Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Dinner revisited

Behold my Easter dinner!

Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breasts - Chicken breasts stuffed with fresh basil, provolone cheese, and proscuitto. 2 words: Garlic butter.  Doesn't it make everything taste Fabulous!
Roasted Okra - I don't believe I ever had okra until I moved to the south.  I knew that if you cook it wrong, it is slimy.  This okra was not slimy, it was quite good!
I made asparagus using the same method as the okra, and German Potato salad, recipe below.

The German Potato salad is a recipe my Gramps used to make, although I do think it was most likely my Grandma, since he was Polish and she was German.  For some reason, I seem to remember him being the one to prepare it.  Once a week we'd go over to their house to eat, most of my memories of my grandparents are centered around their kitchen table.  Remember Uncle Ziggy from a couple posts ago?  Gramps used to talk about Uncle Ziggy all the time.  At least once a visit I think. 

"We never knew Uncle Ziggy was a drunk until we saw him sober!"

Then several years later, and when I say several I mean about 10, we found out there was no such person as Uncle Ziggy.  I thought that was the funniest thing ever, all we heard about the man, none of it true!

"Waiter! This coffee tastes like mud!"
"Well it should, it was ground this morning."
That was another favorite line of Gramps.

And now, if I may take a 180, only because I'm not thinking of a proper transition:

Head over to the Strawberry Cake blog.  She is giving away a print from Red Letter Words.  Oh how I wish to have been the one to have this giveaway, I love love love these prints!  The arteeest in me wonders can I make this myself?   But if I won this giveaway, I wouldn't have to!  These are my favorites:

Ms. Strawberry Cake also cooked and blogged her way through Pioneer Woman's cookbook, a noble feat indeed!


  1. You ate like royalty! I won't even tell you what I made! LOL

  2. Mmmmmmmm. German potato salad...LOVE IT!

  3. Roasted okra sounds amazing! I love okra but you don't see it much here in the city, so I usually only get it at Cracker Barrel on our trips down south, haha. Love it!

  4. Kaloula, THANKS for bloggin about my giveaway! Very awesome blog you have, love the colors and pics! SUPER!