family meals: week 40

May 16, 2013

salmon tacossalmon tacosSalmon Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa. The salsa was very good, but it tasted better a day later. I think all the flavors had time to blend and it was much more yummy. We love fish tacos, so it’s hard to go wrong with that for dinner. Brave is the only one who isn’t wild about salmon, but I think True had like 5 tacos! Of course, the girls did theirs without the spice. The radishes we used were straight from our garden and they are the best radishes I have ever tasted!

soba and kalesoba and kaleKale Noodle Bowl with Avocado Miso Dressing. This one was just, “eh.” It sounded good in theory, but something was missing to me. Ben liked it, but he wasn’t wild. True loved the soba noodles and Brave loved all of it (she had a couple of servings). It was loaded with lots of kale, so that was one good thing about it. I probably tripled what the recipe called for because we had a lot to use from our garden.

Week 5/20 – 5/24
Monday: Orzo with Feta, Basil and Shrimp
Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Hummus wraps
Friday: Sushi night

I would love to make this, but Ben says it’s a bit costly for a family dinner, so I’m thinking of making a similar version using cod. Anyone ever try to change crab cakes into fish cakes? Is it just as good? I’ve totally been loving the Williams-Sonoma food blog. All their pictures are just gorgeous and almost every dish suddenly makes me hungry! I’m obsessed with looking through their blog for ideas and I’ve been pinning so many of their recipes. What have you been cooking lately?

13 comments on “family meals: week 40”

  • Suzi says:

    Your curry soup, it was great!! I changed the peas with red lentil and added normal coconut milk (because i didn’t had the other ingredients) and it was so good! Thanks for sharing.

    • mycakies says:

      OH! I’m so glad you tried it and made it. I can’t take credit of course because Ben’s co-worker made it and gave me permission to blog it. Thank you!

  • tinajo says:

    Looks delicious, I┬┤ll try the tacos soon! ­čÖé

  • lydia. says:

    I had tacos last night but nothing like these! That salsa looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Sarah says:

    One way that I stretch out the crab in crab cakes is to used minced raw shrimp for part of the crab. It helps keep the cost down and tastes really good. I usually just buy half of the amount of crab and substitute the rest for raw shrimp that I’ve chopped up. The shrimp cooks really quickly when you cook the cakes and helps hold everything together.

  • Megan Lane says:

    Those tacos, yum!! That is so great that your kids will eat kale!

  • Aubrey says:

    These meals look amazing! You are truly inspiring, and I love how God works in your life:) Thanks for sharing!

  • Karla says:

    I stopped making crab cakes because these are soooooo much better!
    I substitute a can of good tuna instead or fresh, one piece cod, one piece salmon and makes enough and sometimes left overs
    I also use a huge bunch of parsley or two small bunches as well as an entire onion

    Ruby you will love the salsa that tops these! Especially if you add some hot peppers to yours and bens

  • jenny says:

    my mom always makes “crab” cakes for my sister (a vegetarian), and she uses zucchini (most of the water pressed out) instead of crab. they are awesome. i think she keeps the volume ratios the same, so maybe look at what one lb. of canned crab meat looks like, and use that volume-ish of pressed zucchini? i think she uses this:

    but maybe you can combine the two recipes.

  • steph nelsen says:

    how many years have grown radishes? we had fabulous radishes the first year and worm filled radishes every year since ­čÖü – don’t know what to do about it and we don’t want to spray (would like to stick to organic). let me know if you have any insight??

  • Raechel says:

    I made the miso soba and kale noodles as well for dinner and I felt the same way about it. While it was quick for those nights when we get off work late. It just missed the beat for me. We also did have it warm and it was pretty goopy but I think cold it would be worse – slimy/weird…..I thought maybe our avocado’s were just too ripe but I think maybe it just isn’t that great. Maybe a dash of siracha sauce would have made it tastier?

    Anyways, that was long winded! Just glad that I wasn’t the only one who thought that dish was “meh..”

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