Monday, April 4, 2011

Cabbage Patch

The lime green room now has furniture again and new bedding. Next up: curtains and pictures. Peace! And now this very tired triathlon mama is ready for a big bowl of ice cream!

Today's workout:
4-mile run
2100 yard swim

And some more fun recipes too. Tonight's dinner was salmon cakes, spaghetti squash and cooked cabbage--the cabbage and squash both from the the CSA.

I got really frustrated when I first started making salmon cakes because the recipes were so complicated and time consuming. Then, my friend Mary introduced me to this quick & easy recipe and it's been a staple in our house ever since. Thanks, Mary!

Salmon Cakes

3 cans boneless, skinless salmon; drained
3/4 c. crushed saltines (or cracker of your choice; about 10 crackers)
1 egg
1 T. lemon juice
3 T. milk
pepper to taste (this Maryland girl also adds Old Bay, of course)

Mix salmon with saltines, egg, lemon & milk. Add pepper & Old Bay.
Shape into patties. (Makes about 6 medium patties)
Saute with olive oil or broil until brown (about 5 mins per side)

I love being a member of the CSA because I get to try so many new veggies. This is the first time I've ever made spaghetti squash or cabbage. The spaghetti squash was really good and so easy--and so cool in that it really does look like 'sketti! I found these two simple recipes for squash and cabbage online. I seasoned both with pepper, sea salt and olive oil. Enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash

  • 1. Pierce the whole shell several times with a large fork or skewer and place in baking dish.
  • 2. Cook squash in preheated 375°F oven approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until flesh is tender, It took about 1 1/2 hours for mine to tender up.
  • 3. Once the squash is cooked, let it cool for 10 to 20 minutes so it will be easier to handle, before cutting in half (if it wasn't already) and removing the seeds. Pull a fork lengthwise through the flesh to separate it into long strands.

    1/2 head of cabbage (chopped)
    2 tbsp. butter
    2 tbsp. water
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Melt butter in a large skillet add chopped cabbage and toss until cabbage is coated. Add salt and pepper, and water, cover. Cook until cabbage is done about 15 minutes.

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