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.
Last weekend for my daughter's birthday dinner, I made Edie's Macaroni Salad. There was some disappointment for one of the guests as they were hoping for Tricolored Fusilli with Shrimp and Roasted Peppers. This is pasta salad recipe is from the August 1984 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. So here I am, before getting ready for work, roasting peppers on the outdoor grill. I promise to type up the recipe tomorrow.
Also, since my husband won't be home for supper tonight, the cook decided to get a bite to eat from Joe Leone's in Sea Girt. Joe Leone's shares part of the Egan Liquor Store space for this branch. After searching the cases which contained pre-made salads and sandwiches, sandwiches made to order and the entrees of the day, I decided on a pre-made roast beef panini. It was a delicious sandwich. Nestled between two pieces of flat bread the sandwich was layered with American cheese on the outside, layers of tender roast beef, sauteed onions and sliced tomato. I reheated the panini in a non-stick fry pan. Daisy and I sat on the porch as I had the most delightful lunch.
Also following a trip to the gym this morning, I popped into my local Williams-Sonoma to check out non-stick fry pans. While my fish last night was delicious, it did stick to the pan. One of the sales staff that I know recommended the GreenPan Black Ceramic Non-Stick Fry Pan Set, which was at an acceptable price point for me. With a $10 coupon in hand and two gift cards, I made my purchase.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.