I was just talking to a friend and we were discussing her coming over for dinner. She made the comment, "but you have to cook for us" since she's heard that I cook well. I thought about it for a moment and realized that aside from picking up some side dishes (like pickles, cabbage, etc...) at the russian store, I cook 99% of the time when people come over.
If it's a last minute thing, I can order chinese food, etc... but when I invite people over, I cook. To me - that's a big part of the enjoyment.
On Sunday, the husband and I made dinner for ourselves and the monkeys. We didn't use and recipes. We made:
Salmon - the husband used salt, pepper, olive oil and covered the salmon filet in bay leaves and dill weed. Grill on a plank or salt tablet (which is what we used) and then discard the bay leaves and dill.
Heirloom tomatoes - I sliced them, added some salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Green/Yellow Beans - saute with a tiny bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, lawrys and lemon juice.
Spinach - saute fresh baby greens with a tiny bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, lawrys and lemon juice.
My secret to the vegetables - only cook them for about 3-5 minutes. They get warmed though but keep their crunch and flavor!
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