Archive for April, 2010

Ask Me Anything! – Swordfish

April 27, 2010

Question:

Love the blog. Besides grilling, what can you recommend with swordfish?

Answer:

We, typically, don’t eat a lot of swordfish. However, I’ll give what advice I can 🙂

Hot and fast is the best way to cook swordfish steaks — which is why grilling them is so popular. Another hot and fast alternative, though, is to broil them in your oven…would that be an agreeable option for you?

For steaks, usually 8-10 minutes per side will do it, and give you a nice carmalization. For fillets, you’ll want to cut that time drastically.

If you’re marinating, I’ve had the best luck with marinades that contain oil…it keeps the fish juicy under the extreme heat of the broiler/grill.

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Menu Mondays

April 26, 2010

Whew. DH and I got nailed with The Plague of 2010 last weekend and it took us most of last week to recover! Needless to say, we didn’t stick to the meal plan. Here’s hoping for a better week this time!

We’re in a bit of a food rut here lately — has anyone tried anything new recently that was delicious?? My Google Reader is full of desserts…not dinners! LOL


Saturday: Beef stroganoff (recycled from the past week…we never ended up having it), salad

Sunday: Not sure — FIL coming over for dinner

Monday: filet mignon, garlic green beans, pasta

Tuesday: leftover stroganoff, steamed cauliflower

Wednesday: ham (slices i froze from easter), annie’s mac and cheese, steamed broccoli

Thursday: marinated grilled chicken breasts, garlic rice pilaf, salad

Friday: None for now — we have plans!

Giveaway! – Cascadian Farms and MyBlogSpark

April 24, 2010

Hello everyone!

I have another wonderful giveaway for you!! MyBlogSpark and Cascadian Farm have presented me with a very generous prize pack — and now I can offer one to you as well!

The Cascadian Farm prize pack I received (and which you can enter to win!) included:  Fruitful O’s cereal, Cinnamon Crunch cereal, Chocolate Chip Chewy granola bars, Dark Chocolate Almond Granola, Dark Chocolate Almond granola bars, Oats & Honey granola, and an eco-friendly grocery bag.

So far I’ve chowed down on both the granola bars, and caught myself eating the dark chocolate almond granola out of the box! All of these products are truly delicious — and this prize pack is huge!

So huge, in fact…I had trouble fitting it all in one picture. LOL

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post before May 1, 2010 — I will draw a name next Sunday (5/2/10) and announce it here!

Comment Fodder: Do you buy organics? If yes, what do you buy? If no, why not?

Did you participate in any Earth Day activities last week?

All the products, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Cascadian Farm through MyBlogSpark. (*waves at the FTC guidelines*)

Menu Mondays and Earth Day!

April 19, 2010

Last week’s menu plan went by the wayside after Tuesday, because I had a nasty stomach virus and DH wasn’t feeling well either.

Here’s hoping we’re back on track this week!

Monday: beef steak, steamed broccoli, pasta tossed with olive oil

Tuesday: quick turkey chili with fixin’s

Wednesday: salmon, wild rice, garlic green beans

Thursday: skillet beef stroganoff (made with venison, though!), salad

Friday: Headed to our first baseball game of the season, and will eat at the game!

Earth Day

As you may (or may not!) know, April 22nd (Thursday) is Earth Day. Cascadian Farm is looking for people to make a pledge to follow a few simple, eco-friendly principles in honor of this Earth Day. Will you make the pledge? Simply log onto www.Facebook.com/cascadianfarm and select the pledge that’s best for you!

In addition, with the assistance of Cascadian Farm and MyBlogSpark, I will be doing a giveaway soon for some of Cascadian Farm’s organic products! Stay tuned!

The above information was also provided by Cascadian Farms, through MyBlogSpark.

Lastly, check out Cascadian Farm’s website for a $1 off coupon!

Menu Mondays

April 11, 2010

Another week! How did we get here so fast? LOL

Life’s been busy — haven’t been many new recipes here. Alas, my list of recipes to try is nearly all desserts! Ack! I can’t just make desserts for dinner. LOL I’m going to try to find some new ones to try for dinner…and maybe start making some of those desserts!

We had a pair of friends who recently had a baby, so I spent Sunday making food for them — wore me out to stand on my feet all day. I don’t know how people do it!!

Saturday: leftover ham from easter, annie’s mac and cheese, green beans

Sunday: takeout (pizza and salad) for dinner, but made food for the new parents in our group:

Monday: venison steak, steamed cauliflower, pasta

Tuesday: sunken burritos with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and guacamole

Wednesday: salmon, wild rice, broccoli

Thursday: leftover burritos

Friday: spaghetti with meat sauce, salad

Menu Mondays

April 5, 2010

Sunday: Take out

Monday: filet mignon, steamed broccoli, pasta tossed with olive oil

Tuesday: pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans

Wednesday: ham, macaroni and cheese, steamed green beans

Thursday: Leftover pulled pork

Friday: BLT’s with avocado on homemade bread, potato chips