OK, here’s the scoop on the Po’Boys

Last post I mentioned that we were having Bay Scallop Po’Boys with Chili Spiced Mayo and Boy were they good! I don’t often fry foods, but the scallops were so lightly breaded and cooked so quickly that they almost didn’t count as fried. I did scoop out some of the bread from the center of the hoagie rolls. This accomplished two things; the carbs were reduced, but more importantly, the scooped out roll nested the scallops in place so they didn’t fall out in our laps. The mayo had just enough kick, but you could easily make it hotter or milder. Oh, and since the scallops were on sale in the fish case, and I only needed half a pound for two generous servings, I just paid about $3.50. Next time bay scallops go on sale, try this recipe. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.
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Sunday’s dinner was Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. We hadn’t had those in quite some time. They do take a bit of work, but I think they are worth the effort if you have the patience. If you try this recipe make sure to bake them for at least the full two hours. They just aren’t as good if you don’t.
The folks at my little local grocery store are pretty clever. They often have a goody filled cart parked right when you walk in the door. Sometimes it’s an impluse item like day-after-Halloween candy, sometimes it’s wonderfully fresh, really local produce from a nearby farm, and sometimes it’s an overstocked item. This week it was huge bags of bananas that were beginning to brown. Wouldn’t you know it? One of those bags jumped right into my cart and begged me to take them home! Although the banana skins looked a little bruised, not one of those bananas was the least bit bad, just perfectly ripe. I probably got 4 or 5 pounds of bananas for $1.00. After two batches of Banana Oat Muffins the rest went into the freezer.
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The real reason I went shopping that day was to pick up some chuck roast and pork to grind. We were out of Meatballs as well as Forth of July Rib Burgers, among other things. I think Rib Burgers are a wonderful alternative to regular beef burgers.
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We didn’t get around to our meatless meal until Thursday. We had Summer Veggies with Gnocchi. I don’t know why I call this vegetable blend “Summer”. You can buy anything you like any time of year, and I do. I really like this recipe. It’s easy to prepare and light but filling. I should serve it more often.
That brings us back around to Friday. This week it was Spicy Tuna Steaks. Michael grilled them perfectly!
I’m afraid the weather will be turning on us soon and it won’t be as good for grilling. It’s time to think about holiday recipes. Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!
Be thankful for what life gives you.

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