It was also an odd week where the kids were eating with friends a lot, either here with takeout to feed an army or out getting fed by someone else's parents (Thank you!). So what's cooking this week is a mish-mash of last-week's intentions and lazy summer dinners.
Homemade Kim Chee Spam Musubi with L&L plate lunches. I draw the line at paying $3-$5 for a Spam musubi, but every now and then, we need a decent plate lunch. We had mixed plate, chicken katsu, seafood mixed plate and loco moco, but with chicken katsu instead of the hamburger.
Kim chee Spam musubi is an excellent modification that is best eaten fresh. Like most rice dishes, it get's hard and not-so-sticky-and-just-plain-icky in the fridge.
Pistachi-zu Tofu Evolved. The problem the first time was that the pistachio crumbs don't stick very well to tofu. This time, we grilled and added some home-grown cucumber and fresh tomatoes for a kind of stacked salad. This is much improved in prep time and visually. Click here for the update, soon to be a Greenhouse graduate.
From-scratch Pork Loin #1, salad and toasted bread. An easy sandwich for dinner. We again made two pork loins so that my children and their assorted friends will have something to eat during the day.
Mauna Lani Leftover Chicken Pasta Salad. Because I have two more cucumbers that should be ripe by Thursday. Will likely make a lot of this because it keeps well and it popular with the teenagers.
BLT sandwiches with Fluffy White Bread. Summer tomatoes are finally coming in, and my husband is craving bacon.
Passion Lychee Arnold Palmer
A friend of mine gave me fresh lychee as well as frozen lychee juice. and another friend gave me a bunch of lemons. All I had to do was make sun tea, add water and mix. Life is good!
Lychee Whipped Cream
Another variation on whipped cream. Just add lychee juice and let the mixer do its thing.
The common theme through all the graduations and requisite graduation speeches was this: it's important to live your life and not just get through it. What a perfect thought to begin the summer.
Eat Well. Be Well.