Monday, September 28, 2009

Summer dinners

I know for a lot of the country it's starting to look like fall. Not so much here. We are still in full summer and probably will be for the next month or two (sometimes three). We try to look for lighter cooler recipes to make for dinner. Last night I made chicken Caesar salads. Found some really nice lettuce, added some fresh romano and Parmesan cheeses. Added some nice sliced mushrooms (per Richard's request) which added a little something extra and then I cheated on the chicken. I bought the packaged precooked chicken. I used the italian style which worked out well and was just enough (with a little left over) for our salads. I also cut up some zucchini, carrots and broccoli to dip on the side. All in all a nice cold and healthy dinner.

I also made a new dessert for us. DSC07354I used a frozen (thawed) bag of mixed berries and then made a sauce from sour cream, brown sugar and cinnamon. Folded the berries into the cream and poured it over pound cake. Man, it was delicious. Julianne opted for the cream on her pound cake before adding the berries (she doesn't "do" berries) but my whole family licked their plates clean. I'm thinking this cream would be really nice with cooked apples in it for the fall and maybe add some pumpkin spice rather than the cinnamon.

It's 1 cup of sour cream; 1/2 cup light brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. I used light sour cream and just a bit more brown sugar ~ but you definitely have to try this. I'd love to hear how you like it. I'm thinking next time maybe raspberries and pineapple for the fruit. Simple and delicious.

Oh, we also picked up some really nice star fruit at a stand out in Merritt Island on the way home from the soccer game. It's one of Nate's favorites. DSC07355


Miss Healthypants said...

Man, this is the time of year when I start to live vicariously through you. :) It's been chilly and windy here the past couple of days--temps in the upper 50's to low 60's...yucky!!

But that dessert you made looks YUMMY. :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Never seen star fruit before, is it just cut out of something?

The salad looks super yummy!

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

Mmmmmm...that berry dessert looks delicious, even if it is (an early) winter in these parts. Yum!