Saturday, April 22, 2017
It's that time again! We are off to Maui for a birthday break.
No blogging for a few weeks, but I'll post a full wrap up when I get back.
Follow me on Instagram (sdarebrady) for some photos until I return.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Sharing Aloha certainly means enjoying a good meal with friends. These shrimp skewers combine everything I love about Hawaiian cuisine....a bit of sweet, a bit of spicy and of course, shrimp.
Make these as appetizers or as a main meal with a side of rice and a tossed salad served with last week's papaya dressing.
5 tablespoons soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can Dole pineapple chunks; reserve juice
salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
Directions:In a large bowl combine soy sauce, garlic, half the juice from the can of pineapple, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes, brown sugar, ginger and smoked paprika. Remove 2-3 tablespoons of marinade and set aside.
Add the cleaned shrimp to the mix. Let marinade for as long as possible (preferably over-night).
To assemble: place two shrimp on the skewer vertically then add a piece of pineapple. Keep alternating until the skewer is full. Now they are ready for the grill.
Place them on a hot grill and cook for 10 minutes, flipping occasionally. Baste skewers while cooking with the reserve marinade.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
We had an almost springlike weekend with a bit of sunshine most of the weekend!
Brian and I drove once again from Portland to Seattle on Friday. No trains running again and Brian had a special tutoring session downtown Portland on Friday so it worked out best to drive.
Saturday was my birthday celebration with my Mom and Kenny since I will not be in Seattle for my birthday. We had a lovely lunch, presents and cake. Thanks for continuing to spoil me rotten, Mom!
Easter Sunday it was back in the car early for the drive back to Portland and a low-key quiet afternoon at home and a fabulous roast pork dinner along side some awesome potatoes au gratin and roasted asparagus.
The Easter bunny hopped into the house with some awesome baskets. What more can you ask for?
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Did you have a nice Easter Weekend?
I am busily packing and prepping for vacation so I am going to try and make quick and easy meals this week.
Here is our menu for the week ahead. Don't forget to head on over to Laura's site for more menu plans.
SUNDAY: Pork Roast, Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin and Roasted Asparagus
MONDAY: Shredded Chicken Tacos
TUESDAY: Pork Fried Rice
WEDNESDAY: Grilled Hamburgers
THURSDAY: Take-Away Thai Food