Saturday, June 13, 2009

Going green

Living in Seattle where everyone seems to be "green" I have started doing more to help the enviroment. I compost and recycle and I carry my own shopping bags everywhere with me. I love the mesh produce bags that I found at Whole Foods, but only have two of them because they are$1.19 a peice. I was looking at Dollar Tree the other day for some mesh laundry bags and I found these Blink bags. They will work perfectly for produce! Four in a package for $1 is a bargain! I will let you know how they hold up.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Salmon cakes

2 cups cooked salmon (I had some left over from the weekend)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 egg
1 cup plain bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 T dry mustard

Mix until barely moistened, form into patties and press into pamko bread crumbs. Cook in a frying pan with just a few tablespoons of oil until golden brown.

I served it with the leftover cucumber sauce from the pitas the other night with some dried dill stirred in.

Sesame Salad

2 packages thin spaghetti
1 bottle Asian Sesame Ginger Dressing (I used Newmans Own brand)
2 orange peppers
1 english cucumber
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Boil pasta until just al dente, drain and place in a bowl. Add most of the bottle of dressing and the sliced vegetables. Mix well. Spinkle with the seeds and chill.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Greek turkey meatballs

I made these tonight for dinner, they were a hit! Next time I will have to double the recipe.

1 package ground turkey 1 1/4 pounds
4 cloves garlic pressed or chopped finely
1 T oregano
1 t cumin
1/2 t cinnamon
salt and pepper
Mix well and form into meatballs. Layer in the bottom of a crock pot sprayed with non stick spray, cook on low 3-4 hours until fully cooked.

Cucumber sauce
1 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic pressed
1.4 cup grated cucumber
salt and pepper to taste
dash of Accent seasoning
1 t oregano.
Mix well and chill.

I made home made pita bread, but use any kind you want. I made the pitas with the meatballs and sauce and also stuffed in some romaine lettuce and chopped cucumbers.

Menu plan monday 6/8-6/14

Wow, I haven't posted for a long time!

Here is what we are having this week:


sandwiches, tuna and pb

Turkey meatball pitas
Salmon cakes and home fries
Orange chicken with rice
spring rolls, sushi, and chow mein
Enchilada pie, beans, salad
burgers and dogs, home made potato chips, corn on the cob
C.O.R.N (clean out the fridge nite)