Things have been a whirlwind for the past few weeks and though it is summer and things are suppose to slow down. Hence the lazy days of summer, it does not appear I am coming up for air quite yet. Rather I am trying to catch my breath between last minute trips, dance recitals, swim meets and practices, and getting some work done around the house.
Regardless of how busy things get one thing remains constant, we eat.
1. What we ate this week June 8 – June 14
Sunday – BLT Burgers and Creamed Corn
Monday – Red, White, & Greens Pasta
Tuesday – Taco Salad
Wednesday – Pretzel Chicken, Fried Potatoes, and Spinach, Raspberry & Goat Cheese Salad
Thursday – Packed Dinner of PB & J, Fruit, Chips (Swim Meet)
Friday – Leftovers
2. I had a small get together to attend this past week. When you have a food blog and you tend to bake and cook quite a bit, I think you feel the pressure more than you should as to what to take. The host requested a light appetizer, dessert, or bottle of wine. It is the summer season and S’mores just speak summer taste, so I decided to make S’mores bites. I made this recipe first last fall when I threw a 40th Party for Mr. Mixture. They were simple, quick and easy to make and a perfect one bite.
Well things did not go as planned this week as they were an epic fail and with everything else going on I just did not have the time to put something else together. So what does a mixture lover decide on, you guessed it my mom says ” it is your signature.” Perfect I decided. A simple yet satisfying mix of flavors sweet and salty.
3. Pistachios – Last week I published Crack open some Goodness because as you know we like all varieties of nuts around here. Funny thing happened as my parents recently returned from a cross country trip and brought us flavored pistachios. Now we are all familiar with roasted nuts and different candied or coconut coated nuts, but these are unique. The pistachios are from New Mexico and the flavors we received were Garlic & green chile, two levels of Red Chili – hot and XX hot. I enjoy making my own nuts, but this is something I am not sure I can duplicate without altering. The nuts are not roasted and they are still shelled. This is an east coast southern girl has never seen before.
4. Meatless Monday – Meatless Monday is a movement that was relaunched in 2003 as a public awareness program. It actually began with President Woodrow Wilson during war times to encourage people to decrease their meat consumption, a staple food. Today’s movement has been gaining momentum since it started appearing more routinely in the media since 2009 encouraging a meatless meal to improve health and help the environment.
Just like all groups and websites you must meet some criteria to be recognized as part of their movement. Well take a look at my sidebar Let’s Have Mixture has new bling. A meatless monday badge. You can also find my blog listed here.
Can you pledge to have a meatless meal every monday? Start with trying it for one month, or throughout the summer. You can browse recipes on this site and many others by the #meatlessmonday
5. Coming Soon
What do you do with a recipe that fails?
Toss it? Eat it?
Recipes for your Vitamix or Blender
My all time favorite lunch