Sunday, August 30, 2009

Harvest?

HARVEST??
Kinda - below is a photo of three of the four pumpkins I have picked so far this year.
I also have about 20 cherry tomatoes, and about 90 more to ripen. we had over 18 cups of blueberries, carrots, scallions, green beans still growing (been about 3 lbs) 6 ears of corn and sunflowers.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

giving and getting from the earth

This weekend was beautiful out and so the garden gave back to us!
More green beans, five ears of corn, three pumpkins that are ORANGE,
4 cherry tomatoes, and this week about ten carrots! Plus the blueberry
bushes are giving plenty - so far this summer 18 cups of blueberries,
giving much of them away!

Praise the lord for such wonderful gifts of food from our own hands!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Honey Chip Chicken

So the other night I had chicken breasts to make some sort of dinner creation

Named Honey Chip Chicken, by our seven year old son!

A total experiment in food - which does not always come out the best, but today was different - so different that there was a request for it again in the same week. WOW

1 tbls butter
4 1/2 boneless & skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup Kens Honey Mustard dressing/dip
1.5 cups crushed Cape Cod Regular Potato Chips

PREHEAT Oven to 350


1. melt butter in cast iron or regular skillit on med heat

2. place chicken breast in hot pan and sear on both sides to hold moisture




3. Add 3/4 cup of honey mustard to pan reduce
heat to simmer and cover for 15 minutes



4. Cut the chicken into reasonable sized peices











5. take all the peices and line a glass dish






6. take all the sauce and pour over the chicken in the dish








7. Crush up potato chips and sprinkle over the chicken
8. Bake in over for 15 minutes till nice and brown

9. serve over rice or pasta which ever you perfer









Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kids Rule tonight



The Kids rule tonights dinner!
My hubby is working late and so the dinner choice was made by our 7 and 4 year old.
OnCor Salsbury Steaks with Great Value Thick and creamy mac and cheese. Canned corn and gogurts!


Not the best but they love it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday Night Dinner

We had a simple grilled burgers and grilled corn for dinner tonight! Love summer because of the fact we can cook outside and not heat up the house!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday is Pasta Night?

Well every house hold is different and ours is no different. Tonight we had a christian book club group meet at our house and Robin 9co-worker) brought over the best dinner. It was homemade suace, with meat in it, served over pasta.
I made bread sticks from scratch, which I am not sure I will do that again becuase how log it took, but they were great! I have photos and the receipe!

It is beyond the food, right?

Friendship and chat is very important

I also made a blueberry cobbler and Robin made a smores like chocolate cake - yummy

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Blueberry Pancakes For Breakfast

Last night after grilled pizza and before ice cream, two of our neices went
out in the rain with me and picked another 3 cups of blueberries.!! Now what to do with these? Way too hot to bake! To late to make cobbler - PANCAKES!!!


We picked them in the rain.

Washed them off.

Layed them out on papertowels to dry over night.


Early this morning, I made blueberry pancakes for the three girls and myself, since for some odd reason the boy do not like them.

So I made the regular pancakes and then the blueberry ones. And they were delish. I have not had fruit in my pancakes in like forever. Since no one else likes them that way, I have suffered with plain food! But this morning was great and very yummy! I even made one that was the size of the pan! That of course was mine sine by the time I was done cooking them, everyone had left the table with full bellies!

Another Grilled Pizza

Alright - Since the last time I grilled pizza I have been dreaming of such an amazing flavor in my pizza - however the wonderful weather of new england has really put a dampper on my grilling season. If you can say there is such a thing as a Season, because most people in new england grill all year round, right? Ok well I know I do.


So back to this awesome pizza, and tonight I had three additional people so we had to make four pizzas! It was crazy! First I had to double the batch of dough. Which is fine till you need to find counter space in a very small kitchen. So that was done! On to broiling the bacon without burning it, left it is the hands of the hubby and 4 peices of a whole pound of bacon get over cooked, but the rest was perfectly cooked and yummy.


Then I had to prep all the other toppings! Onions and gree peppers. Now I love peppers, and never get them since 3 of the 4 people normally in our house DO NOT LIKE Peppers. But today we had one of our neices who loved them so on our pizza they went. YUM
Yet another sucessful grilled dinner times 4!
On to more grilling adventures.

Grilled Corn yummmmmy!!

Purchase Corn - :)






Husk it down till there are two layers left of the husk and then cut the end of the silk off but not to the corn

Fill Large pot with cold water, enough to cover all the peices of corn you have to grill.

Take corn and put is all in the pot of cold water

Then Put a heavy bowl on all the corn to stop them from floating.

Let the corn sit for 15 minutes or more.

Start Grill and set it to medium heat.

If you have a charcole grill start the fire earlier and get the charcole to a nice white.Remove the corn from the large pot just before putting on the grill
Hold the corn away from you and down so most of the water drains off

Place on the grill together in a bunch
Turn about every five minutes

Allow the husk to burn, sealing in the sweetness of the corn.




Should take about 20 minutes on medium heat!

* if you are also grilling burgers you can keep warm on the top rack after they are pretty much finished.


Take them off the grill with tongs

Rinse with warm water till all the silk has been pulled off, do not use cold water!!

Garnish with Butter, flavord salt or shake on cheese