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Summer Sunday supper!!

With Sunday supper on my mind, and finally some sunny [yet über humid] weather upon us I felt the need to marinate some sexy flank steak and then toss onto the grill! To serve up alongside, a beautiful tossed salad with a homemade balsamic dressing and some beautiful grilled asparagus.
The salad was just a mix of crisp romaine, sliced roasted red peppers, a diced shallot and homemade stuffed mozz! As for the asparagus, just a toss in some homemade infused olive oil and salt.
Once grilled and rested, the steak and sides were ready to eat up and enjoy… thrilled that there is a bit of leftovers for some lunch tomorrow!!

at a low simmer…
-R

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B-L-Totally Awesome!

So this past holiday weekend was a full-on baking extravaganza, chock full of bread loaves, buns and crumbles… The loaves and buns were whipped up using one of my favorite British cookbooks.
Since there was an abundance of homemade Sherston loaves in the house, I decided to slice up some heavenly chunks and do classic BLT’s for dinner!
After toasting up these lovely slices, a smear of mayo acted as the glue for building up these hearty sandwiches! Thick rings of juicy red tomatoes, crisp and cool leaves of romaine, along with salty, applewood smoked bacon brought this masterpiece together…
The juicy tomatoes oozed their gorgeous, sweet nectar and dripped down my lips as I savored each and every bite! Since one sandwich disappeared so suddenly, I am not embarrassed to say that an additional BLT made its way onto my plate and then into my belly…

at a low simmer…
-R

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tonight we went for seconds…

For a lighter weeknight meal, I decided on some grilled chicken breast on bed of crunchy romaine with dried cranberries and shredded cheddar.
The chicken was moist and full of flavor, while the romaine cold and crisp! The dried cranberries were both sweet and tart, the cheddar offered a slight bite.
This is definitely a meal where seconds are allowed, and perhaps even encouraged!

at a low simmer…
-R

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Wilted and wonderful!

Tonight was a quick, but delicious meal. Oven baked chicken cutlets served alongside a wilted romaine salad tossed with rendered pancetta and sweet cherry tomatoes!
The salad was salty from the pancetta and sweet from the cherry tomatoes, with a slight crunch left from just a quick sauté of the romaine. For the chicken, well thats simple… eggs, breadcrumbs and an oven.

at a low simmer…
-R

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Spiraling out of control!!

Grilled spiral sausage with sautéed onions and peppers made its way onto our plates tonight! What was a pretty decent afternoon in terms of weather sort of dictated the idea of grilling, but as the sun started to turn in for bed the chill came back out to play… YIKES! Well I’ve grilled in colder weather so why change plans?? The smokey smell as the spiral sausage grilled away just let me know what we were in store for when it was time to dive in. The peppers and onions paired well with the parsley and cheese spiral sausage. Vibrant flavors gave the dish a wonderful edge!
As a nice refreshing and crisp side dish, I decided a fresh romaine salad tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes from the farm, finely diced red onion, diced fire roasted red peppers and cubed fresh mozz. Everything was mixed around gently in a homemade blue cheese dressing. Creamy, tangy and crunchy, as well as sweet and slightly acidic…
I just love Sunday dinner!

at a low simmer…
-R

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