Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Yumminess

This afternoon, Goose and I "splish-splashed" in her wading pool and she honed her soap bubble-blowing proficiency since we didn't have to worry about dripping bubble solution all over. (I know I have a recipe for homemade bubbles somewhere - I need to look for that!)

As a recovering vegetarian, I'm pleased to announce that I survived grilling chicken for the first time! I used the boneless skinless breasts that I mentioned here that were in Amy's marinade.

In a word, delicious!

I will definitely be using this again! And, in the spirit of freezer cooking, I will freeze uncooked chicken breasts in the marinade and they will marinate as they thaw then be ready to throw on the grill! I do think they'd be quite good in the crockpot, and I will be trying them that way.

I also made a broccoli cauliflower salad, and for dessert, we had banana boats from Frugal Family Fun Blog. Also very delicious!

My broccoli salad recipe comes from a hospital (really!). I used to be on the regional health board and we met in one of the hospital's meeting rooms with a catered supper. This dish was so good, I wrote and requested the recipe. I halve the original recipe, so that is what I'll give you. Feel free to double it!

Veggie Salad with Cheese and Bacon

5 cups fresh vegetables, chopped
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use fat-free)
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon vinegar

Combine vegetables, cheeses, and bacon. Stir together remaining ingredients for dressing, mix well. Pour over vegetables, toss to coat. Cover and chill.

Suggested veggies include: broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, radishes, carrots, onion, green pepper

Personally, I stick to broccoli and cauliflower, and I cook it a bit first, otherwise we seem to get awfully rumbly in the tumbly. :>)


Amy @ Finer Things said...

So glad you like the marinade. That's quite a compliment coming from a recovering vegetarian!

Kristen from We Are THAT Family posted a bubbles recipe recently. Dish soap and corn syrup, if I remember right... with lots of water. I haven't tried it yet, but her bubbles were HUGE.

Angela said...

That recipe sounds great, I'm going to try it for sure!

I love her pool, SO cute! And great idea about blowing bubbles in the pool, I'm going to steal that idea too! Isabella loves blowing bubbles (or trying to), it's SO messy.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh your veggie salad recipe looks so yummy, and we have all of those veggies you've suggested growing in our garden! Yippie!!! The marinade sounds great too, and looks really simple. I'll definitely try that too. Thanks for passing it along -- we love trying new things! So happy to hear you liked the banana boats! :-)

Lori said...

Had I been at your house, I'd have been flaked out in that pool with Goose! :) (probably hanging over the sides of it too.) LOL! I'm gonna go check out those banana boats!

Ray said...

Hey Cow, welcome to the Dark Side. Chicken is good. Wait, a cow eating chicken???

I know you've heard of spiedies, you can order really good marinade sauce from here. http://www.spiedie.com/

Yesterday, we had strawberry shortcake with berries picked that morning.

Lenetta said...

Here is the link for the post Amy mentions . . . not sure I'm ready for that scale with only one kid, though! Holy cow!

Angela, being ME, I kept a tight grip on the bubble solution tray and dumped it back probably before Goose was finished playing with it. Baby steps.

Valerie, your garden sounds like it kicks the soup out of mine! I tried growing broccoli one year, but didn't know when to cut it.

Lori, it sounds like naptime is over (already - yikes) so we'll be headed back out to the pool soon. See you there? :>)

Ray, isn't that the whole premise of Chik-Fil-A? (We don't have it 'round these parts, so I don't even know how to spell it . . .) Thanks for the link, though I'm looking for marinades I can make since I'm all kinds of cheap that way. Send me your missus's recipe for shortcake and I'll try it out on Hubs - bet he'd like it!

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

Mmmm, this all sounds delicious. Funny that you're a recovering vegetarian. We're slowly recovering carnivores. But there's still the occasional meat or dairy in a weekly dish.

Oh man, now you have me CRAVING broccoli and cauliflower salad. Mmmmm! Gonna go check out the links you provided.