Friday, April 9, 2010

Making It Up


I decided to create my own recipe for dinner tonight. We had wild caught flounder (which Matt did an excellent job grilling), green beans, rice, and my made up sauce. It actually turned out really well and was a great compliment to the rest of dinner. Here's the "recipe" in case you are interested:

In large pan
Over medium heat

Add vegetable oil to coat pan
Sauté 1 chopped yellow onion
Add: 1/2 can of pineapple chunks
1Tb minced garlic
Soy sauce to desired consistency
About 3-4Tb balsamic vinaigrette
Dash of lemon juice
1Tb sugar

Simmer until it thickens just a bit

On another note, today was the first day I lit candles on the table in a very, very long time (perhaps the first time since we moved to the High Desert???). I decided Ryken was old enough and obedient enough to give it a go (under close supervision), and he did exceptionally well. He fully understood they were "hot, hot, hot!" so we couldn't touch them, but we could enjoy looking at them. We work with him often on learning what it means to be a gentleman, and I think the simple beauty of candlelight is a perfect accompaniment to these life lessons. Hopefully they will become a staple in our home.


1 comment:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

The meal sounds delicious and I'm very impressed by Ryken not touching the candles. That's not easy at his age. What a good little guy.