so I decided to make pizza tonight. I prepped the pizza dough this morning before I left for work. I also sauteed some onions until they were caramelized. Yesterday when I stopped at Whole Foods, I picked up a 4 oz. log of goat cheese and today I picked up a bunch of local grown arugula. You might wonder where this is going.
I was beat after working yesterday. However, there was still supper to be made and cooking is relaxing for me.
On my way home from work I stopped at Whole Foods. One of the items on special this week was their bone-in center cut pork chops for $3.99/lb. I also wanted to try my aunt's recipe for ciambotta, so I also picked up a red pepper and green zucchini.
As our son had to work on Father's Day, tonight he treated my husband and I to dinner this evening at Brandl Restaurant in Belmar. My husband and I have been here many times before and, as usual, had a most wonderful dinner.
I am working today and won't get home until late. I have prepped tonight's supper. My husband had a request for chicken cordon bleu. I don't even remember where I got the recipe, but it's fairly easy and rather quick to prepare.
The basic ingredients needed to prepare this dish is boneless chicken breasts, sliced Swiss cheese, sliced ham along with flour, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.