What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters.
Tell us about a recent meal. Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?
Share what’s on your plate!
Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.
What’s on MY Plate?
No matter where we’ve lived, be it Southern California or Kansas, we’ve made it a habit to grill year round. Now, granted, there were days in Kansas City when it just wasn’t pleasant to do so, but we didn’t let cold or rain get in our way. We still don’t.
We’ve had on again, off again weather here in San Diego. It will be 80 degrees one day and rainy and cold on another day. But, we’re still grilling.
This past weekend it was soy grilled fish. I took frozen salmon and tuna, thawed it. And then, I seasoned it simply with a drizzle of soy sauce and a few grinds of black pepper. At that point hubs took over as Grill Master.
While the fish cooked, I worked on the side dishes: a simple green salad and a potato casserole. Both are recent favorites of ours.
Romaine lettuce is hard to come by in these parts, so I’ve been buying the organic spring mix from Costco. Toss with some vinegar and oil. Season with a sprinkling of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Then top with onion, citrus, and a tangy cheese like feta or gorgonzola. (If you’re a recipe kinda person, stay tuned, I’ll be sharing specifics of this fantastic salad later this week.)
The potato casserole is an experiment using homemade cream of celery soup. I have made it twice now and there are no leftovers. None. And there are only four of us who like potato casserole, so you can imagine how very much we’re eating. Truth be told, it’s the two older males in the household who stand over by the stove and eat it by the shovelful when my back is turned.
This was one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. The flavors just hummed together. I was sad to see the empty plates and serving dishes.
What’s on YOUR Plate?
Share with us a recent meal you prepared. Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to www.goodcheapeats.com in your post so others know where the dinner party is.
And don’t forget to visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.