Yay for the return of grilling weather! Pictured: grilled “steak strips” (don’t ask me what this cut really is; they didn’t have skirt steak at Fred Meyers so I improvised) with blender chimichurri, rice, grilled spring onions, and grilled asparagus. Everyone in our family had seconds, and there were zero leftovers. (I mean, the kids…… Continue reading Dinner was a triumph
Enjoying her breakfast of scrambled eggs with ham this morning, Amelia suggested we have breakfast burritos for dinner tonight. I told her I had planned to make salmon for dinner. Her eyes lit up (she loves salmon), and she asked, “Can we roast it?” I said, “Yes, I think we can roast it in the…… Continue reading Meal Planning with Amelia
We went to the Milwaukie Farmer’s Market yesterday — it was the first market of the year, and they were packed! Only 2-3 actual farm stands were there, but I got some spring onions, rainbow chard, asparagus, radishes, strawberries, and small “Russian gold” potatoes. Not sure who’s going to eat all these radishes — I’m…… Continue reading Opening day at the Milwaukie Farmers Market
I’ve been super-lazy about cooking lately, but last night I finally made a nicer meal for me and the kids: apple Dutch baby, smashed potatoes, and wilted arugula salad with pancetta.
Happy May Day! Last Sunday morning, we got a delivery of what was supposed to be 2 yards of dirt for the planter boxes. I now think it was more like 3 yards. On Sunday afternoon (before flying to Texas for my brother-in-law’s funeral), I filled all our planter boxes and planted our new starts!…… Continue reading Planter boxes, filled and planted
I mean, we ate it. But the apples were mush, the crust (store-bought) was bleh, and I used too coarse a grind of corn meal in the streusel. Ah well, they can’t all be winners.