January 31, 2010

some food for thought...

tomotoes cut in the shape of hearts...are more appealing to Bobby...

{date is now noted that he actually ate a couple slices of tomatoes over the weekend}

cucumbers soaked in a marinade that tastes sweet are even LOVED by the hubby

{double note...he and Madison both ate a ton of them...Hayley not so much but she enjoyed the rest}

and it was all because they tasted sweet...

I do believe that ~
it is a fact that one way to a man's heart is definitely through his stomach...

without a doubt...

especially if it includes sweet stuff:)

he picked the recipe this time...and I'm assuming because I usually pick the ones with way too many vegetables in them...that he ends up kindly tossing aside as he is eating until the girls notice and he is cornered to eat a few bites...

we had a great time cooking together...{and I made sure not too many dishes were dirtied}...and we were happy because the girls loved the dinner too...so it is definitely a keeper...

and if it contains ginger ~ hubby is most likely to try it...and love it. He's a fan to say the least

We were given a cookbook for Christmas so the chosen recipe was

Red Ginger Chicken Satay
I was going to perhaps find a picture from Rocco's book to show...because I'm not knowledgeable in my camera's functions at all...well you probably figured that out already:)

but I guess me taking the pictures will allow you to see some plates of mine that remind me of my grandmother who passed away when I was a child...I have such a closeness with her...and I always feel her with me so everytime I put food on these plates they remind me of my her...and I love that...

I'm told to be quite similar in appearance and personality with her...and that makes me happy...so when those plates were discontinued years ago ~ right after we were married...I went and bought a few extra of what they had left on clearance so I would have extra in case any broke down the road...

I'm glad I did that years ago because I believe only one dish has broke...

Back to the recipe though right...that is in case you think it looks yummy enough to try...

I tell you the tomatoes in hearts makes the difference for some...but I won't say who again:)

Red Ginger Chicken Satay
from Rocco's Real Life Recipes

2 garlic cloves
1 cup pineapple juice
1 T sugar
2 t finely chopped ginger
6 T creamy peanut butter
2 t red wine vinegar
2 p. boneless, skinless chicken cut in cubes
16 bamboo skewers {I don't think we quite used 16}
these part of garnish and for taste
2 seedless cucumbers {we actually used regular and worked great}
2 sliced tomatoes
lime wedges
cilantro
crushed red pepper

one. in a large bowl mix together garlic, pineapple joice, sugar, ginger, peanut butter, and vinegar. Marinate chicken in 3/4 of marinade mixture for about 30 minutes...thread cubed chicken onto skewers.

two. Preheat grill/grill pan/broiler {we just decided to bake}. But if you use a grill or grill pan cook for 8 minutes or until cooked through.

three. in a medium bowl toss the sliced cucumbers with remaining marinade. Serve chicken on a bed of dressed cucumber slices. Garnish with sliced tomatoes, lime wedges, cilantro, and crushed red pepper.

ta-da...you've got a recipe
I hope your weekend was filled with yummy food too...

14 comments:

Shannon said...

Yum, that looks so delcious and GREAT pictures! I think I will try this one next shopping trip. I love finding new recipes.

Suzann said...

YUM! I definitely want to try this one. Thanks for sharing. It sounds like you all had a great time preparing this too.

Chris K. said...

Yum...that looks very tasty! Laura and I will have to give it a go.

Brooks said...

yummy! Martha, that looks great! Since you made it, of course he is going to loooove it!

Julie said...

* nom nom nom nom nom * (that is my sound effect for something that sounds delicious..haha!)

i am SO trying this!! i love new recipes!!

i wonder if that heart shaped tomato thing will work on adam. i look forward to the day we have kids and they get him to eat his veggies...haha.

LuLu said...

I love cooking with my husband too, This recipe looks and sounds wonderful! Hearts.... i agreee everything tastes better in the shape of a heart!
xo,
LuLu

Lissa said...

that really DOES sound good! I just might make this one! No sweet grandma's plates to put it on though.

Mrs. Dunbar said...

That looks divine! I am putting that on my menu for next week. Thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Tracey said...

Your adorable little family is always doing fun things together...I love that you and your hubby cook a meal together...how sweet!!!

Happy Monday Martha ~

:) T

koralee said...

Not a good time to be reading your blog...I am so so hungry..this looks amazing. I love tomatoes and cucumbers..ok off to print off this one. I just wish someone would make it for me. Happy February sweet one.

Beth said...

Looks yummy. I love food like this.
Cute blog!

Beth

Nancy said...

Now, that looks yummy. It is 5:00 am here and it looks fabulous at this hour. :) Bookmarking this for dinner next week, thankyouverymuch. Have a super day.

Jenny said...

Oh yum. That looks like a recipe I could get into. Isn't it funny how kids won't eat something until it looks cute or they help make it? Have a wonderful week.

Jenny said...

I'm going to have to try out this recipe. It looks divine!