Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Minnesota Food


We were in Minnesota the first week of August
welcoming our new granddaughter 
I came armed with recipes
And was very impressed with the Minneapolis grocery stores
(stores I dream about!)
And my "job" (besides playing with "first" grand Lucy)
was preparing meals --
not just for Daughter Sarah, her Andy and their Lucy
but also for Andy's parents who were up for the new grand as well.

And with a new baby and a 2 year old, eating out really wasn't much of an option!
I fixed some old favorites and some new recipes
Kid friendly meals for the most part!


DINNER


INA GARTEN'S PARMESAN CHICKEN

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/parmesan-chicken-recipe.html


INA GARTEN'S BOW TIE AND BROCCOLI

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/broccoli-and-bow-ties-recipe.html


BREAKFAST


CHEESE FRITTATA
   Eggs, a bit of cream, and grated cheese put into a cast iron skillet and baked until done.    (A plain frittata because grand girl Lucy doesn't like "things" in her eggs!)


BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
From Betty Crocker (which is fitting because Daughter works for Betty)

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/blueberry-muffins/ca00251f-d317-4b55-bdce-d32fa7d8c142

LUNCH


DELI TRAY
(smoked turkey, cheese, lettuce, garden fresh tomato and Wickles pickles; a choice of breads and a choice of mustards and mayonnaise.


BEST EVER MACARONI SALAD
From the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/06/the-best-macaroni-salad-ever/

I'm not a fan of macaroni salads having too many bad ones
But this is so good -- I've made it like 5 times this summer!
And it's the perfect accompaniment to deli sandwiches!

DINNER


SAUSAGE AND LINGUINE CASSEROLE
Served with a big green salad, crusty bread and celebratory wine!
Toasting both to our newest grand girl and our first grand girl's second birthday and our son-in-law's birthday.


CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE AND VANILLA ICE CREAM
From the bakery -- we didn't make a cake!


BREAKFAST


YO YO'S DOUGHNUTS
(A visit to Minneapolis isn't complete without a trip to YoYo's --
the worlds best doughnuts . . . the maple bacon ones are
to die for!)

DINNER


INA GARTEN'S ROAST CHICKEN

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/perfect-roast-chicken-recipe.html

Mine is fennel less because I forgot to buy some!


GRILLED VEGETABLES WITH CHIVES
Son-in-law Andy grilled an assortment of fresh vegetables.   Olive oil, salt and pepper and a good sprinkling of chives!


 CORN "RISOTTO"
A recipe I found years ago in a cookbook.    I've not seen the recipe on-line but it's a great way to eat fresh garden corn full of garlic and cream.



 BLUEBERRY CREAM PIE
Because son-in-law Andy loves anything blueberry

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/blueberry-cream-pie

BREAKFAST


Our favorite breakfast place, The Original Pancake House
Our favorite meal, their Apple Pancake
Big enough for two!
We were able to slip away alone for our favorite breakfast out!

DINNER


Our last dinner, a Mexican casserole

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/enchilada-casserole

We replaced half of the corn with black beans
and feel that it much improved the dish
We went all out on toppings --
Guacamole, fresh salsa, jarred salsa, cheeses, sour cream, tomatoes
and really good tortilla chips

We had ice cream for dessert -- 
there are three ice cream shops in their little town -- and a visit to one of them is a must every visit!

It was a great visit
It was a good food visit!
We left plenty of leftovers for the upcoming week so Daughter Sarah
(or Andy) doesn't need to cook much
And we took the bones and meat from the chickens and made soup
Some for the fridge and some for the freezer


It's Friday and I'm sharing my Minnesota food with Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday


5 comments:

Carlee Scharnhorst said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby. Everything looks delicious and those donuts look drool worthy for sure!

marilyn r said...

You have been busy!! They are sooooo lucky to have you!!

gretchen said...

You're a GOOD Grandmother! Remember those days and how absolutely wonderful it is to have a new baby in the family. Have always enjoyed your comments and FOOD. Know how grateful Minnestoa must be and how tired you are. ; ) Good to be home.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my goodness Martha, would you come and be our cook? Please? You have a really lucky family!
I had a maple bacon donut at a wonderful donut shop in Louisiana, Missouri. They are good.
Have a good rest of your weekend.
Gina

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Congrats on the new grand baby! So awesome that you could keep everyone well fed while you were there. Looks good!