Kale Salad

The other Freshdirect perk is that My Person finally gets her kale!  So, she made some kale salad.  Yummy and healthy!

Kale Salad: The recipe:

Kale
Sea salt
1/2 lemon
Honey
Apple
Olive oil

  1. In mixing bowl, massage kale, juice from lemon, olive oil and sea salt until kale is wilted.
  2. Add chopped apple and honey and mix.

Pictures below.

 

Kale.

Kale.

Kale, lemon, olive oil, honey.

Kale, lemon, olive oil, honey.

Apples.

Apples.

Kale salad!  Yum!

Kale salad! Yum!

Also, some exciting apple news.  My Person is very particular about apples.  Her favorite apple is the honeycrisp apple, which is only available for a few months a year.  For the rest of the year, the only apple she will eat is the fuji apple.  This week, she ordered opal apples because it was a suggestion on Freshdirect and yum!  Sweet and crispy!  New apple to add to the rotation!

 

 

 

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Week 3 – Dinner 1: Fried Rice

Fried Rice: The recipe:

Cooked Rice
Oil
Eggs
Onions
Salt
Pepper
Soy sauce
Oyster sauce
Anything else you want in your fried rice (My Person used red peppers and corn this time)

  1. Add oil to pan, scramble eggs and fry in oil.  Add salt and pepper.  Remove from pan
  2. Add oil to pan, add onions and other non-rice ingredients and cook until mostly done (i.e., onions will be translucent).
  3. Add rice (My Person knew she would be making fried rice so she made extra rice in the rice cooker the day before – fried rice actually works better with day old rice, rather than rice that was just prepared)
  4. Add egg, stir fry together.  Add soy sauce and oyster sauce to taste.
Giant pan of fried rice.

Giant pan of fried rice.

Bowl of fried rice.

Bowl of fried rice.

Bonus: extra fried rice will be Other Person’s lunch for the next few days.

Week 2 – I dropped the ball

Week 2 was pretty successful in terms of using the groceries and cooking, but I totally dropped the ball on posting (I was too busy playing tug of war:

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), so here is a quick week 2 picture montage.

Asian picked cucumbers.

Asian picked cucumbers.

Baking chicken for Other Person's lunch.

Baking chicken for Other Person’s lunch.

Lunch chicken and tomatoes for Other Person.

All done! Lunch chicken and tomatoes for Other Person.

Fish and potatoes, bok choy.

Fish and potatoes, bok choy.

Orecchiette with turkey marinara.

Wheat orecchiette with turkey marinara.

Teriyaki chicken and brussel sprouts.

Teriyaki chicken and brussel sprouts.

Fettucine marinara.

Fettucine marinara.

 

 

Week 1 – Dinner 5: Hake / Brussel Sprouts

Hake: The recipe:

Hake
Olive oil
Garlic salt seasoning

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Rub oil and seasoning on fish
  3. Bake until no longer translucent (about 25 minutes but depends on thickness and size of cod)

Brussel Sprouts: The recipe:

Brussel Spouts
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper

  1. Cut off ends of brussel sprouts and cut into quarters.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. In bowl, toss brussel sprouts with oil and salt and pepper
  4. Bake until done (about 35 minutes)

Pictures below.

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Hake.

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Fish in the oven.

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BS.

YUM!!

YUM!!

...and dinner is served!

…and dinner is served!

Week 1 – Dinner 4: Teriyaki Chicken / Bok Choy / Rice Krispy Treats

Teriyaki Chicken: The recipe:

Chicken (My Person had drumsticks this time)
Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Marinade

  1. Marinate chicken in marinade overnight or for a few hours (My Person puts the chicken and marinade in ziploc bags in the morning to marinate until dinnertime)
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Bake chicken until done; occasionally brush on more marinade (about 25 minutes)

Boy Choy: The recipe:

Chicken broth
Boy Choy
Salt

  1. Cut stems off bok choy
  2. Bring broth to a boil
  3. Add salt and boy choy; reduce heat to medium and simmer
  4. Cook until boy choy is tender
  5. Drain and serve

Tonight, instead of eating the chicken, bok choy, rice meal with Other Person, My Person made some rice krispy treats and had that for dinner.  She is a human adult so she can do that.

Rice Krispy Treats: The recipe:

1/8 stick of butter
Half back of mini marshmallows
Rice Krispies

  1. Melt butter in pot
  2. Add marshmallows, reduce to medium heat.  Cook until melted
  3. Remove pot from heat source.  Add rice krispies (usually about 2:1 to the marshmallows, but depends on how you like it)

Pictures below.

Chicken.

Chicken.

Is this for me?

Is this for me?

Marinating.

Marinating.

Ready to bake.

Ready to bake.

Brushing on more marinade while baking.

Brushing on more marinade while baking.

Boy choy (TJ sells them pre-washed).

Boy choy (TJ sells them pre-washed).

Stems removed.

Stems removed.

Boiling broth.

Boiling broth.

Cooking boy choy.

Cooking boy choy.

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served! (brown rice made in rice cooker)

Melting butter.

Melting butter.

Marshmallows.

Marshmallows.

Mmmmm....melty.

Mmmmm….melty.

Rice krispies added.

Rice krispies added.

Yum!

Yum!

Week 1 – Dinner 3: Fettuccine Marinara

My Person had to work late today so via gchat, she guided Other Person in making pasta.   He did a great job – so great that I helped myself to some…

The recipe:

Salt
Frozen Fresh Pasta (Already in kitchen)
Pasta Sauce

  1. Boil large pot of water (1/3 full).  Salt water with a quarter-sized mound of salt
  2. Add pasta to boiling water
  3. When pasta reaches desired chewiness (probably around 10 minutes), drain. Add cold water to pasta and drain again
  4. Put pot with drained pasta back on stovetop and turn on high.  Add pasta sauce and stir and heat until hot

Pictures below.

Boiling water.

Boiling water.

Pasta added.

Pasta added.

Drained pasta.

Drained pasta.

Sauce added.

Sauce added.

All done!

All done!

Other Person did a good job, right?  But then he made a rookie mistake – he left me alone with the pasta to go wash his hands.  Oh silly, silly man.  I was able to sneak in about two bites of delicious pasta before Other Person spotted me.  Mmmmm….pasta.

So, this was the fate of the pasta.

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He paid for his silliness with this sad, modified dinner:

1) the 6 bites of pasta left in the pot:

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and 2) cereal in almond milk:

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This is my you-can’t-be-angry-with-me-look-how-sweet-I-look face:

Charlieshame

Week 1 – Dinner 2: Cod / Broccoli

Cod: The recipe:

Cod
Olive oil
Garlic salt seasoning

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Rub oil and seasoning on fish
  3. Bake until no longer translucent (about 25 minutes but depends on thickness and size of cod)

Broccoli: The recipe:

Chicken broth (My Person only made it this way because she wanted to do something with the leftover chicken stock from the chicken soup dinner)
Broccoli
Salt

  1. Bring broth to a boil
  2. Add salt and broccoli; reduce heat to medium and simmer
  3. Cook until broccoli is tender
  4. Drain and serve

Pictures below.

Trader joe's frozen cod and packaged broccoli

Trader joe’s frozen cod and packaged broccoli

Ready for baking

Ready for baking

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Broccoli in broth

Dinner is served!  (brown rice was made using rice cooker)

Dinner is served! (brown rice was made using rice cooker)

Peeled grapefruit for dessert

Peeled grapefruit for dessert