As I noted in November, I lost my mom. I find myself looking to favorite childhood recipes to remember here. This one we had at least once a week when I was a kid.
Quick, easy and freezes well, I usually make double so I have some on hand for quick dinners. Trust me, you will never find any jar sauce in my house. Ever. If you’d like to have meatballs instead, recipe is here.
On the board tonight: Continue reading
Everyone has their favorite way to eat those fresh tomatoes from the garden. This salad is my go-to. And so far I’ve been averaging enough cucumbers and tomatoes to make a batch every few days.
Cucumber Tomato Salad:
- 2 large cucumbers
- 3 large tomatoes
- 3 green onions or 1/2 small onion
- 1 large green pepper (opt)
- 1 jalapeno (opt)
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And of course the first tomato sandwich, for breakfast. Tomato, lettuce, mayo on homemade bread. Perfect.
Not the best photos, but this was all pre-coffee this morning.
Been a weird growing season this year. I had the tomatoes started in mid-February -because why not have a growing nursery while growing ducklings? And then had them in the ground by first week of May, in walls of water.
So, expectations were there would be tomatoes by 4th of July, if not earlier. Continue reading
Made these tonight, always a great way to grill a burger.
I make these all the time because they really are easy and a great way to have a cheeseburger without losing half the cheese to the grill. And the sweet potato cajun fries are the perfect sweet, spicy combo. Grill some peaches, pears or plums and dinner is done. Enjoy.
On the board tonight:
- Jalapeno-Cheddar Stuffed Burgers
- Kaiser Rolls
- Cajun Sweet Potato Fries
- Grilled Sweet Corn (pull husks back, clean off silk, wash, pull husks up & grill-yum!)
Had just enough pork belly left for a few tacos, a reprise of the BLTs from the other day. These are delicious, I think I like them better in these homemade tortillas than the traditional toasted bread slices.