I haven’t posted much lately, I know. Things have been a bit hectic. On March 2, I started taking 2 classes through Walden instead of one. Between work, planning a short trip to Florida for a wedding, another trip to Puerto Rico, also for a wedding, in May and some other future planning activities, I haven’t been able to sit down and write a post. But I’ve been cooking.
Most recently, I made panko-crusted tilapia which I first marinated in Cuban mojo sauce:
Topped with a white wine-shallot pan sauce and accompanied by baked sweet potato fries (from a bag).
At the request of Chris, I made tacos one night. I use ground turkey and my own combination of chili powder, cumin and something for heat.
A few weeks ago, I made these crab melts based on a recipe from Eating Well magazine:
Super simple and healthy with just a bit of mayo. The vegetables were onion, sweet pepper and asparagus.
And about the same time, I was experimenting in an attempt to perfect a basic Chinese stir-fry sauce. This picture is from an “almost there” night.
Last week, I finally got what I wanted with the addition of just a bit fish sauce. But I didn’t take a picture. Honey, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, garlic and the fish sauce did the trick. Now, to expand upon it.
We’ve also been eating out. Besides the infamous Tony M’s, lately I’ve been to Fowlerville Farms Family Restaurant, Evans Street Station (in Tecumseh), a little bar in Pewamo and returned to Badawast, an old favorite in my hometown of Flint.
This past Saturday, we finally took my parents to Sawyer’s Gourmet Pancake House. I stuffed myself on the turkey burger with basil mayo. Oh, I can’t get enough of that tasty goodness!
After lunch, my mom and I went shopping. For wedding dresses. Because the real reason I’ve been so busy is that I’m getting married!! Chris proposed on Valentine’s Day at the aforementioned Evans Street Station. As it happens, that is the place we went to back in May, the very first time Chris planned a special weekend for us. After plying me with good food, wine and while waiting for dessert, he got down on one knee and presented me with this gorgeous ring:
Of course, I had to say yes! We find an incredible place to have the reception and had to choose between 9/12 and 10/31 for a wedding this year. It was an easy choice for me. Halloween is NOT the day I want my anniversary to be! So, six months to plan means a very busy spring for me. Posting may be more sporadic but I’m going to try to do something once a week at least.