Sunday, July 6, 2014

Perfect Patriotic Picnic

Morris Park in Fairmont, WV is one of our favorite spots.  We picnicked here before and brought the kids here to play when they were little.  It is so beautiful and peaceful here.  Our menu today included:
Tilapia Peach Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Corn with Tomatoes and Herbs
Red, White and Blue Parfait
 Seven Grain Bread
The recipe for the entrée salad was inspired by Cooking Light.  Here's my version:
Tilapia Peach Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
(Serves 2)
2 Cod Loins
Sprinkle with Mrs. Dash.  Bake in toaster oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Refrigerate overnight.
1/2 Pickling Cucumber, sliced thin
1 Peach, peeled and sliced
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Mix cucumber and peach slices.  Cover peach slices with lemon juice.  Add the remainder of the juice to the dressing:
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. White Balsamic Vinegar
1 tsp. Honey
Assemble salad as follows:
Spring Mix Greens
Peach and Cucumber Mix
1 Tilapia Loin
Pea Shoots
Corn, Tomato and Herbs (recipe follows)
Corn, Tomato and Herbs
(Serves 2)
1 Corn on the Cob
I cook mine in the microwave in the husk with silk.  2 minutes per side.  First cut any loose husks and silk prior to cooking.  Cut from cob.
1/2 Red Tomato, diced
Fresh Basil, chopped
1 Green Onion, diced
Red, White and Blue Parfait
(Serves 2)
1/2 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt, plain
2 tsp. Honey
1 Graham Cracker, crushed in a Ziploc bag
Alternately layer
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Berries (I mixed blueberries, black raspberries and strawberries,diced)
Morris Park was once a horse farm where the retired horses from the Fairmont Fire Department lived.  Can't you just imagine the horses sheltering here?
Sundays are such relaxing days.  I'm loving our Sunday picnics in nearby parks.  Today was a perfect day.  My Kamera Kitchen partner:


1 comment:

  1. Cod is our favorite fish~this looks so good!!! A must try:):)