First, let me say, I tip my hat to the previous hosts and hostesses; this was a lot more work than I realized it would be. I hope I haven’t excluded anyone or missed a ‘ping’; if so, chalk it up to my ignorance (or the fact that I’ve been super busy at work and haven’t had the time I would like to work on this).
I’ve read quite a few new blogs and some familiar ones as well. All were interesting, well written and informative. My stomach has growled with hunger pains as I reviewed each recipe!
To start any good meal, a drink in hand for the guest (and host!) is a good beginning.
Two Dogs over at Mean Ol’ Meany gets things started with culture and a buzz from a Caipirinha. Sounds to me like something that would curl your toes!
Martin at EGO gives us a recipe for a pick-me-up drink using something that tastes like tomatoes and clams?? (I’m not too sure about this one!) But what the h*ll, I’ll try anything once! Check out his Absolut Bloody Ceasar.
With our drinks, of course, we will want a few munchies to get us in the mood for dinner. To go along with those goodies, Tinker from The Secret Life of Shoes sends us a tantalizing recipe for Herb and Garlic Cheese that can be used for a dip, topping or many other ways!
Some prefer soup; others want salad before the main course.
From Army Wife over at ArmyWifeToddlerMom comes a great recipe for Chicken Soup just like your Granny used to make. People still get colds in the summer and nothing cures what ails ya like chicken soup. Hope everyone in her household gets to feeling better real soon!
Dave at The Glittering Eye gives us cooking directions for Saulnier's Potage Washington. Good thing Dave can figure it out, because I would have never gotten this one right!
For those individuals who prefer salad, we have quite a few good ideas in this category.
In fact, most of the salad recipes could actually be meals in themselves!
Caltechgirl from Not Exactly Rocket Science has a great recipe for her Mom's Summer Pea Salad. Shame on her for picking out the peas, though. Don’t you know that peas make your boobs get big?
Kris over at Anywhere But Here submits a recipe for Salsa Potato Salad. She doesn’t like mustard so substitutes salsa instead. Great idea, Kris. Do you have an idea how to make potato salad for a husband who doesn’t like mayo?
For a mouth-watering photo of the end result, check out the recipe for Romaine Salad with Chicken posted by Bothenook at A Geezer’s Corner. His suggestion to pick up a pre-cooked chicken at the local grocery would really make this a quick and easy meal on those nights we get home from work later than usual!
Beets have a taste all their own. I personally love pickled beets and eggs. TheHeadGirl over at The Common Room thinks beets “usually taste like some poor vegetable gone astray” but declares this Beet Salad is palatable and mixed with many other flavors.
Now that we are all full of drinks, soup and salads, we may have to take a break to do some blogging whilst our food digests before moving on to the main course! Lots of good recipes this week, many of them quick and easy for the summer.
Jeff from Trub sends us his recipe for BBQ Pork Steak with recommendations of equal parts beer for the pork and the cook. Now that’s my idea of a great way slave over a hot grill!
The recipe for Thai Pork Salad (Larb Moo) from Aeryk at Geek Can Cook sounds like a “three star hot” one to me! My father was once married to a woman from Thailand and boy oh boy, some of her dishes would set you on fire, both going in and coming out!
I’m sure Popeye (and maybe Wimpy, too) would really enjoy the Spinach Stuffed Meat Squares from the recipe submitted by Owlish at Owlish Mutterings. I happen to really like spinach; I remember having lots of friends at school on the days the cafeteria served it!
Let it all hang out with Elisson at Blog d’Elisson with a history of just where Hanger Steak “is located” and one mighty good way to fix one up!
For all of us ‘silly women’ who are trying to watch our girlish figures (personally I don’t know of any but have heard there are some out there that do!), Alan from Inside Allan’s Mind provides us with healthy recipe for Delicious Skillet Chicken. Some comments on this page also give a few pointers on how to jazz it up, too!
The feisty diva Christina over at Feisty Repartee shares a mouthwatering recipe for Chicken in Wine Sauce. A little rice, a little wine, a little candlelight, a little romance; oh, forgive me, this is for recipes only, right?
Countertop from The Countertop Chronicles (somehow do you get the feeling that isn’t really their name?) submits for our dining pleasure Broiled Trout. Now that’s one recipe that I’m definitely gonna have to try next time I get some fresh fish!
I’m not sure if anyone else would consider this a main course, but I could make a meal off of Sissy’s Blogmeet Burritos. Click on over to And What Next to find out how to whip up a batch!
For Merri’s own version of Pan Shrimp Scampi, head on over to Merri Musings for the low down. Her evenings sound like a lot of mine!
Speaking of hectic evenings, Bothenook at A Geezer’s Corner scribbled out his recipe for Fast Pasta Primavera. This guy not only gives you an easy to follow guideline, but adds pictures for those of us who really like it quick and simple! He does the same thing with a second recipe submitted for Grilled Asparagus and Salmon.
Do real men eat quiche? I couldn’t tell ya, but Donna at Pajama Pundits can! Her real man (and the neighbor guy) ate BZT-Bacon, Zucchini, Tomato-Quiche.
Romeocat at CatHouse Chat (wow, say that three times real fast with your mouth full!) warns us to read the whole recipe before you cook these Spanish Tortillas.
Mr. WitNit himself submitted his recipe for WitNit's Sweet Hot Garlic Chicken on Salad. I shall have to try this one; it sounds just a little strange, but just strange enough to probably be tasty!
With our main course we will also want some bread. We used to use bread when we were kids to keep the food from falling off the side of the plate. Of course, we always had to eat the bread too. It wasn’t until I was grown that I knew there were other uses for bread!!
Jim at FrazzledDad sends us a recipe for Garden Herb Bread. Funny thing about blogs; I found after reading his blog that he is almost a neighbor of mine! Small world, huh?
Taleena, who once was a real baker, shares her recipe for Hawaiian Bread at her place, Sun Comprehending Glass.
Moonshine-Madness Sauce from Kevin over at technogypsy sounds like one sauce that would really make a bang on the 4th of July BBQ!!
Mama Squirrel over at Dewey’s Treehouse posted a WHOLE LIST of some tempting easy to make foods. From Honey Mustard Chicken to Butterscotch Dumplings, you’ll find just about anything you need there.
Submitted by Marsha at A Weight Lifted is this fantastic, low calorie recipe for Sautéed Bay Scallops with Lemon and Thyme. I can’t wait to try this one; it sounds quick, easy and low calorie,,,what else could you ask for?
What else, you say?? Why, dessert, of course! No meal is finished until you’ve blown your diet and enjoyed some sweets. And boy, do we have some arm-twisting ones today.
Brian at Memento Moron just wants us to think we are eating healthy with his own concoction of Candyaki Fruit Kebobs. But hey, ya gotta do something with those coals that are still hot on the grill, right?
Candies suitable for an afternoon tea dessert tray came in from Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea. No Cook Cream Cheese Candies sound like little morsels that you just pop in your mouth, and pop in your mouth, and pop in your mouth,,,,,
Shawn at Everything and Nothing shares her recipe for Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake. I bet this would really taste good warm with a big cup of coffee! (does the name blueberry buckle sound like a baby food to anyone else? I seem to remember feeding something like that to my kiddies.)
Taleena (remember the baker who told us how to make Hawaiian Bread?) also shares her recipe for Coconut Cream Pie. I’m not a fan of coconut, but all my kids are,,,go figure!
Also from a previous entry, TheHeadGirl gives us something sweet with her recipe for Microwave Caramel Corn. I think even Kevin could manage this one!
OzarkLad from Get a Life Soon tempts us with Frozen Blackberry Pie. I don’t know about where he lives, but blackberries in Ohio ain’t near ripe yet! It’ll be a while before I can try this one.
Kimberlee's Cranberry Streusel Muffins are presented by David at third world county. I love cranberries; in fact, I have an old family recipe for cranberry sauce that, when placed in a bowl, looks just like a can!
And bringing up the rear in desserts (oh that one stings!) is the Feisty Lady herself with a fantabulous rendition of Derby Pie. She says it’s sinful, I say ‘bring it on!’
(Just teasing ya, Christina, you know we are buds!)
Don’t forget to join SarahK next week (June 24th) at mountaineer musings for the Carnival!
Thanks for stopping by; everyone enjoy!