Grilled Chicken Thighs
Green Salad with Red Pepper, Cucumbers, and Radishes
Yesterday, friends and family gathered to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We provided plenty of food and drink for the occasion.
Roasted Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Pickles, Olives, Cheese, Crackers and Grapes
Chips and fresh Salsa
Alton Brown’s Backyard Baby Back Ribs
Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Cake with Marshmallow Cream Frosting
Brown Sugar Cookies
plus an assortment of store bought treats
My mom and sister joined Ted and I for lunch today to celebrate my mom’s birthday.
Maple-glazed Pork Roast
Farro with Mushrooms and Thyme
Boston Cream Pie
My husband took a two-day motorcycle training class this weekend and I knew he would be weary when he returned home. I went with a comfort-food menu. As a bonus it was also fairly easily managed by one person over the course of several hours.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Dinner this week was brought to you by rainy weather which ruined my plans for grilled chicken. A couple hours in a soy sauce based marinade turned the standard chicken thighs into something very flavorful. The rest of the menu made use of produce that was waiting to be used up. All told a rather good meal.
Soy-glazed Chicken Thighs
Rice with Mushrooms and Onion
The turkey came first, at least in this menu preparation. It had been sitting, frozen and waiting, in the freezer since after Christmas when my mother gifted it to me so it wouldn’t take up room in her freezer. My husband mentioned the rice in passing, thought I think he was more interested in how we have used the leftovers in the past than the side dish itself. The other sides dishes came from foraging at the megamart for what looked good.
Dessert came from looking at a past menu. The cake itself is not very sweet; the frosting makes up for it with gusto.
Mexican Green Rice
Skillet Cauliflower with Red Pepper
Roasted Asparagus with Sherry Vinegar