Monday, June 2, 2014

What We Ate >>> May 30

Summer is officially in full swing around here! With Memorial Day and kids out of school last week, we kept busy and even did some cooking. Here's a look at a few things we had for dinner last week.

Monday - Memorial Day BBQ : Burgers and Grilled Corn

Our friends invited several families over for swimming and a bring your own meat + side to share dinner.  Our friends have a ridiculously awesome grill that a friend custom built for them. It was huge and easily held food for 6 families all at the same time.

I mixed up some turkey + beef burgers to take to dinner.

Turkey + Beef Burgers

1 pound lean organic ground turkey breast
1 pound lean organic lean ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced and sautéed
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbls Olive Oil
2 Tbls Balsamic Vinegar
Salt & Pepper
Siracha Hot Sauce

Mix everything together and form into 1/4 cup sized patties. Grill and enjoy!

Grilled Corn >>> We also took some fresh sweet corn that we picked up at a local food stand that morning. We pulled the husks back, took out the silk and then pulled the husks back up over the corn. We soaked the corn in a big bowl of water for 30 minutes before tossing the corn onto the grill. Delicious!

Tuesday: Shrimp Tacos

Tacos are a favorite around here and to mix things up, I cooked up some shrimp as a filling.

Honey Lime Shrimp for Tacos

20 Frozen Shrimp
2 Tbls Olive Oil
1/2 Onion, diced
1 garlic clove, diced
3 Tbls Honey
2 Tbls Lime Juice

Cook the olive oil, garlic and onion until the onion becomes translucent in a pan on the stove. Then add the frozen shrimp and cook for 4 - 5 minutes until the shrimp is warmed through. Remove from the heat and toss in the honey and lime juice.

Serve the shrimp in tacos along with some homemade salsa, diced avocado, pinto beans, cheese and sour cream.

Wednesday: Carnita Tacos

We has all of the taco fixings left over from the night before, so I figured that we may as well eat them! I used this Crock Pot Carnita recipe a month ago and froze the leftovers. For dinner on Wednesday, I thawed the meat in a pan on the stove and served it up with the tortillas, avocados, salsa and sour cream.

Thursday: Pei Wei Takeout

We went to a friends' house for dinner and did Pei Wei takeout. We ate poolside before jumping in to cool ourselves off.

Hope something we ate will inspire a meal for you!

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