"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

17 June 2013

Good eating...

There has been alot of favorite food creating going on around here lately.  It's an absolute wonder I haven't put weight on this past week.

Lemonade has been an must have around here the past few weeks.  There's always a pitcher of it in the fridge ready to pour over ice in a big ole' drinking jar.  We always use our fancy stuff around here.  While sipping on this wonderful beverage one day and talking about what kind of treats to make, the girls and I thought why not lemonade pound cake.  And so it was made.

It lasted two days tops.  

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between.  Little slivers were being cut from it all day long.  Slivers some how made it so justifiable when you keep coming back for more.  At least for me.

On another day we noticed that there was a box of strawberries just sitting in the fridge all lonely.  You can't just leave a box of strawberries sitting around doing nothing, just chilling in the fridge.  It's just not right.  There was only one thing to do after a marvelous idea from Em.  Make stuffed strawberries!  With a little cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla all creamed together, it was piped into freshly cleaned berries.  All ready for dessert time.  

It was tough getting through dinner.  Spaghetti dinner mind you.

They seriously taste like strawberry shortcake without the cake.

They didn't last long.

Then there was Father's Day yesterday.  It was all about Dad and his absolute favorites.  There's alot to pick from on that list.  But choices were made for him, shopping completed on Saturday and creating started early on Sunday morning.

For breakfast, build your own breakfast sandwiches.  What a way to wake up in the morning.  Seriously the best start of the day ever.  English muffins, eggs, cheese, tomatoes, avocado, bacon.  There was some major stacking going on here.  Let's just say each sandwich was so big that it couldn't fit in its creators mouth.  Messy but oh so yummy.

Fresh salsa was made for all day snacking.  Absolute must have around here.

Lunch plans were changed due to all the salsa and chips we were eating.  Save plans for another day, Dad's birthday this coming week.

Then there was dinner.

Rouladen with spatzle and red cabbage.

You just can't help but make a pig of yourself with this in front of you.

I honestly can't decide if it was more fun making it or eating it.  It was so much fun having my little chef in the kitchen with me putting every thing together.  I love how B gets all excited when she gets to cooking.  Makes my heart sing.  I just want to squeeze her, gently.

Then Father's Day dessert.

Rhubarb pie.

I cheated though.

There were two things working against us for this dessert.
1.  I was not turning the oven on with the temps getting hot out.
2.  I am still being a bit stingy with my supply out in the freezer.

So the only logical thing was go to the best pie place in town and let them do all the hard work.  The kitchen does't heat up and its just sitting there, staring you down, waiting for you to cut into it.
So worth it.

Now I have to get moving so that all this yummy stuff doesn't decide to park itself somewhere on my hips or backside.  
The troubles of eating yummy food.



  1. Wow Karfee!!! That's a lot of good eats, that's for sure! Love the idea of those strawberries!! I have to do that before they are done!
    And Rouladen is one of our very favorite dishes, too, except we decided years ago to layer it in a casserole dish, instead of rolling it. So delish!

    Hugs to you!
    Have a lovely week gal!

  2. dear kar,
    all that looks soooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!! rouladen with spätzle and rotkraut is one of our favorite for cooler days. at the moment is it to hot,so we eat often salad with chicken or noodles.
    have a wonderful week my friend,
    love and hugs regina

  3. I know Glenn was beside himself with all this yummy goodness. I seriously don't blame you for not wanting to turn on the stove. Trust me, it's been done around here too. And check out those strawberries - like strawberry poppers!

  4. I was already hungry when I started reading this post and now I'm ravenous! Sure wish I lived nearby so I could come have some of the leftovers!

  5. Hol-lee Cow!
    I want to come live with you folks!
    We have been living on radishes and salad, because that is what is growing in abundance in the garden and I have not had time to cook or bake.
    All of this delicious talk and lovely pics are making my tummy grumble:)

  6. Oh my goodness . . . everything looks so good. If I lived around you I would weigh 500 pounds. My mouth is watering just looking at your photos. I am your newest follower and I would love to invite you over to visit and hopefully to follow me back. My daughter is planning on moving to Idaho for her senior year in nursing from Eastern Oregon University. She doesn't know if she'll get it but Boise is her number one choice:) I'm looking forward to getting to know you better through blogging. You are inspiring me to experiment more with seasonal fresh fruits. I love them raw, but your pie and strawberries look wonderful.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

  7. Okay I'm hungry now... Seriously, everything looks and sound delicious over there! Sounds like you guys are enjoying all the fresh yummies of the season, good for you.