This Week's Eats

Um, apparently it's summer in Seattle - hooray!  We were way busy soaking up the sun and having fun this weekend.  It was great to kick things off on Saturday morning with a nice workout on the hills of death.  Here are the three hills we 'ran' of the nearly 8 or 9 that my friend would NORMALLY run - omigod.

I probably could have picked up the pace a bit and tried to jog up the last hill back to our cars, but we were busy chatting by that time and walked up it.  So, not too terrible of a pace for those crazay hills and the amount of time spent walking/talking.

After a quick shower, it was off to my younger child's toddler group carnival where we raise funds for their classes with a big raffle, tee shirt sales, etc.  Meanwhile the kids play lots of fun little games for prizes and made several Froot Loop necklaces.

Sunday was another gorgeous day spent out hiking around the trails at our local state park. 

We even got out today after school for an impromptu picnic at the local playground with preschool friends.  I think we've soaked up enough vitamin D to last us until summer really starts in Seattle: the 4th of July.

Without further ado, here's this weeks eats:

  •  Monday - Piiiiiza!  (to make this a bit more interesting, I'll share our no-cook sauce recipe below)
  • Tuesday - gonna give this Drunken Creamy Chicken from Pinterest a try and add a few vegetables, probably sliced peppers and red onion
  • Wednesday - I've got dinner plans, hooray!
  • Thursday - good old Tyler Florence recipe for Mediterranean Pasta with chicken, artichokes, sun dried tomato and feta
  • Friday - blue cheese burgers on the grill
  • Saturday - Pioneer Woman's 'fancy' mac and cheese with caramelized onions and bacon
  • Sunday - gonna give another Pinterest recipe a try: Greek turkey meatball salad  mmmm, looks pretty good:

Pinned Image

As promised, here's our super easy, no-cook, pizza sauce recipe:

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 fluid ounces warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste
1.     In a small bowl, combine tomato paste, water, Parmesan cheese, garlic, honey, anchovy paste, onion powder, oregano, marjoram, basil, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and salt; mix together, breaking up any clumps of cheese.
2.     Sauce should sit for 30 minutes to blend flavors; spread over pizza dough and prepare pizza as desired.


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