We took the kids down to the big Easter egg hunt in Clinton today, where the ran around in the woods looking off something like 5000 eggs. Lots of sugar, lots of fun, and even some prizes. Like the ‘free’ goldfish, which needs a home and food and plants. Kind of like the free chicks from the garden store.
Of course, some of the eggs are never found, except by the squirrels. I saw two weathered eggs with the end chewed out, no candy remaining.
I also saw one of our three year old friends find the last gold egg, the one for the 10-12 year olds. They were looking and looking and then she was soooo excited that she found the shiny egg. (Never mind that piece of paper in there saying PRIZE, shiny egg!!!)No comments
One of the ways that I used to like salmon, way back, before I was vegetarian and then not again, was grilled with a peach or nectarine salsa. We were having salmon a few nights ago. There was a pineapple that needed used. Cilantro in the fridge that needed used. (Come to think of it, the salmon was in the needed used category too)
So, together it all went.
Finely chopped pineapple, about a cup.
A hunk of cilantro, chopped up.
A couple shakes of chipotle
Half a lime, squeezed. (Needed used. What can I say)
Served with the salmon, on the side since certain little people aren’t into anything spicy of different right now.
Steak and Mushroom (pizza) Pie
Start with some strong stock from braising ribs or a chuck roast. It was a thick stock, mostly solid at fridge temperature. Mince a few mushrooms, cook them down in butter, then add about a cup of the stock, and let it thicken to the thickness of the normal tomato sauce. Add just a few pinches of flour to help it out if necessary. This is going to be the sauce for the pizza.
Spread the sauce, add some diced bits of leftover steak (I used a couple ounces of the previous nights sirloin), 6 or 8 more sliced mushrooms, then the mozzarella. Yummy.
The actual pizza wound up being 3/4 steak and mushroom, and 1/4 steak only (using a little straight stock as the sauce) due to one of the kids not caring for mushrooms this year. Both were good, the mushroom side tasted richer, and deeper, the steak only was much steakier.No comments