Friday, June 26, 2020

Fish Sticks and Fried Green Tomatoes

While at the store last week, the seafood case had some nice looking fresh cod fillets and I bought a couple just to have in the freezer.  Later it dawned on me that I would like to turn them into fish sticks and I selected a recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Salmon Piccata & Our First Boat Ride

We love salmon and we love crappie in lemon-butter-caper sauce so when I saw this recipe for salmon piccata and recalled that we put capers in our salmon cakes, I knew we had to try it.  I followed the recipe as written but it can be found at All Recipes by clicking on thislink  This pic is from their site but we served it differently.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta Salad

Happy Father's Day To All You Dad's

After her success with potato salad, Cindy moved on to tuna pasta salad using the recipe from Mary on her Barefeet in the kitchen blog.    We coundn’t find the Za’atar Seasoning so Cindy used what is in the recipe below and the recipe below is doubled Mary’s – the original recipe along with several more pasta salad recipes and more pics like this one can be found on Mary's blog by clicking on this link.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Homemade Pizza On The Grill & Strawberry Shortcake

After thinking about it for several hours, Bev decided we should do something fun for supper while Joe was here and she opted for make-your-own pizzas using stuff we had on hand.  She found a dough recipe at A Couple Cooks and made a double batch (one would have been plenty for four individual pizzas).  Rather repeat the recipe here, it can be found by clicking on the link.

Bev made six dough balls and after an hour of proofing, she made a station for each of us to make ours – she did hers by hand and I used a rolling pin for mine.  

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Potato Salad Ala Cindy

I am a self admitted potato salad snob much preferring my Mom’s version to all others which Bev has learned to make.  So when Cindy bought some Yukon Gold potatoes at the Amish Market and volunteered to make a batch using a recipe from the web, my eyebrow raised a little but while I prefer mom’s, I’ve never had a version I disliked so I was all for it.

The recipe she used came from and was followed except she used mayo and sour cream in lieu of salad dressing.  The original recipe and pics like the one below can be found by clicking on this LINK.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Pork Ribs On The Weber & Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I had previously cooked a pork butt on my Weber Grill with a smoke box for the Thursday meal for our friends and today it was time to give ribs a try.  I cooked two slabs, cut in half, with 1½ for them and a 7-bone half for us.  For my rub, I used my old standard of a mixture of Billy Bones Competition and XXX Cherry put on both sides as thick as would stick.

Friday, June 5, 2020

BLT At The Dock and Strawberry Pie

Now that we have the dock cleaned and open for the season and the temps have moved into the mid to high 80’s, we have moved our happy hour to the lake where the still-cold-water makes the air temp noticeably cooler and we have a great view.