As Jeff mentioned in the comments, we just grilled meat and potatoes tonight. Since the grill was hot, I threw on several pieces of chicken and sausage as well, which I plan to incorporate into all kinds of dishes this week. That should shorten my working time in the kitchen a bit, I hope. We did at least manage to wash all the lettuce and shell the peas and get everything put away. That in itself has become an important part of the Saturday ritual!
I thought in lieu of pictures of a hamburger, I would share a couple of food related sites that might be helpful. I’m sure everyone knows and uses the biggies like epicurious, but the idea was on my mind because I looked up a new blog thanks to the recommendation from Casey this afternoon. That site is http://smittenkitchen.com/ The top entry when I went has ideas for what to do with peas, so it seems perfect for us right now. Also, the site search feature lets you type in any ingredient for ideas! I hope to use it more this summer.
Another blog that I like sometimes is A Veggie Venture at this site: http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/ I have a feeling I’ll use it more this summer for veggie ideas.
This winter and spring I loved making 5 minute bread. It sounds crazy, but you can make delicious bread by just mixing yeast, flour, water, and salt and keeping it in your refrigerator for a week or more. (The 5 minutes refers to the total mixing time.) You never knead it, and just let it rise in the pan for a half hour before baking for a half hour. You can cut off dough to make a loaf of any size, so Jeff and I would often make mini-loafs that were perfect for two to have warm bread with dinner. What could be easier or better? I first heard the idea on Splendid Table, and checked the book out of the library because the authors have lots of variations – herbs, cheeses, etc. I’m happy to share my experience and recipes, but you can also check their website: http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/
Lastly, I’ll mention one for laughs: http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/ Cake Wrecks can get a little racy or crazy, but it’s often hilarious.
Anybody else have favorite web sites that we should all be visiting?