Saturday, May 23, 2015

What we ate on our trip

Karen and McKenna fed us well while we were in Washington…..

Here is what we had for dinner each night we were there…

The first night Karen made us a great taco bar. I wish I had pictures of it but we were a bit late
arriving, so we just all ate as soon as we got there. In addition to the meat, cheese, onions, beans and
other toppings, she also had yellow and orange peppers cut up….I want to remember that since they
taste SO good on tacos.

And McKenna brought green rice that had lots of spinach in it.
Everyone loves it, even the little ones, I think.

This meal tasted SO good. We were SO grateful to have it after eating on the road for 2 days.

And she had my favorite sauce from Trader Joes to go on top… this stuff:

Second night:  McKenna made Pioneer Woman's "Sunday Stew."
We didn't care it was Friday.

For the stew recipe GO HERE. It was beyond wonderful.
 So was the salad. We kept eating more and more of it.
Salad: Costco’s spring mix and romaine lettuce for the greens with sliced green onions, celery, 
sliced grapes and toasted almonds. 

(For toasted almonds: Mix 1/2 cup of sliced almonds and 6T sugar. 
Stir constantly until it melts and coats almonds. 
Pour over greased wax paper. Let cool 1 hour.)
Poppy Seed Dressing

¾ cup white vinegar
1 ½ cup canola oil
½ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
1 ½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon dried mustard
3 teaspoon purple onion

Mix all ingredients in blender; pour over salad. 

3rd Night:
We all went to Outback Steak house.
Don't really know what everyone had, but who cares. 
It could not begin to compare with the delish home cooking we had the 2 previous nights.

Not sure why I didn't get Tyler in this picture. His elbow proves he was there. 
Richie is below with Grant.

So I'll stop right here and continue with part 2 of our eating adventures, soon.
We really don't expect our girls to cook for us, but they always do. 

Maybe no one cares what we ate but us, however... 
I want to have record of it all so I can go back and make these meals. 


Heather Kirkpatrick said...

I love that stew! I first had it at McKenna's sister Katy's house and now it's a favorite at our house too! Looks like you had a fun trip. Jared enjoyed meeting you!

Grandma Honey said...

Hi Heather! I was really hoping you would be there too….if only I could have waited one more week! It was fun meeting Jared and watching him and McKenna together. I could see some Kirkpatrick similarities.

Karen Mortensen said...

All sounds good.

Scrapally said...

I love hearing about your meals! And especially what those sweet girls make for you. Great looking food!

Anonymous said...

These pictures are wonderful! I am very pleased that you were able to travel to be with such happy families with great experiences of togetherness. I, too, care about your meals! Every little detail you write is an insight into your life and thoughts and I am grateful to you for sharing.
pjc in MI

grandmapeg said...

All of the food looks very delicious! I am partial to stews, so I'm glad you put the link to the recipe for that. Thanks!