this week in my kitchen

Summer is in full swing here and we’ve been keeping dinner simple. We call this dinner the  “funny dinner”. When the kids were little, one of them said that it was a funny thing to have for dinner, and well, the name stuck. I posted this pic on Instagram and it seems fairly common for people to call it “snacks” for dinner. This meal makes me feel very French, and obviously red wine goes perfectly with this and was enjoyed as well.
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Fish tacos went over well this week. I basically used this recipe for the sauce and it was delicious. I’ll use a fresh jalapeno next time to kick up the spice a bit and we were out of capers, but I think that would be a nice addition.IMG_2526 IMG_2529

Of course, you must have margaritas with fish tacos, right?

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Another easy dinner was just when we needed when two of the three kids were out doing their own thing for dinner. When you have a family of five, it just doesn’t seem worth it to do a whole dinner for just three people. So we whipped up some quick nachos, and had a fun time eating them while rewatching Episode 1 of Sherlock (Season 3). That was a treat in an of itself, since we don’t usually eat and watch TV, but, hey, that’s what happens when only one kid’s at home.IMG_2543

I love an easy summertime breakfast. And when strawberries and blueberries are in season, what is better than yogurt, berries, and a sprinkling of granola?IMG_2537Isn’t this the most beautiful tea? Those are little roasted grains of rice and they pop like popcorn. It is Genmaicha Green loose leaf tea. It has a very different flavor, and I love it. I drink it all morning long while I’m working on the computer at home. I must have a hot beverage in my hands at all times until noon.

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OK, I don’t actually drink it all morning long since sometimes I make myself a latte with my handy-dandy Aeropress coffee maker. To make the whole latte, beginning to end takes about 3 minutes and I can have it exactly the way I like it for a fraction of the cost of heading out the door to Starbucks.IMG_2443 IMG_2445Linking up with Heather at Beauty That Moves. So many ways to be inspired!

 

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7 thoughts on “this week in my kitchen

  1. I like your funny dinner! When we were little, my mother would sometimes for lunch serve ‘blokjes’ which means ‘cubes’. It was essentially a bit of everything (leftovers mostly), diced to fit on a toothpick. We loved it!

  2. Funny dinner’s popular around here as well! It’s such a great reason to try new cheese, too. Yum. This week’s “in my kitchen” is making me a bit homesick. I miss tortilla chips… and nachos… yum. I’m repeating myself – yum!

  3. Funny dinner is a great idea!! And also we love dinner treats like eating and watching something special on tv, because usually we don’t watch tv at meal time, too. During summertime, everything comes easy!

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