Where Shall We Begin?



I did not take enough pictures of all the wonderful dishes on this plate! This was our Father’s day dinner the I prepared but I was in a bit of a rush to get everything on the table. There were no leftovers. It was super yummy!

Want a couple new recipe ideas?


Let’s start with the Honey Glazed Pork!

Just marinade pork (or chicken) in a few simple ingredients. Here is what you’ll need:

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2-3 cloves of minced garlic
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
salt and pepper

1. Mix all ingredients and marinade pork until grilling time! Grill pork as you normally would.

My goal was to allow the pork to marinade overnight however I found myself leaving to go camping a day early and that idea was forgotten in the chaos. A few hours still gave the pork a nice flavor!


Now how about some Tomato Caprese Salad?

Such a super simple dish that always looks great! It sure helps when the mozzarella is on sale too! Here is what you need:
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
lemon juice
salt and pepper

1. Slice up tomato and mozzarella and arrange in a dish alternating a slice of each.
2. Sprinkle basil on top and in between slices if tomato and mozzarella.
3. Combine olive oil and vinegar. This is something I measured by taste. I would say my ratio was about two parts oil, one part vinegar. You won’t need much. If the vinegar taste is too strong, add more oil. I added a tiny bit of lemon juice (1-2 tsp) and salt and pepper. Mix well and drizzle over tomatoes and mozzarella.
4. Chill for a bit and then serve.

Ok here is my one regret. Not having more pictures of those potatoes! They tasted amazing and it is a shame I don’t make them more often!

You will need the following:

A small bag of tiny red potatoes (sorry if there is a fancy word for them, I can’t think of it!)
2-3 cups of chicken broth (beef broth might taste good too!)
parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

1. Add broth and potatoes to a deep skillet or pot. Cover and allow to boil until potatoes are soft. This should take 10-15 minutes. I checked mine occasionally by seeing of a fork could slide into them without much effort. If you broth gets low before the potatoes soften, add more.
2. Once potatoes are soft, uncover and allow broth to cook off.
3. Use a potato masher and coarsely mash up potatoes. Add in butter and continue to mash in. You can add anywhere from a few tablespoons to half a stick depending on how healthy you want them.
4. Mix in about 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve!

The elbow macaroni was a dish we ended up with at the end of our camping trip! It isn’t my dish but it was yummy so we finished it off!

Hope you are having a great summer!

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