25 July 2009

menus

Projected and past menus of the week:

Pioneer Day Party (aka Pie n' beer party):

*Grilled Eggplant
*Grilled Sirloin
*Wade's Grilled and Marinated Elk Steaks
*Hand-churned Butter
*Cowboy Salsa (that was actually a salad)
*Watermelon
*Chocolate Creme, Lemon Meringue, and Butterscotch Banana Pies from Kindra
*Emily's Blueberry Trifle
*Mormon Mojitos
*Rootbeer

For next week I'm thinking mostly cold dishes and minimal stove time:

*Mark Bittman's Not-Sesame Noodles
*Salade Nicoise (and then learning how to insert symbols on blog posts so I can spell my beloved French words correctly)
*Zucchini Cakes
*Migas
*BLT's
*Grilled Bone-in Pork Chops
*Another Cowboy Salsa

There are Many Versions of Cowboy Salsa out there, but here's mine:

*1 can red beans, rinsed
*frozen corn measured in the red bean can
*1 sweet red pepper, diced
*3 roma tomatoes, diced
*2-3 cloves garlic, grated into mixture
*1 jalepeno, seeded and chopped
*1 bunch cilantro, chopped
*1/2 c. fresh lime juice
*1/2 c. olive oil
*salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients but cilantro, lime and oil together. Next add lime juice and oil, salt and pepper, then gently turn in cilantro. Serve with chips or as a salad.

2 comments:

Marni C. said...

I'm thrilled about cowboy salsa--I've never heard of it, but I must make it. I just made my own thousand islands dressing and put it in a pita sandwich. I love thousand islands.

ML said...

We should compare notes and see how our salades Ni├žoises diverge... it is one dish my kids love.