Monday, March 23, 2009

Well, today I decided that we would have dinner in the park because I found this recipe on a friends blog for cod sandwitches. The sandwitches were very good and I made some homemade hoagies and macaroni salad to go with the sandwitches. Here are the recipes.

Sailor Sandwiches with Caesar Mayo
Courtesy of “Put a Lyd on it” by Lydia Stewart

1/4 c milk
1/4 cup cornmeal
2 T flour
4T grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cod or haddock fillets (6 oz each)
2 T butter

Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, cheese, and seasonings. Dip fish in milk, then cornmeal mixture. Place butter in a frying pan over medium heat and add the fish when the butter is melted. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Caesar Mayo
4 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
4 tsp mayo
4 tsp olive oil
1 T lemon juice
1 T Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce

Combine the ingredients. Spread over the rolls.
On the bottom bun, layer the fish, lettuce, and tomato and onion slices.

2 kaiser rolls, split
2 lettuce leaves
2 small tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 slices of sweet onion

We really liked these sandwitches although next time I think I will put more sauce on. I changed the recipe a bit from Lydia's blog because she cooked the fish under the broiler but suggested to do it in a frying pan instead. I also added more salt and pepper to dredge.

Here is the recipe for the bread:

Burger or Hot Dog Buns

1 cup milk
1 T. yeast
½ cup water
2 T. white sugar
¼ cup butter
1 ½ tsp. salt
4 ½ cups flour
1 egg

In a small saucepan, heat milk, water, and butter until very warm, approx. 120 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together 1 ¾ cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Mix milk mixture with flour mixture and then mix in the egg. Stir in the remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

Burger Buns: Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls, and place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly. Cover, and let rise for 30 to 35 minutes.

For Hot Dog Buns: Shape each piece into a 6x4 inch rectangle. Starting with the longer side, roll up tightly, and pinch edges and ends to seal. Let rise about 20-25 minutes.

Bake at 400 ° for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

And finally the recipe for the macaroni salad:

Macaroni Salad

1 lb. cooked elbow macaroni
1 carrot
1 stalk of celery
4 large dill pickles
8 radishes
6 green onions
6 oz. cheddar cheese
1 tsp. paprika
3/4 cup mayo
2 T. mustard
Salt and pepper

Chop the carrot, celery, pickles, radishes, green onions, and cheese to the same size. It doesn't really matter what size as long as everything is pretty close to the same (I usually make them a little smaller than the pasta). Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and add the paprika, mayo, and mustard. Toss everything together until well blended. Add as much salt and pepper as you like. Serve at room temperature.

Now for the picture.

The other day Tim and I put Abram in his room to play so that we could get a few things done. A few minutes later this is what we found...

Abram has only done this one time before so we had to take some pictures because it doesn't happen very often.
The twins are doing well and moving like crazy!!! Think that I have finally figured out how to tell which one is moving. They hardly ever move at the same time so it is hard to tell. They both weigh in at 1.3 lbs and are still a little bigger than average. They are about 5 oz. bigger than the average baby at 22 1/2 weeks. I am okay with that as long as they don't end up as big as Abram!!! Can you imagine two 9 lb. babies!?!?!?! I don't even want to think about it. My belly button is getting closer and closer to popping out so I'm sure that will be happening soon. When I was pregnant with Abram my belly button didn't stick out at all so this will be a new thing for me ( I have a VERY inny belly button). I promise to post some new ultrasound and belly pictures by the end of the week!
I am working on another apron right now and will have that done by Wednesday so I will put a picture of that too.

1 comment:

kate the great said...

So I just might have to make pasta salad today because it sounds amazing-especially when you put bacon in, mmm. Abram is so big and so cute!