Recipes and Table Decor Idea
Looking to mix it up a little more in the kitchen?
Every Friday I plan on sharing a few of the recipes my family ate throughout the previous week. I will give you the inside "scoop" on what worked and what didn't. Some dishes may have been sides, lunch, or for dinner. These were all made by us this past week or weekend, and I've also included a few photos of some of the dishes.
Some weeks I may include just 2 or 3 recipes, and other weeks I will try to give more.
Just so you know...
1) For all of my dairy, meat and eggs, you can assume I used organic/cage free/vegetarian fed...no need to repeat those words a hundred times in each recipe. For my fruits and vegetables, I also buy organic anytime I can (about 90% of the time). You can decide for yourself if you want to do the same, or not. At least either way, you won't have to read the word "organic" over and over. ;)
2) All of these meals are estimated to feed 4 people. You can adjust according to the number of people you want to feed.
3) My 2 kids eat what we eat...I don't cook separate meals for them.
4) I encourage you to read labels before buying. Try to buy items with just a few ingredients, and things you can readily own/make in your own kitchen. If the list looks like a bunch of chemicals, skip it.
1) Spinach & Mozzarella Salad
Ingredients: 2 big sweet potatoes, 1/4-1/2 cup honey, 1 tbs. cinnamon, pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Get a cookie sheet lined with foil and a thin layer of olive oil to prevent sticking.
Wash, peel and slice your potatoes into sticks/fries however large/thick or thin you want them to be. The thicker you make them, the longer you should cook them. I cut ours to be like steak fries.
In a bowl, pour your honey and microwave until it just starts to become warm/thin.
In another bowl, combine your potato fries, warmed honey, cinnamon and stir until all fries are coated. Pour out onto greased pan and in a single layer. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt...the sweet and salty tastes together are a hit. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until done how you like.
My kids love these!
I hope you decide to make one of the recipes I shared above. They are all very easy, and you can enjoy them as a family.
If you want to decorate your table with a pretty centerpiece, try finding a jar and your preferred color of paint. Coat the inside of the jar with the paint and let dry. Add whatever flowers you like...I like baby's breath which can be dried and still looks pretty. (NOTE: Don't add water because the paint will ruin..only use flowers you don't mind to have dry out.)
Come back next week and I'll share a little more about the bouquet medallion I made for these jars.
Thank you for reading, and Id love to have you as a GFC & Facebook follower;)