April Menu

I did pretty good last month with the menu. Well, I made half of the meals on the menu. That’s not bad. The main thing was that I wasn’t stuck on what to make for dinner. There were no desperate calls to my sweetie to go through a drive-thru somewhere to pick up dinner.  This month will be even better.


Greek Gyro Burgers

I’m so glad that hardly any one reads my blog. Every time I read the comments on popular blogs I feel so bad for the writer. Why are people so harsh? Sometimes I write something nice just to offset some of the negativity. Why do people think that bloggers should be the absolute authority on what they are writing about? Everything doesn’t work for everyone. I’m pretty sure I would upset vegans with my writing. I’m not vegan, I’m not writing for a vegan audience, I’m writing for myself and some family and friends. So here is a recipe designed to offend vegetarians, vegans, anti-soy people(which I usually am, but I can’t find a good sour cream) people who don’t want cancer from grilling, gluten free people and Greeks!

I love Greek food.  I am not Greek, have never been to Greece and don’t have a Greek restaurant that I frequent. I occasionally have Greek food at restaurants, I LOVED going to the Greek festival when I lived in Anchorage, and I would love nothing better than be able to order a gyro at a food truck. However, tzatziki is made with yogurt and that would make me sick, but without the sauce what is the point?  I have a recipe for gyro meat, but it is way too involved.  So, here is a recipe that is easy and tastes good.


Avocado Smoothie

While my husband was “out of country” in “the desert” he ate some interesting and fabulous things. One of the things he raved about was an avocado milkshake. I have no idea what might have been in the original drink, besides avocado. However, I made a healthy smoothie version and he thought it was wonderful. I usually put an avocado in his smoothies as he doesn’t really like the taste of oats, but he wanted a smoothie with flavor of avocado highlighted.  I’m so happy he liked it and so happy he is drinking green smoothies!

Totally Unauthentic Pad Thai

The first time I had Pad Thai was in high school or maybe even college. Apparently it wasn’t that memorable. There is a really nice (downright opulent for college students) restaurant in downtown Ashland, OR called Thai Pepper. We liked to go there for special occasions, like when parents were paying. The other place I remember eating Pad Thai was in Anchorage. In the sketchy Spenard area of town. They had a fairly large menu, but I was not terribly adventurous. Pad Thai with chicken. I’m not sure how all the flavors come together to make something I really enjoy. Chicken and eggs? Sugar, cayenne, peanuts, cilantro and lime? Why does it taste so good?  My recipe is adapted from Dad’s Pad Thai on Allrecipes.com.  Looking at that recipe makes me realize just how far I stray when I start cooking.