Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Meals Mashup #11

It's Monday!!! The best thing about this Monday is that we only have about two weeks of school left and they we are on SUMMER BREAK!! I cannot even tell you how excited I am about this summer.  Especially now that Ellie is a toddler and we can go and do so much more this year than last!

Monday Meals Mashup

If you have been reading for a while you know that we had Ellie's First Birthday party this past weekend and we had a total blast!  I am planning on a full post about the party soon.

We didn't have a chance to really sit down and plan our menu this week but we do have a few things that are calling our names! We have left over salmon so we are going to BBQ that and then I really need some Mac'n'Cheese in my life.

I also wanted to share some of the food we served at the party!

Fruit Salad: Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Strawberries
Veggie Tray
Salmon Bites (recipe below)
Pasta Salad and Butterhorns
Pigs in a Blanket

The fact that nearly all of the food served at Ellie's party was a recipe of my Momala's was purely accidental and a huge blessing.  My mom was the ultimate entertainer and the most awesome cook ever.  I am so happy that she was able to "make an appearance" at Ellie's party through the food.  Not only that but each of her recipe's I made for the party are simple and only have about 3 ingredients each!

Salmon Bites

1 salmon fillet
Soy Sauce
Lemon (fresh)

1. on a baking sheet place foil muffin tins to fit cover the sheet and then spray with cooking spray
2. cut up salmon into 1 inch squares and place into the foil muffin tins
3. mix up mayonaise and soy sauce until it is a light brown color
4. cut lemon in half and squeeze the juice over each of the salmon pieces and then top the salmon with the mayo/soy sauce mixture.
5. place baking sheet with salmon bites into a COLD oven near the top.  Turn the oven onto Broil and cook about 7 minutes or until the sauce mixture bubbles and gets "charred". 
6. Remove from oven and let cool 3 minutes then transfer to serving dish (in muffin tins) and enjoy!!

Remember to check out my awesome Co-Host Susie and see what she is cooking!

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♥ Ashley

remember that tomorrow is the Kickoff to Toddler Tuesday's so be sure to come back and check it out!


  1. The party food looks great!! I love it all! Finger foods are the best :) :) HAPPY SUMMER!

  2. Yum! Your food looks so gourmet. It's making me hungry.


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