Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Creations by the boys

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fresh Blueberry Muffins

Making Blueberry Muffins

Fresh pick from our yard

carefully washed

Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder

Mix in Egg, milk and oil

then mix in 3/4 cup of blueberries

spoon into 12 paper muffin tin inserts - Sprinkle with sugar (use larger grained sugar if you have it)
bake 15 min

I might have put to many blueberries for some but I love the mix of sweet and tart

Yummy Hot Night dinner

Tonight we had sweet sausage cooked on stove top with peppers and onions.

I cooked the sausage for about 10 minutes med heat covered

Then I drained the fat

Added the one large yellow onion and two large green peppers (all to taste)

When the sausages are cooked completely slice down the middle of the sausage and lay flat on a hoggie roll, with mustard and ketsup.

Tonight because it was hot and sticky I served these with carrot sticks and celery with dip.

Simple Chicken

Simple Chicken tenders with onions over pasta and fresh green beans.
Cook chicken tenders in pan on stove top.
Mix with some olive oil, garlic and pepper
When almost cooked add onions for taste and to cook down ever so slightly

Saturday, July 25, 2009

ahhhhh Dinner in peace

After a long day of working - last saturday was way hot and sticky, but most of all most of us were damp from the sweat.

So we were blessed with a sitter for the night and a quite dinner at home. So what to make?
Think Think Think

BBQ grilled pork!!!

A quick slap of bbq sauce and hopping on to the grill and we will be finding out just how good this pork can be.

Between the hairy potter ideas

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Roberts' Chicken Tossed Salad

This is one of our favorites for the adults in our home.
I make each persons salad individually to allow every one to get the amount they desire.

1/2 head of lettuce
2 Cups cooked and cooled breaded chicken
5 strips of Cooked and cooled Bacon (we used maple bacon)
1 Cup Cheddar or Mozz shredded cheese
1/2 Cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
Honey Mustard or Ranch Dressing

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

LOBSTER July 3rd 2009

OK after 24 years in New England I finally got to pick out and cook my own lobster. Dare you laugh? Well you should, because I have worked at over 10 restaurants and have had my own kitchen for over 11 years, and I love Lobster. So why did it take me too long to do it my self? Not sure? So Friday while at work my hubby decided to have lobster for dinner. What a nice surprise to come home to right? Not really, we had to go to the store and pick out a lobster for the two of us, while the children had take out Chinese food!

We picked a 2.78 lb lobster, seemed like the biggest one there!

Pretty pricey too, but hey it was a holiday weekend and a treat for us. The boys were excited about the lobster, and on the car ride home the 4 year old was saying hi to it as it was triple bagged below his feet in the car. We got this big boy home and put him in the sink so it could breath a bit before the boiling pot of doom.

After getting the pot of water and salt going to a raging boil we as a family dropped the lobster into the pot! As instructed head first and tail up. And after 20 minutes in the simmering water our lobster had changed into a nice pinkish red and was ready to indulge on.

After pulling the lobster from the water we placed it in a strainer and drained the water from it.

We then melted some butter and separated the fat from the pan and drew out the butter to dip the lobster in.

After a few minutes of cooling we then cut the lobster up so we could get the meat from the tail, legs and claws!

I was disappointed because I was the only one eating most of the lobster. Troy took a few bites and said that he remembered why it was so many years since having lobster, and that just was not his favorite thing. So there I was me and 2.78 lb lobster.

I took my time and really enjoyed each bite after all the hard work of removing the meat from the shell. In all I would make lobster for my self and leave everyone else out of it, even though Trevor (7) liked it but not enough to ask for seconds.