Sunday, June 30, 2013

Planning: June 30 - July 5, 2013

So June sucked.
I have been in the throes of many things, including a decision to move me to a new school, and the wrap up of the current school year.  I have been at work late, eating poorly, and packing.  I hate packing.
But good news!  School's out!  I have a little time again!  Monday is Canada Day and we're going to Toronto for the day to watch the Bluejays play and probably go to the fireworks.  So many possibilities!
Here's a rundown of some of the things we're eating around the mountain this week, now that I'm cooking again:
  • Southwestern Breakfast Scramble for a couple of lunches
  • Grilled Steak and Potato Salad
  • Moroccan Chicken with Couscous
  • Flank Steak with Lime Marinade
  • Vietnamese Steak Sandwiches
Plus, I have lots of things on Pinterest that I'm interested in trying of the ice cream and muffin variety.

Here's to a new month, a different pace, and good eating!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Breakfast Treat: Bonnie's Blueberry Muffins

The last time I was home for a holiday, we decided to have brunch.  I made the Southwest Scramble that I used for the Pintertest Kitchen last week.  J decided it wasn't enough.  He felt that just the scramble wouldn't be enough to be a meal.  He decided this about an hour before I was going to make the scramble.  On a holiday.  So we were stuck with what I could find in the house.
When you're looking for something that you probably have all the ingredients to make, Taste of Home is a pretty safe place to look.  The recipes are easy, accessible, and yummy.  I went there to search for blueberry muffins when I decided that they would be the easiest thing to make fast on a holiday morning.
I like blueberry muffins, other than they always seem to turn grey because I use frozen fruit.  These are no exception.  But they baked up golden brown and delicious.  They were wonderful warm.
I present to you now from Taste of Home, Bonnie's Blueberry Muffins:

Monday, June 10, 2013

New and Different Side: Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Sticks

I haven't been cooking.  The past couple of weeks have had me losing my mind, and I'm pretty sure the roller coaster is going to continue until school is over.  My back yard is all torn up as we have stairs installed in our pool, along with a new liner.  My cat is shedding like there's no tomorrow, and it's cold.  Bah.
But the last nice weekend that we had, we used our new grilling toys and I needed a side.  I chose this off of Pinterest as something different to go with the kebabs.
J and I both like asparagus.  Usually, I roast it in the oven in a little olive oil, or grill it with a little olive oil.  I'm not super creative when it comes to side or vegetables.  Sometimes, I make the asparagus saute with sausage.  Then asparagus season ends, and we wait until the price is reasonable again.  I will need to add this to the rotation.  Next year.  When the asparagus sprouts again.
I present to you now How Sweet Eats' Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Sticks:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Bowlful of Deliciousness: Southwestern Breakfast Scramble (The Pintertest Kitchen)

There is no question that J and I love Mexican food.  I've never really strayed out of the dinner realm before, but ohhhhhhhhh.  I read this on Budget Bytes, pinned it immediately, and thought, "how could this possibly be bad?  But...TORTILLA CHIPS??"
I don't know why I question Beth's recipes.  They work, they're easy, and they're freaking tasty.  Once again, I pinned a winner from one of my favourite places to draw inspiration from on the web.
Here's the pin:
From Budget Bytes, I present to you the Southwest Breakfast Scramble: