Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Simply Delicious Meal Menu

Before you don a drool bib, don't forget about yesterday's Poetry Contest. You do NOT have to be an accomplished poet to enter! Cobble together your found poem from the photo caption contest, tweak the lines and email me your entry. YOU could win a bookstore gift card. C'mon.....don't be chicken! :)

This is one of the meals we enjoyed while my extended family was in town for the long weekend. It was tasty, easy, used the best of summer's fresh local ingredients and the flavors were well balanced.

Simple Green Salad

Hearts of Romaine
Creole Tomatoes

Cajun Cauliflower

Large head of cauliflower, stemmed and washed

1-cup shredded sharp cheddar
Liberal sprinkling of Tony's (or your own version of Cajun seasoning)
1/2-cup each mayo and mustard

Steam cauliflower until soft, but do not overcook. Drain and remove to serving bowl. In small bowl, mix together mayo and mustard. Slather mayo/mustard mix over cauliflower, sprinkle on Cajun seasoning and cover with cheese. Pop in microwave and heat until cheese is melted.

BBQ Chicken and Grilled Zucchini

BBQ your chicken thighs slowly so you don't burn it. That is the secret to good drilling. The zucchini was cut into strips and marinated overnight in a plastic zippered bag with equal parts lemon juice and olive oil with lots of garlic powder, salt and pepper. Grill until tender but not mushy.

Fruity Sponge Cakes

4 fresh peaches

1/2-carton each of strawberries and blueberries
Whipped Cream
6 sponge cake cups

Clean and stem fruit. Cut into bite-sized chunks into a small bowl. Sprinkle on one packet of Splenda or sweetener of your choice. Let sit in refrigerator a few hours. When ready to serve, spoon fruit mixture into sponge cups. Add large dollop of whipped cream and more fruit to garnish.


jinksy said...

Thank god it's lunchtime and I can go and raid the fridge! yum, yum...

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hope you find good pickin's there, my friend.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

You come up with some of the most scrumptious recipes! Looking forward to whipping up a few for forth coming company and also adapting them to my vegan diet.

Scobberlotcher said...

Yummo! Now I'm hungry though.

Suldog said...

Sorry, Angie. Cauliflower is evil, even if it's loaded with good spices. One of the few foods I utterly detest.

I still like YOU, though.

Melissa Marsh said...

Oh wow, that all looks SO DARN GOOD. Much better than that ol' frozen meal I had for lunch!

WendyCinNYC said...

Yum, you are making me hungry.

I'm trying to fit into a bikini, dammit, and you aren't helping at all!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Donna. Hope the recipes can be tweaked for your needs. :)

Karen/Scobb -- I know you can do good homecooking. Got git yew some stuffs and throw it together.

LOL, Suldawg. This recipe is the ONLY way I'll eat cauliflower. It's okay to refuse. Still like ya too, buddy. :)

ewww, Melissa. Me no do-y frozen boxed meals!

Wendy, I feel for ya. Me? I'd rather wear a one piece + a t-shirt and eat goo-oood. LOL.

Lazy Writer said...

Yum! Will you come over and cook it for me? Great idea on the poem contest. I'm getting ready to email my entry to you.

Anonymous said...

Forty out of forty. Way to go. All of these will do at any time. Too bad Fresh Prince had to work, huh. Has the overnight shift put a crimp in his social life? Did mine.

Marguerite said...

Looks like a perfect summer meal, Angie. Especially in this heat wave we're having.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Dear Lazy:
Sure, be right over. But you might want the lunch I cooked at my parents' house today instead: roast, rice & gravy, marinated salad veggies, and fresh peach cobbler. :) (Got your entry. Thanks!)

Oren, Fresh Prince is loving the night shift. Since girlie is in summer school, it works out just right. (Always does for him!) LOL

Thank you, Marguerite. And you're right about the heat wave. I don't ever remember going this long in summer without rain. Lawns are parched.

Amie said...

I wonder if I could convince my hubby to eat that cauliflower?

Hilary said...

I love cauliflower. Dinner at your place must be so much fun. :)

Debbie said...

Golly, I wish you were cooking for me!

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