Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Veggies

Walking out to the back yard I have my 
beautiful rosemary in a pot so I can take it in once the weather gets cold

on the way to the garden is my lettuce mix in a old fashioned silver tub

next are my herbs, some covered by glass jars to give them that glass house effect

on the left are my spring veggies

radishes, beets, collard greens, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, onions, leaks and fava beans

a close up of my wonderful cabbage

fava beans

my radishes are almost gone b/c my kids keep on taking them and just munching on them

tomatoes in jars to give that glass house effect again



I do have more things planted but we have to wait for the sprouts to come out.
So far it is all looking good.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mahi-Mahi with peaches and poppy seed rice

Just needed to post this because it tasted and looked so good. 
Our last nights dinner was Mahi-Mahi fish 
grilled with some seasonings, garlic, lemon juice and wine.
Then the idea of rice came along. 
Since Mahi-Mahi is usually eaten sweet I decided to sweeten the rice. 
I cut up some peaches and covered the whole thing in sweet poppy seed dressing. 
Let me just say YUMMM!!!
It was so good even my kids asked for more.....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kotlety Mielone

A Polish favorite of mine "Kotlety Mielone" with potatoes 
and a side of peas and carrots in a little bit of sauce.
This brings back memories to my late grandma Helena
who made this often, I remember the peas and carrot side the most. 

Here are some simple tips on how to make a quick meal.
I used organic grass fed ground beef,
 season to taste, 
add one egg 
some crushed garlic
 2 slices of american bread that has been sitting in warm water for easier mixing.

Mix all the ingredients together
then take out a smaller piece and roll into a small ball and flatten 
(sizes can be according to your family needs smaller for kids bigger for adults)
Dip the "kotlet" in some bread crumbs

on a bigger pan pour some oil and pan fry on both sides

in a few moments they should begin to brown

While the "kotlets" are on the pan, prepare your potatoes and boil. 

Here is the side, cooked carrots and peas ready to go

cut the carrots in smaller pieces,

prepare some flour and butter 
always use 1 tablespoon of butter to 1 tablespoon of flour
melt together in a pot 
use as much as you need till you get a nice thick consistency
I used about 4 and 4 tablespoons
add some water and the veggies to the mix
you should have the consistency of just some sauce 
but not so much that the veggies are submerged.
Also season to taste.

And here is the finished product, yum yum yum....


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Play-Doh lids

What do you do with your Play-Doh Lids?

We use ours in our homeschool, for color and size recognition.

Here my almost 3 year old awesome dude is matching the colored pom poms
to the correct lid with a clothes pin.

Notice we have one small lid and one big lid

as well as one small pom pom and one big one to match

this helps them not only to recognize the colors but also size.
One of our favorite.