Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cooking up a storm!

I'll be the first to admit I don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen any more.

I am most likely to cook when I have company.

Saturday evening I made a delicious dinner for my family.
I roasted vegetables that included home grown asparagus, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, mushrooms and Vidalia onions.
I broiled salmon. I try to serve salmon on or close to my grandson Nicholas' birthday each year. It is one of his very favorites.
I served these with a great french bread with garlic cloves throughout and my last bottle of 2 buck Chuck Chardonnay for the adults and milk for the grandchildren.

Roasted vegetables are so healthy and so easy.
I just cut them into large pieces and place on a cookie sheet I've lined with aluminum foil to make clean up easier.
I spread a very small amount of EVOO over the foil so the vegetables don't stick.
I drizzle a very small amount of EVOO over the vegetables and toss to coat.
I would guess the total amount of EVOO I use is one Tablespoon or less, depending on how many vegetables I am roasting.
30 minutes in a 350 degree oven and they're ready to eat.
I love to eat the leftovers cold for lunch the next day.
I don't usually even salt, pepper or season them although I know many people do.

I made a batch of fudge for dessert. Fudge has been a tradition for Father's Day in our family since we started vacationing in Eagle River, WI about 30 years ago. Even though we weren't in Eagle River, I knew the family would enjoy the fudge.
They certainly did and when they got home my granddaughter emailed me for the simple recipe I use.

While I was thinking about what to have for lunch today a friend sent me the menu from a French Restaurant in Florida. Of course it made my mouth water.
It also got my mind working when I saw a marinated salmon salad.
I had a small piece of salmon left so I flaked it and marinated it in Catalina dressing.
I put this on some crisp lettuce and added some large green grapes. I buttered two slices of the bread left from our dinner. It was a lunch to remember and I look forward to repeating it in the future.


Anonymous said...

Sure would like the name of that restaurant in Florida if you have it.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

It is in Ocala and this is their website: