I LIKE potatoes. I am not in LOVE with them. Yukon Gold & Red potatoes are the one’s I really like preparing. When I travel South I always eat at the Cracker Barrel and they have a great hashbrown casserole. Today I decided to make my version. The internet is like Disney World for Chef’s, Cook Enthusiasts & Foodies alike.
Only eating Fish & Seafood has caused me peruse the internet for meal ideas. I had some Sweet Potatoes for pie and red potatoes. The recipe called for pre-made hashbrowns but I opted out ans just combined the red & sweet potatoes. I LOVE sweet potatoes and add them to recipes suggesting potatoes.
I made eggs with mushrooms since I had them and did not want them to go bad. As I stated before most recipes I create or recreate are measured by eye.
Shredded Red Potatoes
Shredded Sweet Potatoes
Cream of Celery Soup
Combine all ingredients and place in a greased dish. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. If you want it a bit more CRISP on the top then turn it to broil and broil for 3-5 minutes.
I am Day 10 on this no chicken or turkey kick. Today wasn’t a struggle as was day 8. I had to talk myself through this. Again meal planning is CHALLENGING. Thank goodness I have fish & other seafood in my freezer. This is one of things thats making this not so hard
As of late I’ve been having a craving for mushrooms so I went out and purchased some organic mushrooms & green onion. I had baby corn & spinach. I sauteed all the ingredients and added some leftover sauce from making Lo Mein.
I loved this dish. The fresh green onion made this dish even more DELISH. Not sure how many more days I can STAY STRONG but I am staying the course and keeping my end of the bargain.
The other night I wanted stuffed avocado but the recipe I had was for Garlic Shrimp in an Avocado and my pallette didn’t want that. I thought about what I had in my fridge and what I wanted to eat. I gathered my shrimp that I purchased from a Element Seafood. They sell sustainable raised seafood so you get a better tasting product.
To really highlight the flavor of the shrimp I decided to create THIS….
I sautéed shrimp in a dab of Avocado Oil
I love this oil. I sometimes use this in place of Olive Oil and I purchased it from BJ’s Wholesale. I don’t always use precise measurements.
I squeeze fresh lemon on my shrimp to enhance the taste of the shrimp.
I sautéed seasoned shrimp. DO NOT OVERCOOK THEM. It will ruin the taste
I sliced & scooped out the avocado and placed it in a bowl
I added the following
Add as much of each ingredient as you like. There is no way to mess up this recipe.
Soooo I was speaking to my daughter and she asked “what are you doing?” and my response was making Curry Chicken Salad. Can I tell you she made a face? LOL She said “I’d rather have my curry chicken with white rice”. LOL. Once upon a time I would of said the same thing myself. My palette loves to try new things depending on the ingredients.
So I seasoned the chicken thighs with sea salt, pepper and curry. I chopped up some parsley that I had and didn’t want it to go bad. I was going to grill them but opted out and put them in the oven on broil. I was careful not to overcook them and ruin it.
I chopped up a green apple, added fresh corn, craisins and mayo. Add how much of each you want. Taste as you go. YOU will know. This is how I make regular chicken salad and did not stray from my recipe. I thought about adding some walnuts but decided not to. Curry is spicy and can be really spicy depending on how much you add. You control the heat.