Mix Up The Meal results!!

It’s time to show off (or tell off) what it was you made with this weeks ingredient: PEARS!

The recipe I chose was Grilled King Salmon with Pear Butter Sauce

I must say, it didn’t turn out looking like the picture, but it tasted very delicious!

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6-ounce) Alaskan salmon fillets
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Pear-butter sauce:
2 firm-ripe pears, such as Bartlett, peeled, cored and diced
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup hard cider
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 sticks (1/2 pound) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, recipe follows
Directions
Preheat grill to medium-high and coat with oil.

Season both sides of each salmon fillet with salt and pepper and place on the grill. Grill until the center is still slightly pink, 6 to 8 minutes total, rotating fish 90 degrees halfway during cooking on each side to obtain hash marks. Remove from the grill.

Meanwhile, make the pear butter sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine the diced pears, sugar, and hard cider. Cook over medium-high heat until the pears are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the cream and cook until reduced by half, about 6 minutes. Add the butter several pieces at a time, whisking constantly to blend, and removing from the heat periodically to prevent the sauce from breaking. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon white pepper and whisk to blend. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm until ready to serve, stirring occasionally. (Do not allow sauce to boil or it will separate.)

Place the salmon on the plate with the roasted potatoes, drizzle the pear butter over the salmon and serve immediately.

What did you make!? Show it off below or in this thread

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Playing Catch up!

First– Lets do the Mix Up The Meal Recipe! I think we can come up with some fantastic meals with………PEARS!

No, I’m not asking you to cook a gourmet meal with 5 courses and be all decked out, just find a good fun way to use an ingredient, be it a lot or a little. Each week, there will be a new ingredient. Every Friday, we’ll go over what was created and how it tasted and you can even throw in a picture if you’d like!

There are different flavors and makes of this great product, so do some browsing on Google, Recipes.com, allrecipes.com or foodnetwork.com. Either way, you’ll be good to go! Desserts are welcome as well! Just remember, get creative!

Second– Later today, the OPK comparison post will be coming out. There’s a TON of information to put together, thats part of why it’s taken so long to come out.

Finally– Don’t forget about the Mothers Day Gift Exchange. Names will be drawn on the 9th. No more entries after the 8th!

Here is the link if you need it: TTCAL Mothers Day Gift Exchange

Mix Up The Meal results!!

What did you make with this weeks ingredient? APPLESAUCE!!

Share your recipe and/or photos if you’d like!

My recipe (Noah-bear)

Applesauce Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup(s) flour
1 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 cup(s) your favorite nuts
1 cup(s) quick oats (not instant oatmeal)
1 cup(s) raisins
1 cup(s) applesauce
2 eggs
1/2 cup(s) vegetable oil
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Mix the dry ingredients in the largest bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in the other bowl. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Blend them well.

Spoon the dough for these drop cookies onto the greased cookie sheets.

Bake the dough for 8 to 10 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool before eating them.

Time to Mix Up The Meals!

It’s Monday, so most people are working on grocery lists, menu’s for the week and looking up recipes.

So, lets add a little fun to the week and get creative!

No, I’m not asking you to cook a gourmet meal with 5 courses and be all decked out, just find a good fun way to use an ingredient, be it a lot or a little. Each week, there will be a new ingredient. Every Friday, we’ll go over what was created and how it tasted and you can even throw in a picture if you’d like!

So….this weeks ingredient ::drumroll::

APPLESAUCE!!

There are so many ways to use applesauce, so lets see what you’ve got. And no, you can’t pour it in a bowl and top it with cinnamon 😉

There are different flavors and makes of this great product, so do some browsing on Google, Recipes.com, allrecipes.com or foodnetwork.com. Either way, you’ll be good to go! Desserts are welcome as well! Just remember, get creative!