Never got to food shop or prep food this weekend. We took 3 of the grandkiddies to the Please Touch Museum in Philly (and had them overnight Saturday night). They are such awesome kids! All 3 of their birthdays are in the Summer/early Fall, so we decided to take them to the museum instead of buying them presents. We do the same at Christmas (take them to the Disney on Ice Show). Ava, our oldest gc said “This is so much better than getting some toy.” I love her!! We really haven’t seen them much at all this summer, so having a chance to spend the weekend with them was amazing.
My parents are down the shore for the week and Vincent went to West Virginia University for a few days to go to a concert. So just Eddie, Hercules and me! I went to the butcher (Trim Rite), the farmer’s market (Duffields) and to the Acme to do a quick food shop after work yesterday (Monday). Made dinner for the two of us and our daughter and grandson stopped in to visit. Missed the Magoo this weekend!
So for dinner last night I made some filet mignon…just seasoned with salt & pepper then seared on both sides on the stove and then finished off in the oven with some olive oil and dairy free butter. I made crab cakes…just mixed together the can of crab, 1 T of dijon mustard, one egg, Worcestershire sauce, green onion, 1/2 red pepper, salt, pepper and old bay seasoning. I cooked them in a small amount of olive oil on the stove top. I made some zucchini pancakes with 2 T of gluten free flour, an egg, Worcestershire sauce and a super large zucchini, shredded. I mixed together and cooked in a small amount of dairy free butter and olive oil. Then I just sauteed some mushrooms and onions. Finally, sliced up some sweet potatoes, sprinkled with a bit of olive oil and Cajun seasoning and baked in the over on 375 for about 1/2 hour.
Tonight I ran home from work and made…I guess a kind of gumbo? I browned 4 chicken thighs and a package of chorizo, then took out of the pan. Drained the grease then added a bit of olive oil and garlic, onion, red and green peppers and celery and cooked them. Added a pint of grape tomatoes and cooked until soft…then I smashed them up. I steamed some frozen wild caught shrimp in a little old bay (to defrost). Peeled them and kept them to the side. Added some chicken broth, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, old bay and about 2 T of capers to the pan, put the meats back in, covered and simmered for 20 minutes. I cooked 2 packages of brown rice in a bag. I added a roux (gluten free flour and a bit of the grease from the chicken/chorizo) to the broth to thicken a bit, added the shrimp, covered again and cooked for about another 10 minutes. Mixed in the rice, garnished with green onion & fresh basil. I’m the only one home right now, so no fancy presentation tonight lol! But my parents are coming home tonight and should eat and Eddie should be home later to eat.
Gotta run….want to try & get to the gym tonight! Peace all!