Monday, September 24, 2012

Salmon on a plank

I think one of the best things about Fall is the chance to really start cooking again. I love a hot meal and when it's 90 degrees out we tend to live on salad and cool dishes.
A couple weeks ago Victoria and I were in the grocery store and she noticed cedar grilling planks on clearance for less than $2. She recognized them as something that her dad would love to try using on the grill so we picked up a set.
My Grillmeister whipped up a marinade of fresh grated ginger, honey,brown mustard and toasted sesame seeds, and slathered some fresh salmon with the mixture before putting it on the plank to grill. It was fantastic! The cedar (which was soaked in water before grilling) added a wonderful sweet flavor to the meat and the steam from the wood left the salmon moist and tender.  You could just as easily get some boards at Home Depot and use them this way. Try hickory, cedar, or cherry.
Served with a salad and fresh roasted veggies it was a Sunday meal that left everyone with a smile on their face:>)
Have you ever grilled with wood planks?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Apple Cake , Sunflowers and stuff

Sit down, grab a cup of tea. Would you like some cake? Fresh apple cake right out of the oven, because I've been low carbing it but sometimes a girl has just. got. to. bake.
The recipe is here
 I guess you're all wondering about the wedding, and the dress. Well, here's the thing. Fiance is in the Air Force and he got sent to training. Five days before the wedding.
I know.
After rushing to get everything in order and the building excitement as the big day approached, Earl likened the situation to using a tree to stop a car instead of the brakes. I am pretty close to having the dress done, but at the moment I have put it away til I can catch my breath. The daughter is doing well and very understanding, it will serve her well as a military wife some day.
We will start over when he knows when training will be finished and we can set another date. The good news (for me) is that I get to have her around for a few more months.
Contemplate the beauty of these farmers market sunflowers while you have another piece of cake.
Onward and upward.

Monday, September 3, 2012

And the winner is.....

I'm working on my dress for the wedding today, and just remembered someone is waiting with bated breath to find out who will be going to the Country Living Fair this month.  Only 16 entries and the random number generator chose #16 so the winner is.....
Suzie Q!
Send me your snail mail address Suzie and I'll pop the tickets in the mail tomorrow:>) Hope everyone is having a fabulous Labor day! I may not poke my head up til after the wedding Sunday. So much to do and so very little time!
No worries if you didn't win this giveaway, I've got a sweet one in the works for later in September that you won't want to miss:>)