Monthly Archives: July 2013

Cinnamon Playdough

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Katie:  Well, this may not be for eating, but it is something that I’ve been cooking this summer!  I like making homemade playdough for my little Starfish, since it’s much softer than the store-bought variety.  I’ve been using this recipe from Tammy’s Recipes, which works great.  Since one of my most challenging kids really likes red, I decided to use red food coloring and add cinnamon for extra sensory input.  Hopefully, this will entice him to join choice time rather than running away!

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Catfish with Core Sauté

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Katie:  This was another simple, delicious pescatarian meal!  Adapted from this recipe from Cooking Light, we sautéed catfish sprinkled with chili powder and topped it with sautéed corn, fresh green onions, and lime juice.  It was a nice combination of flavors and a great meal for a summer evening!

Tilapia with Sauteed Tomatoes and Pesto

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Katie:  Although it was a hot day, I had fun picking basil and making pesto at Pesto Fest!  I’ve used some of the pesto to make quesadillas (with tomatoes & Parmesan cheese), as a spread mixed with plain yogurt for wraps, and froze the rest. 

For this meal, Ken poached the tilapia in some white wine.  The pesto topping was made by sauteing tomatoes and green onions and adding pesto.  It was a delicious meal completed with a side of steamed green beans! 

CSA Salad with Homemade Berry Dressing

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Katie:  We’ve been getting a lot of greens in the CSA this summer!  To change it up, berries were the perfect addition to this salad.  The salad included mixed greens and green onions from the CSA, sugar pea pods from the farmer’s market, blackberries, and blueberries.  Then, I made a dressing by blending together some berries, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.  It was a delicious salad for a hot summer day!

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