This was an oddly common Frederick Family side dish growing up. I just had some to use up an odd 1/3 cup of leftover pasta in the fridge as a snack, which made me think of it for the challenge. Barely a recipe.
Monthly Archives: May 2018
John made dinner for me when I got back from New York. He went with sausage and peppers, as well as this satisfying antipasto salad (which is super easy given so many ingredients are pre-made – we’ll do this again, as it’s less involved than my hoagie salad, that has a similar flavor profile). He didn’t really measure ingredients, but I’m listing at least what he included.
I was excited to see skate at Wegmans, which isn’t a fish I remember cooking with before. I tried to do kind of a picatta-ish preparation, but I had issues with the delicate skate falling apart and sticking to the pan. Still tasted good, but needs some finessing next time I make it to avoid this. We served this with some leftover antipasto salad John made for dinner the night before (recipe to follow).
Fajitas were a later addition to the Frederick dinner lineup (I feel like high school, maybe?). My parents used the seasoning packet. I did so as well to make this recipe and they turned out quite delicious. I don’t really remember if this was a Mom recipe or a Dad one (I think Mom?), but it was definitely a favorite of my sister Mandy.
I had some issues with burning with this recipe. I’m not sure what went wrong – I did half the recipe, which might have been part of the problem (I’m including here as written). We thought it had potential and liked the flavors, so I am saving to tinker with – maybe add more liquid?
John and I have been doing a fun challenge this year where I pick out a cookbook for him to make a recipe out of every two weeks. This comes from a Chicken cookbook I bought in college and we quite enjoyed it.
We’ve now made it through all of Dad’s grilled chicken variations.