My kids are in study mode for APs, ACTs and finals, so I want comforting dinners that will fuel them up. I’m planning a week of family favorites that will be easy to pull off and well received. We’re basically carb loading just in time for swimsuit season. Ha!
Mother’s Day. OUT OF OFFICE!
Heading to a Boy Scout meeting tonight, so I want something that can be prepped ahead. I’m thinking “fancy” grilled cheese, with fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, pesto and charred tomatoes. I like to make these on rustic sourdough bread, but regular sliced sandwich bread is fine too. And if your kids just want American cheese on their grilled cheese, I don’t blame them! I’ll make a batch of soup too, but it will be a wild card decision based on what sounds good.
Last week we had our fair share of tacos: Fajitas, fish tacos, chicken tacos, etc. But guess what? We never tire of tacos over here. It’s ground turkey tacos for dinner. Build a taco bowl with shredded cabbage or lettuce, avocado, pico de gallo and creamy jalapeño sauce or throw everything in a tortilla. Making a batch of La Taqueria sauce on the side. I’m also doing an Instagram Live today to teach you one of my favorite new fish recipes! I have a weeklong Fearless Fish class coming up June 8-11 and I’d love to have you join me! Blackened sheet pan salmon filets are good in tacos or as the main event! It’s a recipe I’ve tweaked over time and in my humble opinion, completely perfected. Tune in at 5pm central. You’ll need 6-ounce salmon filets, a lemon or two and olive or avocado oil, plus the following spices. I’ll share the recipe in the live cooking demo!
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Dried oregano
- Dried thyme
- Kosher salt
Today is the English AP exam and my kids and I are making sandwiches for Kids Meals in the afternoon. I want a quick and easy dinner that comes together quickly, but that’s comfort food for my kids. We’re in the final stretch of school and we need to keep our energy in tact! Weeknight lasagna for the win. No cook noodles and jarred Rao’s marinara make this beyond easy.
I’m excited for an evening class with teachers from River Oaks Baptist School. We’re making my favorite summer corn salad (sorry! It’s a Smart in the Kitchen School recipe for my cooking school members), easy puff pastry pizzas with pesto and sbagliatos. Cheers to summer food! My family will love digging into the puff pastry pizzas.
I have a summer cocktail and appetizer class today. My friend Selena who owns one of my favorite local boutiques, Frock Shop, is hosting a school fundraising group. We’re making a spring goat cheese and strawberry crostini with honey and basil (similar to this recipe, but with goat cheese instead of burrata and strawberries instead of nectarines), a whiskey smash and sorbet-prosecco cocktails for “dessert”. I’ll share the how-to in stories.