Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Easy Apple Bake

The farmers market this morning had apples. I was shocked. This summer season is slipping away. Perhaps the sudden appearance of school buses in my neighborhood should have helped me bid farwell to summer, but alas it did not! Excitedly I bought several pounds of these darling looking green apples, with stems and leaves and all. Tonight for dinner I wanted to use them for something. We make apple sauce and we eat them raw....thats about it with my current apple creativity.

Get this~ if you dice up 3-4 apples, put them into a dish with a tad bit of water, 3/4 cups of honey, a handful of raisins, pinch of cinnamon, cover them and bake for...oh...about...twenty will have the a real treat! 

Dice, mix, bake,
I did not even think to take a picture! The entire dish is gone.
Perhaps the coming of autumn is a good thing!  MORE APPLES!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday August 29th: Fish Cakes

Here is the scenario. I am upstairs with the boys. We are building blocks. We are playing demolition. The blocks are going up carefully and then with great gusto a wind of boyhood (in the form of Mussie and Finn) knock them down and repeat.

I thought, as all this was happening, that it was around 4 p.m.
The door opens downstairs. My husband home early?
We go running!

Nope, not early.....its half past six!

I had this dinner planned and really wanted it. I had never made salmon patties like this before. I thought, "what the heck?" we can eat late and went forth cooking.
Here is the amazing thing, this meal took less than twenty minutes to prepare. And, it was delicious.

The Salmon Patty recipe comes from Jamie Olivers Food Revolution website.  The difference with this salmon patty and others I have made before is that there is potato in the patty. It was crisp, flavorful, and hearty.

We served the patty with mashed potatoes (hey, its the frugal in me!), edamames , and home made ketchup.

My only complaint~ I wanted seconds and they were gone!

Highly recommend you check out this recipe. Fresh salmon is terrific, but canned works also with wonderful results! I bet you could use Tuna in too. If anyone tries it, let me know!

~ Katie