Monday, June 21, 2010
1/4 cup mayo
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar (or more to taste)
2-3 heads of broccoli washed and chopped
bacon (I used half a jar of real bacon bits)
sunflower seeds (can also use pecans)
raisins or grapes halved
frozen peas, thawed
Mix the dressing or mayo with the red wine vinegar & sugar. Chop all vegetables and stir together. Refrigerate one hour to let the flavors soak in. Serve cold.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
A few months ago I saw a cooking show that discussed cooking salmon in a pan and the trick to avoiding the "fishy" smell is to cook it on one side until golden, flip it, put the lid on, turn the stove off and walk away. After about 8 minutes it will be done and there will be no noxious odor. I tried it for my husband (I've banned all fish from the house since we've been married) and it worked! No fish smell. He was happy to eat fish for the first time since being home from Kuwait and I was happy because my house still smelled nice. I even took a bite. It wasn't bad. I didn't love it, but I also didn't hate it.