Thursday, April 28, 2011

bistrot paul bert pepper steak

So this is my second attempt at French Fridays with Dorie and this was definitely a bit more challenging! I am not particularly fond of rare meat and so in an attempt to cook the steak a bit longer I'm afraid I overdid it. The beautiful thing was that the Steak being Filet Mignon was still very tender and really delicious! I enjoyed the cognac sauce as well and served this with simple oven roasted potatoes. This dish felt quite fancy and we enjoyed every bite!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Big Bunny Lunch

Have you seen the bunny rolls at Lunches Fit For A Kid? When I saw these I knew I had to try them for myself. Mine turned out fatter and wider than hers but I think it still passes as a bunny. To round out this big bunny lunch I included a carrot filled with peanuts and dried blueberries, cheese cubes, strawberries and a small container of dark chocolate peanut butter for the bunny.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mustard Batons

This is my first time participating in French Fridays with Dorie. I am usually trying a few new recipes each week anyways and so I thought it would be fun to join a cooking group. This week's recipe was Mustard Batons. These are a cinch to make! Basically puff pastry, good quality mustard and there you have it, a fantastic appetizer or accompaniment to dinner. You can even make these up ahead and keep in the freezer for future use. They turned out beautiful and they were gobbled up quick!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Slightly Rockin' Lunch

Today's lunch was an attempt to use these super rad "you rock" picks I found. I'm hoping to do a rock n' roll themed lunch in the future with these. For today we have ham, cheese and crackers, rice pudding with dried cherries, apples and carrots. For great lunch ideas check out What's for Lunch Wednesday

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pinwheel Sandwiches

These are the super quick lunches that are great for busy mornings. A tortilla spread with onion and chive cream cheese, ham and rolled up. Make this look fancy by cutting into spirals and putting on picks of course!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Chicken Kabobs

Easy grilled chicken cubed and put in picks, strawberries, pretzels and some cheese cubes!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Chicken Nuggets for Dessert

We are having cake for dinner tonight and nuggets for dessert! The cake is a pizza filled bundt and these faux chicken nuggets are actually pound cake cut into odd shapes coated with frosting and dipped in chopped peanuts. The dip for the nuggets is pudding. Happy April Fool's Day!

April Fools Day

Today is one of my favorite days to trick my kids with lots of fun foods. Today's lunch has carrot coins inside the fruit snacks package, broccoli candy and jello in their water bottles. I had to put a bagel sandwich and some crackers with cheese in for substance!