Monday, May 31, 2021

Pan-Seared Crusted Seasoned Salmon With Mango Salsa

We like salmon (except Pat) and the girls are big fans of mango so when I saw this recipe on the Ask Chef Dennis blog, I knew it had to be tried.  Since I had three pieces of salmon, I increased the spices by 50% and I doubled the salsa to accommodate the two pieces of chicken that I was cooking for the non salmon eaters.  You can click on the above link for the original recipe and pics.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Beef Tri-Tip

Tri-tip is very popular in the western US, but it is generally hard to find around these parts, so while Bev was in Knoxville the other day, I asked her to stop at Publix to see if they had any and she bought the only one they had.  They are not readily available, in part, because there are only two per cow.  Here is a shot from the web.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Garlicky Greek Chicken

In keeping with my low carb meal plans and discovering some chicken thighs in the freezer that needed to be used, I found a recipe forGarlicky Greek Chicken on the Cooklist site and followed it with a few additions - here is a shot from Cooklist.

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Creamy Tuscan Shrimp

After gaining weight during the pandemic, and having my other hip degrading toward replacement, I must once again shed some pounds and just as before, I’m using the keto diet.  So when I discovered the recipe for Creamy Tuscan Shrimp on the Gimme Delicious blog, I decided it would work beautifully with our Royal Red Shrimp. Below is the original recipe which I altered to use more shrimp, since we were not serving a starch with it. (my changes).  The is the pic from Layla's site.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Maryland Crab Cakes

Thanks to our Sitka Salmon Shares, in our freezer, we had four Dungeness Crab halves and half of a snow crab and I had been wanting to make crab cakes.  When we invited our friends Laurie and David over for happy hour, we thought they would make a nice light meal along with some salad, steamed asparagus, and desserts that they brought.  I started thawing the crab the previous day and that morning I assembled my picking station and went to work.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Salsa Verde Baked Chicken

After a year and a half of our every Thursday meals for our friends, we have backed off to monthly (they now have gvmt help) and this was the first one since our trip to Pensacola, FL.  To make it easier for both parties, I’m trying to use dishes that we make up ahead of time and they can bake at their suppertime. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Greek Salmon

We now have several pieces of salmon in the freezer that we need to work thru and I know there are many recipes for Asian flavored salmon and that was what I was looking for.  But somehow I came across the recipe for Greek Salmon from Delish and since Greek is one of my favorite flavors (especially when Feta is included), I opted to put off Asian until the next time.  Even though I had more salmon than the recipe called for, I followed the ingredients for the topping and here is the pic from their site.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Rao’s Meatballs

After discovering Rao’s Marinara Sauce during an RVing trip to Wisconsin a couple years ago, it has become our go-to as we like it better than any other store-bought version and as well as our best homemade. 

Somewhere along the line Bev came upon the recipe for Rao’s meatballs and they have also become our preferred version.  Even though we’ve made them a couple of times, I can’t find that I ever blogged about them until now.  Bev was making them to have when Kathy’s family visits in June plus to have some on hand so the recipe below is tripled the original.  Click on the link above for the original recipe and this pic of theirs.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Tuna Macaroni Salad Deluxe

We had a couple pieces of Albacore Tuna in the freezer from our Sitka Salmon Shares and I have been exploring what to do with them when along came Chef Dennis’ recipefor Tuna Macaroni Salad Deluxe on his Ask Chef Dennis blog which used canned albacore tuna.  I modified the recipe for the amount of tuna I had and changed the directions a little but you can visit his site for the original recipe and more pics like this.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Swordfish With Tomatoes And Capers

With all of the seafood we brought home from Pensacola, it was time to get serious about eating what we already had on hand beginning with some swordfish.  About nine years ago, we made this dish using a recipe from Ina Garten and Bev decided she was a swordfish fan after eating it.  Since then, we have made and enjoyed several toppings but decided it was time for this one again.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Florida Trip – Days 16-18 - The Campground & Trip Home

It was our last day and with nothing scheduled, so my girls and a few others went into old downtown Pensacola to look around and do some shopping while I puttered around and readied the coach for the next days drive.  Since it was supposed to rain overnight and in the morning, we did as much as we could the day before, including attaching the car.

You may remember that I classify the places we stay as campgrounds, RV Parks, and RV resorts and I would call this a low end RV park as the roads and sites were all gravel but they did have paver brick patios at each site.  Check in was friendly and efficient and we were guided to our site even though it was raining.