Sunday, September 20, 2009

Bunny lunch...

Wanted to make a quick lunch my child would eat, so i used some home made bread for ears, some turkey bologna some olives for eyes, a dab of pesto for a nose, carrots for mouth and whiskers - oh and some lettuce to feed the bunny!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Needed dinner - fast - needed a good tasting, nutritious dinner - made own of my daughters favorites, cheese quesadillas, but I added some veggies (sauteed some red and green bell pepper and an onion in a little olive oil. and some chicken (poached it in some broth, shredded it and added a little bit of Mexican seasoning) added some chopped black olives some chopped tomato and of course the shredded cheese - used colby this time- almost instant dinner...
served it with some blue corn chips and some store bought salsa and some sour cream

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pasta with a meat sauce and a garden salad

Pasta, meat sauce and a salad made up dinner tonight, easy and good. sauteed a half a finly chopped onion and 2 cloves minced garlic in a little olive oil - browned about 1/2 lb of ground beef added some canned mushroom pieces, because I didn't have any fresh then added a couple of cans of canned petite diced tomatoes, and let it simmer for about 1/2 hour, then added a ton of fresh orageno and flat leaf parsely from my garden. Made some pasta, served it family style from one big bowl with some fresh ground parm, quick garden salad using my own cucumbers, some grape tomatoes, black olives, carrots and hearts of romaine. Everybody loved this meal...

Simple Pleasures: a toasted cheese sandwich

Its starting get cold already, I made myself a simple cheese sandwich, with Colby cheese and a few tomato slices - with a tomato from my garden a little black pepper - i used rye bread. The secet to avoid getting the cheese soggy from the tomato is to first broil the sanwhich and when its almost done then you put the tomato on

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Whole Red Snapper

Grilled with a Mediterranean flair... this was a real hit. Took one whole, cleaned red snapper and brushed it with a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil fresh chopped oregano and salt and pepper - made a couple of slits in the meaty part of the fish and rubbed the marinade in. Let this sit for about 10 mins, then grill over medium heat, covered for about 15 mins or until fish is done. Serve it on a platter covered with chopped onion and flat leaf parsley, sprinkle crumbled feta, deiced tomato and olives atop -

The school year is almost here, and once I go back to teach and my daighter goes back to school I should actually have more time to post ...Happy Cooking everyone!