Today is Memorial Day-
the day we remember
and we honor
the men and the women
who have died
to our country!!
Every week during the month of May there are always new "happenings" going on in our gardens. A quick walk around our yard or a glance out of our windows bring beautiful sights!
Today, the large cluster of lavendar Chives can be seen from a distance. A closer look at the Irises brought a great surprise! The long slender buds are beginning to form. Soon there will be many more. The big pink Peonies are beautiful and there are more buds!
In another area the small green Zinnia sprouts have popped up. They were planted from seeds that were harvested from last year's abundant colorful crop. It's a tradition to save the seeds, plant them the following year and enjoy the gorgeous colors! Spring is a beautiful time of year!
The amount of needed grilling time depends on the size of the piece of Swordfish Steak and your grill. Using our grill it usually takes 14- 15 minutes total grilling time. 7 minutes on each side.
For my Grilling Swordfish recipe, click here. Yes, it is worth the click!
Now that we have returned to shopping "in person" in our grocery store, Mashed Potatoes and a veggie salad will also be served. It's amazing how much we missed eating Mashed Potatoes when I was planning our menu for one and one-half weeks at a time. We also did not have fresh seafood as much as we usually do. However, a bag of frozen Shrimp was always in our large freezer. Frozen Shrimp has become a staple for me and purchasing it "on Special" is the best way. This past year+ has certainly been challenging, but the future looks so bright!
While taking a walk outside at this time of year we can see so much color here in New England! It is popping up everywhere and is such a treat. The landscape is beautiful. Today while taking a walk in our neighborhood dainty apple blossoms made an appearance.
Growing up my mom always used a boxed mix when baking Cornmeal Muffins. For so many years I used that same brand. Then, one day a neighbor shared a recipe she uses to bake Cornbread. She had gotten it from another woman who bakes. That is always a good indication that the recipe will be really good. It is! I've baked this delicious Cornbread so many times in 2020 and continue to bake it in 2021!
Now that I've kept you in suspense about the recipe, here it is:
Oven Temperature: 350°F Baking Time: 50 Minutes
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
3/4 Cups Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 and 1/2 Cups Milk
1/4 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil for baking & sauteing
This Cornbread is so delicious! It is the recipe that I had been searching for- for years.