The Yummy Side of Life…

Will take photos for food…
May 26, 2008, 11:35 pm
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and I’ll take them of food too 🙂

Yummy Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes… The tomatoes were sauteed in an herbed butter sauce–Green beans were boiled until tender, then the tomatoes and butter sauce were poured over the green beans.

Even thoug h I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to, we still have yummy dinners every now and again! This particular night we had lemon-pepper chicken with a side salad (topped with balsamic vinaigrette and parmesan). On the side is a French roll (which I did NOT make myself LOL).

What a yummy meal this was! America’s Test Kitchen Pasta Caprese… Marinade some tomatoes in olive oil, basil, garlic, salt and pepper, toss with fresh mozzarella and penne rigate. Instant (and VERY quick) meal!

And last, but certainly not least, a photo from the store I work at (I took it for the website we are about to get up and running)… Stonewall Kitchen products are awesome!


May 26, 2008, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Beef, Dinner, Pork, Seafood, Sides

It’s been a while, I know. I feel out of commission. LOL. Last week was SO busy!! I had a job interview at Churchville Elementary for their 3-5 music position and the Buffalo Gap HS band director position. I find out early June if I got the job or not. ::crosses fingers::

Because of that, I cooking hardly anything last week. This week is going to be an EASY week as I’m just not up to it, and we had plenty of stuff in the fridge/freezer to use up! So, here is our menu for this week:

#1: Hot dogs (all beef franks) with chips… Hey today is Memorial Day!!! Even though we don’t have a grill, we still cook the food that people should have on days like this 🙂

#2: Barbecue beef on whole wheat hamburger buns(brand = Lloyd’s…you can find it in the meat section of the grocery store) with fresh fruit on the side.

#3: Popcorn shrimp with a side salad.

#4: Egg Drop Soup (the only thing I HAVE to actually make on this week’s menu) with egg rolls and mandarin oranges.

#5: Grilled pork chops (rubbed with spices), green beans, and mashed potatoes.

So there it is… An easy week for me. Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things next week. Summer is here and that means lots of fresh veggies and herbs!

The Split Banana…
May 11, 2008, 1:16 am
Filed under: Dessert

Soooo I have to rave about the new local ice cream shop in town. The Split Banana opened in March and is absolutely delightful! It is co-owned by Nick Blanton (I forget the other guy’s name… Sorry!). His sister is Erin, co-owner (with their mom) of the local toy store–Pufferbellies. Yeah, that last sentence didn’t really have a point. Just had to throw a plug in for Pufferbellies too :-p

Anyway… The Split Banana always has a unique selection of sorbets, gelatos, and ice creams. Tonight, they had a new gelato flavor, Cocoa Ancho. Most foodies know that this is actually a pretty typical combination, but I’ve never heard of it as a frozen treat. I tasted it, and was immediately enamored! A rich dark chocolate with the kick of ancho chiles. I had to have it! So I got it as a shake. 4 scoops of the gelato and some creamline (non-homogenized) milk, and off we go! All that to say… It was really good 🙂

Also, THE WHOLE STAFF is always really nice and welcoming. We go there so often, I’m sure some of them are tired of seeing us!

YOU should visit their website here —-> The Split Banana